Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escape police siege at campus

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escape police siege at campus

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escape a two-day police siege at a campus by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting motorbikes in a dramatic and perilous breakout that followed a renewed warning by Beijing of a possible intervention to end...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit

Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil.
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France strikes: brief clashes break out during demonstration against pension reform in Nantes

France strikes: brief clashes break out during demonstration against pension reform in Nantes

Brief clashes between demonstrators and police broke out on the fringes of a demonstration in Nantes, part of a massive protest against a pension overhaul by President Emmanuel Macron, which they say will force millions of people to work longer o...
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In Mexico, 'Santa Muerte' shows worshippers another side to death

In Mexico, 'Santa Muerte' shows worshippers another side to death

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Hundreds of Chilean women perform viral song against gender violence

Hundreds of Chilean women perform viral song against gender violence

Women in Chile's capital gather to sing a song against gender violence. The song, which has gone viral, originated in the country in the midst of the ongoing social crisis.
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Images of union members and protesters gathering in Lyon

Images of union members and protesters gathering in Lyon

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Festival of lights begins in Lyon

Festival of lights begins in Lyon

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Parker Solar Probe Mission

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Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

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Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

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Few commuters seen at central Paris station as strike begins

Few commuters seen at central Paris station as strike begins

As nationwide pension reform strikes begin in France, few commuters use the central Paris train and metro station of Saint-Lazare. Some 90 percent of high-speed trains have been axed, most of the Paris metro will be shut, hundreds of flights cance...
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Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban

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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it has petitioned a US court to overturn a ban that prevents carriers in rural America from tapping an $8.5-billion federal fund to purchase the company's equipment. Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping says the comp...
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Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

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As droughts occur more frequently in Niger, and access to water has become sparse - the centuries-old nomadic life of Fulani Wodabé herders is now threatened by climate change.
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Chilean women sing viral song against spiral of gender violence

Chilean women sing viral song against spiral of gender violence

Women in Chile's capital gather to sing a song against gender violence. The song, which has gone viral, originated in this country in the midst of the ongoing social crisis.
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With "métiers d'art" collection, Chanel celebrates French savoir-faire

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Chanel's "métiers d'arts" show comes home to Paris after several international editions. The collection is meant to showcase French savoir-faire in disciplines such as feather work, emroidery and designers of custom fasteners and trim.
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Tourism becomes weapon of choice for Colombia's Comuna 13 to shed stigma of violence

Tourism becomes weapon of choice for Colombia's Comuna 13 to shed stigma of violence

Stricken relentlessly by violence, Comuna 13, a neighbourhood high up in the Colombian city of Medellín whose streets and terraces once ran bright with rivers of blood, resists remaining synonymous with danger thanks to the initiative of its resid...
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Searching for migrants on the French-Italian border

Searching for migrants on the French-Italian border

Increased border patrols in the Hautes-Alpes, have significantly reduced illegal attempts to enter France. As a result, migrants are turning to increasingly improbable and dangerous routes across the border. Several associations are working in the...
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Ahead of the big strike, the French take to their bikes

Ahead of the big strike, the French take to their bikes

When public transport grinds to a standstill on 5 December, many people in the Ile-de-France region will head to work by bicycle, as hundreds already do every day. The transport strike, if it continues, could even encourage more people to get on t...
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Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur begins a summit meeting in Brazil reeling from US steel and aluminum tariffs and a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina.
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Crowd-funded Zimbabwean clinic provides free medical services

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Protests continue in Colombia against Duque's government

Colombians continue to protest in Bogota against the government of President Ivan Duque, with a third national strike marking fourteen days since the beginning of demonstrations.
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Indigenous women in MAS stronghold express resistance to Evo Morales

Indigenous women in MAS stronghold express resistance to Evo Morales

In the Bolivian town of Achacachi, an unusual bastion of resistance to Evo Morales and his former MAS government, women working at a market explain why they would never support Morales's return.
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Slogans, pancartes et banderoles : les militants s'activent à la veille de la grève

Slogans, pancartes et banderoles : les militants s'activent à la veille de la grève

“Métro, boulot, caveau”, “En grève jusqu’à la retraite” : les militants de l’union syndicale Solidaires fignolent slogans, pancartes et banderoles, à la veille de la manifestation contre les retraites.
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Lebanese protesters scuffle with security forces during night demo (2)

Lebanese protesters scuffle with security forces during night demo (2)

Protesters in Lebanon scuffle with security forces after blocking the Ring bridge, a key road in the capital Beirut, during an anti-government night protest.
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