Ballot boxes arrive to be counted in Boris Johnson's constituency

Ballot boxes arrive to be counted in Boris Johnson's constituency

Cars bring ballot boxes from the nearest polling stations to the counting site in Uxbridge, Boris Johnson's constituency in greater London.
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Vote counting begins for UK's general election

Vote counting begins for UK's general election

Vote counting begins in Islington in North London after the polling stations close following the general elections.
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Rohingya refugees react after Suu Kyi's speech at ICJ

Rohingya refugees react after Suu Kyi's speech at ICJ

Rohingya refugees in Ukhia, Bangladesh, react after watching Aung San Suu Kyi's speech before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), during which she rejected the allegations of genocide against Myanmar.
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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste. Researchers in Singapore say the...
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Londoners vote in final hour of UK's general election

Londoners vote in final hour of UK's general election

People continue to vote in Tooting in South London as the British general election enters it final hour.
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US church nativity scene puts Jesus in cage as detained refugee

US church nativity scene puts Jesus in cage as detained refugee

A church's Nativity scene in California depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as detained refugees, separated in cages to symbolize "migrants who are detained and who need assistance."
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Voting continues in London as general election nears its end

Voting continues in London as general election nears its end

Voting continues in Britain's deeply divisive election that poses a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union and another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit process.
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Air Force helicopters arrive at airport for NZ recovery mission

Air Force helicopters arrive at airport for NZ recovery mission

New Zealand military helicopters arrive at Whakatane airport before taking off on a mission to recover bodies from the volcanic island that erupted Monday. Authorities say eight bodies remain on the volcano and -- after coming under pressure from ...
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Caviar 'queen': Chinese roe reigns around the world

Caviar 'queen': Chinese roe reigns around the world

China has endured embarrassing food scandals in recent years, but its sturgeon eggs have gained the respect of caviar connoisseurs around the world. The bulk of Chinese production comes from a picturesque lake ringed by mountains in eastern Zhejia...
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Emergency services prepare search for volcano victims

Emergency services prepare search for volcano victims

Despite the risks, emergency services prepare at Whakatane Airport on White Island to try and find the bodies of eight victims from the recent volcano eruption.
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NZ troops launch mission to get bodies off volcano

NZ troops launch mission to get bodies off volcano

New Zealand troops launch a perilous mission to recover bodies from a volcanic island that is threatening to erupt again. Two military helicopters are seen taking off from Whakatane for White Island, the volcano off the North Island where an erupt...
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UK Election: Vox pop of voters in Yorkshire Dales

UK Election: Vox pop of voters in Yorkshire Dales

Vox pop of voters in the Yorkshire Dales village of Askrigg, as people across the UK head to the polls.
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STOCKSHOTS Total taken to court in France over operations in Uganda

STOCKSHOTS Total taken to court in France over operations in Uganda

NGOs denounce "threats" to biodiversity and "land grabbing": the Total group is being sued for its activities in Uganda. The verdict will be delivered at the court in Nanterre. Les ONG dénoncent des "menaces" pour la biodiversité, un "accaparemen...
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Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism: US prosecutor

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism: US prosecutor

New Jersey's Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal, says suspects of the shooting at a kosher grocery store in a New York suburb "held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people as well as a hatred of law enforcement," during a press conference...
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Converted railway carriage becomes unusual polling station in the UK

Converted railway carriage becomes unusual polling station in the UK

After the closure of one of Leeming Bar's two pubs, which served as a polling station, the small British village has converted a railway carriage into a hall that also serves as its new polling station.
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Algerians vote in the presidential elections

Algerians vote in the presidential elections

Algerians cast their votes at a polling station in Algiers in the presidential elections.
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European leaders arrive in Brussels for summit

European leaders arrive in Brussels for summit

European leaders arrive in Brussels for a two day summit where the bloc's plans to tackle climate change will be one of the key topics of debate.
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US House begins debate on impeachment articles against President Trump

US House begins debate on impeachment articles against President Trump

The House Judiciary Committee begins a historic debate on impeachment charges against President Trump. Trump is alleged to have wielded the power of the presidency for personal and political gain by pressuring Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 US e...
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Burkina Vista: Cuban music thrives in the bars of Ouagadougou

Burkina Vista: Cuban music thrives in the bars of Ouagadougou

In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, many bars book Cuban style bands to play the hits of the legendary Buena Vista social club. The crowd are often aged 60-70 years plus, but still know how to cut shapes on the dance floor. The popularity of...
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Hong Kong memorial service for protester who died

Hong Kong memorial service for protester who died

Hundreds of mourners pay respects at a memorial service for a Hong Kong student whose death led to some of the most violent clashes in six months of democracy protests.
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Police forces charge anti-election protesters in Algeria's capital

Police forces charge anti-election protesters in Algeria's capital

Police forces charge Algerian protesters during an anti-election rally in the capital Algiers.
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ECB slightly lowers 2020 growth forecast to 1.1%

ECB slightly lowers 2020 growth forecast to 1.1%

The European Central Bank slightly lowers its eurozone growth forecast for 2020 to 1.1 percent from 1.2 percent, but sees output strengthening in the following two years, according to President of the European Central Bank.
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Anti-pension reform protesters kick off march in Paris

Anti-pension reform protesters kick off march in Paris

Protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms start in Paris, on the eighth day of an enduring strike.
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During fuel shortage, oxen and horses keep Cuba moving

During fuel shortage, oxen and horses keep Cuba moving

Farmers plow their fields with oxen, Cubans use horse-drawn carriages to travel: amid a lack of fuel, in large part due to the US blockade, animal traction has made a comeback on the island to meet its transport and agricultural needs.
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Greenpeace activists threatens EU summit venue

Greenpeace activists threatens EU summit venue

Greenpeace activists deploy a banner on the façade of the European Council building in Brussels after scaling it, warning of the climate emergency a few hours before the start of the summit of European heads of state.
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UK political leaders vote in general election

UK political leaders vote in general election

UK political leaders including PM Boris Johnson and Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn cast their votes in the general election.
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European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Updated videographic on the European Central Bank. New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde makes her first monetary policy announcements on Thursday, with observers watching for clues about the bank's future direction and her plans f...
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Corbyn votes in Britain's snap 'Brexit election'

Corbyn votes in Britain's snap 'Brexit election'

Leader of the opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn casts his vote in Britain's general election. The future of Brexit is hanging in the balance in the snap pre-Christmas vote, aimed at drawing a line under years of political gridlock and bitter d...
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Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson casts her vote in Glasgow

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson casts her vote in Glasgow

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson arrives to cast her vote in the UK's general election in Glasgow.
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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts vote in general election

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts vote in general election

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in the general election in Glasgow.
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ for Rohingya genocide case

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ for Rohingya genocide case

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the UN's top court in The Hague for the third day in the genocide case against Myanmar.
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British PM Boris Johnson arrives at polling station (2)

British PM Boris Johnson arrives at polling station (2)

British Prime minister Boris Johnson casts his vost in the general election in Westminster.
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British PM Boris Johnson casts his vote in general election

British PM Boris Johnson casts his vote in general election

British Prime minister Boris Johnson casts his vost in the general election in Westminster.
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Polls open in Algeria vote bitterly opposed by protesters

Polls open in Algeria vote bitterly opposed by protesters

Algerians cast their vote in the presidential elections that is bitterly opposed by a protest movement that sees it as a regime ploy to cling on to power.
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Polls open across London as general election begins

Polls open across London as general election begins

Polls open across London as the United Kingdom heads to its third general election in five years. People arrived to vote at polling stations across the city, including Jeremy Corbyn's Islington constituency and Westminster.
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Beating, homesickness: tough path to the top for Georgian sumo star

Beating, homesickness: tough path to the top for Georgian sumo star

The sumo champion hauls his giant frame from the ground, sand and clay caking his sweaty back and fury flashing from his eyes as he chastises himself for his defeat. His 178-kilogramme (392-pound) body and white mawashi, or belt, are commonplace, ...
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Talavera pottery, a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition, listed by UNESCO

Talavera pottery, a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition, listed by UNESCO

Talavera pottery, a five-centuries-old pottery tradition from Spain that later arrived in Mexico, where it acquired its own identity, has been inscribed on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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Harvey Weinstein leaves court after bail increased to $5 million

Harvey Weinstein leaves court after bail increased to $5 million

Harvey Weinstein leaves a New York City court where a judge increased his bail to $5 million after repeated violations of his ankle monitor system. Weinstein, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, was originally ou...
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Sydney bushfire climate protest

Sydney bushfire climate protest

Up to 20,000 protesters rally in Sydney demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city causes health problems to spike.
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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn rounds up the final day of campaigning with London rally

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn rounds up the final day of campaigning with London rally

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds a final rally in London ahead of Britain's elections. Britain's party leaders criss-crossed the country on Wednesday in a push for votes on the eve of a highly-charged general election aimed at finally settling th...
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US warns N.Korea of consequences of missile test

US warns N.Korea of consequences of missile test

The United States warns North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular missile test in the New Year. At a UN Security Council session on North Korea, the US ambassador, Kelly Craft, hints at further sanctions if North Kor...
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Boris Johnson holds final campaign rally before Britain heads to the polls

Boris Johnson holds final campaign rally before Britain heads to the polls

British Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson holds his final campaign rally in London just hours before the polls open. Britain's feuding party leaders criss-crossed the country on Wednesday in a frantic push for votes on the eve o...
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Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

A project which will connect two glaciers through a new ski area in western Austria is facing criticism amid growing concerns about the sustainability of winter sports. The Austrian Green Party, which is currently in coalition talks, is a major cr...
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Counting the cost, as Gulf states thrive on desalinated water

Counting the cost, as Gulf states thrive on desalinated water

In Sur, which lies south of the capital Muscat, water for residents and businesses comes from a large desalination plant along the coast, improving the quality of life for some 600,000 people.
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Commuter chaos at Gare du Nord at rush hour as strike continues to bite

Commuter chaos at Gare du Nord at rush hour as strike continues to bite

Commuters rush to board overcrowded trains to the Paris suburbs during rush hour. The French government unveiled its pension reform plan that has triggered a crippling seven-day-old transport strike and brought hundreds of thousands of people on t...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves court after bail increased to $5 million

Harvey Weinstein leaves court after bail increased to $5 million

Harvey Weinstein leaves a New York City court where a judge increased his bail to $5 million after repeated violations of his ankle monitor system. Weinstein, who faces charges of rape and forcibly performing oral sex on a woman, was originally ou...
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British voters hope general election will bring "clarity" on Brexit issue

British voters hope general election will bring "clarity" on Brexit issue

On the eve of a snap general election in the UK, British people hope it will help the country get out of Brexit uncertainty, but would also like to see other issues adressed such as homelessness and climate change.
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Kidnapped Iraqi protesters return to Karbala following their release

Kidnapped Iraqi protesters return to Karbala following their release

Eleven Iraqi protesters who were kidnapped four days ago near Baghdad's Al-Tahrir square arrive to the southern Iraqi city of Karbala following their release.
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