Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday morning at protesters intent on keeping their stranglehold on a major tunnel as pro-democracy activists vowed to "squeeze the economy" into next week.
A Cubana flight leaves Bolivia with 226 Cuban doctors on board, following weeks of turmoil in Bolivia and the resignation of Evo Morales.
A coffin-shaped boat filled with migrants: just one of the unsettling cartoons by Ivorian artist Jihel on display at Abidjan's Cocobulles festival for press cartoons and comics. This year's theme is illegal immigration.
Thousands of demonstrators march through Nantes to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement, as police fire tear gas.
Flipped cars, paving stones and garbage fires: Italy square, in the south of Paris, is the scene of sporadic outbreaks of violence, quickly drowned in a flood of tear gas, as the 'yellow vests' celebrate the first anniversary of their movement.
Police use tear gas grenades on yellow vest protesters in Place d'Italie in Paris, one year after the movement began.
Yellow vest protesters in Paris mark the anniversary of the start of the movement, as police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators.
Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, the Deputy leader of the ruling United National Party (UNP) and New Democratic Front, casts his vote.
Sri Lankans begin voting in a tightly fought presidential election where former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa's family is seeking a return to power after five years.
Thousands gather at Santiago's emblematic Italy square despite a government announcement it will hold a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.
Lebanese protesters demanding a radical overhaul of the political system block roads in Chouaifet, southeast of Beirut, as anger surges after reports that wealthy ex-minister Mohammad Safadi is poised to become the country's next prime minster.
Pro-Morales supporters protest against Bolivia's interim government as they run from police officers armed with tear gas in the Bolivian capital.
Mexico City begins to install thousands of rain collection systems as a water crisis leaves poor families in the capital desperate.
The Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, announced the opening of an account for people in Italy and around the world who want to contribute to the repair of the historic city after a series of devastating high tides or'acqua altas'.
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting against Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez in the capital. +DOPESHEET TO FOLLLOW+
Feeding the flames of discontent? As Hong Kong universities remain entrenched as the epicentre of the battle between pro-democracy protesters and riot police, student demonstrators have organised themselves to take over and operate abandoned cante...
Firefighters battle to quell flames from a car set ablaze near the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as protesters block a highway by throwing objects and Molotov cocktails off a bridge.
This week on Africa weekly we head to Senegal where Dakar's oldest diving club is tackling plastic pollution by organising ocean clean-up days. Then we head to a slum in Nairobi, where dry toilets are not only improving sanitary conditions, but th...
As Havana turns 500 years old, AFPTV speaks to Cubans who reflect on how the capital has impacted their lives. Once in a while actress Beatriz Estevez turns into a statue of a fairy in the streets of the capital, as she believes "we are more than ...
Videographic on deforestation. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday called a fresh vote on a palm oil tax break for energy giant Total, after lawmakers and environment activists cried foul when the benefit was rushed through parliament...
Videographic on palm oil. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday called a fresh vote on a palm oil tax break for energy giant Total, after lawmakers and environment activists cried foul when the benefit was rushed through parliament with...
Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez holds press conference after she ruled out exiled leader Evo Morales from standing in new elections.
Videographic on lightning. Lightning strikes killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan's Thar desert, police said Friday, describing the deaths as "unprecedented".
Private sleuth Sun Jinrong brought heat detectors, a lens that fits inside small spaces and a blowdart loaded with a tranquiliser to search for a desperate client's missing loved one in Beijing: A cat named Duoduo. Unlike Jim Carrey's goofy Ace V...
Short videographic on the e-cigarette. The Philippines on Friday reported its first case of a vaping-linked illness, as health authorities expressed concern at court orders preventing them from regulating electronic cigarettes.
Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic.
Sister Ana Rosa Sivori has been living in Thailand for more than 50 years and the visit of her cousin Pope Francis to the Kingdom has a very special meaning for her. +REFILES WITH BACKGROUND INFORMATION+
Walmart personnel gather in El Paso, Texas to reopen the store that was the scene of a gruesome massacre three months ago which killed 22 people.
Videographic examining snow and snowflakes. Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic Friday.
Videographic on gun control in the US. A teenage boy gunned down fellow students at a California high school on his 16th birthday Thursday, killing two and wounding another three before turning the pistol on himself.
Flood-hit Venice braces for another exceptional high tide, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage.
Heavy snowfall in Saint-Etienne and bad weather in neighbouring dapartements (Drôme, Isère and Ardèche) have caused major power cuts across the region, resulting in a loss of electricity for some 140,000 households. Rail and road networks have als...
Videographic on the MH17 air disaster. International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects fa...
China’s swimming star Sun Yang, accused of smashing a blood vial with a hammer, arrives in the courtroom of the Court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Montreux for a public hearing. He faces an eight-year ban if charges against him are upheld.
Heavy snowfall in France deprives 300,000 households of electricity, mainly in the departments of Drôme, Ardèche, Isère and Rhône. The depth of snow in Saint-Etienne reached 15 cm.
Hong Kong's central business district, in recent days, has seen thousands of office workers protest during lunch hours and to show their solidarity to the pro-democracy movement. Friday afternoon was no exception.
Student protesters at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University practice using Molotov cocktails as well as bows and arrows, as worsening violence rocks the city. Universities have become the epicentre of battle, with students -- joined by other black-cl...
Monica Eva Copa, a member of Evo Morales' MAS party is sworn in as President of the Senate in Bolivia.
Thousands protest on Santiago's Italy Square a year after Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca was shot by police.
Bathers from 101 different countries squeeze into a sauna in Helsinki, Finland, in a successful attempt to reclaim the world record from China, which won the title in 2013 with 99 different nationalities in one sauna. Under Guinness World Record r...
Nathan Sales, the US State Department counterterrorism coordinator, says it "would be irresponsible for any country to expect Iraq" to prosecute foreign fighters instead of repatriating them to their countries of origin.
A museum dedicated to vaginas and vulvas opens its doors in London's Camden market, aiming to destigmatise this part of the female body and deconstruct myths that surround it.
Bolivians protest in La Paz against political crisis, as country's interim president Jeanine Anez moved to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales.
French authorities have closed some beaches in western France as packages of cocaine continue to wash up daily along the Atlantic coast, with over 1,000 kilogrammes discovered since mid-October. In the coastal city of Pornic, locals say they've se...
Students evacuate the Saugus High School campus in Santa Clarita, California, after at least four people are injured in a shooting. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter that the "suspect is in custody and being treated at a ...
China completes a test for its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet, which is slated for 2020, said the country's space administration.
Demonstrators in La Paz protest against the political crisis in Bolivia as country's interim president Jeanine Anez moved to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales.
Children as young as nine years old run in smoggy Delhi, as part of an event organised by a non-profit, ignoring health warnings issued after pollution reached dangerous levels forcing the governmernt to shut schools for two days.