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"27.03.2017 18:22:00" 1,400 ballerinas, young and old, crowd the streets of La Concha bay to take part in a dance exhibition that celebrates the Month of The Dance in the Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian.
"27.03.2017 17:33:11" yahoo.com 'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia "It's such a magical place -- Australia's own Jurassic Park, in a spectacular wilderness setting."
An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on Australia's remote coastline, including some of the largest tracks ever
"27.03.2017 15:42:01" "Cowboys and cowgirls. Snow. Skis. Mountains. History. The highest city in the US. Welcome to the modern Wild West," writes Jason Connolly, a freelance photographer based in Summit County in Colorado.
"The annual Leadville Ski Joring competition is
"27.03.2017 13:29:00" A retired French cabinet maker reproduced a Citroen 2CV from 1953...out of wood
"27.03.2017 10:54:14" The Kremlin said Monday that anti-corruption protests in Moscow and other cities that resulted in more than 1,000 arrests a day earlier amounted to a "provocation"
"27.03.2017 07:41:08" 18-month-old girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up Female circumcision, considered a rite of passage, has been practised for generations in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority country
"27.03.2017 06:30:36" Timeline Photos More than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban over objections from the major nuclear powers. u.afp.com/4g2N
"27.03.2017 06:27:54" Timeline Photos Between the lines: historians put Stalin-era diaries online http://u.afp.com/4g2T
"27.03.2017 06:12:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Indonesian 18-month-old girl howls through circumcision as debate on female genital mutilation heats up http://u.afp.com/4g2Z
"27.03.2017 03:01:50" Timeline Photos Thousands of people, including tourists, are being evacuated as northern Australia braces for powerful Cyclone Debbie http://u.afp.com/4gBY
"27.03.2017 02:15:50" finance.yahoo.com United Airlines bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings. Another girl who was also wearing leggings was allowed to board the flight from Denver United Airlines finds itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings http://u.afp.com/4gBN
"27.03.2017 02:14:42" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hundreds, including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny (L), are arrested during protests across Russia against corruption http://u.afp.com/4gBi
"26.03.2017 22:53:00" yahoo.com UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack The British government said that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack.
WhatsApp said it is working with British
"26.03.2017 21:14:10" yahoo.com Sweden hotel offers refund -- only if you divorce Traveling can be expensive, but a hotel in Sweden is offering a 'deal' that might just save your wallet, if not your marriage. The luxury hotel group will give guests a refund -- but with strings attached: you only qualify if you get divorced in the year
"26.03.2017 18:31:02" yahoo.com Popular with Trump, will Jackson stay on the $20 bill? President Donald Trump's enthusiasm for his predecessor Andrew Jackson is stoking fears he may cancel plans to replace that controversial president on the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Trump "seems to be using every opportunity to extol the
"26.03.2017 17:15:30" Holograms might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but renowned US phsyicist Stephen Hawking was able to take this virtual technology and make it a lived reality for an audience in Hong Kong.
Read the story here: http://u.afp.com/4g8s
"26.03.2017 14:15:01" Timeline Photos Floral tributes to the victims of the March 22 terror attack on Westminster Bridge and the nearby Houses of Parliament in central London.
"26.03.2017 09:54:08" Timeline Photos Norway's Anders Fannemel competes at the World Cup Flying Hill Team Event in Planica, Slovenia.
"26.03.2017 09:25:14" Timeline Photos Along with many global monuments, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro is plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. Read the full story: http://u.afp.com/4ghv
"26.03.2017 09:16:36" Timeline Photos The man of the moment, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, savours his victory at the Australian Grand Prix, crossing the finish line nearly ten seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Read the full story: http://u.afp.com/4ght
"26.03.2017 06:58:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd. http://u.afp.com/4ghq
"26.03.2017 05:38:00" Timeline Photos Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix hopes have been dealt another blow with confirmation of a five-place grid penalty for the season-opening race in Melbourne.
Ricciardo slammed into the barrier during qualifying on Saturday and his Red Bull RB13
"26.03.2017 03:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Donald Trump faces a dilemma that may define the rest of his presidency: can he continue with the bareknuckle, alpha male approach?
His erratic tweets have called his credibility into doubt, while his approach to policymaking, all speed, with
"26.03.2017 01:48:40" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Supporters of President Trump march during a "Make America Great Again" rally in Huntington Beach, California, one of dozens planned nationwide.
The president tweeted his thanks "for all of the Trump Rallies today."
"Amazing support," he added. "We will
"25.03.2017 20:52:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Lights off! Cities around the world are submerged into darkness for Earth Hour. Is your city going dark?
"25.03.2017 19:16:06" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Europe: Happy 60th anniversary!
Britain: See EU.
Thousands in London protest the looming Brexit as people in other parts of Europe celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty.
"25.03.2017 17:08:42" yahoo.com Buck stops with Trump after health care failure Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office on Friday evening in an unfamiliar position -- having to own failure. Fittingly perhaps, Trump addressed his failure from behind a desk in the Oval Office. Trump was not ready to take quite that much ownership, although After Trump's health care reform fell at the first hurdle in a friendly Congress, the president found himself in an unfamiliar position as he had to own up to his failure
"25.03.2017 13:46:52" Timeline Photos The Greek Orthodox monastery of St Sabba, also known as Mar Saba, overlooks the Kidron Valley in the West Bank, south of Bethlehem, and is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world.
"25.03.2017 11:59:17" Timeline Photos Candles left in tribute on Westminster Bridge in London, days after the terror attack on the British parliament that killed four people and injured 40.
"25.03.2017 10:59:20" Timeline Photos A combination photo shows Sydney Harbour Bridge and the ferris wheel at Luna Park before and after being plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, seeking to draw attention to climate change. Read on: http://u.afp.com/4gmV
"25.03.2017 06:28:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Israel's arrest of a Jewish teenager accused of masterminding dozens of anti-Semitic threats could encourage racism and ease pressure on US President Donald Trump to tackle anti-Semitism, Jewish groups have warned. http://u.afp.com/4gWW
"25.03.2017 05:46:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Five firemen wounded, 3 fire trucks destroyed by huge blaze fanned by strong winds on French Mediterranean island of Corsica
"25.03.2017 03:51:17" Timeline Photos Physicist Stephen Hawking speaks to Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing growing reach of the technology http://u.afp.com/4gWM
"25.03.2017 03:22:09" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat in his first major legislative challenge as Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of major setbacks to have hit his two-month-old presidency.
"25.03.2017 02:05:11" yahoo.com Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction Men unable to have an erection after prostate surgery enjoyed normal intercourse thanks to stem cell therapy, scientists are to report Saturday at a medical conference in London. In first-phase clinical trials, eight out of 15 continent men suffering from Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction
"24.03.2017 21:51:43" Local designers dazzle the runway at Cape Town Fashion Week South African designers break stereotypes as they dominate the spotlight on the opening night of Cape Town Fashion Week.
"24.03.2017 19:12:17" Timeline Photos "Russia need a replay button, y'all up to something," says Kendrick Lamar in "The Heart Part 4", a surprise release from the acclaimed US rapper. Lamar takes on both US President Donald Trump and rap rivals, including Drake, in the rapid-fire track,
"24.03.2017 15:34:33" 'Corpses' of communist leaders draw crowds in Hong Kong
"24.03.2017 11:45:39" AFP Africa Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.
This month, his team found a 709-carat diamond the colour of pale honey and as large as a
"24.03.2017 10:49:39" "Among the surfing greats, there are a few who really embody the surf's spirit," writes Olivier Morin, the chief photo editor for France.
"Tom Carroll, the Australian legend of the sport from the 1980s is one of them. Both on and off the
"24.03.2017 06:26:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.
Of over 20 dog tracks dotted around London since modern greyhound racing was introduced
"24.03.2017 03:58:04" Photos from AFP News Agency's post US President Donald Trump enjoys his time in the driver's seat as he welcomes truckers and trucking executives to the White House u.afp.com/4gxP
"24.03.2017 02:43:41" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week -- one of the world's centres of capitalism -- as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.
Lifelike replicas of Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Kim Il-Sung, Ho
"23.03.2017 23:34:18" Syrian refugee tent finds life as a dress with a past Once home to a family of Syrian refugees, a UN tent has found a new life as a dress still bearing the marks and stains of its past
"23.03.2017 22:35:30" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hundreds of people paid tribute in central London to the victims of a terror attack outside British parliament a day earlier which left three people dead and dozens injured. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4gNa
"23.03.2017 20:25:21" yahoo.com In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, as over 97 percent of it has become unfit for domestic use due to unprecedented salinisation.
The situation in the war-scarred strip has already reached a crisis point, says Monther Shoblak,
"23.03.2017 18:02:26" Timeline Photos New drugs for hard-to-treat tuberculosis strains may be fast rendered ineffective themselves if incorrectly used.
Tuberculosis is a fast-growing problem in eastern Europe and central Asia -- fuelled by the migration of labourers undiagnosed and
"23.03.2017 15:45:11" yahoo.com Birmingham locals shocked by London attack link In the well-heeled district of Edgbaston, residents are struggling to understand how their cricket-loving corner of Britain's second city Birmingham could be linked to the terror attack in London. Overnight, armed police stormed an apartment on Hagley
"23.03.2017 14:45:32" Timeline Photos African donkeys are being stolen, slaughtered and skinned - as gelatin from their hide is used in Chinese medicine http://u.afp.com/4YCH
"23.03.2017 12:29:28" Timeline Photos Two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever http://u.afp.com/4gqF
"23.03.2017 05:10:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A house clad in mirrors pops out of the California desert. It blends into the landscape, reflecting a kaleidoscope of the urban grid and arid valley of Palm Springs -- to the delight of photographers and selfie-seekers.
This is Doug Aitken's "Mirage," one
"23.03.2017 02:54:05" World leaders unanimously condemned an attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they stand with Britain.
At least four people were killed and more than 40 injured in the attack outside parliament when a
"23.03.2017 00:22:00" Timeline Photos Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people.
It is thought that nine bodies still unaccounted for may be trapped inside the sunken ship, and raising the ferry intact
"22.03.2017 23:02:00" Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled The newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb is unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem
"22.03.2017 21:14:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Beatlemania is blooming, if a bit belatedly in Cuba.
Locals and tourists can drink at the Yellow Submarine - one of at least six Beatles tribute bars across the island. And a bronze statue of late Beatle John Lennon has had its spectacles stolen so many
"22.03.2017 19:24:26" Timeline Photos Four people, including the attacker, were killed in a "terrorist" attack in the heart of London. A male assailant mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with a car, then fatally stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead.
"22.03.2017 17:25:59" Timeline Photos Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablets from the cabin of flights coming from several Middle Eastern and North African nations.
The restrictions are different in the two countries, so here is what we know so far:
"22.03.2017 16:13:29" Timeline Photos British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a "terrorist" incident.
We will continue to update this breaking story here: http://u.afp.com/4gw6
"22.03.2017 10:59:44" Timeline Photos Newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb is unveiled in Jerusalem following months of delicate work. http://u.afp.com/4g33
"22.03.2017 10:00:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "It was a strange feeling to shoot the Australian International Airshow," writes freelance photographer Mal Fairclough.
"A week before it started, we had a small plane crash near the Melbourne airport, killing five people just after takeoff and I
"22.03.2017 09:30:18" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Top dog: Labrador Retriever sees off all comers to take the title of America's most popular breed for the 26th year in a row.
"22.03.2017 07:26:00" Timeline Photos The European Union celebrates its 60th birthday on Saturday, the anniversary of its six founder members signing the Treaty of Rome which gave birth to the European Economic Community.
Ahead of the ceremonies, AFP talked to Brigid Laffan, an Irish expert
"22.03.2017 05:53:00" Mal Fairclough has a "strange feeling " as he watches death-defying stunts at the Australian International Airshow just days after witnessing a real crash http://u.afp.com/4gZp
"22.03.2017 03:08:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Recycling the world's wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the UN says in a major report u.afp.com/4go7
"21.03.2017 23:27:00" Timeline Photos Brazil, the world's biggest beef and poultry exporter, has been hit by stomach-churning allegations of corrupt practices in its meat industry.
Here is what we know -- and what we don't -- about the scandal: http://u.afp.com/4g4p
"21.03.2017 22:47:00" Bone surgery for El Salvador's last male jaguar Vets operate on El Salvador's last male Jaguar, Greco, who is suffering from a bone infection after being rescued from a circus
"21.03.2017 21:53:28" Kurdish festival goes on in Turkey's southeast despite tensions Tens of thousands celebrate Newroz under heavy security in Turkey's Kurdish city of Diyarbakir despite tensions ahead of April referendum
"21.03.2017 19:49:30" Timeline Photos French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigns after revelations that he hired his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides.
Le Roux denis wrongdoing but says he does not want the investigation into the contracts -- for which his daughters earned a
"21.03.2017 17:44:26" Timeline Photos Martin McGuinness, a one-time Irish Republican Army commander who later helped negotiate an end to the conflict in Northern Ireland, has died aged 66. Read more: http://u.afp.com/McGuinness
"21.03.2017 15:29:40" Timeline Photos French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux was placed under preliminary investigation on Tuesday for hiring his two daughters as parliamentary aides http://u.afp.com/4gkT
"21.03.2017 14:37:02" Timeline Photos Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels http://u.afp.com/4YtG
"21.03.2017 12:10:30" Photos from AFP News Agency's post For the outside world, the brazen assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the brother of North Korea's leader, in Malaysia a month ago sparked a diplomatic standoff between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang and an investigation that has raised more questions than
"21.03.2017 09:54:00" Banksy's West Bank hotel opens doors to first guests
"20.03.2017 21:53:00" Ever wonder what Ariel gave up? Trade in your feet for flippers at this 'mermaid academy' in Moscow
"20.03.2017 19:47:30" Timeline Photos The key to happiness might have something to do with where you live. Where does your country fall on this list? Read more: http://u.afp.com/4YjB
"20.03.2017 18:17:53" Connected wearables With the rise of connected technology, even our clothes can monitor our lifestyles.
"20.03.2017 15:36:01" Timeline Photos Britain says it will launch its EU exit on March 29. Brexit: what we know
"20.03.2017 13:42:00" "I'm not what you would call a horse person," writes Paris-based photographer Martin Bureau.
"I'm not exactly comfortable around them and have no desire whatsoever to get on one. But when I heard about the Grosbois veterinary clinic, I was intrigued, and
"20.03.2017 10:16:26" Tens of thousands have flowed out of war-wracked Mosul in recent weeks, but Samir Hamid and 33 family members have decided to go against the tide to return home.
"20.03.2017 06:29:28" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Homelessness is on the rise in Australia, with a growing number of people failing to benefit from the nation's stellar economy as it readies to mark a record 26 years without a recession u.afp.com/4YDH
"20.03.2017 04:25:59" Peruvians struggle to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding as forecasters predict still more rain ahead
"19.03.2017 23:01:06" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The US capitol's bitter cold snap killed about half of Washington's 3,000 prized cherry blossoms.
The National Park Service had been expecting peak bloom to start between today and March 22, but the drop to 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius)
"19.03.2017 20:57:29" yahoo.com In creating rock, Chuck Berry faced daunting racial barrier By combining blues guitar and country -- joking he was a "black hillbilly" -- as well as other genres, Chuck Berry soon became known as the father of rock n' roll, a title that even he hesitated to call himself.
Berry achieved his success in part by his
"19.03.2017 19:06:00" Over 800 people wrap themselves up as mummies, breaking a world record as part of a joint British-Australian museum exhibition that celebrates the ancient Egyptian practice
"19.03.2017 17:17:07" 18 year-old Zulala is the first woman in 12 years to make it to the final of Afghan Star, the local version of American Idol.
“Zulala coming to the finals means that people have started supporting women and people are opening up their minds towards the
"19.03.2017 15:23:57" Timeline Photos Profile of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90.
"19.03.2017 11:18:09" Timeline Photos With the new Formula 1 season just a week away from its opening Grand Prix in Australia, here's a look at the stars to watch, their cars, and the GP circuits around the world.
"19.03.2017 10:18:08" Timeline Photos Some Iraqis displaced from Mosul during the fighting against the Islamic State group are returning to the city. Read on for the latest on the ongoing battle to retake Mosul: http://u.afp.com/4YER
"19.03.2017 08:21:45" Timeline Photos The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look out across the Seine, through the clock at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, on what is Prince William's first official visit to the French capital since his mother Diana died there in a car crash in 1997.
"19.03.2017 07:45:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its wares to the Islamic world u.afp.com/4YEf
"19.03.2017 06:32:54" Frenchman Ziyed Ben Belgacem, who was shot dead by a soldier at Paris's Orly airport, was ready "to die for Allah" and had vowed to slay others.
The 39-year-old Paris-born Frenchman was killed as he attacked a soldier, grappling with her and trying to
"19.03.2017 04:54:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed, hour-long performance called "Revolution" that merges punk,
"19.03.2017 02:34:40" Timeline Photos Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock 'n' roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, has died. He was 90.
His death drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and
"18.03.2017 23:36:04" Kate and William play rugby in front of Paris' Eiffel Tower Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate play rugby with children in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
"18.03.2017 11:17:34" Photos from AFP News Agency's post At a mermaid training school in Moscow, Russian women practice swimming with mermaid tails.
"18.03.2017 09:53:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Workers in the Philippines collect garbage on the Marilao River, north of Manila, which has previously been named one of the 30 dirtiest places in the world.
"18.03.2017 05:59:16" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hong Kong's flaccid fashion scene has long struggled to compete with the sartorial cool of Tokyo's Harajuku, or the street style of Hongdae in Seoul but, a new generation of independent local designers is changing all that with creations that are putting
"18.03.2017 01:36:13" Torrential rains have triggered flash floods in the Peruvian capital Lima, forcing rescuers to find ways to evacuate people across roads turned to raging rivers.
In one dramatic scene, AFP photographer Cris Bouroncle witnessed rescuers using zip lines to
"17.03.2017 22:39:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Thousands gather dressed in green to celebrate the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City
"17.03.2017 20:32:02" yahoo.com Rare butterfly killer convicted in Britain A British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era. Judges at the court in the southwest city of Bristol late on A British man is convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era.
"It is a unique case. There has never been a prosecution in terms of
"17.03.2017 18:47:15" K-pop band praise plastic surgery beauty in new video Rounder eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country's obsession with surgically enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of "Becoming Pretty"
"17.03.2017 15:41:00" Weary Venezuelans wait in long lines to buy food at local supply and production committees in the capital of the crisis-hit country
"17.03.2017 14:40:00" Having withstood time, natural elements, looters and war, a spectacular Buddha, restored in its entirety and extracted from one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan is about to come to the country's national museum
"17.03.2017 12:05:00" Baby hippo makes a splash in Australia
"17.03.2017 10:48:27" Timeline Photos "There are some things that bombs and fighting just can't kill," writes Joseph Eid, a Beirut-based photographer.
"Like Mohammed Anis and his determination to live, and to begin anew in the ruins that are today his hometown of Aleppo. Even if his home is
"17.03.2017 08:28:32" AFP News Agency's cover photo
"17.03.2017 07:55:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Rounder eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country's obsession with surgically-enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of "Becoming Pretty".
All four members of obscure K-pop outfit
"17.03.2017 07:03:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Having withstood time, the elements, looters and war, a spectacular Buddha restored and removed from one of Afghanistan's most dangerous regions is to make its public debut in the country's national museum. http://u.afp.com/4YnS
"17.03.2017 04:54:00" Timeline Photos Staccato lyrics may be no match for Bashar al-Assad's military firepower, but two brothers, who fled to Paris from Syria and perform as "Refugees of Rap", find sniping with words a liberating experience.
Having grown up officially stateless in a
"17.03.2017 03:17:31" Timeline Photos Newly-installed US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who will make his first international outing at the G20 finance ministers meeting Friday and Saturday, is a banker with an unusual resume.
Not quite a household name before being tapped for the
"16.03.2017 19:02:00" Freediver Johanna Nordblad ventures into frozen lake A mermaid in icy water: freediver Johanna Nordblad dons ventures through a small hole into a frozen lake while holding her breath
"16.03.2017 16:54:32" Timeline Photos French scientists say they have found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Ydv
"16.03.2017 15:33:00" Los Angeles rallies around undocumented immigrant community
"16.03.2017 12:50:24" Timeline Photos One hurt in letter bomb blast at IMF Paris office http://u.afp.com/4YAE
"16.03.2017 11:21:27" Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte easily defeats a strong challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders in key elections #DutchElection
"16.03.2017 07:30:00" Timeline Photos Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate prepare to visit Paris, months before the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a car crash in the French capital http://u.afp.com/4Yg7
"16.03.2017 06:17:56" Timeline Photos Trump to slash foreign aid in 'hard power' budget plan http://u.afp.com/4Yg3
"15.03.2017 23:01:33" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Northern Lights, also known as "Aurora Borealis," illuminate the night sky on March 15, 2017 near Kautokeino, northern Norway
"15.03.2017 19:14:00" An academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame, telling reporters: "I'm so through with this."
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4YxR
"15.03.2017 17:23:02" Timeline Photos The European Chemicals Agency says one of the world's most popular weed killers, glyphosate, does not cause cancer
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4YNH
"15.03.2017 15:47:34" Timeline Photos Science unravels spiders' monstrous food web. http://u.afp.com/4YGq
"15.03.2017 15:11:28" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "There are some things that bombs and fighting just can't kill," writes Beirut-based AFP photographer Joseph Eid,
"Like Mohammed Anis and his determination to live, and to begin anew in the ruins that are today his hometown of Aleppo. Even if his home is
"15.03.2017 14:59:16" yahoo.com Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants to farm the cows due to the diplomatic crisis between the countries. Bulent Tunc, the head of the Turkish
"15.03.2017 10:06:34" Timeline Photos Flamingos take off from a lake in Gammarth on the outskirts of Tunis
"15.03.2017 09:19:52" uk.news.yahoo.com Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia "As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face," the woman said "I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor. They were sparking and had small amounts of fire."
"15.03.2017 07:04:00" Timeline Photos With 1,500 attendees, ACLU launched People Power, a grassroots mobilization platform designed to help organize actions against US President Donald Trump. http://u.afp.com/4YSd
"15.03.2017 06:21:21" sg.news.yahoo.com Syria's Kurds hit catwalk to promote traditional attire Traditional clothes would not have been seen in public in Syria's Kurdish regions in years past. Now designers are trying to counter the marginalisation of the clothing and introduce it to society and the world
"15.03.2017 04:44:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post It was the year that ended centuries of royal rule, brought two revolutions, ushered in Soviet domination and changed the course of Russian history irrevocably.
A century later, the country seems unsure how to treat the tumultuous events of 1917 that saw
"15.03.2017 02:23:15" Timeline Photos Washington DC mother Monica Utsey's two sons Zion, 17 and 10-year-old Ayinde, are amongt roughly 1.8 million home schooled students in the United States.
The Utseys also belong to a growing subgroup of African-American home schoolers, families
"14.03.2017 23:50:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dubai prepares to open its 11th annual art fair, the largest contemporary art show in the Middle East and North Africa, showcasing the challenges regional artists face showcasing the challenges regional artists face.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Y52
"14.03.2017 21:21:11" yahoo.com Snoop Dogg draws controversy with Trump shooting video Rap great Snoop Dogg draws controversy for appearing to shoot US President Donald Trump in a new video, "Lavender", that also takes aim at police brutality
"14.03.2017 19:57:00" Different strokes: Underwater hockey makes splash in Hong Kong The gravity-defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following -- now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia http://u.afp.com/4Yik
"14.03.2017 17:58:00" Timeline Photos While President Rodrigo Duterte's unprecedented crackdown on drugs has claimed the lives of 7,000 people, the impacts on their families are the largely untold stories in what rights groups have called a "war on the poor". Read more: http://u.afp.com/4YwC
"14.03.2017 15:59:47" Every year thousands of people pour into a small village southwest of Mandalay for a two-week festival to honour Myanmar's spirit guardian of drunkards and gamblers
"14.03.2017 14:35:01" yahoo.com EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The Luxembourg-based court was ruling on the case of a Muslim woman fired by the
"14.03.2017 10:48:52" Up on the roof, revamping Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
"14.03.2017 06:38:28" Photos from AFP News Agency's post South Africa's 'chicken feather' painter brushes off fame. Esther Mahlangu's colourful geometric artwork is exhibited in galleries around the world, but she remains in her village unfazed by fame and determined to preserve her ethnic Ndebele culture
"13.03.2017 23:40:00" Homeschooling gains steam as US debates school choice Faced with a poor public education system or exorbitant private schools, more and more American families are choosing to homeschool their children. Nearly 2 million students are homeschooled in the United States, twice as many as 15 years ago.
"13.03.2017 21:17:00" yahoo.com Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss: study Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, while humans are to blame for the rest, a climate study said Monday. The paper, based on model simulations of different climate conditions, was a rare attempt Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, but a new study concluded that between half and two-thirds the sea ice decline was due to human action
"13.03.2017 19:28:02" Timeline Photos The United Nations says violence against children was "at its worst" in 2016 as the conflict approaches its seventh year http://u.afp.com/4Yke
"13.03.2017 17:37:00" Coin swallowing Thai turtle on the mend A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' for swallowing nearly 1,000 coins takes swimming lessons as she embarks on a rehabilitation programme following the removal of the treasure trove by Thai surgeons. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4fv2
"13.03.2017 15:34:32" Timeline Photos #Holi - annual Hindu spring festival known as the "festival of colours"
"13.03.2017 14:01:02" Young pioneers are shaping the outlines of a new discipline -- freestyle indoor skydiving
"13.03.2017 11:53:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post “'Why are you taking pictures here?' the curious boy asked me as I snapped photos in a small village just outside of Beijing, writes Nicolas Asfouri, a photographer based in the Chinese capital.
'You should go to the Forbidden City or the Summer Palace.
"13.03.2017 09:31:35" Timeline Photos 70-year-old Mohammad Mohiedine Anis sits in his damaged home listening to music in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighbourhood
"13.03.2017 07:25:43" yahoo.com 100 years on, debate rolls on over Russia's last tsar A century after he ended Romanov rule, Russia's last tsar still prompts heated debate. Nicholas II abdicated on March 2, 1917, or March 15 by the current calendar, in the royal train in the northwestern town of Pskov. "There's no consensus in society or A century after he ended Romanov rule, Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, still prompts heated debate
"12.03.2017 23:52:00" The digital age and its effects on the brain A generation of children who have grown up with video games, computers, touch-screen tablets, mobile phones and virtual reality are exceptionally apt and quick in their actions. While their brains have adapted to this ultra-high-tech environment, they
"12.03.2017 22:48:00" Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum It was once home to priceless archaeological treasures, but these days you get into Mosul museum in Iraq's second city via a gaping hole in the basement. In the darkness lies a pile of rubble -- all that remains of two ancient Assyrian statues of winged
"12.03.2017 19:42:00" Timeline Photos In the six years since the conflict began in Syria, more than 300,000 people have died.
At least 90,000 of those killed have been civilian women, men or children.
"12.03.2017 17:15:59" yahoo.com Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US Major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit the amount of antibiotics used in farm animals raised for meat.
Companies like Tyson, which announced a "no antibiotics ever" pledge, are facing pressure from environmentalists,
"12.03.2017 13:12:04" Timeline Photos A steam train runs along the East Lancashire Railway's line through Burrs Country Park during the Spring Steam Gala weekend, near Bury, northern England on March 11, 2017.
"12.03.2017 11:59:18" Timeline Photos Indian youth play with colors during Holi celebrations in Chennai on March 12, 2017
"12.03.2017 11:06:37" Timeline Photos Iraqi forces fire artillery towards Islamic State (IS) jihadists positions in west Mosul on March 11, 2017 as the ongoing battle to retake the city from the group continues.
"12.03.2017 08:14:08" Timeline Photos Over 130 US foreign policy experts have denounced President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it undermines America's national security and interests.
Among the 134 signatories were some who served in either or both Republican and Democratic
"12.03.2017 06:41:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dutch elections on Wednesday set the stage for others in France and Germany that come against a background of eurosceptic or anti-immigrant sentiments boosted by Brexit. http://u.afp.com/4fKJ
"12.03.2017 04:22:10" Timeline Photos In his January inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump made a seemingly straightforward pledge: "We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American."
His daughter is the exception: even as he spoke, at least eight shipments of Ivanka
"11.03.2017 22:22:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Zombies descend on Tel Aviv as residents prepare to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim
"11.03.2017 20:42:00" yahoo.com 'Ghosts' drive Brazil's president from residency: report Temer surprised Brazilian politics watchers this week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada Palace and moved with his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son down the road to the smaller vice presidential residence. The Ever felt that your house was haunted? A report says Brazil's president does -- and he's moved out of the official presidential palace because of it.
"11.03.2017 18:44:22" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Six years after a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, more than 100,000 people are still unable or unwilling to return home. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4fD9
"11.03.2017 13:47:38" Timeline Photos The United Nations says the world faces its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries
"11.03.2017 13:31:11" Timeline Photos A fugitive Italian mobster who had been living in Mexico under a false identity is behind bars after being tracked down on Facebook, police say. https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-search-traps-italian-mobster-mexico-110117854.html
"11.03.2017 12:34:16" Timeline Photos Modi party wins India's biggest state to strengthen grip on power http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4303500/Modi-set-tighten-grip-India-awaits-results.html
"11.03.2017 12:05:58" yahoo.com Twin bombings kill 44 in Damascus Old City Twin bombs killed 44 people in the Old City of Damascus on Saturday, a monitoring group said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in the heart of the Syrian capital. A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab Twin bombs have killed 44 people in the Old City of Damascus, a monitoring group says, in one of the bloodiest attacks in the heart of the Syrian capital.
"11.03.2017 10:44:00" i24news.tv Japan recalls tsunami, nuclear tragedy six years on The latest figures show 18,446 people dead or missing from the earthquake and tsunami Japan paused Saturday to mark six years since a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated a wide swathe of its northeastern coast as more than 100,000 people remain unable or unwilling to return home.
"11.03.2017 07:58:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Jeff Bridges resurrected his iconic slacker character "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" Friday as he honored his friend John Goodman at a celebration of the actor's glittering career.
Instead of reading out the usual sober tribute celebrities get, along
"11.03.2017 06:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Car enthusiast Mohammed Mohiedin Anis gazes sadly at a 1955 Buick Super, one of his collection of vintage cars "wounded" in battles that ravaged the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
"Look, she is crying. She's wounded and calling out for my help," says the
"11.03.2017 03:46:35" Timeline Photos While other world leaders have been disparaged by Donald Trump or faced ire at home for trying to woo his White House, Canada's progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has struck up an unlikely alliance with the US president. http://u.afp.com/4fa4
"10.03.2017 23:07:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Spannabis 2017 Cannabis Fair in Spain has kicked off, with a smorgasbord of stalls featuring products for smoking and cultivating your own cannabis.
"10.03.2017 21:42:00" Pained writings on the wall of former IS prison in Syria "Most prisoners wrote on the walls to leave a trace, to show that they're still alive," said Khalifah al-Khidr, a former prisoner of the IS group.
Since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011, tens of thousands of people have been detained by government
"10.03.2017 19:36:36" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Native American groups march on the White House to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4fbV
"10.03.2017 16:45:02" Timeline Photos The monumental divide. AFP photographers explore US-Mexico border AFP Correspondent u.afp.com/4xDg
"10.03.2017 14:20:00" South Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking
"10.03.2017 10:55:00" Parts of buried Ramses II temple, statue discovered near Cairo
"10.03.2017 09:00:00" nz.news.yahoo.com Conflicts of interest keep Mongolian child jockeys in the saddle Despite a legal ban and criticism from human rights groups, coaches in Mongolia still hire child riders to race across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers http://u.afp.com/4fBD
"10.03.2017 08:25:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Detective fiction fans and literature buffs worldwide love Leonardo Padura; some watch his sleuth Mario Conde on Netflix. But back home in Communist Cuba, the author is virtually unknown.
"I am semi-visible," the grey-haired writer, 61, tells AFP with a
"10.03.2017 07:44:00" Timeline Photos Smoking paradise Japan tries to kick the habit http://u.afp.com/4fBG
"10.03.2017 04:44:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Eclipsed in the rush for so-called designer dogs, some famous British breeds are now threatened with extinction, the world's biggest dog show Crufts warned as it kicked off its annual showpiece event.
Globally-famous native breeds are being squeezed out
"10.03.2017 00:39:00" Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety A technology-packed, 180-pound (80 kg) crash test dummy sends a vast array of data from its sensors to show how he fared during a crash test in Ruckersville, Virginia, as automakers push to make safer vehicles.
"09.03.2017 22:32:00" Timeline Photos Ancient teeth reveal possible use of pain drugs 50,000 years ago by our extinct Neanderthal cousins
"09.03.2017 21:07:00" yahoo.com Unhealthy eating is linked to 400,000 US deaths per year: study Unhealthy eating habits can be blamed for more than 400,000 US deaths a year due to heart disease and related illnesses
"09.03.2017 19:19:11" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Pampered pooches compete on the first day of the #Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England
"09.03.2017 16:59:17" "It's worth the risk of dying for the beauty of the craft." Mexico firework village parties again after tragedy http://u.afp.com/4f7w
"09.03.2017 16:09:30" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "One of the great things about being posted in a new country is that you get to discover its traditions," writes Behrouz Mehri, a photographer based in Tokyo.
"And sometimes what seems normal to the locals can seem, well, a bit peculiar to outsiders. I
"09.03.2017 14:25:01" Deaf Syrians learn the language of war
"09.03.2017 11:54:12" Highlights, after Barcelona made a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarter-finals
"09.03.2017 08:15:00" sg.news.yahoo.com Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes Suppressed under military rule, magic and the occult are making a comeback in Myanmar http://u.afp.com/4fmD
"09.03.2017 06:30:00" Tens of thousands of women marched around the world as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming President Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism, as the world marked International Women's Day.
"09.03.2017 04:49:20" yahoo.com Madagascan cock fighters claw their way to glory For Madagascans cockfighting is said to be more popular a pastime than football and draws large crowds who bet big on their favourite birds http://u.afp.com/4fmi
"09.03.2017 00:50:00" Harry Potter's 'Forbidden Forest' set to open near London The Harry Potter studio's new "Forbidden Forest" extension, which is set to open March 31 near London, will allow visitors to get up close and personal with creature characters such as Aragog the giant spider and Buckbeak the hippogriff
"08.03.2017 23:45:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Women around the world participate in protests and marches to commemorate International Woman's Day
"08.03.2017 22:40:46" yahoo.com Eco-warriors win first S. Africa climate change case South African environmental activists declared a major victory Wednesday after winning the country's first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant. The group, Earthlife Africa, successfully challenged a South African environmental activists declared a major victory after winning the country's first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant
"08.03.2017 20:40:44" Timeline Photos Palestinian girls walk holding hands at sunset on the beach in Gaza City as people around the world mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2017
"08.03.2017 16:57:01" Timeline Photos The gender income gap around the world #womensday
"08.03.2017 13:15:11" Iranian biker blazes trail for women #womensday
"08.03.2017 09:54:09" Timeline Photos Women leaders of the world #womensday
"08.03.2017 06:27:47" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Behnaz Shafiei, Iran's path-breaking female motorbike champion, lands a spectacular 15-metre jump on a track near Tehran -- all the more astonishing given that this would have been illegal a year ago.
At 27, Shafiei has become a symbol of the shifting
"08.03.2017 04:26:50" Timeline Photos Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.
Without a word of complaint, the "man" remains patiently behind the wheel as the car smashes into a solid wall at
"08.03.2017 00:46:49" yahoo.com Rare original drawing from 'Tintin in America' to go on sale A rare original drawing of Tintin from the comic book album "Tintin in America" will go under the hammer next month, the Artcurial auction house said Tuesday. The 21x15 cm (8.2 x 5.9 inch) China ink drawing by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge, one of The 21x15 cm China ink drawing by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge, one of four colour plates of the 1937 edition of the book "Tintin in America," is valued at between 600,000 and 700,000 euros ($635,000 and $740,000), Artcurial auction house said
"07.03.2017 22:25:50" Rare beaked whale makes film debut True's beaked whales, an elusive and little-studied mammal, are captured on video for the first time, researchers say, helping to flesh out a sketchy species record
"07.03.2017 20:31:28" Space-age Chanel show lifts off at Grand Palais in Paris Chanel's Autumn/Winter 2018 space-themed fashion show took the audience to the final frontier in a haze of smoke and sparks at the Grand Palais in Paris as workers wore white jumpsuits and the spectacle closed with a rocket launch
"07.03.2017 18:58:06" Timeline Photos Clouds float over the French island of Corsica
"07.03.2017 16:31:01" A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' has had her fortunes restored after Thai vets removed 915 coins from her stomach -- a deposit built up after years of gulping down good luck pennies tossed into its pond.
"07.03.2017 13:20:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "When you work for a news agency, you have to be a chameleon," writes Geoffroy Van der Hasselt, a photographer based in Paris. "You can photograph a football match one day, a fashion show the next, followed up by an agriculture fair, or clashes between
"07.03.2017 09:49:25" The drought in Somalia is worsening, with malnutrition at record highs and fears of famine, according to the ICRC.
"07.03.2017 06:47:11" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In a village in Maharashtra in India, elderly women are receiving the education they were denied as children in a one-room school made from bamboo and thatch http://u.afp.com/4fiJ
"07.03.2017 00:05:00" Waving white pom poms in the air, dozens of grey-haired South Korean cheerleaders in matching red and white uniforms hop and skip to K-pop music that fills the practice room.
The average age on Cheer Mommy is 75, providing a glimpse into a country with
"06.03.2017 22:30:00" ca.news.yahoo.com Obama 2017? 50,000 French people want him as president Fed up with their own presidential candidates, a group of French voters has had the audacity to hope that Barack Obama could run for the Elysee Palace
"06.03.2017 20:00:32" Timeline Photos The importance of International Women's Day, a public holiday in Russia, is ingrained in the population from a very young age.
Sasha Kuznetsov, 11, has organized cakes, balloons, greeting cards and even a concert for his female classmates.
"06.03.2017 19:05:02" Timeline Photos More than one in four deaths in children under the age of five are linked to polluted environments.
1.7 million children die each year from environmental risks like UV radiation, air pollution, second-hand smoke, and unsafe water.
"06.03.2017 16:32:21" yahoo.com Poachers kill rare giant elephant in Kenya One of Africa's oldest and largest elephants was killed by poachers in Kenya on Monday, according to a conservation group that protects the dwindling group of giant "tuskers". Richard Moller of the Tsavo Trust told AFP that Satao II, named after another Poachers kill rare giant elephant in Kenya u.afp.com/4fJt
"06.03.2017 13:20:00" North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters
"06.03.2017 10:15:08" They may look good enough to eat, but Japan's mouthwatering food replicas are only for show as restaurateurs compete for the attention of hungry customers
"06.03.2017 06:36:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Calls to action will mark many celebrations of the 40th International Women's Day on Wednesday, as the fight for equality faces new threats u.afp.com/4fk4
"06.03.2017 00:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post People carry burning bundles of pinewood chips on their shoulders during the "Chienbase" procession in Liestal, northern Switzerland
"05.03.2017 23:10:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Thousands of Turkish women fill an arena in Istanbul to give support for a "yes" vote in next month's referendum on boosting the president's powers.
Voting "yes" would result in constitutional changes that would give Turkey an executive presidency
"05.03.2017 21:28:01" Rising stars of the Paris catwalk turn to secondhand chic and charity shop for inspiration.
"It is not just people who don't have much money who shop here," the creator behind the fashion label Neith Nyer said, "but all the stylists of the big labels who
"05.03.2017 19:03:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "A little destruction won't stop us from coming here to play and sing on this stage, despite what happened to it," teenage musician Angel Dayoub tells AFP, standing atop the ruins of Syria's Palmyra theatre.
"I want to play music and sing everywhere
"05.03.2017 16:58:27" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises.
Musk has become one of the United States' best-known innovators. He was a founder
"05.03.2017 13:18:35" Syrian farmers near the Euphrates river in the country's north are terrified the Islamic State group will literally open the floodgates to defend its stronghold Raqa, drowning their tiny villages in the process.
"05.03.2017 11:47:56" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls.
Herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra have gathered near one of the holes, where
"05.03.2017 10:46:59" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Skijoring, which has its origins as a competitive sport in Scandinavia, has been adapted over the years to include a team made up of a rider and skier who must navigate jumps, slalom gates, and the spearing of rings for points.
Leadville in Colorado,
"05.03.2017 07:42:00" Timeline Photos It was a few minutes after the prison guards hung him up by his shackled wrists, blindfolded, that Ildar Dadin says he began to crack.
The anti-Kremlin activist had already put up with solitary confinement, repeated beatings, and having his head shoved
"05.03.2017 05:57:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The triumph of black artists at the Oscars was seen as a signal that predominantly white Hollywood was making a serious effort to get a grip on its diversity problem.
Yet scratch the surface and it is apparent that the battle has barely begun in an
"05.03.2017 03:22:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Facing a White House which has been unrelenting in its attacks on the media, news organizations are struggling to find the right balance in covering President Donald Trump's administration.
Reporters and media groups are increasingly finding they are part
"04.03.2017 22:13:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Tens of thousands of Syrians displaced by fighting in the north huddle on the outskirts of Kharufiyah village in the Aleppo province. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4x9D
"04.03.2017 19:47:33" yahoo.com Colombia's 'drug triangle' puts hope in chocolate Güérima (Colombia) (AFP) - Isidro Montiel arrived in Colombia's lawless "drug triangle" in 1982 hoping to get rich farming coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine. Today, with the country perched at the edge of a new era, he is betting instead on cacao, the Thirty years ago, Isidro Montiel thought he would get rich farming coca, but as a new era dawns on Colombia, he has set his hopes on chocolate instead
"04.03.2017 15:02:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Thousands of South Korean protesters held rival mass rallies in the capital Seoul Saturday over the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye as judges prepare to rule on the scandal that has rocked the country.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4xjW
"04.03.2017 14:02:29" uk.news.yahoo.com US agents in aggressive sweep for unauthorized migrants US immigration agents increasingly are detaining unauthorized migrants in or near places once considered "safe" like courthouses and churches, spreading panic among migrants and outrage among activists. US immigration agents are increasingly detaining unauthorized migrants in or near places once considered "safe" such as courthouses and churches, spreading panic among migrants and outrage among activists.
Since taking office on an "America First"
"04.03.2017 11:10:49" Isidro Montiel arrived in Colombia's lawless "drug triangle" in 1982 hoping to get rich farming coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine.
Today, with the country perched at the edge of a new era, he is betting instead on cacao, the little brown seeds used to
"04.03.2017 06:44:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post From the art of war to the art of peace: for decades Belfast adorned its walls with huge community murals marking the bloody history of the Northern Irish conflict.
But the murals springing up across the city centre have another aim -- helping to erase
"04.03.2017 05:28:43" Timeline Photos A crying schoolgirl's videotape of her undocumented father being arrested by federal agents in the Los Angeles area this week while taking his children to school has sparked emotion and outrage http://u.afp.com/4xHH
"04.03.2017 03:52:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post When severe food allergies kept Fiorella Fuentes from stomaching her formula -- leaving the infant on the brink of starvation -- her desperate mother turned to a curious source of sustenance: donkey milk.
Chilean mother Carolina describes visiting one
"03.03.2017 23:43:31" Nigerians head to church to find earthly love Thousands come to look for love at a megachurch's "singles summit" in Nigeria, where marriage is a cornerstone of society to which most people aspire
"03.03.2017 22:01:34" Timeline Photos Since January 9, there have been 101 different bomb threats made to 81 different Jewish centers in the US and Canada.
Read more here:
"03.03.2017 19:21:42" Photos from AFP News Agency's post For the first time in Ukraine's history, dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gather in Kiev demanding the legalisation of prostitution. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4xrp
"03.03.2017 16:58:03" Photos from AFP News Agency's post With debate raging in the United States and Mexico over President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the nations' border, AFP photographers decided to take a closer look. Just what did this border look like? What did the people living and working
"03.03.2017 16:05:16" As part of a photo series ahead of France's presidential election, voters share their thoughts on what the next president's priorities should be. Voters' voices in France's key election As part of a photo series ahead of France's presidential election, voters share their thoughts on what the next president's priorities should be.
"03.03.2017 14:30:00" Fearful of Donald Trump's immigration policies, a growing number of migrants and their families are crossing the border from the US to Canada. From January 1 to February 21, about 4,000 people filed refugee claims, up from 2,500 during the same period
"03.03.2017 12:33:00" In remote areas of Nepal, a centuries-old Hindu ritual considers women untouchable when they menstruate. When their periods occur, women are banished from home and forced into a monthly exile sleeping in basic huts u.afp.com/4xRQ
"03.03.2017 09:44:13" Nigerians head to church searching for love and dating tips at one of several 'single summits' offered by Pentecostal churches u.afp.com/4xaj
"03.03.2017 07:45:37" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A rustic theatre where performers wear masks carved from cactus aims to win over young Tunisians in a long neglected mountain district that has become a cradle of jihadism.
Welcome to the "Jabal (mountain) Theatre" of music and dance which is determined
"03.03.2017 06:03:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka.
The wartime birth was not unusual. The town in which dozens were killed in early February
"03.03.2017 03:02:47" Timeline Photos Veteran US radio personality Elvis Duran, the host of "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" on New York's Z100 station, currently rated the country's most-listened to Top 40 morning show and syndicated across the country, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of
"02.03.2017 21:55:03" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Former US President George W. Bush has unveiled a set of portraits depicting military veterans, on display until October 1 at his presidential library in Dallas. The collection is accompanied by a book called "Portraits in Courage: A Commander in Chief's
"02.03.2017 19:30:00" After year of calm, Mount Etna bursts into life Mount Etna, the famous Sicilian volcano, has erupted for the first time in more than year
"02.03.2017 18:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Where does Barack Obama live these days? Look no further than Washington, DC's swanky Kalorama neighborhood. What about Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her family? That's where you'll find them too. Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos? He
"02.03.2017 16:40:00" North Korea suggests that Kim Jong-Nam died of a heart attack and demands that Malaysian authorities release the body of the late half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un
"02.03.2017 14:48:39" yahoo.com France's Marine Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS atrocity tweets The European Parliament on Thursday lifted French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution over her tweeting of images of Islamic State atrocities. The move paves the way for France to pursue a case against the far right The European Parliament on Thursday lifted French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution over her tweeting of images of Islamic State atrocities http://u.afp.com/4x6h
"02.03.2017 10:45:35" Rio carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities
"02.03.2017 07:00:22" Timeline Photos New fossil evidence points to life on Earth up to 4 billion years ago http://u.afp.com/4x8v
"02.03.2017 05:59:26" Timeline Photos Founders of the Alwanat Centre in Minya city are determined to make it the first ballet school in the wider Upper Egyptian province of the same name http://u.afp.com/4x8B
"02.03.2017 00:45:00" French artist rocked by his week inside boulder A French artist emerges "a little stunned" from a week entombed inside a 12-tonne rock and thanked it for having made him feel "so welcome"
"01.03.2017 22:34:23" Timeline Photos Waves break on a seawall in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
"01.03.2017 20:44:52" Timeline Photos The 160-million-year-old Anchiornis is a chicken-like dinosaur that could shed light on bird evolution with the help of ground-breaking laser imaging techniques
"01.03.2017 19:01:15" yahoo.com Moon tourists risk rough ride, experts say Non-stop vomiting, a puffy face and the constant need to pee: Volunteers for a week-long loop around the Moon may be in for a rough ride even if all goes to plan. "Like every single astronaut who goes into space, they're going to get... very bad motion Moon tourists risk a rough ride, including motion sickness, disrupted sleep and the potential of extreme radiation exposure
"01.03.2017 16:21:10" Timeline Photos Defiant Fillon faces 'fake job' charges but stays in French campaign u.afp.com/4xe3
"01.03.2017 14:48:18" The brief life of Rio's carnival costumes - many end up in the trash
"01.03.2017 11:34:00" "When we got to Santa Olga, a landscape of utter devastation greeted us," write Santiago-based journalists Martin Bernetti and Mathilde Bellenger.
"The town had been ravaged by the flames and no longer existed. It had been literally carbonized. We had
"01.03.2017 07:41:54" Timeline Photos Saudi king on first visit to Indonesia in almost 50 years arrives with entourage of 1,000 and 460 tons of gear http://u.afp.com/4xWx
"01.03.2017 02:56:42" Timeline Photos Flashpoint: a fire-breather performs on the final day of Carnival in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince
"01.03.2017 02:09:12" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Los Angeles' infamous Hotel Cecil, scene of 15 murders and suicides and the temporary home of serial killers Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger since it was built in 1924, is named historic-cultural monument
"01.03.2017 00:11:59" Timeline Photos Passengers hang onto a train as it departs from a station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India
"28.02.2017 23:39:10" Antibacteria crisis The UN's health agency urged governments, scientists and pharma companies to create new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant supergerms
"28.02.2017 20:38:24" yahoo.com Paris auction of Moroccan 'Nessie' makes waves Geologists in Morocco denounce planned auction of a 66-million-year-old marine dinosaur skeleton in Paris and demanded that the remains be repatriated
"28.02.2017 18:21:14" Timeline Photos A UN report accuses both the government and the Islamic State group of using chemical weapons against Syrians
"28.02.2017 16:31:19" As Europe grappled with its worst refugee crisis since World War II, several countries in the region put up barriers to thwart migrants. The fences they erected are among 70 barriers around the world that seek to protect national borders. Border walls around the world: Europe As Europe grappled with its worst refugee crisis since World War II, several countries in the region put up barriers to thwart migrants. The fences they erected are among 70 barriers around the world that seek to protect national borders.
"28.02.2017 13:06:06" "The challenge when telling the story of a food crisis is not only to show the children suffering from malnutrition, the children with the ribs showing," writes Juba-based photographer Albert Gonzalez Farran. "They are part of the story and perhaps the
"28.02.2017 08:24:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Burnt offerings: pilgrims throw items onto a fire at a temple in Zhoukou honouring Tai Hao, a mythological ancestor of China
"28.02.2017 07:55:11" Lifeguards participate in endurance challenge in El Salvador Over 250 volunteer lifeguards participate in annual Paso del Hombre endurance challenge, organized by Salvadoran Red Cross in La Libertad
"28.02.2017 05:14:55" Timeline Photos Slavery claims as UK child sex abuse inquiry opens u.afp.com/4xx7
"28.02.2017 05:02:30" Following last year's bruising election, US politicians are playing an outsized role at this year's Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, along with the usual assortment of shady dealings involving local powerbrokers http://u.afp.com/4xxs
"28.02.2017 04:20:21" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Kellyanne Conway takes a photo of President Donald Trump and leaders of black universities and colleges in the Oval Office at the White House
"28.02.2017 00:40:00" Soho's gay history revealed in new tours Better known for looking after Britain's stately homes, the National Trust is organising a series of walking tours on Soho's gay history to celebrate 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised. The tours bring to life the hidden stories of a
"27.02.2017 22:32:00" Timeline Photos The UN urges world to create new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant supergerms threatening an explosion of incurable disease http://u.afp.com/4xNZ
"27.02.2017 20:30:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A documentary about Syria's White Helmets -- rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians -- takes home the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4xG9
"27.02.2017 18:32:51" Vet cares for France's finest livestock at Paris agro fair The Paris International Agricultural Show is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Though most of the animals are in excellent condition, veterinarians are on-hand round-the-clock to attend to the slightest bump or hiccup
"27.02.2017 15:33:03" Timeline Photos China earns art 'superpower' status, recording $4.8 billion in auction sales in 2016 u.afp.com/4xq6
"27.02.2017 13:42:00" Timeline Photos Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar http://u.afp.com/4xqM #oscar2017
"27.02.2017 11:09:27" The death from a heart attack of a South Korean civil servant in January has prompted widespread soul-searching over the difficulties faced by working mothers in a deeply workaholic and male-dominated society
"27.02.2017 07:46:28" Revellers in Brazil choose to get covered in mud rather than sequins at the 31st "Bloco da Lama" ("Mud Block") carnival in Paraty, about 250 km south of Rio de Janeiro
"27.02.2017 06:27:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Barry Jenkins's coming of age drama "Moonlight" wins the coveted best picture statuette at the Oscars -- but the evening ends in chaos as "La La Land" is mistakenly handed the award first.
A full report of all the excitement at #Oscars2017: u.afp.com/4xiQ
"27.02.2017 06:12:13" Rio erupts in cheers as the annual carnival opens in a deafening barrage of fireworks http://u.afp.com/4xwD
"27.02.2017 05:07:19" Timeline Photos Graphic on US hate crimes, based on FBI data for 2015. Vandals attack Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia - latest in a spate of bomb threats and attacks against Jewish sites http://u.afp.com/4xwR
"27.02.2017 03:44:12" Timeline Photos Iranian film "The Salesman" wins the Oscar for best foreign language film, with director Asghar Farhadi skipping the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US President Donald Trump. Read more: u.afp.com/4xwL
"27.02.2017 02:10:52" Photos from AFP News Agency's post For Hollywood's A-list, Oscars night is the biggest fashion moment of the year. And Tinseltown's top actresses did not disappoint, with winter white gowns among the key trends.
Read our full fashion roundup from #Oscars2017: http://u.afp.com/4xwe
"26.02.2017 22:48:29" Photos from AFP News Agency's post It's carnival season! Check out how people are celebrating in Brazil, France, Lebanon and Venezuela!
"26.02.2017 20:05:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Rainstorms and landslides kill four and contaminates major river, forces cutting off drinking water to four million people http://u.afp.com/4xUe
"26.02.2017 18:15:01" Timeline Photos It's officially Oscar Sunday and the countdown to The Academy Awards has begun. What are your predictions for this year's winners?
Can 'La La Land' waltz away with all the Oscars glory? http://u.afp.com/4xUo
"26.02.2017 16:40:18" Timeline Photos The battle rages in Mosul, where Iraqi forces are fighting to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
"26.02.2017 13:07:42" yahoo.com Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest. Yacoub Shaheen, the 23-year-old son of a Syriac Christian carpenter, on "Yacoub won with his voice, his education, his good manners, as well as his love for his people, Bethlehem and Palestine" -- the proud mother of Yacoub Shaheen celebrates his win in the Arab Idol television song contest, making him only the second
"26.02.2017 12:36:37" Timeline Photos The estimated global atomic weapons stockpile, according to the latest data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
"26.02.2017 11:54:25" Timeline Photos Average polling results for France's presidential candidates since January, with margins of error indicated. The first round will take place on April 23; the second on May 7.
"26.02.2017 10:20:51" yahoo.com Jungle beats: Central America hosts its own Burning Man As the sun shimmered yellow then sank past the horizon, nearly 1,000 people packing the hot Costa Rican beach paused their drum beating and hoop dancing to cheer like pagans. It's a millennial gathering, with mostly North Americans flying down to escape The "sweaty, hot, beachside jungle juiciness" of Costa Rica sets its Envision Festival apart from the far bigger and older US festival Burning Man that draws inevitable comparisons: http://u.afp.com/4xJr
"26.02.2017 09:04:00" sg.news.yahoo.com Victims demand justice 70 years after bloody Taiwan massacre As Taiwan prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of a massacre that heralded almost 40 years of martial law, activists are campaigning for justice for victims families http://u.afp.com/4xJQ
"26.02.2017 07:52:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Donald Trump ratcheted up an increasingly hostile feud with the media, announcing he will skip a century-old annual correspondents' dinner, just a day after a fierce row erupted over press access to the White House and Trump labelled the
"26.02.2017 07:15:55" Timeline Photos Almost every Oscars ceremony has thrown up surprise winners, sensational snubs and other memorable moments since the first of around 3,000 statuettes was given out in 1929.
Here are some fun facts and figures to help you navigate the show:
"26.02.2017 05:31:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dozens of Britain's signature foods and drinks are expected to lose their special EU status with Brexit, leaving producers like Charles Martell facing uncertainty over how to protect their businesses.
Martell, who supports Britain leaving the EU, said his
"26.02.2017 03:39:28" yahoo.com 'Moonlight' tops Spirit Awards a day ahead of Oscars Coming of age story "Moonlight" triumphed at the Spirit Awards, adding six trophies to the string of honors it has picked up with the Oscars just one day away. Starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, Barry Jenkins's movie tells the life story of a The Spirit Awards honor independent movies like "Moonlight" ahead of the glamor and glitz of the Oscars
"25.02.2017 21:37:46" yahoo.com Five things to watch at this year's Oscars bash It's no secret that "La La Land" is the big favorite to earn major Oscars glory on Sunday. The film has already nabbed many of the top honors -- Golden Globes, Baftas, guild prizes -- leading up to the Academy Awards. Should 32-year-old Damien Chazelle It's no secret that "La La Land" is the big #Oscars favorite, but keep an eye out for these other stories too
"25.02.2017 20:04:07" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi forces are facing tough resistance from the Islamic State group as they push deeper into western Mosul. Almost a week into the offensive, they are gaining significant ground, taking on IS on several fronts in one of the most intense phases of the
"25.02.2017 16:20:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The 30th Cricket on Ice tournament takes place on the frozen surface of the Lake St. Moritz, a competition that began in 1988, when a group of Britons challenged students to a game.
"25.02.2017 11:02:03" Timeline Photos Wayne Rooney, Manchester United's captain, has decided to stay with the club following speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League. Here is a profile of his career.
"25.02.2017 10:57:12" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Tibetan monks dress as demons and perform dances for the Beating Ghost festival in Beijing, an important ritual in Tibetan Buddhism that is believed to expel evil spirits and shake off troubles.
"25.02.2017 05:57:58" ca.news.yahoo.com NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight The US space agency said it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, NASA considers putting astronauts on a test flight of the deep space capsule Orion on a planned mission to orbit the moon http://u.afp.com/4xZx
"25.02.2017 04:48:10" yahoo.com Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching' A Canadian conservationist warns that tracking tags are being hacked by poachers, photographers and eco-tour operators to harass and hunt wild animals http://u.afp.com/4xZg
"25.02.2017 03:19:35" Photos from AFP News Agency's post It's no secret that "La La Land" is the big favorite to earn major Oscars glory on Sunday, but there are other stories sure to unfold on Hollywood's biggest night, including a tinge of politics.
Here are five things to watch for: http://u.afp.com/4xZN
"25.02.2017 00:05:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Supermodels Gigi Hadid, Kendell Jenner and others take to the runway in a show for Versace that screamed defiance at attempts to turn back the clock on feminism. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4xkb
"24.02.2017 23:06:00" Timeline Photos Last year's bleaching along the Australian Great Barrier Reef killed off two-thirds of shallow-water corals in the north of the 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long reef.
The Australian Environment Minister says that "climate change is the number one threat
"24.02.2017 21:12:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A 14-week-old polar bear cub steps out to play under the watchful eye of mother Giovanna at Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo.
"24.02.2017 19:03:10" 60 years after Japan army husband fled, Vietnam war bride clings "I made a pillow from a military jacket he left behind for me, covering it with a (Vietnamese) flag. I imagined my husband was the star," she said, smiling.
Vietnamese woman Nguyen Thi Xuan has been separated from her husband, a Japanese soldier, for
"24.02.2017 14:50:16" sg.news.yahoo.com VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysia police
"24.02.2017 14:48:33" sg.news.yahoo.com Iraq forces enter first west Mosul neighbourhood: commander
"24.02.2017 14:31:12" sg.news.yahoo.com Donors pledge $672 mn in aid for Lake Chad region: Oslo Norway confirms 14 countries have pledged $672 in emergency aid to help nearly 11 million people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region.
"24.02.2017 13:25:01" Timeline Photos Map shows the best spots for stargazers to catch a glimpse of the 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse on February 26.
"24.02.2017 13:20:55" Russia hosts first ice skating table tennis championships Table tennis... on ice... in the snow. Russia hosts first ice skating table tennis championships.
"24.02.2017 12:41:00" Timeline Photos Fashion goes rouge as Moschino unveils its autumn-winter collection in Milan.
"24.02.2017 11:27:48" Timeline Photos A dog waits for the start of the Gucci fashion show in Milan.
"24.02.2017 10:19:17" sg.news.yahoo.com Balkan war criminals welcomed back to public life The 1990s conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo claimed more than 130,000 lives, yet Balkan war criminals are now resuming political posts, advising top officials and even preaching in church.
"24.02.2017 08:56:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post When AFP correspondent Jennifer O'Mahony arrived for a posting in Dakar in February 2016, all the west Africa old hands told her the same thing: “'Nasty little dictatorship, The Gambia, but it won't give you much trouble."
But "how wrong they were. The
"24.02.2017 07:51:13" Timeline Photos For former child soldiers, returning to normal life is often as tough as being in combat http://u.afp.com/4Nja
"24.02.2017 03:15:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.
Millions of viewers around the world will tune in for Tinseltown's biggest
"23.02.2017 22:31:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Trashy or Trash-Chic ? Found objects make their runway debut for Moschino at fashion week in Milan #mfw2017
"23.02.2017 20:12:32" Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet After being rescued in Indonesia, Vena the baby orangutan kisses the camera as she is cared for by veterinarians . Thai police rescued two baby orangutans in a sting operation after undercover officers arranged to buy the primates over a mobile phone
"23.02.2017 15:11:15" Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes in the northern California city of San Jose on Wednesday as floodwaters inundated neighborhoods and forced the shutdown of a major highway.
"23.02.2017 12:41:40" Timeline Photos JC phone home? British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London this morning as his ailing party battled to avoid defeat in two parliamentary by-elections, fighting off UKIP in one Brexit bastion and fearing a historic loss
"23.02.2017 11:54:34" US President Donald Trump will unveil his first government budget in mid-March, a keystone statement of his priorities for the coming years.
"23.02.2017 11:34:53" Mumbai's traditional Koli community, who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, fear the decision to build the world's tallest statue just off the coast could threaten their centuries-old existence.
"23.02.2017 10:26:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy opens up the most promising hunting ground to date for life beyond our Solar System, researchers say.
The Trappist-1 system, 39 light years from our own, has the
"23.02.2017 07:56:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A new museum showcases famous Manneken Pis statue outfits, worn by the little bronze boy taking a very public leak in central Brussels for the past 400 years
"23.02.2017 06:39:00" Timeline Photos Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees.
"A refugee could be anybody. It could be you or me," he said. "The so-called refugee crisis is a human
"23.02.2017 04:55:19" yahoo.com Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet Villagers on the Indonesian part of jungle-clad Borneo island often keep critically endangered orangutans as pets even though the practice is illegal. It's also bad for the animals as they will later struggle to survive in the wild http://u.afp.com/4NaU
"23.02.2017 00:00:01" yahoo.com China selfie-app leader seeks to 'beautify the world' With more than 450 million active users in China, selfie-editing app Meitu is now also gaining traction abroad.
Do you digitally "beautify" your face before you share a selfie on social media?
"22.02.2017 22:00:00" yahoo.com Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star Researchers announce the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System
"22.02.2017 20:30:00" Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, is returned to the site. Read more: http://u.afp.com/DachauGate
"22.02.2017 18:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini-dresses worn by the late Princess Diana are featured in a new exhibit at Kensington Palace, in London.
"Diana: Her Fashion Story", charts how the Princess of Wales not only rewrote the rules of royal
"22.02.2017 16:55:16" Timeline Photos A volcanologist and his guide miraculously survive a 450m fall into an active volcano in Nicaragua.
Full story: http://u.afp.com/4NLf
"22.02.2017 16:38:25" Timeline Photos Simba the lion and Lula the bear are finally rescued from Mosul zoo.
Full story: http://u.afp.com/4NLJ
"22.02.2017 13:31:01" Timeline Photos Afghanistan lays out stringent penalties for "Bacha bazi': the ancient practice of child sex slavery
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4N2x
"22.02.2017 11:11:32" A riot of colour as the French city of Nice celebrates the 133rd edition of its world-famous carnival.
"22.02.2017 10:19:16" Estonian robots make food deliveries
"22.02.2017 09:52:04" Timeline Photos A Chinese military officer inspects a guard of honour ahead of a welcoming ceremony for French premier Bernard Cazeneuve, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
"22.02.2017 09:40:47" Timeline Photos What are the secrets behind South Korea's high life expectancy?
Full story: http://u.afp.com/4NBH
"22.02.2017 06:38:15" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Not a single car remains in the town of Dikwa in northeast Nigeria and there's no way to communicate to the outside world, as all the telephone lines have been blown up.
But it is here that humanitarian groups are trying to bring aid to some 57,000 people
"22.02.2017 05:04:18" sg.news.yahoo.com Women, minorities fare (a little) better in Hollywood: report Women and minorities are faring better in Hollywood and feature prominently at this year's upcoming Oscars, but they are still woefully underrepresented overall in the entertainment industry, according to a report. The "2017 Hollywood Diversity Report" -- Women and minorities are faring better in Hollywood and feature prominently at this year's Oscars, but they are still woefully underrepresented overall in the entertainment industry
"21.02.2017 23:50:00" Mosul civilians divided over Iraqi army advice to 'stay at home' The first four months of the Iraqi offensive on Mosul were marked by relatively low displacement but the civilians who remain in the city's west face more dangers than ever
"21.02.2017 21:15:00" Timeline Photos Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life based on criteria including social and living conditions, infrastructure, governance and environment. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4NhY
"21.02.2017 19:45:00" yahoo.com Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes A Japanese zoo culls 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species
"21.02.2017 18:15:00" Tribal headhunters' tattoos make a comeback in India Tattoos were once the ultimate status symbol for the headhunting tribes of India's remote northeast, but as the new generation turns its back on such traditions, one of the country's top young tattoo artists has embarked on a campaign to preserve the art
"21.02.2017 15:52:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "Every person involved in the process of making the Oscars' statuettes -- from the 3-D computer image to the carefully polished, stamped, cocooned pieces ready for shipping to Brooklyn to be plated in gold -- everyone took extreme care in what they were
"21.02.2017 14:07:00" Timeline Photos Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is one of Africa's longest-serving presidents. Celebrating his 93rd birthday, he vowed to remain in power. u.afp.com/4Nmu
"21.02.2017 11:55:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "Ever since I was a little girl I had dreamed of going to Myanmar's famed ruby mines of Mogok," writes correspondent Hla Hla Htay.
"My father was a gems dealer and I would spend hours watching him cut and polish the raw stones until they sparkled. Yet
"21.02.2017 09:46:42" AFP Africa #TheWeddingParty It's an eccentric, glamorous comedy about a Nigerian wedding -- and it's Nollywood's highest grossing film to date:
"21.02.2017 08:41:33" In a country which has lost its mojo, many wealthy Japanese women spend eye-watering sums on male hosts in return for an evening of sweet talk, flirting, and often sex u.afp.com/4NP3
"21.02.2017 07:33:27" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "The thing that struck me the most was just how proud everyone was of their work," writes New York City bureau chief photographer Don Emmert. "Every person involved in the process of making the Oscars' statuettes -- from the 3-D computer image to the
"21.02.2017 04:52:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Free as a bird: 2 species of orange parakeet chicks are raised at El Tronador, a rescue centre for trafficked animals in El Salvador @marvinrecinos
"21.02.2017 00:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Henry Moore sculptures inspire new Burberry collection at London Fashion Week. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4NAr
"20.02.2017 21:15:00" yahoo.com Russia's UN envoy dies 'unexpectedly' Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and skillfully defended Moscow's actions in Ukraine and Syria, died in New York. He was 64.
"20.02.2017 20:01:20" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A popular host for films like "Star Wars" and "Game of Thrones", Croatia's Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik is now being transformed into medieval Nottingham for a Leonardo DiCaprio-produced adaptation of Robin Hood.
It will be the country's most expensive
"20.02.2017 18:45:01" Timeline Photos Tiny Maryam smiled as she was picked up by her mother for the first time since her premature birth on August 1, 2016. Palestinian woman Jumana Daoud and rights groups said she submitted an application several months ago to reenter Israel to retrieve her
"20.02.2017 16:53:04" In Rio, even the dogs celebrate carnival
For 14 years the "Blacão", a play on the words bloco, or street party, and cão, meaning dog, has invited the city's canines and their owners to celebrate together on Copacabana beach
"20.02.2017 15:43:00" With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual Naked Man Festival
"20.02.2017 14:31:00" Timeline Photos In Lebanon, an avant-garde mosque to preach coexistence http://u.afp.com/4NY7
"20.02.2017 13:05:00" Timeline Photos "The results are encouraging. The eagles are making good progress."
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, a quartet of golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight.
In about 20
"20.02.2017 10:38:52" AFP Africa An African-born tram driver with a doctorate is the star of a new Hungarian film about immigration, integration and xenophobia.
"A stranger ran up to me one day after I finished my shift and asked if I wanted to be in a movie about refugees," Marcelo
"20.02.2017 08:36:26" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Modern-day Pakistani transgender people claim to be cultural heirs of the eunuchs who thrived at the courts of the Mughal emperors that ruled the Indian subcontinent for two centuries u.afp.com/4NxT
"20.02.2017 06:04:26" Timeline Photos Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones http://u.afp.com/4Nx3
"20.02.2017 05:37:40" Bare cheek as Japan men strip off for naked festival http://u.afp.com/4Nxk
"20.02.2017 00:45:00" yahoo.com What crisis? For Trump's base, it's full speed ahead With Donald Trump struggling to keep his presidency on an even keel in a cacophonous first month, die-hard supporters have a message for their champion: stay on offense, never modulate, never change.
"19.02.2017 22:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A sample of the toys on display during the American International Toy Fair in New York City
"19.02.2017 20:45:00" Timeline Photos Iraqi forces seize 15 villages from the Islamic State group launching a daunting operation to retake west Mosul despite concerns about civilian safety. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4NGs
"19.02.2017 18:38:07" Angelina Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia Angelina Jolie unveils her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox http://u.afp.com/4NG4
"19.02.2017 16:00:40" yahoo.com 'Flight of the angel' rings in Venice Carnival Tens of thousands of revellers in masks and period costume packed St Mark's Square on Sunday for the "flight of the angel", the traditional opening of the Venice Carnival. On the 12th chime of midday from St Mark's Campanile, Claudia Marchiori descended
"19.02.2017 15:05:35" yahoo.com Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul
"19.02.2017 12:17:09" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Claudia Marchiori -- the winner of the 2016 edition of the "Festa delle Marie" -- performs as the Angel of the new Venice Carnival.
The "Flight of the Angel" is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period where an unknown guest flew
"19.02.2017 12:04:32" Timeline Photos Competitors take part in the White Turf event in St. Moritz, where the horse races are held on a frozen lake at the Swiss mountain
"19.02.2017 07:46:00" Timeline Photos For director Maysaloun Hamoud, the real shock of her film "Bar Bahar", which opened last month in Israel, has been the controversy it whipped up, even death threats on social media.
Hamoud, herself an Arab, always hoped her first feature film would hit
"19.02.2017 05:20:00" President Donald Trump turned back the clock with a bold and aggressive Florida speech straight out of his 2016 campaign playbook, enthralling fans at a rally while insisting all is well in the White House despite weeks of turbulence.
"19.02.2017 03:53:54" Timeline Photos More US schools are obliging students to take economics or personal finance classes before they go out into the real world full of credit cards and unemployment lines and mortgages.
And with President Donald Trump disputing the accuracy of the widely
"18.02.2017 23:46:29" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Anti-Trump demonstrators in New York's Washington Square Park stage a New Orleans-style funeral procession to protest what they see as the passing of the US presidency
"18.02.2017 22:56:46" yahoo.com Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash A real-life version of the hit political drama "House of Cards" is unfolding at the Vatican, from cardinals openly defying the pope to anonymous posters sullying his name. In the latest episode, a group of powerful Princes of the Church released a It's a real-life House of Cards set at the Vatican as pro and anti-pope factions clash in political drama.
In the latest episode, a group of powerful Princes of the Church released a statement defending Pope Francis - but religious watchers warn the
"18.02.2017 20:43:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Donald Trump's sons celebrate the first foreign launch of a venue bearing the family's name since the US president's inauguration in January.
"We have brought Beverly Hills right to your doorstep," boasts a promotional video at the grand opening of The
"18.02.2017 15:37:10" yahoo.com SpaceX postpones rocket launch due to engine glitch Miami (AFP) - SpaceX scrubbed its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff on Saturday due to a technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.
"18.02.2017 14:09:52" yahoo.com Iraq's Bashiqa brings back the booze to clear IS hangover Surrounded by the ruins of pastel-coloured buildings still bearing slogans glorifying the Islamic State's "caliphate", Wissam Ghanem is having a slow day selling beer, vodka and whisky. Iraqi forces expelled the jihadists from his town of Bashiqa, about
"18.02.2017 11:23:01" yahoo.com Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported Saturday. The 40-year-old was swept away while taking the photograph beside a river
"18.02.2017 08:34:00" Timeline Photos Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who defined grunge and the rise of alternative rock, would have turned 50 on Monday. He remains an enduring cultural presence even for many young people -- but what would he be doing if he were alive?
The 27-year-old shot
"18.02.2017 07:50:00" Timeline Photos The Troisgros restaurant, a veritable shrine to France's haute cuisine, is pulling out of the town it put on the map thanks to the three Michelin stars it has boasted since 1968.
The move out of the central town of Roanne to a rural village just eight
"18.02.2017 06:23:00" A European refugee comedy and a transgender love story are tipped to clinch prizes at the Berlin film festival, which has been dominated by criticism of rising intolerance and US President Donald Trump.
Audiences lavished applause on the cult Finnish
"18.02.2017 03:00:26" Photos from AFP News Agency's post After a rollercoaster first month in the White House President Donald Trump jaunted south, holding a campaign-style event with Boeing to cast himself as a defender of US jobs and relaunching attacks on the press, criticizing several media outlets on
"18.02.2017 00:29:41" yahoo.com Hitler's 'destructive' wartime phone up for auction Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, will hit the auction block this weekend, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone that was later painted crimson and Originally a black Bakelite phone that was later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime's defeat.
"17.02.2017 22:01:58" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "Daddy, pick me up!" cried nine-year-old Abdel Basset as he struggled to get to his feet after a barrel bomb attack near his home in Syria.
The harrowing footage of the young boy screaming for his father, his legs turned to bloody stumps, quickly spread
"17.02.2017 19:10:01" Timeline Photos Model Jack Eyers made the decision to amputate his leg at 16. Today, he made his debut in Teatum Jones' show at London Fashion Week. "When I lost my leg I became very unconfident," he said. "Fashion gives you that sense of confidence." Read more:
"17.02.2017 16:24:10" As Bangladesh's only known woman rickshaw wallah Mosammat Jasmine may be a feminist icon, but to the passengers she cycles around the streets of Chittagong she's known as "Crazy Auntie"
"17.02.2017 14:33:21" Playing with fire: Exorcising demons in Vietnam
"17.02.2017 12:09:30" It's a far cry from the 'Jungle'... since November, 80 refugees from the Calais migrant camp have been taking classes at Lille university
"17.02.2017 10:51:01" Timeline Photos The United States has three branches of government: the legislative, the executive and the judicial
"17.02.2017 08:45:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post New York fashion week wrapped with designers unable to agree on the season, the future of the runway in jeopardy and anti-Donald Trump political outrage palpable.
As the global fashion circus now flits to Europe with fashion week beginning in London,
"17.02.2017 07:40:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Vietnam fire dances are now out in the open as the Pa Then ethnic minority are now free to perform rites that exorcise demons and pray for a healthy harvest http://u.afp.com/4Gvb
"17.02.2017 06:33:18" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In the fishing ports of the Shetland Islands off northern Scotland, hopes are high that Brexit could boost their once-thriving industry http://u.afp.com/4Gvn
"17.02.2017 03:06:35" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Donald Trump stunned the political world with an impromptu White House news conference at which he vented at his critics and virulently defended the record of his tumultuous first weeks in power saying there is "zero chaos" in his
"17.02.2017 00:40:01" Timeline Photos An Olive Ridley Turtle comes ashore from the Bay of Bengal to lay her eggs on the beach
"16.02.2017 22:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Saudi Arabia hosts first ever Comic-Con event in coastal city of Jeddah.
The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia. http://u.afp.com/4GtN
"16.02.2017 21:00:05" DC restaurants to close in immigrant solidarity show From burger joints to fine eateries, dozens of Washington DC restaurants shut down to protest President Donald Trump's treatment of immigrants.
They did so out of solidarity with the largely low-earning people who staff them or because not enough workers
"16.02.2017 18:42:31" Timeline Photos Timeline of links or reports related to US President Donald Trump and Russia
"16.02.2017 15:57:50" Children are paraded through a village in eastern China to commemorate the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago
"16.02.2017 13:59:33" Olive Ridley sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on Rushikulya Beach in the Bay of Bengal
"16.02.2017 11:07:39" Timeline Photos The killing of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at a Malaysian airport has revived fascination in the poisoner's methods http://u.afp.com/4GVB
"16.02.2017 07:46:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In China, a colourful parade of Hakka children dressed as living dolls commemorates the end of child sacrifice 700 years ago
"16.02.2017 06:25:00" Timeline Photos Of all the ramifications of the Brexit vote, the fate of the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic and their oil fields and fisheries may not top the list for negotiators in London and Brussels.
But the prospect of a new bid for Scottish independence as
"16.02.2017 05:08:00" Timeline Photos People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behaviour.
The largest analysis to date of the brains of people with attention deficit
"16.02.2017 03:41:16" Photos from AFP News Agency's post US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, drops his predecessors' longtime attachment to a two-state solution in any Middle East peace settlement and spends time defending his former national security adviser, Michael
"16.02.2017 00:24:30" yahoo.com Giant French flag going on display at British castle A French flag the size of a tennis court, captured by the British in 1800, will be unfurled at a British castle this year in its first public showing in more than a century. The ensign, captured from the French warship Le Genereux on February 18, 1800, A French flag the size of a tennis court, captured by the British in 1800, will be unfurled at a British castle this year in its first public showing in more than a century
"15.02.2017 22:12:33" Michael Kors presents Fall-Winter 2017 collection in New York Michael Kors shows off his Fall-Winter 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week at an event attended by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and featuring models Ashley Graham and Kendall Jenner
"15.02.2017 20:39:00" Timeline Photos Poison has a long history as a weapon of murder, favoured by assassins for its stealthy delivery of the fatal blow http://u.afp.com/4Gzc
"15.02.2017 18:34:21" Timeline Photos A rainbow appears over Gaza City
"15.02.2017 15:08:45" Families living in China's 'last cave-dwelling' village divided over new cable car u.afp.com/4GEm
"15.02.2017 12:44:00" yahoo.com 'There was a lot of blood': Myanmar sisters scarred by abuse Khin Khin Tun's back is a patchwork of burns, searing memories she says from when her former employer poured two flasks of boiling water over her flesh -- one for each orange she was accused of stealing. The 14-year-old and her sister spent years working Child servants hidden in wealthy Myanmar homes are highly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse
"15.02.2017 11:00:37" California Sheriff lifts evacuation order after threat of catastrophic failure at tallest dam in US #OrovilleDam u.afp.com/4GuY
"15.02.2017 06:55:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing of peace talks this month but still dream of going home. http://u.afp.com/4GuK
"15.02.2017 06:40:43" Every dog has its day: German shepherd Rumor beats off the pack to win "Best in Show" at Westminster Kennel Club annual event in New York
"15.02.2017 05:40:00" ca.news.yahoo.com Five-star prices, without the service: Cuba's hotel problem A record four million tourists visited Cuba last year, to find the communist island's four and five star hotels charge luxury prices for sometimes basic amenities
"15.02.2017 04:46:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hole is where the heart is for Chinese cave dwellers http://u.afp.com/4GuL
"15.02.2017 03:34:28" Enter the dragon: mythical creature paraded through villages and pastures in Fujian to scare off bad luck and ensure good crops in centuries-old Chinese folk tradition http://u.afp.com/4Gus
"15.02.2017 00:59:04" yahoo.com US tribe asks court to reverse Trump administration on pipeline The Native American tribe at the center of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in the northern United States, on Tuesday asked a federal court to reverse the Trump administration's decision to let the project proceed. Federal authorities reversed Native American tribe at center of protests against Dakota Access pipeline asks federal court to reverse Trump administration's decision to let project proceed
"14.02.2017 22:25:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Happy Valentine's Day from around the world !
"14.02.2017 20:01:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "There is no shame in wanting to recover your femininity," says beautician Chnoor Khezri. Twice a month she brings her equipment to a camp near Mosul and gives displaced Iraqi women who have lost everything what she can...free beauty treatments.
"14.02.2017 16:58:01" Timeline Photos Tender moment. A Neapolitan Mastiff pictured during day two of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
"14.02.2017 16:22:43" yahoo.com Japan's 'Battleship island' haunted by ghosts of its past The haunting silhouette of "Battleship Island" rises up from the sea, an abandoned testament to what was once the most densely populated city on earth. Thousands of men, women and children lived and worked on the island, harvesting undersea coal mines
"14.02.2017 14:06:45" Timeline Photos Chocs away as Japan cashes in on Valentine's Day. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4G7K
"14.02.2017 10:43:22" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "It's amazing how much fun people can have after paying to basically be put through torture." AFP photographer Oli Scarff reports from the last-ever Tough Guy challenge in the English mud.
"14.02.2017 08:51:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Philippine ex-first lady Imelda Marcos loses long fight to reclaim jewels confiscated when her dictator husband was ousted http://u.afp.com/4Ge2
"14.02.2017 08:26:46" sg.news.yahoo.com Chocs away as Japan cashes in on Valentine's Day On Valentine's Day, Japanese women are expected to buy 'obligation chocolates' expressing gratitude rather than love for boyfriends, husbands, colleagues and bosses. This year a survey says they will fork out $1.22 billion on confectionery
"14.02.2017 07:24:00" Tropical Indonesia's plucky ice hockey team hopes to defy the odds at the Asian Winter Games http://u.afp.com/4Ge4
"14.02.2017 06:56:08" Timeline Photos Unconditional love: office workers are introduced to an adopted stray dog at a Valentine's Day outreach event by a volunteer-run dog shelter in Singapore
"14.02.2017 06:21:03" With new rains forecast, 188,000 remain under evacuation orders as workers race to repair an emergency spillway at California's Oroville Dam http://u.afp.com/4Gmz
"14.02.2017 05:45:21" Photos from AFP News Agency's post To some the former mining town on "Battleship Island" in Japan is a source of nostalgia, to others a reminder of a brutal colonial past and the use of forced labour
"14.02.2017 05:07:25" Timeline Photos Fears of exploding whales as New Zealand clears hundreds of carcasses http://u.afp.com/4GsW
"14.02.2017 01:43:37" Timeline Photos A building at Riverbend Park is submerged in water released from California's Oroville Dam - 188,000 people evacuated http://u.afp.com/4Gmz
"14.02.2017 00:00:04" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Beyonce led the Grammy nominations with nine for "Lemonade," her most daring album to date, which she crafted as a celebration of the resilience of African American women. But Beyonce took only two awards, again losing in the leading categories of Album
"13.02.2017 21:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Views from Gaza City's Al-Shatee refugee camp after the rain
"13.02.2017 20:00:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dogs of all breeds, sizes and colors get ready to strut their tails down the runway at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York
"13.02.2017 17:55:56" yahoo.com Dubai aims to launch hover-taxi by July Dubai tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority says, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.
"13.02.2017 15:14:49" Hollywood musical "La La Land" picked up five British Bafta awards on Sunday, at a glitzy London ceremony charged with filmmakers' political messages.
Damien Chazelle won the award for best director while Emma Stone was leading actress.
"13.02.2017 12:54:27" In 2008, Yang Dezhi in southwest China's Guizhou province was designated a "Red Army primary school" -- funded by the "red nobility" of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families -- one of many such institutions that have been established
"13.02.2017 12:38:04" yahoo.com Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy' As Japan prepares to celebrate Valentine's Day, a cranky group of Marxist protesters have called for an end to public displays of love, claiming it hurts their feelings. Members of 'Kakuhido', or the Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find 'Our aim is to crush this love capitalism"
As Japan prepares to celebrate Valentine's Day, a cranky group of Marxist protesters have called for an end to public displays of love, claiming it hurts their feelings.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4GxZ
"13.02.2017 11:26:04" yahoo.com Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of a Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey on Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award. Judges praised the courage and bravery of Burhan Ozbilici, a Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of a Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey on Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4GMH
"13.02.2017 07:20:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Min Bahadur Sherchan wants to regain his title of the oldest person to climb Mount Everest. Being a grandfather of 85 and slightly hard of hearing are no obstacles for the former Gurkha http://u.afp.com/4GYs
"13.02.2017 06:22:02" Timeline Photos Adele triumphs once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album http://u.afp.com/4GYo
"13.02.2017 05:48:16" China's 'Red Army' schools are an extreme example of the patriotic education which the ruling Communist party promotes to boost its legitimacy u.afp.com/4GYY
"13.02.2017 00:31:20" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Guests didn't disappoint with their wild styles on the red carpet at the #GRAMMYs
"13.02.2017 00:24:44" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Tens of thousands of Mexicans protest against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric http://u.afp.com/4Gf4
"12.02.2017 23:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post British filmmaker Ken Loach took home the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film for "I, Daniel Blake," while Casey Affleck and Emma Stone won best actor and actress, respectively. Read more: u.afp.com/4Gf3 #EEBAFTAs
"12.02.2017 22:00:05" Tourists flock to Venice's colourful carnival The 'parade of the rat' is the star attraction of the Venice Carnival, as thousands of revellers dressed in Venetian masks throng the Italian city
"12.02.2017 20:23:44" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Victoria Beckham unveils a beautifully tailored collection of clothes designed to empower women in troubled times at New York Fashion Week
"12.02.2017 18:17:59" yahoo.com 'Islamophobia' fuelling terrorism: UN chief "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
"12.02.2017 15:20:59" Timeline Photos N. Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul defence ministry
"12.02.2017 13:06:50" Timeline Photos An Israeli soldier fires a rubber bullet towards Palestinian protestors during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on
"12.02.2017 11:37:02" Timeline Photos In this timed-exposure night photo taken early on February 12, 2017, Mount Sinabung volcano spews reddish smoke and ash, as seen from the Karo district in North Sumatra province.
"12.02.2017 10:03:35" Timeline Photos A volunteer digs out the blow hole of a stranded Pilot whale to stop it from suffocating during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit, New Zealand on February11, 2017.
"12.02.2017 06:03:20" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Taoray Wang's fall/winter 2017 collection at New York fashion week, starred her modern take on classic suiting, with a unique twist of East meets West, and an empowering masculine look made feminine when paired with delicate lace negligees.
She sent down
"12.02.2017 04:30:42" Police fired tear gas after clashes erupted in the suburbs of Paris as demonstrators protested over the assault of a young black man who was allegedly anally raped with a truncheon while being arrested.
Surrounded by a heavy police contingent, about 2,000
"12.02.2017 03:02:10" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The music world gathers for the Grammys with the top awards a choice between a new, edgier Beyonce and the time-tested heartache ballads of Adele.
The show which will also feature tributes to two pop icons who died in the past year -- Prince and George
"12.02.2017 00:15:27" yahoo.com US agents conduct first Trump-era raids targeting undocumented migrants US authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented migrants this week in the first large-scale raids under President Donald Trump, triggering panic in immigrant communities nationwide. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency rounded up US agents conduct first Trump-era raids targeting undocumented migrants
"11.02.2017 21:57:18" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Carnival of Venice, which each year draws thousands of revellers dressed in masks and period costume, got under way in the iconic Italian city on Saturday with a stunning show staged on its famous canals
"11.02.2017 18:53:58" Timeline Photos Automatic programmes, or "bots," account for just over half of online traffic
"11.02.2017 16:09:11" Timeline Photos The salmon season has started on the River Spey in Aberlour, northeast Scotland.
"11.02.2017 12:18:36" Photos from AFP News Agency's post On Borneo island, Indonesia, hundreds of men and women known as "tatungs" have metal skewers pierced through their cheeks and wear necklaces adorned with monkey skulls, parade the streets to mark the end of the Chinese New Year festival.
"11.02.2017 10:52:53" Timeline Photos Cyprus, the divided island since 1974, has started a new round of talks in hope of finding a resolution. Read on: http://u.afp.com/4Gqu
"11.02.2017 10:24:53" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Villagers in China's eastern Fujian province have a unique way of worshipping Buddha: they beat a rock statue to wish for a good new year and an abundant harvest. Their mock struggle lasts for hours until defenders finally relent and welcome the rock
"11.02.2017 08:39:13" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Another 200 whales are stranded on a New Zealand coastline, frustrating rescuers who had battled through the day and even defied a shark threat to try and keep them at sea http://u.afp.com/4Gqf
"11.02.2017 07:13:17" Timeline Photos Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour.
They have also come to symbolise the risks of a computerised world conditioned by
"11.02.2017 06:01:13" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The war between Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels has killed more than 10,000 people, rattled eastern Europe and plunged relations between the West and Russia to post-Cold War lows.
Here are five key facts about the 33-month conflict in Ukraine's mainly
"11.02.2017 00:09:31" 'Maroon 5's Adam Levine gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Maroon 5's Adam Levine celebrates the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
"10.02.2017 22:15:35" Timeline Photos Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump live stream project has been shut down after the Museum of the Moving Image said it became "a flashpoint for violence." Read more: http://u.afp.com/4GTG
"10.02.2017 19:22:15" 'Fitting room of the future' on show ahead of NY Fashion Week An interactive mirror is bringing technology into the fitting room ahead of New York Fashion Week 2017
"10.02.2017 15:28:35" yahoo.com Rumbling Indonesian volcano in fresh eruption A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewed clouds of smoke and ash high into the air Friday, the latest in a series of violent eruptions. Activity levels have increased in the past week, with Sinabung shooting hot ash clouds into the sky
"10.02.2017 13:04:45" yahoo.com Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote "That is exactly what they are trying to (do)", said Pius Walker, who heads the Zurich-based advertising agency Walker AG. The issue in Sunday's vote, the latest in Switzerland's direct democracy system, is whether the grandchildren of immigrants should
"10.02.2017 08:46:17" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Graphic factfile on pilot whales, one of the species most involved in mass strandings, and notable other beachings, such as of over 150 melon-headed whales in Japan in 2015 http://u.afp.com/4GJM
"10.02.2017 08:10:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The catwalk throbbed with politics in New York as designers threw their weight behind a campaign to promote tolerance and La Perla gave women's freedom a boost with a ready-to-wear debut http://u.afp.com/4GoV
"10.02.2017 07:10:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The lava may have cooled 2,000 years ago but Pompeii is a hot destination this Valentine's day with a special opening of the exceptionally preserved House of the Chaste Lovers.
This rich baker's dwelling, complete with garden, stables, mill and a
"10.02.2017 06:15:00" Timeline Photos 'Our food, our stories': bringing west African cuisine to the world http://u.afp.com/4Gog
"10.02.2017 05:56:07" Timeline Photos Activists burn a US flag during a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban in front of the American embassy in Manila, Philippines
"10.02.2017 05:18:29" Timeline Photos Over 400 pilot whales have stranded on a New Zealand beach, most of them dying quickly as volunteers race to save survivors http://u.afp.com/4Gop
"10.02.2017 04:53:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi artist Marina Jaber 's project became a social media meme and then a movement to allow women to exercise their right to cycle in a conservative society
"10.02.2017 00:40:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Juan Daniel Otoya is a 28-year-old artist who has dedicated himself to painting giant pictures of the violence perpetrated by the ELN http://u.afp.com/4GZK
"09.02.2017 22:20:00" Timeline Photos 2016 was a big year for French wine and spirits with close to 12 million euros worth of exports. More than 23 percent of those exports ended up in the United States
"09.02.2017 20:25:00" A celebration of Parisian diversity in suburban fashion show Every year, the Parisian suburb of Montfermeil organises a fashion show celebrating the diversity of its inhabitants. Now in its 12th year, more than 40 nationalities take part.
"09.02.2017 18:46:03" Timeline Photos The world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab will remain open after Kenya's High Court ruled that plans to shut down the camp were unconstitutional.
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"09.02.2017 16:39:33" yahoo.com Archaeologists discover new Dead Sea Scrolls cave Archaeologists have uncovered a new cave that once housed Dead Sea Scrolls, in a discovery described as one of the "most important" in 60 years. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem said the scrolls were missing from the cave, though, but hopes to find
"09.02.2017 16:36:43" yahoo.com Eiffel Tower to get 2.5-metre glass security wall A glass wall 2.5 metres (eight feet) high will be erected around the Eiffel Tower in Paris this autumn, part of a multi-million euro plan to prevent attacks on the iconic monument, the city said Thursday. The wall will replace the metal fences thrown up
"09.02.2017 16:14:14" yahoo.com Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden In the spring of 2014, Fredrik Onnevall was filming a documentary about the response of European nationalist parties to the migration crisis when he met the 15-year-old boy in Greece. Along with two colleagues, Onnevall helped "Abed", which is not his
"09.02.2017 13:21:00" yahoo.com Pope reveals anti-stress secrets - and it's not prozac Pope Francis has shrugged off recent in-fighting in the Vatican and other stresses of his job by joking: "I am not on tranquilisers". "There is corruption in the Vatican. In it, the erstwhile Jorge Bergoglio reveals how feelings of anxiety he sometimes
"09.02.2017 13:09:08" Timeline Photos Sprinting ahead: Rihanna-designed shoes helped boost Puma's results in 2016.
"09.02.2017 12:30:22" yahoo.com Five infected with HIV at Chinese traditional medicine hospital At least five patients at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in China were accidentally infected with HIV, officials said Thursday, as authorities moved to censor online discussion over the incident. A technician at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital
"09.02.2017 11:06:50" yahoo.com Porn brokers preying on young Japanese modelling hopefuls: survey Porn producers in Japan are preying on young modelling hopefuls, with a quarter of women who sign contracts with street touts asked to perform in sex videos, a new government survey has found. Chilling stories of young women duped into signing modelling
"09.02.2017 10:11:50" yahoo.com Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman's head It's the stuff of nightmares -- a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. "I saw some tiny legs moving inside," M.N. Shankar, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Chennai's
"09.02.2017 08:21:35" As part of the spring festival, villagers carry a golden statue of an ancient Chinese general who, like Robin Hood, is celebrated for stealing from the rich to give to the poor, through a muddy field in the village of Juhe in China's Fujian province.
"09.02.2017 07:00:02" Timeline Photos The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks wrote to former president Barack Obama to tell him 9/11 was a direct result of American foreign policy and the deaths of innocent people it has caused.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's 18-page letter was
"09.02.2017 05:16:43" The stuff of nightmares: Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman's head after it crawled up her nose while she slept
"09.02.2017 00:40:04" Gray whales in Mexico endangered by rising water temperatures Rising water temperatures threaten gray whales that come to give birth every winter in Mexico's Baja California lagoon
"08.02.2017 23:00:00" yahoo.com Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world? Scientists say quinoa could help feed a hungry world after revealing the near-complete genome of ancient grain