Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi casts vote in election

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi casts vote in election

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana arrives in a polling station to cast his vote in the nation's general election. The poll is viewed as the toughest challenge for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party so far.
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Heavy rains cause damage in southern French city of Béziers

Heavy rains cause damage in southern French city of Béziers

The French department of Hérault has been given a severe orange weather warning, after heavy rains and floods caused damage in the city of Béziers.
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Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix

Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix

Videographic presenting the circuit ahead of Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Brexit: Scotland's Sturgeon says 'bad deal' will do 'real damage' to UK

Brexit: Scotland's Sturgeon says 'bad deal' will do 'real damage' to UK

Speaking at a joint press conference in London with the Scottish and Welsh Prime ministers, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she believes the Brexit deal negotiated between the UK and the EU is a 'bad deal and a bad bill', insisting th...
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Single use plastics

Single use plastics

Videographic on single-use plastic pollution. Tens of thousands of pieces of plastic littering the planet come from just a handful of multinational corporations, an environmental pressure group said Wednesday.
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Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi

Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi

The first "Russia-Africa Summit", symbol of Russia's renewed interest in the African continent, opens in the seaside resort of Sochi. On the summit's agenda, in response to the "Forums on China-Africa Cooperation" that enabled Beijing to become th...
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Fire rages at electoral court in Bolivian opposition stronghold

Fire rages at electoral court in Bolivian opposition stronghold

Firefighters fight flames at a regional electoral court in the early morning hours in the Bolivian opposition stronghold of Santa Cruz, after protesters set fire to electoral buildings in other parts of the country amid unrest over partial electio...
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Vladimir Putin meets with Cyril Ramaphosa at Russia-Africa summit

Vladimir Putin meets with Cyril Ramaphosa at Russia-Africa summit

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi. Putin is hosting dozens of African leaders as Moscow seeks greater influence on a continent where the West and China have...
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Putin meets with el-Sisi at Russia-Africa summit

Putin meets with el-Sisi at Russia-Africa summit

Vladimir Putin meets with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The Russian president hosts dozens of African leaders for the first Russia-Africa Summit, as Moscow seeks greater influence on a continent wh...
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Portugal's private firefighters watch over volatile forests

Portugal's private firefighters watch over volatile forests

In most countries protecting forests from fires is exclusively carried out by the state but in Portugal the country's two biggest pulp and paper firms, Navigator and Altri, set up their own firefighting force in 2002, which sometimes help civil pr...
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Polls open in Botswana's hotly contested election

Polls open in Botswana's hotly contested election

Voting begins in Botswana for a tightly contested general election that could test the country's reputation as a beacon of democracy and stability in Africa.
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Indonesia's re-elected President Joko Widodo announces new cabinet

Indonesia's re-elected President Joko Widodo announces new cabinet

Indonesia's Joko Widodo introduces his new cabinet members, decked out in traditional batik shirts, on the steps of the presidential palace.
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Row over Austria's early ski resort heats up among environmentalists

Row over Austria's early ski resort heats up among environmentalists

A singular bright strip of snow stands out against Austria's autumn green surroundings as the early opening of a ski slope at the weekend sparks a row with environmentalists. Ski slopes in Europe's Alps usually open from mid-November but in the fa...
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Clashes between police and demonstrators in Chile continue

Clashes between police and demonstrators in Chile continue

Riot police clash with demonstrators in Chile's capital once again, as President Sebastian Pinera held a meeting with leaders of some of Chile's opposition parties, aiming to find a way to end the violence that has claimed 15 lives.
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Anti-govt protesters sloganeer against Evo Morales in Santa Cruz

Anti-govt protesters sloganeer against Evo Morales in Santa Cruz

Protesters shout criticism at President Evo Morales in Bolivia's Santa Cruz de la Sierra after opposition called for a general strike over poll results.
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Protests continue in Chile's capital over transport price hike

Protests continue in Chile's capital over transport price hike

Protests in Chile continue as President Sebastian Pinera was to meet today with leaders of Chile's political parties in hopes of finding a way to end street protests that have now claimed 15 lives.
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Clashes erupt in Chile's capital for the fifth day in a row

Clashes erupt in Chile's capital for the fifth day in a row

Protesters and police clash in Chile's capital for the fifth day in a row as the death toll from violent street protests in Chile has risen by three to 15.
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Morales and Mesa supporters clash in Bolivian capital

Morales and Mesa supporters clash in Bolivian capital

Tensions rise as supporters of rival presidential candidates in Bolivia clash after Carlos Mesa, who came a close second to Morales in Sunday's polls accused the president of colluding with the electoral court.
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Aerial shots of thousands of protesters in streets of Chile

Aerial shots of thousands of protesters in streets of Chile

Aerial shots show thousands of protesters in Valparaiso, Chile, who continue to fill the streets after the country's worst violence in decades erupted on Friday, initially triggered by an increase in metro fares..
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Thousands of farmers demonstrate in Bonn, Germany

Thousands of farmers demonstrate in Bonn, Germany

Thousands of farmers demonstrate on foot and at the wheel of their tractors across Germany against government regulations on climate change and agricultural reform, which they say threaten the existence of their business.
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Protests continue in Chile's capital

Protests continue in Chile's capital

Protests in Chile continue as President Sebastian Pinera was to meet today with leaders of Chile's political parties in hopes of finding a way to end street protests that have now claimed 15 lives.
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Long-persecuted Yazidis open world's largest temple

Long-persecuted Yazidis open world's largest temple

Worshippers kiss the marble walls and gaze at an ornate peacock inlaid with multi-coloured stones as the world's largest Yazidi temple opens in Armenia. An ancient ethnic group long persecuted for their faith, Yazidis have found a safehaven in the...
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Unhappy farmers dump manure outside prefecture in Nimes

Unhappy farmers dump manure outside prefecture in Nimes

Hundreds of farmers have staged protests at government offices across France today, railing against measures they say are crimping revenues and contributing to a spike in suicides in the sector in recent years. In Nîmes, angry farmers dumped manur...
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Protesters march in Strasbourg to demand new agricultural policy

Protesters march in Strasbourg to demand new agricultural policy

Between 650 and a thousand protesters gather in the eastern French city of Strasbourg to demand a new European common agricultural policy (PAC).
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In Ohio, reuniting families separated by the opioids crisis

In Ohio, reuniting families separated by the opioids crisis

To avoid separating families affected by addiction, programs in Ohio are trying new approaches to support parents. Emily, almost due with her third child, was able to go to rehab seven months ago through the QIC program, and has a recovery coach b...
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Flying taxi on show in Singapore ahead of test launch

Flying taxi on show in Singapore ahead of test launch

German firm Volocopter has brought its drone-like flying taxi to Singapore this week as it eyes a push into the Asian market. The 18 propeller vehicle flew for about two minutes and 30 seconds during a test flight on Tuesday.
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Canada's Justin Trudeau wins election, loses majority

Canada's Justin Trudeau wins election, loses majority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanks Canadians for rejecting "division and negativity, cuts and austerity" before reassuring those who did not vote for him, saying "we'll govern for everyone", following his re-election win without a majority.
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Putin, Erdogan start talks on Syria in Russia

Putin, Erdogan start talks on Syria in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the situation in northern Syria, where Erdogan has vowed to continue an offensive against Kurdish fighters. "The situation in the region is very severe,...
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Scene outside British Parliament ahead of Brexit deal debate

Scene outside British Parliament ahead of Brexit deal debate

People demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster as Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is about to face two crucial parliamentary votes that could decide if the British Prime minister still has a reasonable shot at securing his EU divor...
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Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution.
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The carbon cycle

The carbon cycle

Videographic on the carbon cycle. Videographic looking at CO2. Man-made carbon emissions have seen CO2 levels rise two thirds in a span of a few centuries.
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The Moon

The Moon

Videographic on the Moon. As it looks to return to the Moon, NASA is open to the idea of international participation, which could mean a non-American setting foot on Earth's natural satellite for the first time in history.
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Videographic presenting the British royal family. Britain's Prince Harry said he and his brother Prince William were on "different paths" and admitted occasional tension in their relationship.
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British ministers arrive for cabinet meeting ahead of crucial Brexit votes

British ministers arrive for cabinet meeting ahead of crucial Brexit votes

Ministers from Boris Johnson's government meet at Downing Street as the British Prime Minister faces two crucial Brexit votes Tuesday that could decide if he still has a reasonable shot at securing his EU divorce by next week's deadline.
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China foreign minister slams violence in Hong Kong

China foreign minister slams violence in Hong Kong

China's foreign minister Wang Yi denounces months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong, saying its violence is being replicated in other parts of the world, and accuses foreign forces of fuelling the political crisis.
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Emmanuel Macron arrives in Mayotte

Emmanuel Macron arrives in Mayotte

French President Emmanuel Macron touches down at Dzaoudzi airport, in Mayotte, where he is expected to address issues including illegal immigration and economic development.
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EU 'have done all in our power' for orderly Brexit: Juncker

EU 'have done all in our power' for orderly Brexit: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the European Union has done "everything in (its) power" to ensure an orderly departure from the United Kingdom, while the Brexit deal awaits ratification by the British Parliament.
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Canada: arrival of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer

Canada: arrival of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives at his HQ in Regina, Saskatchewan, for a combative speech after losing to his liberal rival, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but managing to cost Trudeau his majority.
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Canada: Conservatives disappointed after Liberals set to win elections

Canada: Conservatives disappointed after Liberals set to win elections

At Conservative Party of Canada headquarters in Regina, Saskatchewan, supporters of Andrew Scheer are left disappointed after results show Justin Trudeau can stay on as Prime Minister.
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Cigarette-burned Kurt Cobain 'Unplugged' cardigan heading to auction

Cigarette-burned Kurt Cobain 'Unplugged' cardigan heading to auction

A quarter century after grunge's enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain's iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana's 1993 "Unplugged" performance is up for sale. The tattered, drab olive green button-up sweater could go fo...
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Liberal supporters react as Canada's Trudeau set to hold onto power

Liberal supporters react as Canada's Trudeau set to hold onto power

Liberal Party supporters react from the Palais des congrès in Montreal, after broadcasters TVA and CTV declare that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to hold onto power and will form a minority government.
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Evo Morales supporters celebrate alleged electoral win

Evo Morales supporters celebrate alleged electoral win

Supporters of Bolivia's President Evo Morales celebrate his alleged electoral victory despite accusations from rival Carlos Mesa who accused the president of colluding with the electoral court to try to "eliminate a path to the second round."
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Video stars: Russian child bloggers score millions of 'likes'

Video stars: Russian child bloggers score millions of 'likes'

Children bloggers are on the rise in Russia. Some are too young for school but already gain millions of views with videos of them unwrapping toys or sweets. Liza Anokhina was 11 when she started getting recognised on the street. Now one year later...
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Thousands gather in main plaza in Chile's capital

Thousands gather in main plaza in Chile's capital

Thousands of people gather in Plaza Italia in Chile's capital as violent protests and looting that left 11 people dead over the weekend rage on into the working week.
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Pro-govt supporters rally for Morales after stalled poll count

Pro-govt supporters rally for Morales after stalled poll count

Government supporters in the Bolivian capital rally in support of President Evo Morales after the main opposition candidate in the presidential election blasted unexplained delays in announcing the results and accused the leader of trying to avoid...
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Protesters and police clash in Chile's capital for fourth day in a row

Protesters and police clash in Chile's capital for fourth day in a row

Protesters and police violently clash in Chile after it ordered an overnight curfew for the third day in a row. DOPESHEET TO FOLLOW
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Rihanna and Greta Thunberg get the canine treatment at Halloween dog parade

Rihanna and Greta Thunberg get the canine treatment at Halloween dog parade

Putting their best paws forward: Dogs dressed as Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and the Exorcist's 'Regan' take part in the annual Halloween dog parade at Tompkins Square in New York.
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Saskatchewan voters cast ballots in Canada's federal election

Saskatchewan voters cast ballots in Canada's federal election

Residents of Regina head to the polls as voting gets underway in Canada's federal election. The race between Conservatives and Liberals is a close one but here in the province of Saskatchewan, support for the Tories is strong.
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