Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

It's a world record almost nobody knows about, but South African Vernon Kruger is set to break it : the longest duration pole sitting in a barrel.
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China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's armies of racing, swerving motorcycle deliverymen have been hailed as saviours during the coronavirus crisis, keeping shut-in citizens fed and stocked up. But it's come with major adjustments for couriers like Gao Yuchao.
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On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

With the construction almost complete of a new migrant centre in the area of Zervos on the Greek island of Samos, residents of nearby Mytilini town are both fearful and angry. Five years after the great migration crisis of 2015, Greece is again th...
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Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Students paint canvasses of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania to welcome the couple ahead of the American leader's upcoming first official visit to India.
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Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court responding "yes" to a reporter when asked if he still remains confident despite the jury hinting it is struggling to reach an agreement on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault.
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DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

Faced with shortages amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some Hong Kongers are making their own face masks, from starting their own factory production line to churning out coverings on street-side sewing machines.
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EU budget summit ends with no agreements

EU budget summit ends with no agreements

A marathon EU summit called to set the bloc's next seven-year budget ends in impasse after the 27 member countries failed to find common ground.
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Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, a Charolais cow and star of this year's Paris Agriculture Show, makes her grand entrance at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. She was greeted by applause and the flashing of cameras before making her way through the unfamiliar env...
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European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

EU leaders meet for roundtable talks on the second day of a special summit on the longterm budget proposal for the bloc.
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A round up of news and features

A round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we begin in northwestern Nigeria, where gold mining continues despite an attempted ban by the government, risk of lead poisoning and the constant threat of armed groups. Then we head to South Africa's Kalahari region whe...
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Spanish police uncover underground counterfeit cigarette factory

Spanish police uncover underground counterfeit cigarette factory

Spanish police uncover a counterfeit cigarette factory in a bunker four metres (13 feet) underground. They also rescued six Ukrainian workers who were trapped inside gasping for air. Both Europol and Spanish police said it was the first undergroun...
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EU Council chief meets with Macron for budget talks in Brussels

EU Council chief meets with Macron for budget talks in Brussels

European Council chief Charles Michel and Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen meet with France's Emmanuel Macron in Brussels during a special summit to decide on the bloc's longterm budget.
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Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Algerians flood the capital's streets to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that has forced the president to quit but still clamours for the complete overhaul of the political system.
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Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

Iranians head to the polls for a general election that conservatives are expected to dominate amid voter apathy after an economic slump, multiple crises and the disqualification of thousands of candidates.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations enter fourth day

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations enter fourth day

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in New York, as jury deliberations in his high-profile sex crimes trial continue for a fourth day.
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EU Council chief Charles Michel continues budget negotiations in Brussels

EU Council chief Charles Michel continues budget negotiations in Brussels

President of the European Council Charles Michel continues talks with EU leaders regarding the proposed longterm budget for the bloc. After a night of tough talks, leaders and diplomats poured doubt on the chances of reaching an agreement at this ...
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Images of France's oldest nuclear power plant before shutdown

Images of France's oldest nuclear power plant before shutdown

RAW-FRANCE-EXCLUSIVE-LABOUR-EMPLOYMENT Exclusif: Aerial images of Fessenheim nuclear plant before shutdown VIDI1P64F3_EN France will start closing its oldest atomic power plant on Saturday after 43 years in operation, the first in a series of reac...
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The physics behind a moving rugby ball

The physics behind a moving rugby ball

Videographic examining the unique movement of a rugby ball through the air. Teams are preparing for the prestigious rugby union Six Nations tournament resuming on Saturday.
Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Officials prepare for the meeting between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in the no man's land at the Gatuna border post between their countries, amid ongoing diplomatic tensions.
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Brain trauma in sport

Brain trauma in sport

Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. The 2020 Six Nations Championship resumes on Saturday.
The European Union

The European Union

Videographic illustrating and explaining how the European Union works. EU leaders clashed through the night early Friday as a stormy summit to decide the bloc's seven-year, trillion euro budget entered a second day.
Vaccination and the immune system

Vaccination and the immune system

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said Friday.
Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Charles Michel arrive for second day of budget summit

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Charles Michel arrive for second day of budget summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council chief Charles Michel arrive for the second day of a special summit on the bloc's longterm budget.
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UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition

UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition

Falcons perch majestically in the waiting room of Abu Dhabi's falcon hospital, awaiting a routine check-up. After waiting in the pristine white-marbled reception area of the animal hospital, the falcons will undergo blood tests in order to complet...
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Tourists brave sub-zero temperatures for a night at Sweden's ice hotel

Tourists brave sub-zero temperatures for a night at Sweden's ice hotel

Nearly 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, dozens of tourists come to visit an ice hotel, posing for photos next to frozen pillars and beds made from ice from a nearby river.
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