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"07.12.2016 16:30:31" yahoo.com Ukraine offers Trump own jet after Air Force One flap Ukraine's main plane maker told US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday that he may want to purchase one of its jets after he called Boeing's version of Air Force One too costly. " May be it is better to consider aircraft as Air Force One?" the plane
"07.12.2016 14:23:14" yahoo.com Donald Trump is Time magazine's 2016 'Person of the Year' Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics, delivering him to the helm of a divided America. The president-elect dialed into NBC television's
"07.12.2016 14:10:26" yahoo.com Sri Lanka scraps tallest Christmas tree after church snub Sri Lankan cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga Wednesday abandoned a bid to build a record-breaking 100-metre tall Christmas tree after the head of the Catholic church on the island called it a waste of money. Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to victory in the
"07.12.2016 13:31:55" yahoo.com British lord says Brexit 'stupidity' should not block child refugees A member of Britain's House of Lords rescued from the Nazis when he was six years old, told AFP the anti-immigrant sentiment behind Brexit should not prevent child migrants being welcomed to Britain. Now 84, Dubs was behind an amendment adopted in May to
"07.12.2016 11:37:29" yahoo.com Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years: official Paris (AFP) - Paris is suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution for at least 10 years, the Airparif agency which measures the levels said Wednesday.
"07.12.2016 06:50:48" yahoo.com Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline It was the middle of the night when the villagers sounded the alarm: a huge Sumatran elephant was raiding their rice fields, and they needed urgent help to drive it back to the forest. "It was the king," Dodot said of the hungry bull male that had strayed Loss of habitat is causing Sumatran elephants to rub up against human populations more frequently, sometimes leading to violence
"07.12.2016 00:41:39" Timeline Photos Global education survey finds that high school students in Singapore, Japan, Estonia, Taiwan and Finland are world's top performers http://u.afp.com/4wiQ
"06.12.2016 18:27:02" Timeline Photos Beyonce leads nominations for the Grammy Awards but faces tough competition from fellow chart-topping artists including Adele. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4ww9
"06.12.2016 16:11:01" Wounded in rebel east Ukraine struggle to obtain prosthetics Yulia Mikhailova considers herself lucky after surviving a shell strike that killed 15 people in Ukraine's rebel eastern bastion of Donetsk in 2015. The 25-year-old lost a leg and an arm and now relies on friends due to a lack of prosthetic limbs in the
"06.12.2016 13:32:53" au.news.yahoo.com Aleppo 'Twitter girl' safe after family flees army advance A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father tells AFP.
"06.12.2016 12:09:35" uk.news.yahoo.com Naked selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans New "nude loans" highlight the problems Beijing faces in trying to regulate the $150 billion peer-to-peer marketplace.
"06.12.2016 11:00:21" Stary, stary night: Stargazers travel to Provenzales' rock, in northern Italy to catch a glimpse of the annual Geminid meteor shower.
"06.12.2016 10:07:29" uk.news.yahoo.com Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia In a country proud of its Orthodox Christianity, the Serbian city of Novi Pazar is a place apart: young bearded men in ankle-length trousers stroll the streets, the restaurants don't serve alcohol, and the call of the muezzin punctuates the daily routine. Why has the Serbian city of Novi Pazar become a breeding ground for Islamist extremists?
"06.12.2016 09:57:00" Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Pakistan's largest lake For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived and worked on Pakistan's Manchar Lake but an relentless flow of toxic wastewater has slowly rendered it inhospitable, poisoning the water and almost everything in it
"06.12.2016 09:52:52" A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 2. Picture of The Year - Part 2 A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 2.
"06.12.2016 07:38:13" sg.news.yahoo.com Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Pakistan's largest lake For fishermen such as Mohammed Yusuf, life on the lake is becoming intolerable. As far back as the 1990s, assessments found the land and the water was being destroyed by a toxic mix of saline, chemicals and sewage, explains the activist, who grew up on As fish die out.in Pakistan's polluted Manchar Lake, the Mohanna tribe are struggling to adjust. They used to live their entire lives on the water but are increasingly moving ashore.
"06.12.2016 06:27:51" Timeline Photos Ancient wonder: hot-air balloon carrying tourists sails over Myanmar's archaeological site in Bagan, home to over 2,000 Buddhist monuments
"06.12.2016 05:03:04" Timeline Photos Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha (middle L), Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda (C, pink sash) and top officials prostrate themselves in front of the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn
"06.12.2016 00:40:00" Christmas decorations adorn biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem Christmas decorations adorn the West Bank town of Bethlehem, where a tree and a Nativity scene have been set up on the Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, the site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born
"05.12.2016 23:33:05" yahoo.com Jayalalithaa Jayaram: India's filmstar politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who has died aged 68, was a former film star who went on to become one of India's most powerful and controversial politicians, famed for her vast sari collection that won her comparisons with Imelda Marcos. In her native southern Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who went on to become a powerful and controversial politician of Tamil Nadu, dies at 68
"05.12.2016 22:30:00" US vote: Stein goes to Trump Tower to step up recount drive Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein steps up her efforts to secure election recounts, travelling to Trump Tower in New York City to announce that a federal lawsuit had been filed in Pennsylvania http://u.afp.com/4UvV
"05.12.2016 21:29:07" Timeline Photos Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government have seized full control of Sirte from the Islamic State group. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Uvr
"05.12.2016 20:00:00" yahoo.com 'Stripclub owner' buys infamous Austrian incest house The house where Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl shut his daughter in the cellar for 24 years has been sold to a woman who runs a local strip club, reports said Monday. The Niederoesterreiche Nachrichten newspaper quoted a man named Herbert Houska as
"05.12.2016 17:52:36" In Aleppo, dreaming of home but finding only rubble "We were so optimistic, I thought I was going to ululate when we arrived, but now we've found it like this, uninhabitable," says Kafa Jawish as she returns to her home in Aleppo, Syria for the first time since July 2012. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Utf
"05.12.2016 15:49:03" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president u.afp.com/4Urt
"05.12.2016 13:53:03" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "In the news business, speed is everything. But sometimes it pays to be late.
"Sometimes it can even keep six billion euros of value from being wiped out within minutes." http://u.afp.com/4UCU AFP Correspondent
"05.12.2016 10:57:51" US authorities deny route for controversial North Dakota pipeline
"05.12.2016 08:23:32" Timeline Photos Skyscrapers: the sun rises behind buildings poking through the clouds on a foggy morning in Dubai, UAE
"05.12.2016 08:00:50" sg.finance.yahoo.com Cheeky Chinese artist critiques society with nudity The artist has taken more than 700 photos capturing his nude exercises on streets in China and sometimes abroad -– a body of work unmatched in the contemporary art world. Taken as a whole, Ou's work presents an alternative history of China's last decade – Chinese artist Ou Zhihang poses naked in protest outside a Hong Kong bookshop linked to 5 missing booksellers.
"05.12.2016 04:33:17" Timeline Photos Russian film sparks uproar by glorifying Soviet WWII 'myth. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4UVG
"05.12.2016 03:17:06" yahoo.com Artists celebrated at Obama's final Kennedy Centre Honors gala President Barack Obama attended his last Kennedy Center Honors gala, making some of his final goodbyes to celebrated artists before leaving office next month. Ahead of the ceremony, Obama hosted a reception in the White House East Room for this year's Al Pacino, The Eagles, James Taylor, Mavis Staples and Martha Argerich celebrated at Kennedy Centre Honors gala http://u.afp.com/4UVT
"05.12.2016 01:00:00" The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India Since it began in the 1970s, the Irula snake-catchers' cooperative on the outskirts of the southern city of Chennai has revolutionised the treatment of snake-bites in India, enabling it to produce enough anti-venom to supply hospitals across the country.
"04.12.2016 23:57:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The US Army Corps of Engineers rejected the current route for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmentalists who had staged months of protests. Read more about the Dakota
"04.12.2016 22:36:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Fidel Castro's dying wish was a law to prohibit erecting statues or monuments in his name, but since his death his image is everywhere. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4UHB
"04.12.2016 20:52:30" Timeline Photos Turnout is high as Italians vote in a high-stakes constitutional referendum that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and has left the rest of Europe braced for the fallout
"04.12.2016 18:00:43" Timeline Photos Austria's far-right concedes in presidential race. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Uze
"04.12.2016 16:47:54" yahoo.com Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era Fidel Castro's ashes were entombed in a massive stone next to national heroes on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled for decades. The cedar urn was placed inside the tall round stone near the mausoleums of 19th century
"04.12.2016 16:45:34" Timeline Photos Jakub Janda in action during the Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal, eastern Germany.
"04.12.2016 16:15:36" Timeline Photos A surfer rides a wave near the Israeli coastal city of Netanya.
"04.12.2016 16:11:41" Buses take residents back to abandoned east Aleppo Syrians return to east Aleppo as buses begin to travel directly from government-held areas of the city to the recaptured neighbourhoods.
"04.12.2016 14:41:16" yahoo.com Egypt seeks tougher penalties for female circumcision Egypt's government said on Sunday it will ask parliament to approve a draft law that would increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcision. Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), was banned in Egypt in 2008. In Egypt, the
"04.12.2016 14:31:33" Timeline Photos A halo around the sun is photographed near the Israeli kibbutz of Nahsholim.
The optical phenomena is produced by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.
"04.12.2016 14:27:02" Runners arrive at Clapham Common Underground Station to take part in a charity "Santa Dash" around Clapham Common in south London.
"04.12.2016 10:04:38" yahoo.com In Madrid, the homeless dine out... for free It is early evening at a restaurant in central Madrid and Jose Silva sits down for a meal of rice, meatballs and vegetables as waiters flit from one table to another. The project is the brainchild of the "Messengers of Peace" association, led by Angel A 79-year-old priest is the brainchild of Spain's first "Robin Hood" restaurant -- where the rich are charged to feed the poor.
"04.12.2016 10:01:53" yahoo.com Austria far-right on cusp of power in election showdown Austrians will return to the polls on Sunday in a bitterly fought marathon election, which could propel the European Union's first far-right president to power and boost the anti-establishment tide sweeping many countries. Norbert Hofer of the hardline
"04.12.2016 10:00:18" Timeline Photos
"04.12.2016 06:09:58" Timeline Photos Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory
"04.12.2016 05:52:44" au.news.yahoo.com The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India Chengalpattu (India) (AFP) - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes. The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India
"04.12.2016 03:56:18" Timeline Photos Mobsters, poisoned cigars, exploding seashells, a contaminated diving suit: The CIA's imagination ran wild in its plots to assassinate Fidel Castro
"03.12.2016 23:40:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Native Americans, military veterans and other activists camp at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota as they try to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
"03.12.2016 20:34:38" Timeline Photos At least nine people are dead and 25 unaccounted for after a huge blaze erupted in what was described as Oakland's deadliest incident since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The County Sheriff's office said the coroner is preparing for 40 or more
"03.12.2016 18:35:35" Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain The bodies of 50 players, coaches and staff from a Brazilian football team wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia arrive home in pouring rain for a massive funeral http://u.afp.com/4URb
"03.12.2016 15:43:41" yahoo.com Ethnic killings rampant in once-placid South Sudan town Isaac waited as soldiers came to take away his cellmates, one by one, fearing the worst as the uniformed men returned alone and spattered in blood. A day earlier the 24-year-old pharmacy assistant was detained by soldiers from South Sudan's majority Dinka "At night they don't shoot guns because people will realise there's a problem... they will call you to come out and use knives," refugees give harrowing account of the tribal conflict in South Sudan.
"03.12.2016 12:18:05" Giant puppet parades in Myanmar's Yangon region French cultural group L'Homme Debout unveil a giant wicker puppet in Yangon, as part of the Mingalabar Festival which celebrates 55 years of French-Myanmar relations.
"03.12.2016 12:02:03" Timeline Photos Lightning strikes in the sky over Kuwait City.
"03.12.2016 11:49:47" yahoo.com Syria army seizes new rebel district in Aleppo: monitor Syrian troops and allied forces advanced overnight seizing Aleppo's Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood from rebels as they press an offensive to recapture all of the city, a monitor said on Saturday. The capture of the neighbourhood means the government has now UNICEF warns it is in "a race against time" to help the thousands of children fleeing the conflict in eastern Aleppo.
"03.12.2016 04:41:27" Timeline Photos After Donald Trump's shock victory, Francois Hollande's decision not to seek re-election and populism on the rise, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will try and rally support for a fourth term when her centre-right Christian Democratic Union holds its
"03.12.2016 03:39:23" Timeline Photos Matteo Renzi rose from local government to prime minister of Italy in just months, but a constitutional referendum could send him back down the greasy pole of politics
"03.12.2016 00:40:00" Aleppo family reunited after months separated by war An Aleppo woman was reunited with her daughter and grandsons after months trapped on opposite sides of the city. "My eyes melted from crying... I couldn't reach her and she couldn't reach us," she said of their time apart.
"02.12.2016 23:15:00" Timeline Photos El Clasico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid are set for Saturday's clash at Camp Nou in Barcelona http://u.afp.com/4Uby
"02.12.2016 20:45:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post History buffs and fans of the Napoleonic wars prepare to re-enact the famous battle of Austerlitz, fought over 200 years ago today. Napoleon and his 70,000 troops defeated 90,000 Russians and Austrians on December 2, 1805, forcing Austria to make peace
"02.12.2016 19:07:58" Mandela Children's Hospital opens its doors in Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital opens in Johannesburg with brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings that match state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres
"02.12.2016 15:54:01" yahoo.com Syria rebels mount fierce defence of key Aleppo district Rebels put up fierce resistance on Friday in a key district of Syria's battered Aleppo, where a regime offensive has left bodies in the streets and sparked a global outcry. President Bashar al-Assad's forces captured the city's northeast this week and
"02.12.2016 13:24:50" A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 1. Pictures of The Year - Part 1 A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 1.
"02.12.2016 10:06:55" President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha officially light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse of the National Mall for the last time
"02.12.2016 07:46:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Anger is mounting in India over the scrapping of high denomination notes. December 2, 2016 is the last day on which the old currency can be used to buy fuel.
"02.12.2016 06:37:08" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A Jain-run charity hospital for birds in New Delhi takes in 30-40 birds a day. Life in the Indian capital is harsh for its avian population.
"02.12.2016 06:27:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Photographer Mohammed Huwais writes on covering the 'forgotten' war in Yemen http://u.afp.com/4UXG
"02.12.2016 05:54:47" Timeline Photos Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn inherits one of the world's richest monarchies as well as a politically febrile nation
"02.12.2016 04:42:32" Timeline Photos The populist wave unfurling in many countries could claim a fresh victory in Austria Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945
"02.12.2016 00:30:00" yahoo.com Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed king of Thailand late Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father.
"01.12.2016 23:00:00" Afghan female volleyball players call for change Afghan female volleyball players call for a change in mindset at a Kabul tournament marking a rare chance for women athletes to compete in the national spotlight. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4U7u
"01.12.2016 22:40:00" Gazans hope Coca-Cola plant refreshes economy A new $20 million Coca-Cola factory in the Gaza Strip gives residents of the beleaguered Palestinian enclave hope for economic boost
"01.12.2016 21:45:00" Biran, birthplace of the Castros Fidel Castro and his brother, President Raul Castro, were born in Biran on the eastern end of Cuba, but nobody in the village expected the boy who liked to walk barefoot and jump in the river to leave the comforts of his family's ranch to launch a
"01.12.2016 19:43:30" Mixed response as French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo hits Ge... "Ich bin Charlie": French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo hits Germany. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4U7G
"01.12.2016 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Italy and Austria hold key votes on Sunday, December 4. Italians decide on a constitutional referendum on sweeping reforms to their political system. Austrians must choose a president, which could see the election of the EU's first far-right political
"01.12.2016 16:10:01" Timeline Photos Desperate for respite, civilians brave Aleppo front line
"The rest of my children only want to live in safety. They have seen death several times. I want them to know life." http://u.afp.com/4Ue
"01.12.2016 14:02:26" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Fans pay an emotional tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains
"01.12.2016 11:42:00" Aleppo 'giant graveyard' fears as thousands flee
"01.12.2016 07:33:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post To Audrey with love: a retrospective of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy's designs for film star Audrey Hepburn starts at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.
"01.12.2016 05:53:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Virginie Routis has overcome sexism to become head sommelier at France's Elysee presidential palace. She decides what presidents drink and spends 170,000 euros a year replenishing the cellars.
"01.12.2016 00:52:58" Timeline Photos UK experts give green light to "three-parent babies" http://u.afp.com/4Udh
"30.11.2016 23:47:37" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Cubans met a military jeep carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro as the "caravan of freedom" began a four-day journey around the island http://u.afp.com/4UdU
"30.11.2016 21:50:00" Gun used by Verlaine to shoot Rimbaud sells for $460,000 The gun with which French poet Paul Verlaine shot his fellow poet and lover Arthur Rimbaud in 1873 (after the two fought, cried and got drunk) sells for $460,000 at auction in Paris
"30.11.2016 18:39:54" Timeline Photos After Donald Trump becomes US president, members of his family, such as daughter Ivanka or sons Eric and Donald Jr, could take over his business operations http://u.afp.com/4UAk
"30.11.2016 13:48:43" AFP Africa Ahmed Ali Mohamed snorkels over sea grass and coral, keeping an eye out for different fish species darting through the waters below him. But his job is not to catch the fish -- as his family has done for generations -- instead he only counts them. Read
"30.11.2016 12:25:00" Experts are divided on the future of the destroyed Buddhas of Bamiyan with some arguing that they should be preserved, not rebuilt
"30.11.2016 10:15:45" Timeline Photos A boy sits in the home stands of Chapecoense Real during a tribute to members of the Brazilian football team killed in a plane crash
"30.11.2016 07:47:15" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Photographer Adrian Dennis looks at the joys and pitfalls of covering the Weston Beach Race motocross http://u.afp.com/4UNf
"30.11.2016 07:04:36" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Experts remain divided on the value of rebuilding giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan destroyed by the Taliban, with some insisting it is more important to preserve the remains of the entire crumbling site
"30.11.2016 00:40:00" sports.yahoo.com Colombia plane crash: What we know La Unión (Colombia) (AFP) - Here's what we know -- and don't know -- about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian football team on board, killing 71 people. The charter flight from the Bolivian city of Here's what we know--and what we don't--about the plane that crashed carrying a Brazilian football team, killing 71 people
"29.11.2016 22:59:31" On edge of Mosul, shoppers savour market life again A month ago it was on the front line of Iraq's battle to retake Mosul, but now the village of Gogjali echoes with shouts of "Chicken! Tomatoes! Cigarettes!" u.afp.com/4Up9
"29.11.2016 19:42:52" Pirelli's new 'feminist' calender sexes up the wrinkles Pirelli unveils its feminist-friendly 2017 calendar with a galaxy of Hollywood stars daring to show their wrinkles and crow's feet to the camera. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4UcS
"29.11.2016 18:15:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The White House
"29.11.2016 16:46:01" Bowing his head in prayer five times a day at an ancient Temple, Japan's top canoeist is a novice monk who also has an eye on Olympic glory
"29.11.2016 15:12:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A charter plane carrying 81 people, including the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real, crashed in the Colombian mountains late Monday. 75 people died.
"29.11.2016 14:17:52" AFP Africa Gambia's president once said he would govern the country for a billion years if God willed it. But voters may deliver an upset Thursday after years of economic hardship that have pushed thousands of young people to attempt the perilous Mediterranean
"29.11.2016 13:01:00" "Before I took up the helm of the bureau a few years ago, I was told that I would no doubt end up covering the death of Cuba's legendary leader Fidel Castro," writes AFP's Havana bureau chief, Alexandre Grosbois.
"But I didn't really think I would. Some
"29.11.2016 10:40:00" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday to Emma Morano, who celebrates her 117th birthday on Tuesday.
Born November 29, 1899, she is the world's oldest living person and the secret to her longevity appears to lie in eschewing usual medical wisdom.
"I eat two eggs a day, and
"29.11.2016 07:32:35" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Kazuki Yazawa is used to sacrifice - living as a Buddhist monk and training at the Olympic level in the kayak event demand discipline, commitment and a touch of belief. Few visitors to Nagano's ancient Zenkoji Daikanjin Temple would recognise the monk as
"29.11.2016 06:48:38" Timeline Photos Mass bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before, scientists confirm. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Uwp
"29.11.2016 05:31:17" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4UwJ
"29.11.2016 03:47:55" Timeline Photos So far this year, 4,690 people have died crossing the Mediterranean sea
"29.11.2016 03:24:26" yahoo.com Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117 An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century. Born November 29, 1899, she is the world's oldest living person and the secret to her longevity World's oldest person and last to be born in 1800s, Italian Emma Morano, turns 117
"29.11.2016 00:30:00" sports.yahoo.com 1.4 bn jobs 'depend on pollinators' About 1.4 billion jobs and three-quarters of all crops depend on pollinators, researchers said Monday warning of a dire threat to human welfare if the falls in bee and butterfly numbers are not halted. "World food supplies and jobs are at risk unless
"28.11.2016 23:00:00" yahoo.com Study finds no link between pregnancy flu, autism risk Researchers found no link between influenza in pregnant women and the risk of her child developing autism after birth, a US study said Monday.
"28.11.2016 22:00:00" 'Extreme' Japanese winemaker is a natural For nearly two decades Japanese former chemist Hirotake Ooka has been on a quest to make the very best and most natural French wine possible
"28.11.2016 21:15:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iconic waxworks franchise Madame Tussauds opens in Istanbul housing a mix of global celebrities with a special Turkish flavour http://u.afp.com/4U3W
"28.11.2016 19:58:08" Photos from AFP News Agency's post UN aid trucks have not been able reach the besieged rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo where tens of thousands of people are desperately short of food. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4UJ9
"28.11.2016 16:24:00" Cubans began queuing on Havana's Revolution Square Monday, starting a week-long farewell to Fidel Castro
"28.11.2016 13:57:58" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "A chance to spend a day inside a nuclear ballistic missile submarine? 'Yes, of course,' I answer right away."
"28.11.2016 12:25:43" Timeline Photos Jordan's King Abdullah II receives a Maori greeting during an official welcome at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.
"28.11.2016 12:11:39" yahoo.com Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority
"28.11.2016 11:40:48" yahoo.com Japan skating rink slammed for freezing 5,000 fish A Japanese skating rink that froze 5,000 dead fish into the ice as an attraction for visitors has been forced to close after receiving a barrage of criticism. Amusement park Space World is now melting the rink -- which could take about a week -- and will
"28.11.2016 11:27:32" Timeline Photos The skyline of North Korean capital Pyongyang.
"28.11.2016 10:37:08" Timeline Photos Palestinians hold posters of Fidel Castro as people gather in Gaza City to pay tribute to Cuba's late Cold War leader.
"28.11.2016 07:52:45" Timeline Photos Children throw snacks to bears in an enclosure in the Central Zoo on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea
"28.11.2016 06:44:25" Timeline Photos Jantar Mantar in New Delhi hosts a bewildering array of protestors in the world's largest democracy. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43yz
"28.11.2016 06:13:00" Timeline Photos Skating rink in Japan that froze 5,000 dead fish into the ice as an attraction for visitors has been forced to close after receiving a barrage of criticism
"28.11.2016 04:16:26" Timeline Photos Two men are charged with stealing rare pygmy marmosets from an Australian wildlife park - baby marmoset is reunited with her mum and the hunt continues to find dad
"28.11.2016 00:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Illuminations at the annual Christmas Market at the castle of Goedens in Germany
"27.11.2016 22:00:00" Timeline Photos Francois Fillon clinches the rightwing nomination to stand in next year's French presidential election http://u.afp.com/43C4
"27.11.2016 20:30:00" Protesters in Istanbul demonstrate for women's rights Protesters in Istanbul take to the streets to demonstrate against violence against women. One mother says she hopes to prevent other girls from becoming victims like her daughter
"27.11.2016 19:33:43" yahoo.com Castro's Cuba, beacon in Latin America's leftist tide Beyond his native Caribbean island, Fidel Castro's revolutionary fire set alight much of Latin America, helping drive numerous leftist allies to power in a tide that is now turning. "Cuba was a model, a beacon for the left in Latin America," said Gaspard
"27.11.2016 15:58:08" Timeline Photos After the longest season in Formula One history, Nico Rosberg clinches his maiden world title ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
"27.11.2016 13:55:00" Timeline Photos One of the revered monkeys in the central Thai town of Lopburi eats a banana at an ancient temple where a banquet put on for the hundreds of macaque inhabitants has sparked a mass simian food fight.
"27.11.2016 11:23:44" Timeline Photos "It's pretty awesome to see so many wild monkeys just roaming around the streets," says one local from Lopburi in central Thailand, where the town has put on a banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants. http://u.afp.com/43VW
"27.11.2016 07:13:25" u.afp.com Page not found | u.AFP.com As the slaughter by poachers continues, military veterans from the United States, Australia and elsewhere have been drafted to bring their expertise to the uphill battle to save the rhinos in southern Africa.
"27.11.2016 06:08:29" Timeline Photos Fillon v Juppe: how French right's presidential hopefuls shape up http://u.afp.com/43HV
"27.11.2016 04:49:01" Timeline Photos Women-only market doubles as a space for those seeking help against the violence of Pakistan's patriarchy
"27.11.2016 00:53:39" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Thousands participate in marches across the world to condemn violence against women
"26.11.2016 23:15:01" yahoo.com Trump calls state election recount a 'scam' The recount, which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received a minute fraction of the total vote, flew in the face of an election "that has already been conceded," Trump said. Hillary Clinton's campaign said it would join the recount
"26.11.2016 22:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Some loved him and others hated him. Reactions from across the world as Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies at age 90 http://u.afp.com/43H4
"26.11.2016 20:40:33" Timeline Photos Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in his own words
"26.11.2016 19:03:56" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The annual autumn light-up event is held at the Mejiro garden in Tokyo
"26.11.2016 16:58:49" Cuban-Americans party in the streets of Miami, after hearing the news of Fidel Castro's death.
"26.11.2016 16:53:34" Timeline Photos The highs and lows in US-Cuba relations since the 1959 revolution.
"26.11.2016 16:51:58" Timeline Photos The world's leaders react to the news of the death of Fidel Castro.
"26.11.2016 14:21:51" Timeline Photos "I finally had some food in the camp and thought I would be able to feed him ... but he left me before I had the chance." A baby dies as unwanted Rohingya hunt for a home: http://u.afp.com/43Kf
"26.11.2016 13:44:25" yahoo.com Men made a mess of Somalia, now women want to fix it Raped, abused and subjected to genital mutilation, many women suffer terribly in Somalia, an unrepentantly patriarchal country shown by successive surveys as one of the worst places to be female. A quota reserving 30 percent of parliamentary seats for "I can't change the Somali mindset or culture, but rules and regulations are the weapons I have." In the unrepentantly patriarchal country, where successive surveys show it as one of the worst places to be female, a quota reserving 30 percent of
"26.11.2016 12:14:57" Timeline Photos Two women beg for alms in the middle of a street in Herat province, Afghanistan.
"26.11.2016 09:47:44" Timeline Photos A look at migration on the Mexico-US border -- in numbers and on the map.
"26.11.2016 06:48:03" Timeline Photos Graphic on the life of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who died on November 25 aged 90
"26.11.2016 06:46:16" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro, who has died at the age of 90, was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States
"25.11.2016 22:59:00" Traditional Strasbourg Christmas market opens The Christmas market in Strasbourg, one of the largest and most famous in Europe, opens under tightened security, with two million people expected over the next four weeks
"25.11.2016 21:55:30" Michelle Obama receives White House Christmas tree US First Lady Michelle Obama receives a nearly six-meter tall Christmas tree from a farm in Wisconsin for her family's final holiday season in The White House
"25.11.2016 20:33:37" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Eager shoppers rush to stores to find the best deals during Black Friday, the annual frenzy that kicks off the holiday shopping season http://u.afp.com/43RV
"25.11.2016 16:44:00" AFP Pictures of the week (19- 25 November)
"25.11.2016 14:12:00" Jihadist siege chokes Syria's Deir Ezzor
"25.11.2016 11:17:37" yahoo.com 'Brexit: The Musical' gives Boris star billing Wearing a blonde wig and bicycle helmet, a dishevelled Boris Johnson sings and raps at a demonic Vladimir Putin -- Brexit as tragicomedy has hit the London stage. "The trick (to play Boris Johnson) is mainly to pretend to know what you are doing but "The trick (to play Boris Johnson) is mainly to pretend to know what you are doing but really sound like you don't have a clue of what's going on at anytime": actor James Sanderson
"25.11.2016 08:49:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "Elephants are such magnificent creatures. They are always fascinating to photograph," writes Carl de Souza, a photographer based in Nairobi. "Especially since the logistics involved usually make things even more interesting." AFP Correspondent
"25.11.2016 07:20:49" Timeline Photos Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya: UN official http://u.afp.com/436Y
"25.11.2016 03:07:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard spent 17 years at Liverpool, before finishing his career with LA Galaxy
"25.11.2016 00:09:10" sg.news.yahoo.com Green Party leader seeks vote recount in US Rust Belt Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Thursday launched a bid to seek a vote recount in Wisconsin, the first of three Rust Belt states won by Donald Trump where she intends to challenge the result. Stein's campaign announced Thursday Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein launches a bid to seek a vote recount in Wisconsin, the first of three Rust Belt states won by Donald Trump where she intends to challenge the result
"24.11.2016 21:26:09" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Crowds watch as some familiar faces such as Pikachu and Paddington Bear float through the streets of New York City during the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
"24.11.2016 19:39:59" yahoo.com Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle' Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic driven by heat-packed oceans and northward winds have been reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change, scientists said Thursday. Air above the Polar ice cap has been 9-12 degrees Celsius (16.2 to 21.6 Alarmed scientists say freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic are being reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change.
"What we are observing is very unusual," says Martin Stendel, a climate researcher based in Copenhagen.
"24.11.2016 16:54:15" Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting with jihadists, leaving trapped civilians in the crossfire
"24.11.2016 15:42:01" Timeline Photos A lost four year-old who made the perilous boat journey from Northern Africa to Italy alone will be reunited with her mother from Ivory Coast thanks to an extraordinary coincidence. u.afp.com/43he
"24.11.2016 12:38:00" Timeline Photos Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets.
"24.11.2016 10:11:22" Costa Rica, Nicaragua brace for deadly Hurricane Otto
"24.11.2016 08:40:56" Timeline Photos Mortician to Philippines' Marcos reveals trade secrets http://u.afp.com/43sQ
"24.11.2016 08:39:22" Timeline Photos Trump win boosts Japan mask maker http://u.afp.com/43ew
"24.11.2016 08:25:35" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Asghar Farhadi on war, peace and writing from the heart http://u.afp.com/43eo
"24.11.2016 07:36:30" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Ivory Coast's penniless children try golf, game of the rich u.afp.com/43sa
"24.11.2016 05:38:13" Photos from AFP News Agency's post AFP political reporter Ivan Couronne reflects what it's like covering President-elect Donald Trump http://u.afp.com/43mC
"24.11.2016 04:21:05" Timeline Photos Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant over climate change http://u.afp.com/43mH
"24.11.2016 03:26:07" Timeline Photos Hot spots in Colombia's peace accord http://u.afp.com/43m2
"23.11.2016 21:46:46" Vienna Zoo baby pandas officially named Twin baby pandas, Fu Feng and Fu Ban, conceived naturally and born at Vienna zoo, are officially baptised 100 days after their birth http://u.afp.com/43Wd
"23.11.2016 19:29:13" French Thai boxer Patrice Quarteron takes on British Daniel Sam Thai boxing champion Patrice Quarteron takes boxing theatrics to a new level--but careful not to call him a clown...
"23.11.2016 18:45:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Spotted today at the Giza zoo in Cairo: Hamadrya baboons, macaws, Bactrian camels and Great White pelicans
"23.11.2016 17:00:00" Postcard from America: a county that jumped ship, backed Trump Kenosha County, Wisconsin had not backed a Republican for president since Richard Nixon won in 1972. But many working class people who used to have good paying jobs with American Motors Corporation and Chrysler ditched the Democrats, seduced by Donald
"23.11.2016 15:25:46" Colombia, FARC to sign new peace accord Thursday
"23.11.2016 13:19:59" Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, many with horrific tales
"23.11.2016 09:39:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hundreds of indigenous people and traditional fishermen occupied the veranda outside the entrance to Brazil's presidential palace on Tuesday in protest against industries that threaten their livelihood.
"23.11.2016 06:45:51" Timeline Photos Court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43fD
"23.11.2016 04:51:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Back to 1930s nationalism? Historians battle over comparison http://u.afp.com/43fh
"23.11.2016 03:37:54" Timeline Photos Cellebrite, the Israeli firm that can steal phone data in seconds. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43ff
"22.11.2016 23:23:39" Timeline Photos Monaco's defender Djibril Sidibe (3rd R) reacts after scoring past Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during their Champions League match at the Louis II stadium in Monaco on November 22, 2016. Find out who won: http://u.afp.com/43xB
"22.11.2016 21:58:45" Timeline Photos US actor Brad Pitt waves to his fans as they arrive to attend the Spain premiere of the film 'Allied' at Callao City Lights, central Madrid
"22.11.2016 20:41:53" France's Sarkozy, from 'bling-bling' to bust From 'bling-bling' to bust: Nicolas Sarkozy's dream of a triumphant return to the French presidency is destroyed in the first-round of the Republican party primary
"22.11.2016 14:57:46" Nigerian king takes Shell to court in London over polluted water
"22.11.2016 11:18:05" yahoo.com Two Qatari women robbed on Paris motorway in 5-mn-euro heist: police Paris (AFP) - Two Qatari women were held up with their driver on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth "at least five million euros ($5.3 million)", police sources said Tuesday. Masked men sprayed the two Qatari women with tear gas and stole "everything in the vehicle: jewels, clothes, luggage".
"22.11.2016 06:51:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Riders on the waves: China's jellyfish-hauling mules a dying breed. Read more: http://u.afp.com/435N
"22.11.2016 01:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Mexicans welcomed the NFL's return to their country in a fiesta atmosphere, wearing sombreros and skull masks but also wondering why the league waited so long to come back. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43i3
"21.11.2016 23:10:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post African Americans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin contributed to Hillary Clinton's crushing defeat in the presidential election: not only did they not vote for her, as had been expected, some even backed Donald Trump. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43wV
"21.11.2016 20:58:43" Huge interest as Anne Frank poem goes up for auction A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank goes under the auctioneer's hammer Wednesday, amid a flurry of interest which may push the price well above the 30,000 euros ($32,000) reserve. Read more: http://u.afp.com/43wf
"21.11.2016 15:51:20" Timeline Photos The race for the French presidency has begun
"21.11.2016 13:08:04" Paris - You don't want to miss a supermoon rising when you're a photographer, especially when it's the closest a full moon has been to the Earth in 68 years and with 18 years to wait until it gets as near.
So AFP shooters all over the world got ready for
"21.11.2016 01:41:21" Timeline Photos Bird's-eye view: Hot air balloons take flight at the XV International Balloon Festival in Leon, Mexico
"21.11.2016 01:30:00" yahoo.com Surprise duo in France's rightwing primary runoff Former prime minister Francois Fillon's stunning upset in France's rightwing primary set up a run-off duel with another ex-premier, Alain Juppe, that is widely expected to decide the country's next leader
"21.11.2016 01:13:57" Timeline Photos Harrison Chinedu in Lagos, Nigeria, sets a new Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled on a bicycle balancing a football on the head - 103,6 km
"21.11.2016 00:30:00" APEC has a decades-old tradition of getting presidents and prime ministers to don traditional garments of the host country for their annual get-together. A look back at the traditional fashion as Peru opted for shawls made from the fine wool of a
"20.11.2016 23:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi firefighters battle to tame oil well fires lit by Islamic State fighters. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Jtt
"20.11.2016 21:02:41" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Tennis star Andy Murray clinches his first ATP Tour Finals title and will finish 2016 as the top ranked player in the world after an imperious 6-3 6-4 victory over former world number one Novak Djokovic http://u.afp.com/4Jvf
"20.11.2016 19:30:00" Fashion students present 'Biofashion' creations in Colombia Fashion students from Cali, Colombia showcase totally organic "Biofashion" creations
"20.11.2016 18:14:24" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Pope Francis brings the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy" to a close, shutting the Holy Door at Saint Peter Basilica's after a year in which he raised Mother Teresa to sainthood and took in Syrian Muslim refugees. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Jtj
"20.11.2016 12:48:42" Photos from AFP News Agency's post At the Russian Cheerleading Championship in Moscow, teams stretch and prepare before their performance.
"20.11.2016 11:19:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Looking through, and patrolling, the wall that already exists dividing the US-Mexico border. http://u.afp.com/4Jtk
"20.11.2016 10:29:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a passenger train after it derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing over 100 people in the worst disaster to hit the country's ageing rail network in years. http://u.afp.com/4JF9
"20.11.2016 10:02:35" Timeline Photos France votes Sunday on who will lead the right-wing Republicans party, a decision that has added significance with next year's presidential election on the horizon.
"20.11.2016 07:24:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border http://u.afp.com/4JF3
"20.11.2016 06:06:01" Timeline Photos Rowdy balls top Tinder for love in Australia's outback. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JFk
"20.11.2016 03:08:21" Photos from AFP News Agency's post After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws http://u.afp.com/4Jyu
"20.11.2016 00:35:00" yahoo.com Russian spaceship delivers three astronauts to space station Miami (AFP) - Russia's Soyuz spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying a European, a Russian and an American astronaut for a four-month mission at the orbiting outpost.
"19.11.2016 23:30:00" Anger in Turkey at bill to quash child sex convictions Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill http://u.afp.com/4JyT
"19.11.2016 21:30:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dressed in red robes, 17 "princes of the Church" knelt before Pope Francis to pledge their allegiance in a solemn ceremony http://u.afp.com/4JyU
"19.11.2016 20:30:01" yahoo.com 'Hamilton' cast asks Pence to work for 'all of us' Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at a performance of the award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton," whose "alarmed and anxious" cast made an unusual call for Donald Trump's incoming administration to work on behalf of all Americans. The
"19.11.2016 19:23:40" Heads of state at APEC summit to be treated to Peru gastronomy During the APEC summit, heads of state will be treated to Peru's world-renowned cuisine
"19.11.2016 16:11:52" Timeline Photos Tens of thousands of protesters have come out in central Seoul to call for the resignation of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye. http://u.afp.com/4JCc
"19.11.2016 11:30:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Train enthusiasts are in their element in Wakefield this weekend for the annual exhibition showcasing model steam and diesel locomotives riding tracks that weave through a vividly recreated British countryside of miniature rolling hills, trees and houses.
"19.11.2016 10:32:06" Timeline Photos The view from inside Trump Tower in New York City.
"19.11.2016 08:33:48" Timeline Photos New deaths spark fears for fragile Colombia ceasefire http://u.afp.com/4J9T
"19.11.2016 06:39:25" Timeline Photos Donald Trump looms large over future of climate action http://u.afp.com/4Jjv
"19.11.2016 04:38:13" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Trump makes transition to power a family affair http://u.afp.com/4JjR
"19.11.2016 00:28:13" sg.news.yahoo.com French fashion designer refuses to dress Melania Trump There's no doubt which side the fashion world supported during the US presidential campaign. For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Democrats' vanquished presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been favorites with fashion designers who dressed them New York-based French designer Sophie Theallet has refused to dress future first lady Melania Trump because of the political views of her husband, noting that the family-owned company's bottom line is not all just about money http://u.afp.com/4Jjg
"18.11.2016 22:40:43" sg.news.yahoo.com Singer Ricky Martin to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin announced this week that he plans to wed his partner of one year, Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef, whom he met after getting interested in his art. Martin, one of the biggest stars of the Latin music world, made the Ricky Martin announces plan to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef, whom the Puerto Rican singer and art collector met after falling in love with his work
"18.11.2016 20:09:50" Syrian soldiers fight IS for eastern city of Deir Ezzor A Syrian soldier shoots through sandbags at a black flag of the Islamic State group just several metres away in the divided eastern city of Deir Ezzor. Besieged troops in the city's government-held districts are on alert day and night for IS attackers
"18.11.2016 13:54:07" yahoo.com Watch your self-ie! India tops ranking for selfie deaths In the quest for the coolest selfie, more people have died in India in the past two years than the total number of selfie-related deaths in the rest of the world, according to the study titled "Me, Myself and My Killfie: Characterizing and Preventing
"18.11.2016 13:25:35" yahoo.com Britain plans £369 mn refit for Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace will get a £369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and old cabling under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday by royal officials and the government. The government is asking parliament to approve the £369 million funding
"18.11.2016 12:23:29" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "We didn't expect the story to be so big," write AFP's Paula Bustamante and Ivan Pisarenko. "As correspondents in Argentina, we were used to depressing news about corruption and wifebeating. But Noelia Garella's story was different. It was a happy story."
"18.11.2016 12:06:20" yahoo.com Turkey and the EU: The end of the road? President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to call a referendum on the future of Turkey's EU membership bid, while Brussels accuses Ankara of "backsliding" on key commitments. After an already exhausting process of over half a century, could this
"18.11.2016 10:46:50" Timeline Photos India's rural millions pay price of cash shake-up. http://u.afp.com/4JD8
"18.11.2016 10:32:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "Over the past few weeks, I've had to change my morning ritual a bit. Make a cup of steaming hot coffee. Read the day's headlines. Check the concentration of PM2.5 per cubic metre of air," writes Alexandre Marchand, a reporter based in pollution-choked
"18.11.2016 06:33:52" yahoo.com Patriotic stripes fetch tiny Thai fish $1,500 price tag A Siamese fighting fish sporting the red, white and blue stripes of the Thai flag has been sold for 53,500 baht ($1,500) -- a massive price tag for the tiny, inch-long pet. The vibrantly-coloured animals, also known as Betta fish, can go for as little as Patriotic stripes fetch tiny Thai fish $1,500 price tag
"18.11.2016 00:30:00" Tourists react to new NY attraction: Trump Tower Tourists on New York's Fifth Avenue react to what has become a new tourist attraction and heavily guarded compound since the presidential election: Trump Tower.
"17.11.2016 23:00:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Three astronauts blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to spend six months on the International Space Station, where American Peggy Whitson will become the only woman to ever lead an ISS mission twice http://u.afp.com/4JEQ
"17.11.2016 20:50:00" Timeline Photos Galileo satellites lift off on board the Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana and will soon be detectable by European smartphones read more: http://u.afp.com/4JbK
"17.11.2016 19:30:00" Brexit as a tragicomedy hits the London stage Wearing a blonde wig and bicycle helmet, a dishevelled Boris Johnson sings and raps at a demonic Vladimir Putin -- Brexit as tragicomedy has hit the London stage. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Jbg
"17.11.2016 18:07:58" Timeline Photos A hundred migrants are feared drowned after yet another migrant shipwreck off the Libyan coast raising the number of those missing feared drowned this week to 340. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JLH
"17.11.2016 15:00:01" British daredevil completes world's highest bungee biscuit dunk.
"17.11.2016 12:23:11" Timeline Photos Did he or didn't he? Experts demand debate over Van Gogh's 'lost' notebook as war of words hots up. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JBv
"17.11.2016 10:46:00" Dog stops play in England v India cricket Test. http://u.afp.com/4JXV
"17.11.2016 10:12:49" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Shh! South Korea falls silent for high-stakes annual college entrance exam. http://u.afp.com/4JXL
"17.11.2016 05:09:52" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A touch of 'Star Wars,' and a swarm of SUVs at LA auto show http://u.afp.com/4J8Z
"16.11.2016 21:30:00" Timeline Photos With fewer than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are on a precipice -- yet more than 100 of the big cats are still killed and illegally trafficked each year. Read More: http://u.afp.com/4JnW
"16.11.2016 20:00:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A section of Rome's Circus Maximus, the ancient venue for chariot racing, will reopen to the public after seven years of renovation. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JeC
"16.11.2016 18:30:00" Star Wars drones dogfight in London Drone enthusiasts engage in a Star Wars themed dogfight at Madame Tussauds in London
"16.11.2016 16:59:02" Timeline Photos US President Barack Obama arrives at Berlin's Tegel Airport on Air Force One.
"16.11.2016 15:22:01" Foreign medics help treat wounded in Iraq's Mosul. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JsT
"16.11.2016 15:06:41" dailymail.co.uk 'Our depots are empty': food aid runs out in Syria's Aleppo In two districts of the besieged eastern side of Syria's battleground city of Aleppo, local volunteers distributed meagre bags containing the last food aid l...
"16.11.2016 14:26:53" Timeline Photos Balloons are released into the night sky at the Tazaungdaing festival in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State.
"16.11.2016 11:57:01" AFP News Agency's cover photo
"16.11.2016 11:57:01" AFP News Agency's cover photo
"16.11.2016 11:51:10" Timeline Photos A Molotov cocktail is thrown during clashes in Athens coinciding with a visit from US President Barack Obama. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JP8
"16.11.2016 10:50:06" Timeline Photos Brexit, rise of Donald Trump make 'post-truth' Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year http://u.afp.com/4JPq
"16.11.2016 10:22:13" Timeline Photos James the cat looks out of the window of the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faced questioning over a longstanding rape allegation. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JP5
"16.11.2016 10:02:46" Timeline Photos Is Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel the new leader of the free world? http://u.afp.com/4JP4
"16.11.2016 09:22:45" yahoo.com Pie in the sky: New Zealand makes pizza drone delivery The world's first pizza drone delivery was claimed on Wednesday by the New Zealand division of fast food giant Domino's, as it looks to grab a slice of a potentially hot future market. Domino's said it used an unmanned aerial vehicle to deliver two pizzas
"16.11.2016 06:06:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post IS tightens grip in Syria bastion Raqa as assault nears http://u.afp.com/4JdS
"16.11.2016 05:21:34" Timeline Photos Will new Colombia deal save the peace? http://u.afp.com/4Jdw
"16.11.2016 03:14:44" Timeline Photos Denver first US city to allow social cannabis use http://u.afp.com/4JAy
"15.11.2016 23:07:23" yahoo.com Obama warns against 'crude' nationalism US President Barack Obama issued a warning against "crude" nationalism as he kicked off his last foreign tour Tuesday with allied nations on edge after Donald Trump's shock election win. Speaking in Greece, Obama called the NATO alliance "absolutely
"15.11.2016 21:47:01" Swimmers worth their salt cross shrinking Dead Sea Swimmers wore specially designed face masks during a seven-hour crossing of the Dead Sea, as even a tiny amount of water in the mouth or eyes could have caused agony http://u.afp.com/4JQ6
"15.11.2016 19:18:26" Timeline Photos World map indicating countries where there have been significant levels of religious discrimination or persecution over the last two years
"15.11.2016 16:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The tragedy of Iraq's fabled ancient city of Nimrud, laid waste by Islamic State jihadists. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JgG
"15.11.2016 15:45:00" yahoo.com Rampaging sheep kills 94-year-old Frenchman The elderly man "was charged at" by the ram which launched a frenzied attack on him on a farm in the town of Cestas, south of Bordeaux, on Monday, police said. The man was found dead, with a swollen and badly bruised face.
"15.11.2016 15:11:46" yahoo.com Van Gogh notebook discovered with 65 drawings: publisher Paris (AFP) - Sixty-five previously unknown drawings by the painter Vincent Van Gogh have been discovered, the French publishers Le Seuil said Tuesday, in one of the biggest art world discoveries in France in years.
"15.11.2016 14:35:14" Timeline Photos A stockpile of confiscated illegal arms is set alight in the southern Kenyan town of Ngong as part of a crackdown targeting armed crime.
"15.11.2016 14:23:04" Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl nuclear site.
"15.11.2016 14:07:54" uk.news.yahoo.com Afghan warlord shrugs off violent past in bid to rebrand Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar roundly refused to apologise over war crime allegations in an audio message to AFP, even as his group attempts to rebrand from a radical, misogynistic movement to a mainstream political force.
"15.11.2016 12:20:58" sports.yahoo.com Trump wins appeal over giant flagpole on golf course It's fair to say Donald Trump has weightier issues to deal with and it's unlikely to trigger mass protests, but the US President-elect has secured another victory -- over a flagpole. The 81-foot (25-metre) flagpole was put up without planning permission
"15.11.2016 11:28:26" Timeline Photos A North Korean Messi? Pyongyang academy sets lofty goals. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JxL
"14.11.2016 23:42:37" Seeking halal contraception in Kenya's Muslim northeast Kenya... Is contraception considered halal? Health educators in northeastern Kenya, where abortion is illegal, are reassuring women about modern birth control methods such as contraceptive implants or the pill http://u.afp.com/4JGG
"14.11.2016 21:11:06" Timeline Photos White House expects President-elect Donald Trump to uphold US treaties, National Security Advisor Susan Rice tells AFP in an exclusive interview. Read more: u.afp.com/4JcV
"14.11.2016 18:46:26" Timeline Photos Natural disasters drive at least 26 million people into poverty each year and cause more than $500 billion in lost consumption, far exceeding the value of damage to property alone, according to a World Bank report. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Jch
"14.11.2016 16:51:27" yahoo.com 2016 'very likely' to be hottest year on record: UN Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) - The year 2016 will "very likely" be the hottest on record, the UN said Monday.
"14.11.2016 16:28:23" Supermoon dazzles across the globe. http://u.afp.com/4J52
"14.11.2016 16:11:55" yahoo.com Divorce Italian style up 50% after quickie law The number of divorces in Italy surged by more than half last year after the enactment of legislation making it easier and quicker to end failed marriages. Statistics body ISTAT said there were 82,469 divorces in 2015, a 57-percent rise compared with
"14.11.2016 13:41:17" yahoo.com New Chinese home for 'world's saddest polar bear' A polar bear dubbed the "world's saddest" by animal rights activists has been removed from a Chinese shopping mall where campaigners said it was suffering in unsuitable conditions. The Grandview Mall in the southern city of Guangzhou held a farewell party
"14.11.2016 12:59:53" Timeline Photos "You're sure it's halal?" Taking the message of contraception to women in rural northeastern Kenya. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JS7
"14.11.2016 11:36:31" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Supermoon rises in Asia and the Pacific. http://u.afp.com/4J52
"14.11.2016 11:05:27" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "I was furious when I failed to fight back tears." AFP's Ella Ide recounts the heart-rending scenes aboard a boat rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean. http://u.afp.com/4JwE
"14.11.2016 07:42:02" sports.yahoo.com MMA storms New York poised to KO rival combat sports Mixed Martial Arts made an explosive entrance on the New York stage on Saturday with Irish superstar Conor McGregor's historic UFC 205 triumph at Madison Square Garden shattering revenue records. McGregor's dismantling of Eddie Alvarez for the Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts makes an explosive entrance on New York stage with Irish superstar Conor McGregor's triumph at Madison Square Garden shattering revenue records
"14.11.2016 01:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The #supermoon is coming
"14.11.2016 00:00:00" Timeline Photos Civilians in areas in Mosul, Iraq recaptured from Islamic State -- many of whom are trying to return to a semblance of normal life -- are still very much in danger. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4JUi
"13.11.2016 22:11:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Parisians gather to light lanterns at the Canal Saint-Martin and pay tribute to victims on the first anniversary of the terror attacks
"13.11.2016 21:02:25" US stars voice support for post-election protests Left-leaning Tinseltown overwhelmingly backed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, and stars at the Academy's glitzy Governors Awards voiced their support for street protests following Donald Trump's presidential win
"13.11.2016 18:10:17" sports.yahoo.com Briton sets off to swim across Atlantic, after delay Former British policeman Ben Hooper sets off from Senegal on a swim across the Atlantic, bound for Brazil more than 3,000 km away.
"13.11.2016 16:55:56" "One bullet plus one bullet equals? Two bullets!" This is how the children of the small Iraqi village of Jaraf were taught mathematics during two years of jihadist rule.
"13.11.2016 16:19:58" Timeline Photos Map showing the the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of strong seismic and volcanic activity, as New Zealand is hit by a powerful earthquake.
"13.11.2016 14:12:57" Timeline Photos A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand early November 14, damaging buildings and triggering a tsunami, with people in coastal areas fleeing to higher ground. http://u.afp.com/4JJG
"13.11.2016 13:05:14" Timeline Photos A woman with her child lays candles in tribute to victims at Le Carillon restaurant in Paris where, a year ago, the restaurant was one target in a series of coordinated attacks by Islamic State members in and around the French capital.
"13.11.2016 11:01:44" If Nico Rosberg wins at the Brazilian Grand Prix today he will be crowned Formula One world champion for the first time, but with Lewis Hamilton also chasing the title it will come down to seconds won and wasted on the track. AFP's videographic explains
"13.11.2016 10:16:56" Timeline Photos The centuries-old spiritual tradition of Shamanism involves practices such as making offerings to spirits, but its adherents in South Korea are furious their reputation has been tainted by association with the corruption scandal involving a close friend
"13.11.2016 09:45:28" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As part of Transhumance, the seasonal movement of people with their animals between summer and winter pastures, a breeder in southern France takes her forty Merens horses from Porte-Puymorens to Argeles-sur-Mer, a trip lasting eight days.
"13.11.2016 07:46:08" Timeline Photos Iran resort hopes relaxed rules will attract tourists http://u.afp.com/4Joq
"13.11.2016 04:53:07" Timeline Photos Does Donald Trump's victory spell the end of the West? http://u.afp.com/4Jo4
"13.11.2016 02:52:49" Timeline Photos Safety pins: a pointed show of solidarity after Trump election http://u.afp.com/4J4B
"12.11.2016 21:51:07" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Protests against Donald Trump persist in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Portland as thousands of Americans voice their anger at their new president-elect. Meanwhile, the Republican billionaire seeks to strike a conciliatory tone after his election
"12.11.2016 21:31:31" yahoo.com Sting reopens Bataclan one year after Paris attacks Sting reopens Bataclan, the Paris concert hall where jihadists massacred 90 people, with hugely symbolic show to mark first anniversary of France's bloodiest terror attacks
"12.11.2016 19:13:26" Miami: Third night of demonstrations against Trump's election Demonstrators took to Miami's streets on Friday for a third straight night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election as president of the United States
"12.11.2016 16:06:29" Timeline Photos Venice identity crisis? Locals demonstrate against the influx of tourists, and the exodus of residents. http://u.afp.com/4JkB
"12.11.2016 15:14:53" Photos from AFP News Agency's post People wear traditional Korean hanbok dress during a visit to the Gyeongbokgung Palace in central Seoul.
"12.11.2016 13:18:26" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Climbers test themselves and each other on the hole-ridden facade of Beirut's al-Kamal building, severely damaged during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.
"12.11.2016 12:14:40" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Long exposure photographs show an anti-government rally in central Seoul, one of the largest the city has seen in decades, as protesters demand the resignation of President Park Geun-Hye over a snowballing corruption scandal. http://u.afp.com/4Jko
"12.11.2016 11:03:43" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Intense fighting in Mosul as Iraqi troops battle the Islamic State group and civilians flee. http://u.afp.com/4ovV
"12.11.2016 07:40:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Vanilla and spice next to bloom in Dutch greenhouses http://u.afp.com/4ovP
"12.11.2016 05:34:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Sting reopens Bataclan a year after Paris massacre http://u.afp.com/4ovG
"12.11.2016 04:40:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crisis http://u.afp.com/4ovc
"12.11.2016 03:48:10" Timeline Photos UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership http://u.afp.com/4ovS
"11.11.2016 23:25:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Tributary poppies abound on #ArmisticeDay at the England vs Scotland World Cup qualifying football match http://u.afp.com/4otK
"11.11.2016 22:17:17" Timeline Photos The Trump effect: Wary climate diplomats 'wait and see' http://u.afp.com/4oth
"11.11.2016 20:30:33" yahoo.com Kerry becomes first US top diplomat to visit Antarctica Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking US government official to visit Antarctica Friday, citing global risks of climate change and the importance of aggressive action to counter it.
"11.11.2016 19:27:34" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Crowds cheer as a group of Indonesian transgender women show off glittering gowns in a beauty pageant held almost entirely in secret. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4oti
"11.11.2016 16:56:22" Timeline Photos A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli security forces near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
"11.11.2016 16:26:34" Timeline Photos A child practises a traditional dance during the Souq al-Qattara festival on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.
"11.11.2016 16:17:44" yahoo.com Remind you of anyone? Italy has fun with Trumposconi theme Donald Trump's election has been good news for Italy's comedians. Just when it seemed that ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi had become too irrelevant to poke fun at, another gaffe-prone leader with bizarre hair and orange skin has popped up. "Americans,
"11.11.2016 15:35:46" Timeline Photos
"11.11.2016 14:11:41" yahoo.com Warsaw gets new church after 225 years of waiting Worshippers in the capital of ultra-Catholic Poland finally celebrated the consecration of the city's highest church on Friday -- after a mere 225 years of waiting. The cornerstone of the enormous Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw was laid in 1792 but Worshippers in Warsaw finally celebrate consecration of church -- after a mere 225 years of waiting. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4oy4
"11.11.2016 13:33:34" Out for revenge: Syria Kurd women fighters vow to make jihadist foes pay. Full story: http://u.afp.com/4oC8
"11.11.2016 13:02:43" Chess: Cuba's game for the masses. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4oCe
"11.11.2016 12:29:17" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The world remembers the fallen on #ArmisticeDay.
"11.11.2016 11:21:12" New Yorkers vent #Trump anger on subway notes.
"11.11.2016 10:47:40" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A rival for the Sydney Opera House? German concert hall ready to dazzle. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4o9E
"11.11.2016 10:05:55" yahoo.com One year after Paris attacks, how has France changed? Opposite sits the Petit Cambodge restaurant, another business thriving again after being targeted by the Islamic State (IS) extremists who killed 130 people during their rampage across the French capital. Sarkozy has gone as far as proposing preventative
"11.11.2016 06:21:12" Photos from AFP News Agency's post How Trump bypassed hostile media to deliver his message http://u.afp.com/4ojc
"11.11.2016 04:00:03" Timeline Photos Legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82 http://u.afp.com/4oVr
"11.11.2016 00:59:25" yahoo.com Hollywood in shock over Trump victory Los Angeles (AFP) - Lady Gaga besieged Trump Tower. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence penned a thoughtful essay. Miley Cyrus posted a tearful video. Hillary Clinton supporters in Hollywood take to social media to express their shock over Donald Trump's election as US president, while celebrity Trump supporters offer their congratulations
"10.11.2016 23:42:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The visceral reaction of many Californians to Trump's election has revived the idea of a Golden State secession.
"We'll just take our avocados and legal weed and go," says one protester. http://u.afp.com/4oHK
"10.11.2016 22:06:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Since the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces began their anti-Islamic State group offensive in Raqa, many displaced families have left the city in cars and trucks, loaded down with their belongings--and in some cases, even cows and sheep
"10.11.2016 19:09:55" sports.yahoo.com Progress, but uphill slog for women in tech Organisers of this week's Web Summit in Lisbon said nearly half its 53,000 attendees were women, helped by their offer of free tickets for female entrepreneurs in a drive to try to rectify a large gender imbalance in tech. "It's a global problem and we Organizers of this week's Web Summit in Lisbon, Europe's largest technology gathering, said nearly half of its 53,000 attendees were women--though only about 100 of its 663 speakers were
"10.11.2016 10:02:09" Timeline Photos New device used in monkeys sparks hope of paralysis cure http://u.afp.com/4oRi
"10.11.2016 06:30:56" Timeline Photos Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims http://u.afp.com/4oEy
"10.11.2016 05:08:31" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Trump election win prompts protests across US http://u.afp.com/4oEz
"09.11.2016 23:45:58" Timeline Photos How did world leaders react to Donald Trump's presidential election victory?
"09.11.2016 22:23:48" dailymail.co.uk Sobering soul-searching for media after election shock The American news media, kicked around by Donald Trump for months, is now kicking itself over how it handled the 2016 presidential election. How did journali... Sobering soul-searching for media after election shock
"09.11.2016 21:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Yasser Arafat Museum opens in Ramallah displaying for the first time the late Palestinian leader's iconic possessions including the famous sunglasses he wore when addressing the United Nations in 1974, a number of his keffiyehs (scarfs), his gun and
"09.11.2016 19:44:22" yahoo.com Tinder world swiped for Clinton -- except Russia Tinder users worldwide looking for their perfect political match swooned by and large for Hillary Clinton -- all except for the Russians. Sean Rad, chief executive of the mobile dating app, said Wednesday that the "Swipe the Vote" feature would appear Tinder users worldwide looking for their perfect political match swooned by and large for Hillary Clinton -- all except for the Russians http://u.afp.com/4oLR
"09.11.2016 16:23:00" Mexicans downbeat at prospect of Trump presidency #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 14:21:01" Timeline Photos Hillary Clinton: A tale of thwarted ambition u.afp.com/4o28 #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 12:31:00" Timeline Photos US presidents since 1923 #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 11:17:26" "Choosing somebody who breeds hate and fear in our country is a very scary time for America." #Election2016
"09.11.2016 10:17:59" Donald Trump's first words after defeating Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 09:46:15" Timeline Photos Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates Donald Trump, hopes to work together http://u.afp.com/4oXj #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 08:24:43" Share markets collapsed Wednesday and the dollar tumbled against the yen and the euro as Donald Trump won the US presidency #Elections2016
"09.11.2016 08:00:41" Timeline Photos "I will be president for all Americans." Donald Trump wins White House in stunning upset http://u.afp.com/livereport #USelections2016
"09.11.2016 07:19:42" Timeline Photos Markets, dollar plunge as Trump inches closer to victory http://u.afp.com/4o8H
"09.11.2016 06:14:55" Trump supporters explaining their choice in Miami, Florida, before his win in the critical state was announced #USelections2016
"09.11.2016 06:02:13" Timeline Photos Results are updated live on this interactive graphic: http://u.afp.com/4o8X #Election2016
"09.11.2016 05:11:39" Timeline Photos Hillary Clinton began the day as the narrow favorite to win the White House and become America's first female president.
But Donald Trump's string of successes reflect how deeply divided the American electorate has become, and showcase his ability to tap
"09.11.2016 04:35:56" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Anti-Trump protesters gather outside the White House as results come in on #ElectionNight
"09.11.2016 03:54:00" Timeline Photos Billionaire populist Donald Trump is poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton.
World markets plunge as US observers await results from key states Florida and Pennsylvania, with Mexico's peso plummeting in fear that Trump will make good on
"09.11.2016 03:03:31" straitstimes.com US elections: Butterflies but confidence at Trump party in New York NEW YORK (AFP) - Sipping wine in a Manhattan ballroom and watching the results roll in, devoted Donald Trump supporters were on tenterhooks Tuesday (Nov 8) but quietly confident that the billionaire can ultimately clinch victory.. Read more at Butterflies but confidence at Donald Trump's New York party.
"I mean no one can call it, we're on pins and needles, it's crazy. It's going to come down to the wire," said Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" who said she
"09.11.2016 02:43:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post America and the world wait in suspense as election results come in
Follow AFP's #ElectionDay live report via @Independent_ie at http://u.afp.com/4oms
"09.11.2016 02:36:42" In San Francisco, residents cast their votes in a columbarium, where funeral urns are stored. "It's beautiful and it's the most unique polling place I've ever been to," one voter said.
"09.11.2016 01:56:07" Clinton or Trump? Times Square waits for the final results
"09.11.2016 01:39:53" yahoo.com Trump v Clinton: Polls open in pivotal US presidential election Washington (AFP) - Polling stations opened Tuesday as the first ballots were cast in the long-awaited election pitting Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. All eyes are fixed on key swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania that will likely decide the result of the long, bruising contest for the right to lead the world's biggest economy
Follow AFP's #ElectionDay live report via @Independent_ie at
"09.11.2016 00:50:56" Timeline Photos Tonight, the New York Hilton Midtown will be serving Donald cake for dessert at its election night event #ElectionNight
"09.11.2016 00:43:43" LA voters cast their ballots...at a beachside polling station Americans are coming out in droves to choose their next president. In Los Angeles voters cast their ballots...on the beach.
"09.11.2016 00:03:39" Photos from AFP News Agency's post US election fever infects Harry's New York Bar as punters at the legendary Paris watering hole knocked back the night's specially-concocted cocktails: the Hillaryous and the Trumpet http://u.afp.com/4o7p
"08.11.2016 23:30:24" yahoo.com US music stars rally voters on social media Top US musicians took to social media Tuesday urging fans to vote after a presidential campaign in which celebrities overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Pop superstar Taylor Swift -- who had been silent about the election -- posted Top musicians take to social media urging fans to vote after celebrities overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton
"08.11.2016 22:54:35" Kenyans choose Clinton over Trump in mock US election Kenyans hold a mock US election in the town of Kisumu, casting votes for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, as voters head to the polls in the real-life presidential contest in the US.
"08.11.2016 21:49:10" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As people take to the polls across the US to vote for America's next president, a wide range of emotions are felt, from relief to anxiety:
In Miami, John King, a retired firefighter, says he came out on Election Day “because I love my country and I'm
"08.11.2016 18:50:31" yahoo.com Trump and Clinton: just two miles apart in Manhattan Donald Trump has chosen a relatively banal hotel on Sixth Avenue. Hillary Clinton rented the enormous Javits Center -- with a glass ceiling -- on the banks of the Hudson River. The next president of the United States will party in New York tonight, no matter who wins.
"08.11.2016 13:45:27" yahoo.com Sting's Paris Bataclan concert sells out in 30 minutes British singer Sting's concert to reopen the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where a jihadist attack killed 90 people a year earlier, sold out within half an hour Tuesday, the venue said. The theatre in eastern Paris has a capacity of around 1,500. A total of
"08.11.2016 13:38:31" Timeline Photos Follow AFP's #ElectionDay live report via @Independent_ie at http://u.afp.com/4oms.
"08.11.2016 13:27:53" Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi urge Clinton vote.
"08.11.2016 12:51:18" Trump wraps up last rally as America heads to the polls.
"08.11.2016 12:18:08" yahoo.com Trump v Clinton: Polls open in pivotal US presidential election Washington (AFP) - Polling stations opened Tuesday as the first ballots were cast in the long-awaited election pitting Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.
"08.11.2016 12:07:04" Timeline Photos Britain's Prince Harry confirms he is dating US actress Meghan Markle and hits out at "wave of abuse and harassment" she has suffered in recent weeks. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4oWR
"08.11.2016 10:49:03" yahoo.com Giant sinkhole swallows Japan city street A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing part of a five-lane street near the main railway station. The gaping hole, around 20 metres (66 feet) by 15, exposed support columns of nearby buildings at a traffic
"08.11.2016 10:20:29" New Hampshire hamlet casts first US votes #Election2016. http://u.afp.com/4oPd
"08.11.2016 08:49:21" Timeline Photos A fish named Chanakya in Chennai, India, predicts election victory for US presidential candidate Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton...
"08.11.2016 08:47:35" Timeline Photos Jailhouse dogs check in at Portugal prison. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4odt
"08.11.2016 08:15:36" Timeline Photos Graphic showing 14 key "battleground states" in the US presidential elections
"08.11.2016 06:14:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Clinton, Trump fight for the soul of a divided US. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4odW
"08.11.2016 06:05:15" Timeline Photos New Hampshire hamlet gets US Election Day rolling. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4odP
"08.11.2016 04:11:28" Timeline Photos Giant sinkhole swallows part of 5-lane street in Fukuoka, Japan, exposing steel support columns of nearby buildings. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4odw
"08.11.2016 02:00:00" Trump makes final push on last day of campaigning Donald Trump reveled in the adulation of a fiercely supportive crowd in Raleigh as he battled to claim the state of North Carolina in #Election 2016. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4oQn
"08.11.2016 00:49:21" Peruvian shamans call on the gods to "punish" Donald Trump so that he will not become the next president of the United States #Election2016
"07.11.2016 22:44:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Outside the newly conquered village of Abu Ilaj on the road to Raqa in Syria, anti-jihadist fighters dig trenches with bulldozers to prevent a surprise Islamic State group attack http://u.afp.com/4oQ3
"07.11.2016 20:41:57" Timeline Photos A rainbow appears in the sky, as paratroopers jump during the joint Russian, Belarusian, and Serbian military exercise called "The Slavic Brotherhood"
"07.11.2016 19:22:31" Michelin names two 3-star eateries in first Seoul guide The Michelin food guide comes to South Korea, with two Seoul restaurants receiving the coveted three-star rating. The chef at one of them imparted his fine dining wisdom: "All good food starts from fresh ingredients." http://u.afp.com/4oMp
"07.11.2016 16:02:00" Observers predict the 2016 White House race will go down in history as the most polarized ever #USelections2016
"07.11.2016 15:44:41" yahoo.com German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest German public broadcaster ARD came under fire Monday for allowing a woman wearing a full-face veil to argue on a current affairs talkshow that disillusioned youths could view war-torn Syria as the "promised land". Illi argued that youths who head to Syria
"07.11.2016 14:01:00" Timeline Photos Syria's last weavers abandon looms without thread u.afp.com/4oGe
"07.11.2016 13:08:00" "It was the purest form of survival instinct that I have ever seen," writes Aris Messinis, AFP's chief photographer in Greece who spent two weeks aboard an NGO boat rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.
"Undertaking a desperate, crazy journey to survive
"07.11.2016 11:45:00" Candidates criss-cross US as race nears end #USelections2016
"07.11.2016 09:45:00" "Not everything about Afghanistan is negative." Defying prejudice, women athletes run in the Bamiyan International Marathon, Afghanistan's only mixed-gender sporting event.
"07.11.2016 07:52:51" dailymail.co.uk Climate change challenges authoritarian China: experts Shanghai spends billions to protect itself from climate change but experts say the country's authoritarian system is a hidden weakness
"06.11.2016 23:16:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Pop stars energize the crowd at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam http://u.afp.com/4ocH
"06.11.2016 21:00:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Morale high among anti-IS fighters marching on Raqa http://u.afp.com/4ocs
"06.11.2016 18:50:53" Timeline Photos Every shot sent shock waves all around and left ears ringing: the tanks of the Iraqi army's 9th armoured division were advancing through the streets of Mosul's Intisar neighbourhood. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4ocU
"06.11.2016 15:48:51" Timeline Photos A woman prays during the Chhath Festival in New Delhi on November 6, 2016, also known as Surya Pooja or worship of the sun, observed in parts of India and Nepal in which Hindus pay homage to the sun and water gods.
"06.11.2016 15:39:18" Timeline Photos Twenty-nine skippers from 10 countries have set off in a risky bid to complete the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race, with some aiming for a record-breaking time and most just happy just to finish. http://u.afp.com/4oqL
"06.11.2016 11:46:51" Timeline Photos Schools in New Delhi will be closed for the next three days as the Indian capital struggles with one of the worst spells of air pollution in recent years.
"06.11.2016 07:10:00" Timeline Photos Clinton means continuity for US economy, Trump the unknown http://u.afp.com/4oTA
"06.11.2016 06:59:19" dailymail.co.uk Tourism boom threatens Vietnam's 'Tonkinese Alps' Known by some as the Tonkinese Alps, former French outpost in northern Vietnam has seen a tourism boom in recent years with a new highway from the capital and hotels popping up at breakneck pace
"06.11.2016 05:42:59" Photos from AFP News Agency's post For American women, Clinton could end a very long wait http://u.afp.com/4oTQ
"05.11.2016 23:28:42" DC residents to vote on becoming 51st state Activists in Washington hope a November 8 referendum will bolster DC's chances of becoming the 51st American state, but their efforts will be in vain without Congress' approval.
“We just want what everyone else in the country wants," says a local
"05.11.2016 20:39:47" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Legendary musician Bob Dylan is also a painter--his works focus on landscapes in the US. The Halcyon Gallery in London is opening an exhibit of 200 of his paintings from the last two years. http://u.afp.com/4oSd
"05.11.2016 18:49:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post One month after deadly Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, food aid and rebuilding assistance is still hard to come by. And when it does arrive, people get "agitated and belligerent," says one resident, when there is not enough to go around.
"05.11.2016 15:53:34" Timeline Photos With three days to go before the US votes for its next president, Hillary Clinton's lead in the polls is shrinking as Donald Trump gains ground in a late surge, but forecasts still give the 69-year-old Democrat the edge.
"05.11.2016 15:35:55" Timeline Photos The Vendee Globe solo -- an insane, non-stop, solo race around the world -- starts on November 6 from the west coast of France.
"05.11.2016 12:52:34" Timeline Photos In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew that killed over 500 people with winds of 145 miles per hour, a man cuts wood left over from damaged trees in the village of Damassin, southwestern Haiti.
"05.11.2016 11:29:13" Timeline Photos Will Hillary Clinton hang on to become the first elected woman US president, despite a late surge from Donald Trump? http://u.afp.com/4oiE
"05.11.2016 10:27:33" As Kenya's population increases dramatically every year, land traditionally used by elephants for migration routes is being populated and developed. The International Fund for Animal Welfare tracks, collars and tranquilizes the elephants to put tracking
"05.11.2016 09:38:52" Timeline Photos After an early-morning rescue operation off the coast of Libya, migrants wrapped in survival foil wait to reach dry land.
"05.11.2016 06:54:30" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Africa, little enthusiasm for US vote after Obama http://u.afp.com/4oi5
"04.11.2016 23:26:11" US election 2016: Voters' voices Whether backing 'Crooked Hillary', 'Donald Drumpf' or the slightly less popular 'Giant Meteor', supporters in the US presidential election have not refrained from attacking the opposition. Here are some highlights from what may go down as the most
"04.11.2016 22:34:24" dailymail.co.uk Pakistan to deport National Geographic green-eyed 'Afghan girl' An Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover will be sent back to the war-torn homeland she first fled decades ago, after a Pakistani court or... "Afghanistan is only my birthplace, but Pakistan was my homeland and I always considered it as my own country," said Sharbat Gula, whose blazing green eyes were captured in a 1980s image that became National Geographic's most famous cover in history.
"04.11.2016 20:11:41" dailymail.co.uk Activision Blizzard wants eSports to be big league Activision Blizzard is creating an eSports league of its own with competitive play of team-based shooter game Activision Blizzard creates #eSports league of its own with hopes of creating stars and making big-league payouts
"04.11.2016 19:09:11" Timeline Photos Since the pre-industrial era, concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have dramatically increased. Will the Paris Agreement succeed in capping the world's emissions of C02, CH4 and N20 to avoid a global climate "tragedy"?
"04.11.2016 17:36:04" dailymail.co.uk Writer urges Moroccans to rebel after girls arrested for kissing Moroccans must rebel against the "mediaeval laws" which weigh them down, the winner of France's top literary prize declared Friday as she jumped to the defence of two teenage girls who were arrested after being caught kissing. Moroccan writer Leila Slimani comes to the defense of two teenage girls arrested after being caught kissing, urging her country to rebel against the "mediaeval laws" which weigh them down
"04.11.2016 15:58:00" Timeline Photos Historic Paris climate pact enters into force http://u.afp.com/4oZB #climatechange
"04.11.2016 14:59:00" People wearing traditional Korean hanbok dress pose for photos at Gyeongbokgung palace in central Seoul
"04.11.2016 14:35:00" After Calais, France demolishes Paris migrant camp
"04.11.2016 12:23:00" Timeline Photos A woman sits in her damaged apartment after an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir
"04.11.2016 10:24:40" Timeline Photos War-weary Yemenis face death from hunger and disease http://u.afp.com/4oZK
"04.11.2016 06:19:13" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Japanese royal family attends the funeral of Prince Mikasa, brother of former Emperor Hirohito at Tokyo's Toshimagaoka cemetery
"04.11.2016 05:32:32" Timeline Photos China monkey predicts Trump victory. Scandal-hit US election proves gift for Beijing propaganda machine. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44vj
"03.11.2016 23:50:00" MELTING ICE CAPS The world's polar ice caps are shrinking little by little. The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet…with Greenland's glaciers receding particularly quickly.
"03.11.2016 22:36:29" dailymail.co.uk Research quantifies genetic damage caused by smoking Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day causes an average of 150 mutations a year in lung cells
"03.11.2016 20:45:00" Timeline Photos How will some American celebrities be voting in the 2016 presidential election?
"03.11.2016 19:00:00" Morocco's oases fight back creeping desert sands Morocco will be presenting an action plan to save the world's oases at an international climate conference it is hosting. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44CW
"03.11.2016 17:13:26" dailymail.co.uk US government quandary: is Nutella dessert or breakfast spread? The makers of Nutella argue consumers in the United States are far more likely to spread it on toast than on ice cream. So what would you tell the FDA: breakfast or dessert?
"03.11.2016 14:36:00" After waiting 108 years, Chicago erupts in euphoric celebration following the Cubs' historic win of the World Series baseball championship
"03.11.2016 14:00:26" Timeline Photos A selfie one small boy in Ohio will remember, after a speech by Barack Obama on the campaign for Hillary Clinton #ElectionDay
"03.11.2016 10:52:41" yahoo.com UK parliament must hold vote on starting Brexit: High Court The High Court in London ruled on Thursday that parliament, not the government, must approve the start of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, in a landmark decision that could delay Brexit http://u.afp.com/44ru
"03.11.2016 06:14:34" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Kremlin makeover exposes mediaeval mysteries http://u.afp.com/44Kx
"02.11.2016 21:44:06" yahoo.com Alcohol's cancer toll revealed Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of people who drink, to Study finds alcohol strongly linked to cancer deaths, with North America, Australia and Europe carrying the heaviest burden
"02.11.2016 20:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The International Fund for Animal Welfare is collaring young male elephants from Amboseli region to better understand their migration routes
"02.11.2016 18:30:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Wall paintings, colourful facades and flowery alleyways are brightening up the centuries-old Tangiers medina as residents bring new life to the neglected streets of the Moroccan port's old city. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44RU
"02.11.2016 17:00:00" In Pakistan, low breastfeeding rates leads to stunted growth '... Pakistan's low breastfeeding rates lead to stunted growth "crisis," according to UNICEF. The consequences are permanent and disabling: limited height, incomplete brain development, and elevated risk of disease. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44br
"02.11.2016 15:51:57" Iraqi elite forces liberate village on Mosul outskirts.
"02.11.2016 15:13:55" yahoo.com No more homework! Spanish parents go on strike Children have long complained about homework but parents in Spain are now joining in and have decided to go on strike against their offspring's school load for the whole month of November. Called by the Spanish Alliance of Parents' Associations (CEAPA), a
"02.11.2016 14:29:28" dailymail.co.uk Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women's driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesd...
"02.11.2016 10:00:54" yahoo.com China slams EU Commissioner's 'slitty eyes' comment China expressed disdain Wednesday over European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger's use of the term "slitty eyes" to describe Chinese people in a leaked recording of a speech to business leaders. In the comments, secretly filmed at a Hamburg event earlier
"02.11.2016 09:44:55" yahoo.com National Geographic 'Afghan girl' denied bail in Pakistan A Pakistani court refused bail Wednesday to an Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover after she was arrested in Pakistan and accused of being one of thousands of refugees using fake ID cards. Pakistan last week arrested Sharbat Gula,
"02.11.2016 07:05:11" Timeline Photos Cancer 'to kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030'. Read More: http://u.afp.com/44uK
"02.11.2016 05:26:22" Timeline Photos New Zealand schoolkids claim world's biggest haka. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44uM
"02.11.2016 05:19:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Benin's anti-piracy fight gives maritime nation 'life insurance' http://u.afp.com/44ug
"02.11.2016 05:16:35" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Benin's anti-piracy fight gives maritime nation 'life insurance' http://u.afp.com/44ug
"01.11.2016 23:45:00" Mexico City puts on colorful celebration for Day of the Dead Mexico City celebrates the Day of the Dead with an explosion of colors. According to Mexican traditions, November 1st is the day when the deceased rise from the dead and join their loved ones.
"01.11.2016 21:45:47" Timeline Photos Iraqi special forces fight their way into jihadist-held Mosul, as a top commander declares the "true liberation" of the city from IS has begun http://u.afp.com/446p
"01.11.2016 19:27:00" yahoo.com Cancer 'to kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030' Cancer will kill 5.5 million women -- about the population of Denmark -- per year by 2030, a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, a report said Tuesday. As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor
"01.11.2016 17:00:00" Clinton's classmates describe her as a 'leader' How Clinton's childhood affected her politics http://u.afp.com/448u
"01.11.2016 15:50:35" Timeline Photos A 20-year-old Muslim woman is caned after being caught in close proximity to her boyfriend in Indonesia's Banda Aceh. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law. People can face floggings for a
"01.11.2016 15:41:04" Timeline Photos Police officers patrol through an autumnal St James's Park in London.
"01.11.2016 14:02:47" Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts.
"01.11.2016 12:36:25" Dracula's castle in Transylvania welcomes first overnight guests in nearly 70 years.
"01.11.2016 10:20:18" Timeline Photos Barangka Cemetery in Marikina, east of Manila, photographed on the eve of All Saints' Day in the mainly Catholic Philippines.
"01.11.2016 09:56:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Mexicans honour deceased relatives in Mexico City during Day of the Dead celebrations.
"01.11.2016 09:24:15" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Australia comes to a standstill for #MelbourneCup as Almandin wins thriller. http://u.afp.com/44nH
"01.11.2016 08:56:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Revellers parade along Santa Monica Boulevard in California, at an event billed as the largest Halloween party in the world.
"31.10.2016 22:15:00" yahoo.com Obama's consequential presidency draws to a close History will remember Barack Obama as America's first black president. "How's that hopey-changey stuff working out for ya?" sneered Sarah Palin, the defeated 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. It was February 2010, scarcely a year after Obama
"31.10.2016 21:00:00" Paris (FRANCE) - 31 October 2016 13:34 - AFP (Antoine Po... A topless woman lying in a plate... animal rights campaigners PETA stage their latest protest in Paris ahead of International Vegan Day to denounce the consumption of animal meat.
"31.10.2016 20:17:22" Timeline Photos The long-running controversy of Hillary Clinton's emails has poisoned the Democrat's bid for the White House, with opponents accusing her of lying to Congress and putting state secrets at risk. http://u.afp.com/44sP
"31.10.2016 15:04:46" Earthquake devastates villages, towns in central Italy. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44Pq
"31.10.2016 13:34:17" dailymail.co.uk Iraqi heritage sites again at risk in Mosul operation Iraqi heritage sites targeted in a campaign of destruction by the Islamic State group are again at risk during the operation to retake Mosul from the jihadis...
"31.10.2016 12:30:54" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The sun rises over Prague's Charles Bridge on a foggy morning.
"31.10.2016 11:43:42" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dressed-up pets get into the festive spirit at the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade in Long Beach, California.
"31.10.2016 11:25:47" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Third powerful earthquake in just over two months wreaks havoc in Italy's mountainous central regions. Full story: http://u.afp.com/44AW
"31.10.2016 09:21:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Chasing the elusive Donald Trump. AFP's New York-based correspondent Jennie Matthew recounts the challenges of getting even a glimpse of the Republican presidential candidate. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4ZjZ
"31.10.2016 08:52:54" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Delhi chokes on toxic smog after #Diwali festival. http://u.afp.com/44Mn
"31.10.2016 07:28:37" yahoo.com Multiple harvests drive Afghan opium boom With jingling poppy seeds hidden in his pouch, Helmand farmer Nematullah sidled out of Taliban territory to explain how he struck gold —- two additional opium harvests a year, which could further roil Afghanistan's conflict. Afghanistan has all the Afghanistan has all the trappings of a narco-state, with opium production edging towards a record high
"31.10.2016 05:54:02" yahoo.com 300 million children breathe heavily toxic air: UNICEF Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in seven around the globe breathes outdoor Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, according to UNICEF study
"31.10.2016 02:57:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Adorable monsters: participants in the Haute Dog Howl'oween parade in Long Beach, California
"30.10.2016 22:37:10" yahoo.com Restaurateur, ex-commando, paparazzo charged in Nice kidnap plot France on Sunday charged an Italian restaurateur, a homeless former British special forces soldier and a one-time paparazzi photographer over the kidnapping of a French hotel magnate, a prosecutor said. Jacqueline Veyrac, 76, the millionaire owner of the
"30.10.2016 20:07:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Runners dressed as zombies participate in Greenpeace International's "Nuclear Running Dead" race in Miranda de Ebro, Spain to protest nuclear energy
"30.10.2016 17:18:29" Egypt tourism in limbo year after Russian plane bombing A year after jihadists bombed a Russian plane carrying holidaymakers in Egypt, tourism shows little sign of recovery. Are you planning a trip to Egypt? Read more: http://u.afp.com/44f2
"30.10.2016 15:46:21" yahoo.com Is Van Gogh's famous bed lurking in a Dutch attic? A bed first made famous by Vincent van Gogh's 1888 painting "The Bedroom", may today still be lurking in a home or attic in a small Dutch town, an art historian claimed on Sunday. Britain-based Van Gogh expert Martin Bailey said the bed on which Van Gogh "Of course, the intriguing question is: where is it now?"
"30.10.2016 14:39:52" Timeline Photos As Italy picks itself up from another tremor, this one the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years, a graphic showing the risk of earthquakes in Europe.
"30.10.2016 14:35:19" Timeline Photos Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years shook the centre of the nation and was felt in Rome on Sunday -- the latest in a long string of major tremors.
"30.10.2016 12:27:08" yahoo.com British swimmer aims to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats -- and survive. Hooper is wrapping up no less than three years "Shark-wise, we have two lines of defence."
"30.10.2016 11:28:39" Photos from AFP News Agency's post More than 17,600 Iraqis have fled their homes since the start of the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
"30.10.2016 10:41:16" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Nepalese women collect marigold flowers for Tihar, or Diwali, the five-day festival of lights celebrated in late autumn.
"30.10.2016 09:19:07" yahoo.com Tunisia looks to branch out into wine tourism Although Tunisia's tourism industry seems to be going through an unending chill, Mohamed Ben Sheikh is convinced there are good days ahead thanks to the nation's vineyards. For decades, Tunisia has relied heavily on tourism but almost exclusively "Carthage was the granary of Rome but it was also its wine cellar."
"30.10.2016 08:23:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The costumes were out for a night of partying in Cali, Colombia to celebrate Halloween, with people dressed as clowns, comic book heroes and zombies -- all riding motorbikes through the city.
"30.10.2016 07:03:11" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The first 100 days of a Trump White House: sea change http://u.afp.com/44NH
"29.10.2016 23:07:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Revellers march the streets of Cape Town wearing tattered clothing covered in fake blood during the annual Zombie Walk to raise money for animal welfare charities
"29.10.2016 20:00:04" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Rome inaugurates its biggest building in half a century, two decades after architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas produced their groundbreaking design for the controversial and much-delayed project http://u.afp.com/44NJ
"29.10.2016 17:43:50" Behind front lines, Iraq's devout food delivery army In Iraq, scores of Shiite volunteers devote themselves to bringing food and support to the fighters battling the jihadists of the Islamic State group on Mosul's southern front
"29.10.2016 15:15:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Migrants have confronted and fled French police officers in the "Jungle" camp in Calais during the massive operation to clear the squalid settlement.
"29.10.2016 14:37:24" Timeline Photos A win at this Sunday's Grand Prix in Mexico would clinch the world Formula One championship title for Nico Rosberg from his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the current title holder.
"29.10.2016 11:40:47" A global campaign to free the world's "saddest polar bear" from a Chinese shopping centre has gathered one million signatures, as a new video of the wretched-looking animal sparks fresh outrage.
"29.10.2016 10:44:57" finance.yahoo.com Emma Morano, world's oldest person and egg fanatic In one month it will be Emma Morano's birthday. On a marble-topped chest of drawers stands proudly the Guinness World Records certificate declaring Morano, born in 1899, to be the world's oldest living person. There is also a photograph of her and her "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth." The world's oldest woman reveals her secrets to a long life.
"29.10.2016 09:28:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi families displaced by the ongoing operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, gather in an area near Qayyarah.
"29.10.2016 03:01:32" yahoo.com Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. British firm Oxitec says its genetically modified mosquitoes will swarm in among ordinary Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases
"28.10.2016 23:45:00" yahoo.com Dylan plans to accept 'amazing' Nobel in Stockholm: report Bob Dylan plans to pick up his Nobel prize for literature in Stockholm in December, according to an interview published Friday in which he finally breaks his silence on the award, calling it "amazing, incredible". Asked if he would attend the Nobel prize
"28.10.2016 23:00:00" Timeline Photos The United States 2016 presidential candidates all carved out in New York City
"28.10.2016 21:15:00" yahoo.com Sex, drugs and death: what's at stake in California polls Sex, drugs and death are the star attractions of the November 8 elections in California, there being little doubt that Hillary Clinton will carry the heavily Democratic state. Abolish the death penalty or expedite executions? California is the capital of
"28.10.2016 19:38:16" World's oldest living person prepares for 117th birthday 116-year-old Emma Morano from Verbania in Italy is the world's oldest living person and is about to turn 117. Her secret? Two eggs a day - and cookies.
"28.10.2016 12:56:57" Timeline Photos "We want to instill a sense of fear in an authentic way, not like some fairground attraction."
"28.10.2016 12:27:39" Timeline Photos Michelle Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton share a moment together on stage during a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
"28.10.2016 11:41:19" Timeline Photos "This decision is very important not just for the Antarctic but for efforts to promote world marine conservation."
"28.10.2016 10:27:23" A rancher in Arizona with property along the Mexican border looks forward to Donald Trump's promised wall.
"28.10.2016 09:41:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dog owners at Los Angeles International Airport dress up their pets as pandas, ballerinas or pet monkeys, as part of an effort with LAX to help destress travellers in the annual PUP "Howling" Halloween parade.
"28.10.2016 08:56:11" Timeline Photos A teddy bear left behind by migrants, after the "Jungle" camp in Calais was demolished.
"28.10.2016 06:39:08" Timeline Photos Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44UV
"28.10.2016 05:44:15" Timeline Photos Feet of clay: 'foreign forces' row over China's Terracotta Warriors. Read more: http://u.afp.com/44Ur
"28.10.2016 05:17:29" Timeline Photos Israel firm wants super-efficient engine to power car revolution http://u.afp.com/44UK
"27.10.2016 21:18:04" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dozens of lost souls look for shelter as authorities ramp up the demolition of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, reducing it to a bleak landscape of charred tents and shacks http://u.afp.com/44UU
Meanwhile, the thousands of migrants being relocated in special
"27.10.2016 19:00:00" Pakistan radio show confronts 'endemic' ogling of women For many women in Pakistan, the simple act of leaving the house can be uncomfortable, even intimidating. Fed-up with the constant unwanted attention, broadcaster Anila Ansari decided to launch an "anti-ogling campaign" on her national radio show. Read
"27.10.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, conservation group WWF and the Zoological Society of London warn in the Living Planet
"27.10.2016 15:59:49" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqis search for loved ones at camp for Mosul displaced
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"27.10.2016 13:24:31" Timeline Photos Two Yazidi women who survived an ordeal of kidnapping, rape and slavery at the hands of Islamic State jihadists have won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
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