Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe

Sweden's prosecution authority says it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, despite prosecutors finding the plaintiff's claim "credible".
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24h of Violence in Mexico: mass grave in Tijuana

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Mexico is an enormous mass grave. It is estimated that there are 50,000 disappeared in the country and since the war on drugs began in 2006, more than 3,000 clandestine graves have been found. Some, like this one in Tijuana, have become places of ...
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French police detain man after protests over pension overhaul

French police detain man after protests over pension overhaul

French police detain a man in Paris at nightfall after a day of protests against the government's plan to overhaul the pension system. Strikes across the country brought much of France to a halt.
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Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows

Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows

The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term.
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Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf

Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf

Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf following anti-government protests. The protest movement is Iraq's biggest since the US-led invasion of 2003 toppled Saddam Hussein and installed a democratic system in the oil-ric...
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SpaceX: launch of Falcon 9 to ISS for resupply mission

SpaceX: launch of Falcon 9 to ISS for resupply mission

SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station, as part of its nineteenth commercial resupply services mission (CRS-19), at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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Singapore unveils new mosquito facility in fight against dengue

Singapore unveils new mosquito facility in fight against dengue

Singapore unveils a new mosquito breeding facility that will help the city-state step up its fight against dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. The facility’s automated devices will allow researchers to boost breeding of mosquitoes carr...
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French pension reform protests: tensions between police and protesters in Paris

French pension reform protests: tensions between police and protesters in Paris

Police use tear gas to disperse rioters during a demonstration against pension reform in Paris. The clashes broke out near Place de la Republique in the city centre. Although the Paris march began peacefully, black-clad protesters later set fire t...
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New York's 'island of the dead' to welcome more of the living

New York's 'island of the dead' to welcome more of the living

A once off-limits, eroding island in New York where more than a million people are buried in unmarked mass graves dug by prisoners is about to become more accessible. Plans to open up Hart Island have been signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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After 50 years of operation, Europe's oldest nuclear power plant not ready to retire

After 50 years of operation, Europe's oldest nuclear power plant not ready to retire

Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously long by environmentalists who are demanding that it be shut down immediately. IMAGES of Beznau nuclear power plant ...
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Red carpet but no cinema as Gaza film festival forced outdoors

Red carpet but no cinema as Gaza film festival forced outdoors

In the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, without a cinema for 30 years, a few hundred walk the red carpet to a rare film screening -- held on the street. The opening of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival on Wednesday evening had been expected to...
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Police and rioters clash in Paris during demonstration against pension reform

Police and rioters clash in Paris during demonstration against pension reform

Police use tear gas to disperse rioters during a demonstration against pension reform in Paris. The clashes broke out near Place de la Republique in the city centre. Although the Paris march began peacefully, black-clad protesters later set fire t...
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South American leaders meet for Mercosur Summit

South American leaders meet for Mercosur Summit

South American leaders meet for the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, a meeting marked by a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina.
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France strikes: protesters gather in Paris ahead of march against pension reform

France strikes: protesters gather in Paris ahead of march against pension reform

Several thousand people wait outside the "Gare de l'Est" train station in Paris before a march through the French capital to protest against a pension overhaul by President Emmanuel Macron. Unions say the planned reforms will force millions of peo...
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Tourists empathise as strike forces closure of Eiffel Tower

Tourists empathise as strike forces closure of Eiffel Tower

At the Eiffel Tower, closed exceptionally due to a nationwide strike over pension reforms, tourists are disappointed but many empathise with the trade unions' decision to strike. COMPLETES VIDI1MT7L1_EN
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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

Death is venerated in Mexico on altars like this one in the Tepito neighbourhood in the country's capital, where the skeletal "Death Saint", or "Santa Muerte" -- a female deity famous for being worshipped by drug cartels but also followed by a wid...
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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

Protesters in Lyon took to the streets as unions kicked off a nationwide open-ended strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans for a "universal" pension system they say will force millions of people to work longer.
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Festival of lights begins in Lyon

Festival of lights begins in Lyon

Some 65 light installations are projected onto around thirty famous sites in the southern French city of Lyon for the 'Fête des lumières' (Festival of Lights).
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere. Videographic on the Parker Solar Probe mission to the Sun.
Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

Climate activists gather outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna ahead of a meeting of the group. Faced with slowing global economic growth and abundant reserves putting pressure on oil prices, the OPEC group and its partners could seek to deepen ...
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Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

Traffic is heavy on the Paris ring road in the early hours of the first day of strike by transport workers, teachers and other professionals in a showdown between unions and President Emmanuel Macron over his planned pension reforms.
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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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