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Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure | AFP
From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary | 18 Oct 2019, 21:23
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Sound and light artists on show at Paris digital arts festival | AFP
The names 'Ouchhh', 'Superbien', 'les Vandales', 'Algorithm' or 'Spectrelab' might mean nothing to the general public, but they are among the digital artists looking to get the jury's nod at this | 18 Oct 2019, 20:18
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Lebanon: protest against dire economic conditions | AFP
Hundreds of demonstrators block the motorway leading to the airport in Beirut with burning tyres to protest against dire economic situations and plans to tax calls on messaging applications, forcing | 18 Oct 2019, 19:21
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More than half million people rally in Barcelona | AFP
More than half a million people rally in Barcelona in protests sparked by Spain's sentencing of nine Catalan separatist leaders to long prison terms over an abortive independence bid. 18 Oct 2019, 19:19
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Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the 'sleeping sickness' | AFP
African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. 18 Oct 2019, 18:30
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Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of "international concern" : WHO | AFP
The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo remains a "public health emergency of international concern" for three more months, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says at a press | 18 Oct 2019, 17:19
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Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa | AFP
This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where volunteer medics in sea-faring mobile clinics provide basic health services to underserved populations. 18 Oct 2019, 17:01
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Thousands of Lebanese protest in downtown Beirut | AFP
Thousands of Lebanese outraged by corruption and proposed tax hikes protest in downtown Beirut as the largest demonstrations in years threatened the country's fragile coalition government. 18 Oct 2019, 16:26
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Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall | AFP
It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed. 18 Oct 2019, 16:06
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Security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, after all-out gun battle | AFP
Images of security forces in the streets of Culiacan after the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, triggered an all-out gun battle. 18 Oct 2019, 15:54
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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk | AFP
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir become the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. 18 Oct 2019, 15:46
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Staël's "Parc des Princes" sold for 20 million euros | AFP
Nicolas de Staël's painting "Parc des Princes", from 1952, is sold at auction for 20 million euros (17,5 million euros excluding expenses) by Christie's in Paris, setting a record for a work by the | 18 Oct 2019, 15:01
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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk | AFP
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir become the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. 18 Oct 2019, 14:15
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EU's Tusk says US-Turkey deal not real 'ceasefire' | AFP
European Council president Donald Tusk says after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey's US-brokered truce is not serious and demands Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces. 18 Oct 2019, 13:54
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EU's Tusk says 'mistake' to block Albania, N.Macedonia EU membership talks | AFP
EU Council President Donald Tusk says that the bloc's leaders made a mistake in failing to approve membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia. 18 Oct 2019, 13:20
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Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter NE Syria truce | AFP
Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. 18 Oct 2019, 12:35
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General strike in Catalonia as 'freedom marchers' walk in Barcelona | AFP
Spain's protest-hit northeast is gripped by a general strike as thousands of "freedom marchers" converge on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. 18 Oct 2019, 12:12
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Catalan separatists, police clash in fresh violence | AFP
Catalan separatists burn barricades and clash with police in Barcelona on Thursday in a fourth night of violence triggered by Spain's jailing of nine of their leaders over a failed independence bid. 18 Oct 2019, 11:31
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Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast | AFP
Heavy rains have been falling since last week in Ivory Coast, leading to floods in several cities across the country, extensive material damage and the deaths of five people in Abidjan. 18 Oct 2019, 10:51
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Rugby injuries | AFP Animé
Three Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are held on Sunday. Videographic illustrating common rugby injuries. 18 Oct 2019, 10:11
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The physics behind a moving rugby ball | AFP Animé
Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are held on Sunday. Videographic examining the unique movement of a rugby ball through the air. 18 Oct 2019, 10:08
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How Ebola attacks the body | AFP Animé
WHO Emergency Committee meets over Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Videographic on Ebola. 18 Oct 2019, 10:04
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Ebola virus | AFP Animé
WHO Emergency Committee meets over Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Videographic on Ebola. 18 Oct 2019, 10:00
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Fierce gun battles as Mexico moves to arrest El Chapo's son | AFP
Heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces Thursday after they moved to arrest a son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his home state, Sinaloa. 18 Oct 2019, 9:58
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EU leaders arrive for day two of summit in Brussels | AFP
EU leaders arrive at the European Commission in Brussels for the second day of the EU summit after they endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain. 18 Oct 2019, 8:52
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European leaders hold meeting on second day of Brussels summit | AFP
Some European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, are holding a meeting on Friday morning following an agreement on Brexit between the European | 18 Oct 2019, 8:21
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Fierce gun battles erupt in Mexico's Sinaloa state | AFP
Heavy gunfire rocked the Mexican city of Culiacan on Thursday in sustained clashes between Mexican security forces and drug gangs that left blazing vehicles strewn across the street and sent | 18 Oct 2019, 7:05
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America's endless battle against lethal drug fentanyl | AFP
Born from the overprescription of opioid painkillers, the opioid crisis has cost America more than 400,000 lives from 1999 to 2018, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 18 Oct 2019, 1:10
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Spanish falcons feed Arab passion for raptor hunting | AFP
For centuries, the art of falconry has been a prestigious tradition within Arab society. Today most of these formidable predators come from Spain, which has become the world's top exporter. 18 Oct 2019, 1:06
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Panama's Embera make Guinness Record to highlight indigenous issues | AFP
The Panama Emberá indigenous community makes Guinness Record with the world's largest patacon - 111.4 kilos of fried plantain. 17 Oct 2019, 21:36
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