New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles: PM

New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons in response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people.
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Marooned Mozambicans wait for aid to arrive after Cyclone Idai

Marooned Mozambicans wait for aid to arrive after Cyclone Idai

Aid workers race to help survivors and meet humanitarian needs in Mozambique, five days after tropical cyclone Idai. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES
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Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi festival

Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi festival

Pakistan's Hindu community in Karachi celebrates the Holi festival. The festival, which marks the arrival of spring, is also known as the "Festival of Colors".
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Helsinki locals react to Finland topping world happiness ranking

Helsinki locals react to Finland topping world happiness ranking

People in Helsinki react to Finland ranking as the world's happiest country for the second year running.
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Theresa May: UK will not leave on time with a deal

Theresa May: UK will not leave on time with a deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May says that the UK not leave with a deal on time on the 29th of March.
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Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applaud the UN court decision to hand a life sentence to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.
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Man hijacks school bus and sets it ablaze in Milan

Man hijacks school bus and sets it ablaze in Milan

Italian firefighters douse a school bus which was hijacked and set alight by its driver in Milan. 51 children were rescued by the police from the hijacked school bus before the vehicle went up in flames.
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Health specialist describes Mozambique situation after cyclone

Health specialist describes Mozambique situation after cyclone

A health specialist describes the situation in Mozambique after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing more than 300 and putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk.
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May arrives in Parliament to meet with MPs over Brexit

May arrives in Parliament to meet with MPs over Brexit

British Prime Minister arrives in Parliament to speak with MPs over Brexit, after formally requesting the European Union agree to delay Brexit till June 30.
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Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map. Lake Aculeo's demise is so sudden and compl...
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EU's Tusk: short Brexit delay possible if MPs back deal

EU's Tusk: short Brexit delay possible if MPs back deal

European Council president Donald Tusk says that EU leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit if British lawmakers finally approve the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected.
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Aerial footage shows scale of floods in Mozambique after cyclone

Aerial footage shows scale of floods in Mozambique after cyclone

Aerial footage shows the scale of floods in the Mozambican city of Beira after tropical cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing more than 300.
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Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

UN judges order former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to spend the rest of his life in jail for the "sheer scale and systematic cruelty" of his war crimes a quarter of a century ago.
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EU Commission sees 'difficulties' in delaying Brexit to June 30

EU Commission sees 'difficulties' in delaying Brexit to June 30

Delaying Brexit to June 30 would bring "institutional difficulties and legal uncertainty", the European Commission warns.
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Protesters gather outside court for Karadzic's final hearing

Protesters gather outside court for Karadzic's final hearing

Anti-Karadzic protesters, including relatives of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, gather outside the courtroom in The Hague as the former Bosnian Serb leader will hear the final judgment on his role in the bloody conflict that tore his cou...
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EU fines Google 1.49 bn euros for anti-trust breach

EU fines Google 1.49 bn euros for anti-trust breach

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator slaps tech giant Google with a new fine over unfair competition, in Europe's latest salvo against Silicon Valley.
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Netflix dramatises notorious India gang-rape murder case

Netflix dramatises notorious India gang-rape murder case

Netflix releases its latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines in 2012.
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Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

Once the butt of jokes across Britain, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits but the UK's looming exit from the EU could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entire Czech economy.
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Google moves to disrupt video games with streaming

Google moves to disrupt video games with streaming

Google is set out to disrupt the video game world with its Stadia platform that will let players stream blockbuster titles to any device they wish.
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Supermoon

Supermoon

Many parts of the globe may catch a glimpse on Wednesday and Thursday of a giant crimson moon, the last of the supermoons in 2019. It coincides with the Spring Equinox and the start of spring in the northern hemisphere.
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Pesticides

Pesticides

Videographic on pesticides. Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened Wednesday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup -- made by recently-acquired Monsanto -- causes cancer.
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NZ students write tributes on wall for mosque victims

NZ students write tributes on wall for mosque victims

A wall at the Victoria University of Wellington has become an outdoor canvas for hundreds of colourful tributes to the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

Plastic packaging reigns supreme in Japan but amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with it.
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Turkey's Erdogan croons on campaign trail

Turkey's Erdogan croons on campaign trail

Music has always been a powerful tool in Turkish politics, but with Erdogan an his Justice and Development Party (AKP), it has become an indispensable campaigning weapon.
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All aboard Italy's 'Trans-Siberian' railway

All aboard Italy's 'Trans-Siberian' railway

There's no need to travel to Russia to experience the adventure of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In Italy’s Abruzzo region, an old 1920s train runs on weekends between Rome and the ski resort of Roccaraso and allows tourists to go back in time.
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First funeral for New Zealand mosque massacre victim

First funeral for New Zealand mosque massacre victim

The first funeral for a victim of New Zealand's twin mosque massacre takes place as authorities vow to return more bodies to their loved ones following criticism over delays.
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Last day of Fallas festival in Valencia

Last day of Fallas festival in Valencia

Valencia celebrates the last day of the Fallas festival, where giant satirical sculptures placed all over town will be burnt to celebrate the beginning of spring.
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British food importers worry as Brexit uncertainty deepens

British food importers worry as Brexit uncertainty deepens

British food importers and exporters at the IFE, the largest food and drink expo in the UK, voice concern about Brexit and say it’s already affecting purchasing decisions.
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New Zealanders pay tribute to mosque attack victims

New Zealanders pay tribute to mosque attack victims

New Zealanders lay floral tributes and search for answers after the Christchurch massacre.
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Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming NATO member

Trump floats idea of Brazil becoming NATO member

US President Donald Trump raises the possibility that Brazil could become a member of NATO during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House with far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Trump says Venezuela sanctions could be a 'lot tougher'

Trump says Venezuela sanctions could be a 'lot tougher'

US president Donald Trump says that all options are open when it comes to Venezuela and that the US hasn't done the toughest sanctions yet, but 'can go a lot tougher if we need to do that.'
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Trump urges Venezuela military to end support for 'Cuban puppet'

Trump urges Venezuela military to end support for 'Cuban puppet'

US President Donald Trump urges Venezuela's military to desert President Nicolas Maduro, calling the embattled leftist leader a "Cuban puppet," in a joint appeal with Brazil.
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Thais look forward to their first elections in 8 years

Thais look forward to their first elections in 8 years

In the streets of Bangkok, Thais are getting ready to cast their votes in the country's first election in eight years.
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Thousands march in Colombia to defend peace agreement with FARC

Thousands march in Colombia to defend peace agreement with FARC

Under the slogan "respect for the agreements", thousands of demonstrators demand that the Colombian government fully implement the peace pact with the former FARC guerrilla, in the face of its controversial intention to modify a part of the text.
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Jailed migrants forced to navigate Mediterranean by traffickers

Jailed migrants forced to navigate Mediterranean by traffickers

Jailed Senegalese migrant Cheikhaya Dieng and Ivorian migrant Fofana Lamine recount how they were forced by people smugglers to navigate boats across the Mediterranean after which they were arrested as traffickers by the Italian police.
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Chasing celluloid dreams in China's Tinseltown

Chasing celluloid dreams in China's Tinseltown

Known as ‘China’s Hollywood’, Hengdian studios claims to be the largest film and TV production site in the world. Besides big-name stars, its lavish dramas also draw ordinary people from around the country to work as low-paid extras, dreaming of s...
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Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee says he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.
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Internet on cell phones paves way for new civil society in Cuba

Internet on cell phones paves way for new civil society in Cuba

Sending a tweet to a minister, exchanging political ideas or helping each other through social media: the arrival of the Internet on mobile phones in Cuba is creating a new civil society.
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Utrecht residents pay tribute to tram attack victims

Utrecht residents pay tribute to tram attack victims

Residents of the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, come to lay flowers near the place where a man opened fire on tram passengers, killing 3 people and injuring five.
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa lands in cyclone-hit area to meet victims

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa lands in cyclone-hit area to meet victims

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa lands in Mutare to visit the areas affected by Cyclone Idai that may have left more than a thousand dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
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Heavy police presence in Caracas ahead of union protest

Heavy police presence in Caracas ahead of union protest

Dozens of Venezuelan police offiers gather on Caracas' Morelos square where an union protest was expected to take place.
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Parlez-vous francais? Millions around the world still say Oui

Parlez-vous francais? Millions around the world still say Oui

Videographic looking at countries where French is spoken around the world. International 'Francophonie' day is celebrated on Wednesday.
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Utrecht in mourning as police quiz three over tram attack

Utrecht in mourning as police quiz three over tram attack

Mourners lay flowers and pay respects at the site of yesterday's gun attack on a Utrecht tram. Dutch police have arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible...
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Hayabusa2’s mission to asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2’s mission to asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe to asteroid Ryugu. Hayabusa2 has touched down briefly on the Ryugu asteroid, fired a bullet into the surface to puff up dust for collection and blasted back to its holding position. Scientists hope those samples may provide...
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chin...
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Black holes

Black holes

Videographic the phenomenon of black holes, the most powerful known forces in the universe. Britain is marking the first anniversary of the death of British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking one of the world's best-known and most inspiring scientists.
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More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
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Mourners lay flowers near scene of Utrecht tram gun attack

Mourners lay flowers near scene of Utrecht tram gun attack

Mourners lay flowers and pay respects at the site of yesterday's gun attack on a Utrecht tram. Dutch police have arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible...
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