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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.
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'.
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+
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.