Watchmaker finds model to replace Notre-Dame's destroyed clock

Watchmaker finds model to replace Notre-Dame's destroyed clock

A clock almost identical to the one destroyed during the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral fire has been found in a miraculous discovery just a few kilometres away. Restorers hope it will enable them to rebuild the masterpiece carried away by the flames.
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Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech Zoo

Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech Zoo

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos were on Monday successfully relocated to Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a long journey from the Czech Republic.
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Europe heatwave

Europe heatwave

Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from the heat as temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.
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Harnessing the power of the wind

Harnessing the power of the wind

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi til June 26, we give a videographic showing how electricity is created by offshore and onshore wind turbines. VIDEOGRAPHICS
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Solar panels

Solar panels

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi we give a graphic explaining how solar panels work.
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Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

Dozens of Syrian families who have sought refuge in olive groves along the Turkish border after fleeing from violence in Idlib province are now forced to sell their possessions for survival.
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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi til June 26, we move a videographic on renewable energy.
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Survivor of Cambodia building collapse recounts the disaster

Survivor of Cambodia building collapse recounts the disaster

Ros Sitha, one of two men pulled alive from a collapsed Cambodian building more than two days after the accident left at least 28 people dead, recounts his ordeal.
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Honduran military police and protesters clash during demonstrations

Honduran military police and protesters clash during demonstrations

Honduran military police and protesters clash in Tegucigalpa, during demonstrations by university students in which they demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retires from duty in a ceremony at the canine unit of the Mexican marines.
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People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win

People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win

Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is named host of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
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Russian farm community fights mental health stigma

Russian farm community fights mental health stigma

At a farm outside Saint Petersburg, a group of people with mental disabilities are working in a bakery, a barn and a dairy -- a rare case of integration in Russia, where mental health issues face a strong stigma.
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Bangladesh "Tree Man" wants hands amputated to relieve pain

Bangladesh "Tree Man" wants hands amputated to relieve pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of the bark-like growths on his body says he wants his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.
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Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedis...
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Parisians and visitors cool down in French capital fountains

Parisians and visitors cool down in French capital fountains

Parisians and visitors attempt to cool down by dousing themselves in water in the French capital's fountains near Trocadéro, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. A dog is seen frolicking in the water as well. Temperatures are expected to reach ...
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Europe heatwave

Europe heatwave

Temperatures were climbing on Monday as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius.
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Macron holds Mediterranean summit in Marseille

Macron holds Mediterranean summit in Marseille

Governement ministers and civil society representatives from ten Mediterranean countries gather in Marseille for a regional summit. They pose for a family photo with Emmanuel Macron at the Pharo Palace, near the Old Port.
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French PM and Russian counterpart meet to kick start dialogue

French PM and Russian counterpart meet to kick start dialogue

French prime minister Edouard Philippe welcomes Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Le Havre in France, to "renew" relations with Russia, both on economic and international issues, after several years of disagreements and mutual sanctions.
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10 years after death, MJ fans loyal amid sexual assualt claims

10 years after death, MJ fans loyal amid sexual assualt claims

Ten years after the death of Michael Jackson, his Hollywood star is still one of the top tourist attractions in Los Angeles. On Hollywood Boulevard, onlookers and fans take pictures, admire street dancers and pay tribute to the King of Pop, despit...
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Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babis step down over corruption allegations in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communi...
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Heatwave kicks off in Paris

Heatwave kicks off in Paris

Paris prepares Monday for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of a wave of hot air from North Africa.
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Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Temperatures are climbing as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of a wave of hot air from North Africa. Videographic on weather forecasting.
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NATO

NATO

Meeting of Atlantic Alliance Defence Ministers on Tuesday in Brussels. Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
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'No more survivors' likely in Cambodia building collapse

'No more survivors' likely in Cambodia building collapse

The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continues, as the death toll rose to 24 on Monday with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction.
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Hong Kong protests continue against Carrie Lam's administration

Hong Kong protests continue against Carrie Lam's administration

Anti-government demonstrators gather outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam and the complete withdrawal of the Beijing-backed extradition law.
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Former DR Congo VP Bemba returns to Kinshasa

Former DR Congo VP Bemba returns to Kinshasa

Former Congolese vice-president and opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba makes his second comeback to Kinshasa since his conviction was overturned in June 2018 by the International Criminal Court, after spending over 10 years in prison. He will add...
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Rescuers at work as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 17

Rescuers at work as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 17

Rescue workers pick through the rubble of a collapsed Chinese-owned building in a Cambodian beach town in a desperate search for survivors, after the construction site accident killed at least 17 people.
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Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election

Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election

Istanbul goes back to the polls on in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's continued popularity at a time of economic trouble.
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Southeast Asian leaders attend ASEAN summit

Southeast Asian leaders attend ASEAN summit

Southeast Asian leaders gather in Bangkok to attend the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN summit to drive forward the world's largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies.
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Three dead in central Paris fire (rescue services)

Three dead in central Paris fire (rescue services)

Three people died and another was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in a building in central Paris, fire services said.
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Deadly Cambodia building collapse

Deadly Cambodia building collapse

An under-construction building collapses at a Cambodian beach resort resulting in fatalities and fears that dozens could be buried.
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US Iran drone crisis

US Iran drone crisis

Videographic locating Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf. Iran said Friday it had "indisputable" evidence a US drone it downed had violated its airspace, as reports emerged in the US that President Donald Trump had approved then scrapped reta...
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Deadly fire at Indonesian matchstick factory

Deadly fire at Indonesian matchstick factory

A deadly fire rips through a home that doubled as a matchstick factory in Indonesia.
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Hong Kong protesters give way to ambulance

Hong Kong protesters give way to ambulance

Protesters give way to an ambulance in Hong Kong as thousands surround the police headquarters in Wanchai, demanding for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and for arrested demonstrators to be released.
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Sweating

Sweating

Videographic explaining sweating -- the body’s natural way of regulating temperature. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday in Egypt. Players will also have to contend with average temperatures of between 35 and 38 Celsius (95-100.4 F...
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Indian Armed Forces mark World Yoga Day on aircraft carrier

Indian Armed Forces mark World Yoga Day on aircraft carrier

Members of India's Armed Forces take part in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on an aircraft carrier anchored in Mumbai.
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Hong Kong protesters gather at tax office

Hong Kong protesters gather at tax office

Anti-government demonstrators gather at Hong Kong's tax office, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader and the release of anti-government demonstrators arrested during the territory's worst political crisis in decades.
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Chasing away the dead: Cambodia's urban poor revive cemetery

Chasing away the dead: Cambodia's urban poor revive cemetery

Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but in Cambodia they are increasingly becoming a place to stay for the living as land disputes plague the nation's poor.
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HK police appeal for protest crowds to disperse

HK police appeal for protest crowds to disperse

Hong Kong police appeal to protesters to leave after thousands converge on Hong Kong's police headquarters and block major roads, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader and the release of anti-government demonstrators arrested ...
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Hong Kong protesters gather near police station

Hong Kong protesters gather near police station

Anti-government demonstrators gather near a police station in Hong Kong. In addition to ousting the city's leader Carrie Lam and cancelling a controversial extradition bill, protesters also want the release of those detained during those clashes,...
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Hong Kong protesters block highway outside parliament

Hong Kong protesters block highway outside parliament

Hundreds of anti-government protesters block the main road outside Hong Kong's parliament as they gather to demand the ouster of the city's pro-Beijing leader.
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Hundreds converge on Hong Kong parliament in anti-govt demo

Hundreds converge on Hong Kong parliament in anti-govt demo

Hundreds of protesters pour into Hong Kong's main government complex to demand the resignation of its pro-Beijing leader over a controversial extradition proposal that has sparked the city's biggest political crisis in decades.
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Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

Thousands of protesters attempt to storm the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi, furious that a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat during an international event.
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Thai campaigners urge ASEAN leaders to halt garbage import

Thai campaigners urge ASEAN leaders to halt garbage import

Campaigners call on Southeast Asian leaders to ban trash imports from more developed countries at a protest in Bangkok where demonstrators dump a pile of plastic garbage in front of a government building.
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Mumbai slum-dwellers fear Dharavi redevelopment

Mumbai slum-dwellers fear Dharavi redevelopment

Residents of India's most famous slum fear a multi-billion-dollar plan to transform the area into a Singapore-like enclave featuring luxury skyscrapers and shopping malls will destroy its vast informal economy.
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Beijing residents praise strong Xi-Kim ties

Beijing residents praise strong Xi-Kim ties

Beijing residents say that China-North Korea ties are mutually beneficial as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Pyongyang for his first state visit to North Korea, becoming the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years.
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Tension in the Gulf

Tension in the Gulf

Videographic locating recent incidents in the Gulf region. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on Thursday it had shot down a US "spy drone" which violated Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The incident comes at a time of growing antagonism ...
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EPR reactors in the world

EPR reactors in the world

Videographic showing EPR nuclear reactors in the world. EDF has been building an EPR reactor at Flamanville in northwest France. It was originally set to go online in 2012 but the project has been plagued by technical problems and budget overruns.
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