Tymoshenko submits candidacy for Ukrainian presidential election

Tymoshenko submits candidacy for Ukrainian presidential election

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko submits her candidacy for the 2019 presidential election.
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Palestinian, Israeli activists protest against Israeli-only road

Palestinian, Israeli activists protest against Israeli-only road

Palestinian, Israeli and international protesters take part in a demonstration against a newly opened road in the occupied West Bank. Route 370 in the Jerusalem area consists of two separate roads, one used by Palestinians and one by Israelis, div...
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Federal workers protest shutdown in Hart Senate building

Federal workers protest shutdown in Hart Senate building

Federal employees, their unions, and other organizations hold a silent protest in the Hart Senate building to call for an end to the partial government shutdown now in its 33rd day.
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Government supporters gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

Government supporters gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

Hundreds of government supporters gather in Caracas for a pro-Maduro rally as the country marks the end of the 1958 military dictatorship.
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Cuba: public transport worsens after shared taxis reform

Cuba: public transport worsens after shared taxis reform

A new reform for shared taxis in Cuba is complicating public transport on the island, with buses getting overcrowded and leaving residents unable to pay the new taxi fares.
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Young pilgrims in mass confession ahead of Pope's Panama visit

Young pilgrims in mass confession ahead of Pope's Panama visit

Hundreds of young pilgrims participate in a massive confession in Panama City before the arrival of Pope Francis at the World Youth Day.
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Taxi strike in Madrid enters its third day

Taxi strike in Madrid enters its third day

A taxi strike against Uber-like services in Madrid enters its third day just as one of the world's biggest tourism fairs opens, with hundreds of drivers protesting. Taxi drivers are also striking in Barcelona amid increasing tension with ride-hail...
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Swedish teen climate activist arrives at Davos

Swedish teen climate activist arrives at Davos

China's slowdown and Brexit takes centre-stage at the Davos forum of the world's business elite, but the unlikely star is shaping up to be a Swedish teenager whose demands for climate action are inspiring schoolchildren across the world.
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Young refugee hopes to win French regional shepherding contest

Young refugee hopes to win French regional shepherding contest

Kekouta Dembele, a young Malian refugee and now a trainee shepherd in southwest France, is preparing to take part in a regional competition to showcase his sheep-rearing skills.
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Anti-government protesters gather in Caracas against Maduro

Anti-government protesters gather in Caracas against Maduro

Thousands of Venezuelans gather for an anti-government protest in Caracas, called by the president of the opposition-led National Assembly, Juan Guaido, on the day marking the end of the 1958 military dictatorship.
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Mexican president praises Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma'

Mexican president praises Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma'

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador praises "Roma", the film by Alfonso Cuaron, which has garnered 10 Oscar nominations.
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In Russia, 'snow rugby' is making its mark

In Russia, 'snow rugby' is making its mark

An oval ball, five players per team and races in powder snow: to avoid getting too bored during the long winter months, the Russians have adopted "snezhnoye-rugby", literally "snow rugby". The discipline is booming in the year of the Rugby World C...
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UK 'open for business' despite firms leaving: trade minister

UK 'open for business' despite firms leaving: trade minister

Britain remains a world-leading destination for foreign investment despite Brexit clouds and the departure of a number of companies, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says.
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All shook up: How Elvis keeps an Aussie outback town alive

All shook up: How Elvis keeps an Aussie outback town alive

Once a year Parkes, a sleepy mining town in rural Australia, explodes into colour and song -- a veritable Graceland in the outback hosting a five-day extravaganza to celebrate 'the King'.
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Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze. Blue Origin, the rocket company headed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is to launch the 10th test flight of its unmanned 'New Shepard' rocket on Wednesday.
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The art of filmmaking

The art of filmmaking

Videographic on the art of filmmaking. The Oscars ceremony will take place in Hollywood on February 24.
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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on Artificial intelligence. AI and the future of work are on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Thailand's election to be held March 24: Election Commission

Thailand's election to be held March 24: Election Commission

An Election Commission official says Thailand will hold elections on March 24, the first poll since a military coup in 2014.
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa swears in new prosecutor general

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa swears in new prosecutor general

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in new prosecutor general Kumbirai Hodzi.
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South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

A former senior South Korean prosecutor is convicted of abuse of power and jailed for two years in connection with a high-profile case that triggered the country's #MeToo movement.
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Half-built school caught in the middle of Palestinian-US row

Half-built school caught in the middle of Palestinian-US row

The West Bank village of Al-Jabaa close to Bethlehem received a USAID grant last year to expand its school, partly to increase the space for girls to study. Construction began late last year but will now halt, with only about a quarter of the work...
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Bolivians celebrate Plurinational State Day

Bolivians celebrate Plurinational State Day

Bolivians gather at Plaza Murillo in La Paz in support of President Evo Morales as he addresses the nation on Plurinational State Day.
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2019 World Youth Day kicks off in Panama City

2019 World Youth Day kicks off in Panama City

Panama archbishop Juan Domingo Ulloa officiates mass in the capital's Youth Park to mark the opening of the 2019 World Youth Day. Pope Francis is set to arrive on January 23rd.
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Rough times for NYC federal workers on 32nd day of shutdown

Rough times for NYC federal workers on 32nd day of shutdown

On the 32nd day of the partial government shutdown, federal workers in New York admit "times are getting rough," while picking up supplies from a pop up food bank organised to help them.
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Cardiff City fans shocked by Sala's disappearance

Cardiff City fans shocked by Sala's disappearance

Fears grow in the Northern Irish border city of Londonderry that a car bomb detonated on Saturday marks the opening of a fresh chapter of paramilitary conflict, which residents worry is linked to the Brexit debate over Northern Ireland.
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Davos residents welcome WEF windfall

Davos residents welcome WEF windfall

Residents of Davos, Switzerland react to the influx of activity that the annual WEF generates in the city. When staff, entourages and media covering the event are counted with the near 3,000 political and business figures, a total of around 11,000...
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Synagogue in Panama opens doors to pilgrims for World Youth Day

Synagogue in Panama opens doors to pilgrims for World Youth Day

A synagogue in Panama City opens its door to fifty Polish pilgrims ahead of World Youth Day, which Pope Francis is set to arrive in Panama for on Wednesday.
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Italy takes fight to new generation in Mafia sting

Italy takes fight to new generation in Mafia sting

Anti-mafia police said Tuesday they had dealt a fresh blow to Italy's Cosa Nostra, arresting seven suspected rising-star mobsters after two of the organised crime group turned state witnesses.
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Thousands protest in Ecuador against sexual violence

Thousands protest in Ecuador against sexual violence

Thousands demonstrate in Quito to show opposition to violence against women, after two recent incidents in Ecuador — a gang rape and a killing of a woman in a street.
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Brain trauma in sport

Brain trauma in sport

Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. French rugby club Clermont were "responsible" for the harm former Canadian player Jamie Cudmore suffered after sustaining a concussion during the Champions Cup final 2015, a neurologist has told a Frenc...
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REFILE: Premiere of Oscar favorite "Roma" in LA

REFILE: Premiere of Oscar favorite "Roma" in LA

--REFILE FOLLOWING OSCAR NOMINATIONS -- Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, gets 10 the Oscar nominations. Refile of the cast and crew of the film "Roma" attending the premiere in Los Angeles early December. IMAG...
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Japan Russia feud over Kuril islands

Japan Russia feud over Kuril islands

Videographic on the Kuril islands. The leaders of Russia and Japan met in Moscow for talks over the Kuril islands dispute, that has long prevented agreement on a peace treaty to formally end World War II.
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Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency

Ex-PM Tymoshenko launches bid for Ukraine presidency

Former Ukrainian Prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko officially launches her bid for the country's presidency, with polls showing her as the frontrunner.
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Yellow vest demonstrators descend on Aachen during treaty talks

Yellow vest demonstrators descend on Aachen during treaty talks

Yellow vest demonstrators gather to greet French President Emmanuel Macron with jeers as he arrives at the Aachen town hall to sign a Franco-German treaty.
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US national in court in Moscow as bail request denied

US national in court in Moscow as bail request denied

A US national being held in Russia on espionage charges appears in court for a bail hearing. The court in Moscow has refused to release him.
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World Economic Forum 2019 opens in Davos

World Economic Forum 2019 opens in Davos

The 2019 World Economic Forum officially kicks off in the Swiss city of Davos.
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France, Germany meet for new treaty in Aachen

France, Germany meet for new treaty in Aachen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron arrive in the German city of Aachen to sign a deal that will pledge deeper economic and defence ties as well as commitment to the EU.
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Endangered species

Endangered species

Videographic on endangered species in the world. Conservation groups have said Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences.
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Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry.
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Xabi Alonso arrives at Madrid court on tax evasion charge

Xabi Alonso arrives at Madrid court on tax evasion charge

Football player Xabi Alonso arrives at Madrid's courthouse ahead of a tax evasion charge on the same day his former Real Madrid teammate Christiano Ronaldo also separately faces a tax fraud fine.
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Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
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China's ageing elite live golden years in style

China's ageing elite live golden years in style

As China's population ages rapidly, and with the one-child policy having left parents with little in the way of support from children, the upper crust of elderly Chinese society are paying to spend the last years of their lives in style.
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Dozens feared dead in Afghan military base attack

Dozens feared dead in Afghan military base attack

At least 12 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan but dozens more are feared dead, as the insurgents continue to batter the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces.
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Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

Senator Kamala Harris announces she is seeking to become the first female African American US president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats lining up to take on Donald Trump.
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Clashes erupt in DR Congo over disputed election result

Clashes erupt in DR Congo over disputed election result

Clashes erupt in Kinshasa as DR Congo makes plans to install Felix Tshisekedi as its new president after a long and bitter election whose outcome was disputed by the runner-up.
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Protests in Venezuela after arrest of anti-Maduro soldiers

Protests in Venezuela after arrest of anti-Maduro soldiers

Protesters demonstrate in Caracas after a group of soldiers was arrested for rising up against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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Endangered in Ivory Coast: traditional priestesses

Endangered in Ivory Coast: traditional priestesses

Women in eastern Ivory Coast train to become certified "komians", or priestesses steeped in traditional lore, the properties of medicinal plants and the techniques of conflict resolution.
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Art detective finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

Art detective finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman's garden where they were displayed as ornaments.
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