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"22.01.2017 16:48:00" Timeline Photos An Indian Sadhu (Hindu holy man) looks on after bathing in the River Ganges and smearing his body with ash, during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 22, 2017.
"22.01.2017 16:13:51" Timeline Photos A Palestinian boy sets fire to a line of flames leading to an Israeli flag during a graduation ceremony for Hamas security forces in Gaza City on January 22, 2017.
"22.01.2017 13:48:27" More than two million people flooded US cities as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president that was echoed in sister protests around the world.
"22.01.2017 12:24:23" Timeline Photos Firefighters work to put out a fire in Pumanque, 140 km south of Santiago, Chile on January 21, 2017
"22.01.2017 10:38:32" Timeline Photos A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other.
"22.01.2017 08:34:00" Across American over two million people flooded the streets in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke to the new US president
"22.01.2017 07:28:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi forces used to facing explosives-rigged streets and booby-trapped buildings are discovering fewer bombs planted by jihadists in Mosul than in earlier battles because, they say, the Islamic State group needed civilians in Mosul to maintain at least
"22.01.2017 05:41:20" Timeline Photos A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a “smart jacket” that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other
"22.01.2017 03:10:41" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Women poured into Washington to express concern, anger and outrage over Donald Trump taking over as US president, in the "Women's March on Washington," which inspired many more marches nationwide, with more than two million people flooding the streets of
"22.01.2017 00:48:24" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Organizers estimate about a million people turned out for the Women's March on Washington, the flagship protest of demonstrations held worldwide the day after the inauguration of new US President Donald Trump
"21.01.2017 23:50:27" youtube.com (Video 360) Women's march on Washington Protesters march in Washington, DC, during the Women's March on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of wome... Scenes from the Women's March on Washington in 360 video
"21.01.2017 22:41:00" Life returns to Eastern Mosul after 'hell' under IS Things are starting to get back to normal for eastern Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State group, which some residents say made life "hell"
"21.01.2017 21:15:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Brazil's Chapocoense football team honors the survivors and relatives of the players who died in the November 2016 LaMia airplane crash before their first match since the tragedy. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qsf
"21.01.2017 20:09:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Protesters in France, Spain, the UK and Bulgaria demonstrate in solidarity with the #WomensMarch in Washington, DC u.afp.com/4qsk
"21.01.2017 17:39:15" Timeline Photos Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's top scorer when he nets his 250th goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time against Stoke City to break fellow England great Bobby Charlton's record. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qma
"21.01.2017 15:26:02" Timeline Photos The far-right parties hoping to make major breakthroughs in the Dutch, French and German elections this year.
"21.01.2017 14:05:24" yahoo.com The skin cure fad threatening Myanmar's elephants "Elephant's skin can cure skin diseases like eczema," one shop owner, who requested anonymity, told AFP next to a counter brimming with porcupine quills and snake skins. Another young man touting his wares nearby promised a paste made from ground up "Elephant's skin can cure skin diseases like eczema... You burn pieces of skin by putting them in a clay pot. Then you get the ash and mix it with coconut oil to apply on it."
Read on about the skin cure fad threatening Myanmar's elephants:
"21.01.2017 12:37:40" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Koblenz, Germany, the French presidential hopeful and National Front leader Marine Le Pen joins other populist and far-right leaders from the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, while protesters erect cardboard cut-outs of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and
"21.01.2017 11:51:06" Timeline Photos The team of advisors and appointees Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the USA, has assembled around him as he begins his term in office.
"21.01.2017 11:20:47" Timeline Photos Can Rafael Nadal win another Grand Slam?
In magnificent form at the third round Australian Open against teenager Alexander Zverev, he stages an epic five set comeback.
"21.01.2017 08:23:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post From Lily-Rose Depp and Will Smith's daughter Willow -- the faces of Chanel -- to the Beckham boys and Sylvester Stallone's two daughters modelling for Dolce & Gabbana, celebrity offspring are luxury labels' new not-so-secret weapon http://u.afp.com/4qWg
"21.01.2017 06:56:00" Timeline Photos First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit for the inaugural balls and won praise for being fresh, modern, elegant and yet understated
"21.01.2017 05:34:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Throngs of President Donald Trump's opponents converged on Washington for inauguration day and while most of protests -- by an array of anti-racist, anti-war, feminist, LGBT, and pro-immigration groups -- were peaceful, sporadic violence marred the day
"21.01.2017 03:56:10" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As the inauguration day's ceremonial rituals drew to a close, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stepped out to lead the dance at one of a string of glitzy inaugural balls before being joined by Vice-President Mike Pence, his wife Karen,
"21.01.2017 02:44:12" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Donald Trump awoke as your everyday American billionaire, but by noon he was sworn in as the nation's 45th president, on a whirlwind day that saw him thrust into the spotlight like never before http://u.afp.com/4qWU
"20.01.2017 23:02:59" Trumps walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during inaugural parade US President Donald Trump met with cheers -- and some boos -- as he stepped out of his limousine to walk briefly along the inaugural parade route in Washington. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qP7
"20.01.2017 22:30:00" roundme.com 360° photos of the swearing-in ceremony of Donald Trump AFP photographers bring you interactive images of #InaugurationDay2017
"20.01.2017 21:21:52" Marijuana activists hand out free joints for #Trump420 in DC Activists distributed thousands of free joints in Washington, DC during the inauguration of Donald Trump in the hope the new administration will keep its hands off the city's legalization of cannabis. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qP4
"20.01.2017 19:22:11" yahoo.com Full text of Donald Trump's inaugural address As Inauguration Day festivities continue, read Donald Trump's first speech as president for yourself
"20.01.2017 18:40:06" Photos from AFP News Agency's post America's new First Lady Melania Trump wins rave reviews for donning an elegant Ralph Lauren powder blue suit to her husband's inauguration in a look channeling Jacqueline Kennedy. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qdq
"20.01.2017 15:39:41" Timeline Photos US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House #Inauguration
"20.01.2017 15:29:31" Timeline Photos Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh stares down deadline to quit u.afp.com/4qNy #Gambia
"20.01.2017 14:20:36" Timeline Photos 'It all begins today!' Trump readies to be sworn in as 45th US president http://u.afp.com/4qg6
"20.01.2017 10:30:17" Organizing coverage for a US inauguration is always a bit hectic, especially with a new administration coming in," writes AFP's photo coordinator for North America Eva Hambach. "But this one has been by far the most difficult." Read more:
"20.01.2017 08:59:51" Timeline Photos Key comparisons related to inequality in the global economy, as presented in the Oxfam report this week
"20.01.2017 08:44:07" Timeline Photos Horse, bull and man collide during training for a bullfight in Colombia – where the Constitutional court has allowed bullfighting to return after a 4-year ban
"20.01.2017 08:19:53" Timeline Photos All fired up: lava pours down the sides of Mexico's Volcano of Fire in Colima state, following days of intensified activity
"20.01.2017 07:32:51" Timeline Photos Rescuers vow to keep searching for survivors of devastating avalanche that buried Italian mountain hotel http://u.afp.com/4qNj
"20.01.2017 05:41:18" yahoo.com Nordic noir turns dark reality in Iceland as girl vanishes A young woman vanishes in the Arctic night, elite police chase down a trawler at sea, and three sailors are jailed: Iceland, with one of the world's lowest crime rates, is fearing a tragic outcome to a rare crime. The crime rate is low," says Tomas A girl's disappearance captivates Iceland where violent crime is extremely rare
"20.01.2017 04:55:00" Timeline Photos Protestors rally outside National Press Club where the Deplorable Ball is being held in Washington DC, on eve of Donald Trump's inauguration
"20.01.2017 04:16:23" Timeline Photos Mexico hands over one of the world's most notorious criminals - drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - to United States
"20.01.2017 00:25:00" Timeline Photos Illegal pet trade, hunting and loss of habitat to humans who continue to cut trees, build roads, mine and cultivate the land in primate habitats have helped push 60 percent of the species close to extinction.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qGT
"19.01.2017 21:46:54" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Gambians briefly forgot the Senegalese troops flowing over the border and the lack of resolution of the country's political crisis, cheering the inauguration of President Adama Barrow
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qpi
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"19.01.2017 20:35:32" Timeline Photos Some of the big names in show business that will be missing from the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump and some who will be taking part
"19.01.2017 19:30:30" Spanish village chases away evil in new year tradition The Spanish village of Piornal welcomes in the new year on Saint Sebastian Day, with a novel tradition, pelting a man dressed up as a devil with turnips, to chase away evil spirits. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4qcJ
"19.01.2017 17:45:01" Timeline Photos It's a plain, bulging leather satchel, but inside it has the ominous power to unleash a nuclear armageddon.
When he is sworn in as president, Donald Trump inherits control of the "football," the briefcase that carries the procedures and communications
"19.01.2017 16:21:52" Timeline Photos Several children were among the missing Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel with more than 25 people believed to be trapped inside
"19.01.2017 15:15:32" Many firefighters were feared to be trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed on Thursday following a fire.
"19.01.2017 11:37:05" Planes from Gambia arrive in UK as tensions mount
"19.01.2017 09:54:40" yahoo.com Yappy New Year for Japan's worshipping pets Some might describe the idea as barking mad but a shrine in Tokyo is offering blessings to pets to protect the fluffy creatures from a 'ruff' year ahead. Pet owners have been flocking to the Ichigaya Kamegaoka Hachimangu shrine since it introduced New
"19.01.2017 05:09:00" Timeline Photos As Donald Trump prepares to take the helm of a divided nation, Americans across the political spectrum are looking to the inauguration of their 45th president with wildly different expectations -- ranging from excitement and elation to despondency and
"19.01.2017 03:06:50" Timeline Photos President-elect Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration, with far-reaching effects both in the United States and around the world, experts say http://u.afp.com/4q3N
"19.01.2017 00:29:00" Souvenir sellers eyeing inauguration profits in DC As the US presidential inauguration approaches, souvenir sellers in Washington, DC gear up for a hectic but profitable few days
"18.01.2017 22:17:00" Quake-hit Italian village struggling in snow "This morning I saw all this snow, with people blocked in their houses, and I thought the only thing to make it worse would be an earthquake. And here we are," a local farmer in Montereale, Italy said. http://u.afp.com/4qot
"18.01.2017 19:30:00" Women knitting 'pussy hats' for Trump inauguration protest Women on New York's Upper West Side are among those inspired by a grassroots movement to knit so-called "pussy hats" to be worn at the Women's March on Washington and other cities the day after Donald Trump's inauguration
"18.01.2017 17:30:00" Timeline Photos Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists say, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4q4M
"18.01.2017 16:10:23" The Catholic church, one of the Philippines' oldest and most powerful institutions, speaks out against the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs, which has claimed about 6,000 thousand lives
"18.01.2017 14:01:17" "Working on a long-term photo project is a privilege," writes New Delhi-based photographer and photo editor Rebecca Conway.
"You meet some incredible people and develop a level of intimacy with them that's just not possible on a news assignment or even a
"18.01.2017 12:21:42" Gambians say they will be staying at home in the coming days in case of violence, as defeated President Yahya Jammeh declares a state of emergency
"18.01.2017 09:30:00" sg.finance.yahoo.com Afghanistan's first female orchestra set to take Davos In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music. The group is set to be catapulted onto Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra will defy death threats and discrimination to play at the World Economic Forum in Davos http://u.afp.com/4TF7
"18.01.2017 09:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Unnatural habitat: a dehydrated baby elephant rescued from a palm oil estate receives treatment at a conservation centre in Aceh, Indonesia
"18.01.2017 08:35:00" Timeline Photos Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just days before he was due to step down, with British and Dutch travel agencies scrambling to evacuate thousands of tourists
"18.01.2017 08:00:01" yahoo.com Italy toasts its real-life Sherlock Holmes Giuseppe Dosi was Italy's real-life Sherlock Holmes, a master of disguise who went undercover to crack his cases. A new biography and documentary have spurred renewed interest in his life
"18.01.2017 07:19:43" Timeline Photos US President Barack Obama slashed the sentence of transgender army private Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for handing classified US documents to WikiLeaks
"18.01.2017 06:48:39" yahoo.com Study forecasts balmier England, even hotter Mumbai Northern Europe, Canada and Russia will enjoy balmier winters by century's end even as the average number of mild days per year declines worldwide. That means more hot days for Lima and Mumbai
"18.01.2017 05:32:38" Timeline Photos Philippines Catholic Church says it will be at the forefront in protesting against extrajudicial killings http://u.afp.com/4Tyq
"18.01.2017 05:30:00" Timeline Photos Elderly Syrians left behind by families fleeing the war are flocking to Dar al-Saada retirement home seeking refuge and a place to sleep http://u.afp.com/4Ty3
"18.01.2017 03:37:39" Timeline Photos From the role of the First Lady to presidential getaways, Donald Trump's White House is going to look very different from that of his predecessors, even without a bling ballroom makeover http://u.afp.com/4Ty4
"17.01.2017 23:41:26" Ocean garbage The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a swirling mass of marine debris, a plastic soup of discarded bags and bottles in the north-east of the Pacific Ocean, estimated to be six times the area of France
"17.01.2017 23:11:06" yahoo.com In US, abortion rate falls to historic low The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest point on record in 2014, and increasing restrictions on abortion access could be to blame, researchers said Tuesday. The report led by the nonpartisan Guttmacher Institute was published in the The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest point on record in 2014, and increasing restrictions on abortion access could be to blame, researchers say
"17.01.2017 21:31:56" Timeline Photos Temperatures across Europe are expected to fall as low as -5 degrees Celsius this week
"17.01.2017 18:49:01" yahoo.com Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force In 2008, Michelle Obama was tentative on the campaign trail, wary of saying anything to jeopardize her husband's historic bid to be America's first black president. Eight years later, the self-assured first lady -- back on the campaign trail -- Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief,' First Lady Michelle Obama has evolved into a global role model, a style icon and a political dynamo
"17.01.2017 16:36:00" Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction
"17.01.2017 13:38:57" Timeline Photos Almost three years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people aboard, the most expensive underwater search in history has been called off, with the whereabouts of the plane still a mystery.
Here are some key questions:
"17.01.2017 11:28:00" Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises
"17.01.2017 08:44:17" Timeline Photos A wildfire ravages Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa - a number of blazes have destroyed homes and farms across the region in recent weeks
"17.01.2017 08:19:54" Timeline Photos The nearly three-year hunt for missing Flight MH370 -- the most expensive search in history -- has now been suspended. The fate of the plane carrying 239 people has become one of aviation's biggest mysteries
"17.01.2017 05:59:14" Timeline Photos A woman prays during the Martin Luther King parade in Denver, which hosts the largest annual celebration of the civil rights icon in the US
"17.01.2017 05:24:49" yahoo.com Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar. Loved for generations for corralling the catch Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins are being killed in record numbers by rogue gangs who use car batteries to stun aquatic life
"17.01.2017 01:26:03" Timeline Photos A horseman jumps over a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, during the traditional religious festival "Luminarias" in honour of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony), patron saint of animals
"16.01.2017 23:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Just four days before he hands power to Donald Trump, President Obama welcomes the members of World Series Champion team, the Chicago Cubs to a light-hearted White House ceremony http://u.afp.com/4TRS
"16.01.2017 22:00:00" yahoo.com Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos agree to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system
"16.01.2017 20:30:00" yahoo.com Meet the Trumps: America's new first family The new first family is a tight-knit celebrity clan, wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of most Americans and well used to the public eye. Here is a breakdown on the 45th US president's nearest and dearest
"16.01.2017 18:20:01" Timeline Photos The wealth of the world's poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of six American businessmen, one from Spain and another from Mexico. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Tai
"16.01.2017 16:02:29" Nothing to eat but cactus in Madagascar's hunger capital
"16.01.2017 14:28:01" Timeline Photos First lady Melania and the political fashion police http://u.afp.com/4TuB
"16.01.2017 10:03:00" The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded.
"16.01.2017 06:49:59" yahoo.com Made to order at N. Korea's blacklisted art factory AFP takes a behind-the-scenes look at Pyongyang's sprawling Mansudae Arts Studio complex. Its output, including large-scale statuary, used to be a source of hard currency but is now the target of UN sanctions
"16.01.2017 06:01:57" uk.news.yahoo.com The global chain that produces your fish That smoked salmon you bought for the New Year's festivities has a story to tell. Globalisation has changed the world in many ways, but fish farming is one of the starkest examples of its benefits and hidden costs
"16.01.2017 00:00:00" Timeline Photos Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, a UN study argues. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4TBi
"15.01.2017 21:00:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Prada's vision for fall/winter on the catwalk in Milan
"15.01.2017 18:30:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Bullfighting in Nepal requires no matadors as the bulls -- usually buffalo -- fight each other. AFP takes you to the annual Maghesangranti Festival in Taraka http://u.afp.com/4TBG
"15.01.2017 16:35:59" yahoo.com 'Robber pulled gun on me', Kardashian told French police A French newspaper Sunday published Kim Kardashian's testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars. In the account of the Paris robbery she described how she was bound and
"15.01.2017 13:32:32" Timeline Photos Afghan youths make a snowman in a Kabul cemetery.
"15.01.2017 12:22:47" Timeline Photos US surfer Balaram Stack wipes out during the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout at Pipeline in Hawaii.
"15.01.2017 11:56:38" Timeline Photos Filipinos carry icons of the infant Jesus through the streets of Manila during the Santo Nino festival.
"15.01.2017 09:51:09" yahoo.com Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale' A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday. The conservationist organisation -- whose two vessels departed
"15.01.2017 09:34:56" yahoo.com New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks. While Uber has already jumped into several African markets from South Africa to Egypt, Africab seeks to
"15.01.2017 08:50:00" yahoo.com No country for old men: Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail The situation has become so dire the government approved a plan to deploy nursing care staff to about half of Japan's 70 prisons from April, allocating a budget of 58 million yen ($495,000). In 2015, almost 20 percent of those who were either arrested or Japan is in the midst of a geriatric crime wave such that its prisons increasingly look like nursing homes
"15.01.2017 08:10:00" Timeline Photos Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it will host its final show in May, ending "The Greatest Show on Earth" after 146 years
"15.01.2017 06:58:00" Timeline Photos The US will join the international community in Paris in a new push for peace in the Middle East, just five days before Donald Trump, who has vowed unstinting support for Israel, takes office http://u.afp.com/4T7K
"15.01.2017 05:25:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Rolling back Obamacare and industry regulations. Deporting undocumented immigrants. Scrapping trade deals. And of course, building that border wall. It will be an extremely busy first day in the White House for Donald Trump if he lives up to his various
"15.01.2017 04:04:31" Photos from AFP News Agency's post If Barack Obama was elected on a wave of optimism, eight years later, hopes of a post-racial America have soured amid recognition that it takes more than a black president to overcome centuries of racism http://u.afp.com/4T7R
"15.01.2017 00:57:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Models present creations for fashion house Versace during the Men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 Fashion Week in Milan
"14.01.2017 23:38:00" North Korea holds inauguration ceremony for new workers' hostel At an inauguration ceremony for a workers' hostel in North Korea, one woman said, "I feel as if I am inside of a palace or a hotel, rather than inside of an accommodation"
"14.01.2017 21:23:00" yahoo.com SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since Sept blast "Liftoff of the Falcon 9," a SpaceX commentator said as the tall white rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:54 am, carrying a payload of 10 satellites for Iridium, a mobile and data communications company
"14.01.2017 19:08:40" Timeline Photos On Inauguration Day, Donald Trump will parade from the US Capitol to the White House after he is sworn in as president
"14.01.2017 15:36:26" uk.news.yahoo.com Over 30 dead as IS attacks city in east Syria: monitor The Islamic State group launched a ferocious assault Saturday on a city in eastern Syria, leaving more than 30 jihadists and regime fighters dead, a monitoring group said. Dozens killed as Islamic State mounts ferocious assault on besieged city of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria.
"14.01.2017 15:33:45" uk.news.yahoo.com Syrian political opposition supports Astana talks The Syrian political opposition said Saturday it supports planned peace talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital later this month.
"14.01.2017 15:32:34" yahoo.com Star Wars rules out using CGI to recreate Carrie Fisher for films The producers behind Star Wars say they will not digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher's likeness in future episodes of the film franchise. In July, "Star Wars: Episode VIII" wrapped up shooting with Fisher reprising her role as the character
"14.01.2017 12:48:31" Timeline Photos Chronology of talks between Israel and the Palestinians since 1993.
"14.01.2017 09:56:12" Timeline Photos An Indian sadhu offers a cigarette to his pet monkey as he waits to bathe in the Bay of Bengal.
"14.01.2017 08:39:00" Timeline Photos Andy Murray said there was no need to call him "Sir," as he took a relaxed approach to his new status as a knight of the realm and world number one at the Australian Open, adding just being called "Andy" was fine
"14.01.2017 07:56:57" Timeline Photos Britain's NHS public health service has been the country's pride since 1948, but is currently gripped by a "humanitarian crisis" due to "third world" conditions that are piling pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May
"14.01.2017 05:40:00" Timeline Photos Governments stung by the political backlash from disgruntled voters left worse off by three decades of globalisation are now scrambling for solutions, but there is no easy fix and the populist remedies on offer risk making things even worse, analysts say
"14.01.2017 04:09:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Four-time Canadian Olympic gold medal winner Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from ice hockey after a 23-year international career that broke down gender barriers for women in the sport
"14.01.2017 02:52:48" Timeline Photos Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Donald Trump's inauguration, but just as many protesters are also expected in Washington next week to vent their frustration over his election win http://u.afp.com/4TnS
"13.01.2017 23:00:00" Federal probe slams 'excessive force' by Chicago police A federal investigation into the Chicago police force found a pattern of excessive force in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
"13.01.2017 21:02:20" Timeline Photos As President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, here are his cabinet picks, including principal advisors http://u.afp.com/4Tef
"13.01.2017 16:05:30" Cubans in Miami and Havana react to a US decision to scrap a policy allowing Cuban migrants who arrived illegally on US soil to stay
"13.01.2017 14:01:00" Hundreds of migrants are facing arctic conditions in Belgrade, where they are camping in derelict warehouses near the railway station
"13.01.2017 10:57:19" Having one of the world's rarest birds named in his honour and guided by sockless host President Rodrigo Duterte, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a morning to remember
"13.01.2017 08:20:00" Timeline Photos Seaside residents in southern England were ordered to evacuate as Britain faced severe flood warnings, after snow caused flights to be cancelled http://u.afp.com/4TAJ
"13.01.2017 07:19:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post US Vice President Joe Biden was reduced to tears as President Barack Obama awarded him America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a surprise ceremony, describing Biden as a "lion of American history"
"13.01.2017 05:37:11" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Meticulous work that could take over a decade is preserving the barracks at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. The barracks bear witness to Nazi Germany's killing of around 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, at the camp
"13.01.2017 05:14:41" Timeline Photos A series of storms that have rolled across California in the past week dumping heavy rain and snow could herald the end of a punishing historic drought http://u.afp.com/4TQy
"13.01.2017 00:30:04" Timeline Photos US President Barack Obama surprises Vice President Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's top civilian honor http://u.afp.com/4TM9
"12.01.2017 23:00:00" Legend lives on Down Under as Elvis Express departs Sequin jumpsuits and Vegas showgirls outnumber shirts and ties at Sydney's Central station as hundreds of Elvis fans board a train bound for a festival dedicated to The King
"12.01.2017 21:30:00" yahoo.com Life and business return to parts of Iraq's Mosul Explosions can be heard a few blocks away but butcher Haj Fawzi is wielding his cleaver again as he greets customers at a reopened market in liberated east Mosul. "What we would still need is to be able to come and go freely to get our supplies," said Haj
"12.01.2017 20:00:00" US Senator Corey Booker testifies against Trump pick Sessions Democratic US Senator Cory Booker takes the unprecedented step of testifying against a Republican colleague nominated to be Donald Trump's attorney general, saying Jeff Sessions's civil rights record deserved scrutiny
"12.01.2017 18:27:32" Timeline Photos The United Staes and Mexican border: nearly everything you wanted to know about migration into the US
"12.01.2017 16:27:27" Every January, thousands of voodoo worshippers, tourists and descendants of slaves head to the Gate of No Return monument in Ouidah, Benin
"12.01.2017 14:20:34" ❄️️ Ice-spiration - creations in ice from China, Belgium, the Czech Republic and South Korea ❄️️
"12.01.2017 10:34:33" AFP Africa What do Kenyans on Twitter have to say about President Uhuru Kenyatta's passion for unveiling projects?
"This fetish with ribbons must be investigated," tweeted one user.
Alongside a picture of a toothpick container tied with a ribbon, another wrote: "I
"12.01.2017 10:07:38" Valloire's ice sculpture competition, in France's Savoie region
"12.01.2017 07:01:00" Timeline Photos A string of high-profile sexual abuse cases has led to soul-searching in Israel, where women's increasing willingness to report such behaviour has collided with retrograde attitudes among some men. http://u.afp.com/4Tpc
"12.01.2017 06:57:31" yahoo.com Lessons in respect at China's Confucius kindergartens Children in scholars hats bow before a statue of Confucius, the Chinese sage once reviled by Communist authorities but now enjoying a revival as parents look to instil his values in their offspring. With central government backing, hundreds of private With central government backing, hundreds of private schools dedicated to Confucian teachings have sprung up across China in response to growing demand for more traditional education
"12.01.2017 05:46:11" Timeline Photos Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for proof of what's on your plate. http://u.afp.com/4Tpq
"12.01.2017 02:39:29" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, despite admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election
"12.01.2017 00:39:00" US coach trains S.Sudan wheelchair basketball team An American coach training South Sudanese wheelchair basketball players says the sport can give disabled people "confidence and give them the idea that they can accomplish more than what society thinks they can." http://u.afp.com/4TqK
"11.01.2017 23:11:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post At the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, foreign manufacturers put their American patriotism on ostentatious display with red, white and blue cars decked out in pro-USA messages http://u.afp.com/4TqA
"11.01.2017 21:22:00" Timeline Photos In his 2009 inaugural address, US President Barack Obama used the words "nation" and "America" most often; in his 2017 farewell speech, some of his most-used words were "democracy" and "work"
"11.01.2017 18:59:09" yahoo.com Russia's 'kompromat': Soviet-era tool to blackmail opponents Reports that Russian intelligence gathered compromising information about US President-elect Donald Trump have stirred memories of the dark art of "kompromat", a Soviet-era form of blackmail used to shame adversaries.
The practice was widely used by the
"11.01.2017 16:41:31" Sky's the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming to health After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant 'Clear Sky' is now learning to walk again -- in water http://u.afp.com/4SQE
"11.01.2017 13:01:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Two governments, dozens of militias controlling their own patch, and rumors abounding on Facebook. AFP's Tripoli bureau chief Imed Lamloum explains the intricacies and challenges of covering today's Libya. http://u.afp.com/4Twd
"11.01.2017 10:09:11" Sub-freezing temperatures across Europe have claimed almost 60 victims in recent days u.afp.com/4TJN
"11.01.2017 06:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Barack Obama wiped away tears as he paid tribute to his teenage daughters and to Michelle Obama, his "best friend," at the emotional close of a farewell address in his adoptive city of Chicago
"11.01.2017 04:54:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post President Barack Obama addressed America and the world for the final time as president, in a speech that was both a tearful goodbye and a call to arms, as he returned to his adoptive hometown of Chicago to recast his "yes we can" campaign credo as "yes we
"11.01.2017 03:27:38" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A self-driving electric shuttle built by French firm NAVYA begins one-week stint in Las Vegas in a pilot public transit program touted as the first time a fully autonomous, electric powered shuttle has been left to its own devices on a public street in
"10.01.2017 19:38:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Seamstresses at the National Capital Flag Company in Arlington, Virginia prepare flags that will be used by the Old Guard in Donald Trump's presidential inaugration
"10.01.2017 18:15:00" yahoo.com Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe Scientists reveal the "highly unusual" behaviour of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan -- a rare case of inter-species nookie
"10.01.2017 16:52:00" Timeline Photos Swarming drones tested for future warfare
"10.01.2017 15:07:31" Timeline Photos British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news that World War II had started, died on January 10, 2017 at the age of 105 http://u.afp.com/4Tkg
"10.01.2017 13:12:00" Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market
"10.01.2017 09:46:00" "Jia Jia" can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China
"10.01.2017 06:39:58" yahoo.com Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market For years, herder Gelegrash had a sideline bringing tourists to see a dinosaur skull hidden near the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia's Gobi desert. It is one of thousands of ancient fossils that have disappeared from the country since American explorer Roy Mongolia is mounting a campaign to reclaim thousands of ancient fossils that have been smuggled out of the country over decades
"09.01.2017 22:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post London Fashion Week is certainly making the most of its experimental reputation. The men's event included lots of women on the catwalk as designers, including Vivienne Westwood, challenged formats and shook up tradition. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4S9h
"09.01.2017 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Cristiano Ronaldo claims FIFA's inaugural best player of the year award, the latest prize for the Real Madrid and Portugal star after a glittering 2016 for club and country http://u.afp.com/4S9f
"09.01.2017 19:45:00" yahoo.com Weekend exercisers reap big health benefits "Weekend Warriors" rejoice - findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine show that people who pack all of their exercise into one or two days of the week appear to lower their risk of dying about as much as people who
"09.01.2017 18:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Donald Trump lashes out at screen legend Meryl Streep, accusing her of being an overrated "flunky" of Hillary Clinton after the actress berated him at the Golden Globes ceremony. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Sjk
"09.01.2017 16:44:00" India bat makers say there's no stopping big hitters #cricket http://u.afp.com/4Sro
"09.01.2017 15:04:27" A former French jihadist recounts his experience in a new book out in France. "My Jihad: the journey of a reformed character," co-authored by Farid Benyettou and Dounia Bouzar, aims to dissuade others from taking Benyettou's path to violent extremism
"09.01.2017 13:11:00" A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the #yearoftherooster u.afp.com/4SDv
"09.01.2017 10:51:00" Nine things Obama will be remembered for http://u.afp.com/4Szi
"09.01.2017 07:32:18" channelnewsasia.com In Damascus, an old solution to water shortages: the hammam The water shortage in the Syrian capital has been a boon for the city's famed bath houses. In Damascus, the hammam is experiencing unprecedented demand since fighting cut water supplies to the capital
"09.01.2017 06:39:34" sg.news.yahoo.com The Danube fisherman hauling suicide jumpers to safety Putting her backpack down, she climbed over the fence and jumped into the rushing waters of the Danube below: the 16 year-old girl was the 29th attempted suicide to be saved by Renato Grbic, a Belgrade fisherman and restaurant owner. Built in 1946, the Danube fisherman Renato Grbic has hauled to safety 29 suicide jumpers from the Pancevo Bridge, a notorious hotspot for Belgrade's most desperate
"08.01.2017 22:30:16" Timeline Photos Taiwanese robot with an "intelligent vision system" can see its environment and act with precision, playing chess and pouring coffee http://u.afp.com/4Sax
"08.01.2017 19:13:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post British designer Christopher Shannon gets in your face with his creations on the second day of the London Fashion Week men's event
"08.01.2017 17:01:40" yahoo.com Palestinian rams truck into Israeli soldiers, four dead A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and wounding at least 15 people, authorities said. The driver was also killed at the location overlooking holy sites in the
"08.01.2017 17:00:21" yahoo.com Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dead: agencies Tehran (AFP) - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported.
"08.01.2017 16:39:50" yahoo.com Pope tells women to feel free to breastfeed in church Pope Francis encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to feel free to breastfeed their children in the church. "You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus," he told worshippers
"08.01.2017 14:30:19" Costumed participants at "La Vijanera" carnival in Silio, in the northern Spain, a colorful winter masquerade involving some 60 characters performing acts to banish the year past and make way for the next.
"08.01.2017 13:07:02" Timeline Photos Will FIFA decide to expand the World Cup? Verdict on Tuesday to the proposal to enlarge the competition to include 48 teams and 80 matches.
"08.01.2017 12:25:52" Timeline Photos A heavy snowstorm has paralysed life in Istanbul for a second day, cancelling hundreds of flights and closing the Bosphorus to shipping traffic.
"08.01.2017 11:24:06" Timeline Photos Professional bareback riders compete during the finals of the Colorado vs The World Rodeo in Denver, established in 1911 and the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the US.
"08.01.2017 10:35:47" Coloured ice sculptures are illuminated for China's Harbin Festival to mark celebrations for the new year.
"08.01.2017 07:35:00" Timeline Photos Millions will tune in to the Golden Globe Awards, one of Hollywood's glitziest affairs, but few are likely to know who actually decides the winners, with this year's voters including a Russian former body-builder turned actor, an ex-Miss Universe from
"08.01.2017 04:25:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January 20, here are nine things his presidency may be remembered for: http://u.afp.com/4SLd
"08.01.2017 03:06:07" Timeline Photos Hollywood's elite head are preparing for the Golden Globes, the champagne-drenched launch of the entertainment industry's awards season, with whimsical musical "La La Land" leading the race for statuettes.Here are the nominations
"07.01.2017 23:14:14" yahoo.com Hoverboards make comeback at Vegas electronics show Hoverboards are aiming for a comeback after a series of debacles and recalls for the quirky wheeled personal transport devices. A handful of new self-balancing skateboard-like gadgets made their appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
"07.01.2017 21:43:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Cold wave across Europe leaves 23 dead, including several homeless and migrants in past two days, while heavy snowstorms paralyze Istanbul. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4SLZ
"07.01.2017 19:33:24" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Kim Kardashian finally breaks her silence about being robbed at gunpoint in Paris in classic Kardashian fashion: through a promotional video for the new season of her hit reality TV show. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4Suy
"07.01.2017 14:23:28" yahoo.com Massive tanker bomb kills 43 in Syria border town A massive tanker truck bomb ripped through a market by a courthouse in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz on Saturday, killing 43 people and wounding dozens near the Turkish border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least six
"07.01.2017 11:32:20" A heavy snowstorm brings Istanbul to a standstill with hundreds of flights cancelled and the Bosphorus closed to shipping.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/4S6f
"07.01.2017 11:01:59" Bull riding has often been called the "most dangerous eight seconds in sports" and AFP takes a behind-the-scenes look as the rodeo hits Madison Square Garden in New York.
"07.01.2017 09:57:45" Timeline Photos The annual Liwa Festival in the United Arab Emirates attracts participants from across the Gulf region for a variety of races (featuring cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) as they tackle the mighty Moreeb -- the world's tallest sand dune at over 300
"07.01.2017 08:59:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Last year at the Consumer Electronics Show, virtual reality was an eye-grabbing sensation. This time around there was a focus on what it is going to take to get it into the hands of the masses
"07.01.2017 07:54:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Both Thailand and neighbouring Malaysia have been hit by severe flooding this week, with the death toll in Thailand's south rising to 12 and thousands of villages partially submerged
"07.01.2017 06:22:57" Timeline Photos A Rastafarian prophet, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President Barack Obama for clemency before he leaves office in two weeks http://u.afp.com/4S22
"07.01.2017 03:50:51" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges was described as "royalty" by his peers as he sunk his hands and feet into the cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre.
"07.01.2017 00:38:00" Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message In an emotional parting message, US first lady Michelle Obama said, "Our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds -- that is not a threat to who we are; it makes us who we are."
"06.01.2017 22:29:00" Timeline Photos A French background check of passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared in 2014, has found no cause for suspicion, say investigators http://u.afp.com/4SBs
"06.01.2017 20:33:00" Followers prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas in Jerusalem One attendee called the atmosphere at an Orthodox Christmas celebration in Jerusalem "lovely"
"06.01.2017 18:45:10" Timeline Photos It's winter in the northern hemisphere, where cold temperatures can affect the way the human body regulates heart rate, blood flow and brain activity
"06.01.2017 16:27:03" yahoo.com 'Ratings machine' Trump raps TV successor Schwarzenegger As Donald Trump readies to move into the Oval Office, Arnold Schwarzenegger has stepped into his old shoes -- as host of the reality show "Celebrity Apprentice" -- and the president-elect is not impressed. In a pair of early morning tweets Friday, Trump
"06.01.2017 16:17:23" yahoo.com Charlie Hebdo has gone soft on extremists: quitting journalist One of Charlie Hebdo's most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism. Zineb El Rhazoui accused the weekly of bowing to Islamist extremists and no longer daring to
"06.01.2017 14:38:34" yahoo.com Bangladesh 'Tree Man' sees hope after 16 surgeries A Bangladeshi father dubbed the "tree man" because of the bark-like warts that once covered his body will soon be able to leave hospital after groundbreaking treatment for one of the world's rarest diseases. Abul Bajandar has undergone at least 16
"06.01.2017 08:00:00" Timeline Photos #NEWSGRAPHIC FBI Hate crime statistics in the US @AFP
"06.01.2017 07:18:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Nearly 9,000 people were killed and over half a million homes destroyed in a quake that hit Nepal in 2015. Monitors say survivors are now at risk of indebtedness as distribution of reconstruction grants has been slow
"06.01.2017 05:58:05" yahoo.com Pakistan's regional languages face looming extinction Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar, the heart of Pakistan's fabled northwest -- but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the Pashtun ethnic group that dominates the region. Instead they are exchanging The most endangered of Pakistan's dialects are now spoken by only a few hundred people as regional languages face looming extinction
"06.01.2017 04:21:12" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In a small village in the Vosges region of eastern France two middle-aged sisters are doggedly holding out against the tsunami of plastic tokens in the traditional "Galette des Rois" cakes, spending days making each clay token by hand
"06.01.2017 00:22:00" yahoo.com Intimate Princess Diana letters sell for £15,000 in London Letters handwritten by the late Princess Diana, including one describing how her son Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble", sold for £15,100 ($18,600, 17,500 euros) at a London auction on Thursday. Among the six letters sent to royal butler Cyril Handwritten letters from the late Princess Diana, which sold for £15,000 in London, included a description of how her son Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" http://u.afp.com/4Sm8
"05.01.2017 22:09:00" Sky's the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming to health After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant 'Clear Sky' is now learning to walk again -- in water http://u.afp.com/4SQE
"05.01.2017 19:30:00" Timeline Photos Already struggling to cope with climate change, polar bears also face a chemical poisoning risk 100 times above levels considered safe http://u.afp.com/4SWH
"05.01.2017 17:45:37" Timeline Photos Hollywood's elite hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes in a fiercely-contested awards season. Read AFP's preview of the nominees: http://u.afp.com/4SWo
"05.01.2017 16:16:00" "Almost everyone who lives in or visits Istanbul falls in love with the city," writes news editor Stuart Williams. "In this vast, sprawling metropolis with centuries of Christian and Islamic history, everyone can draft a highly personal and emotional map
"05.01.2017 14:21:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.
"I feel it was a bit expensive, but I am happy that I was able to successfully win at auction a tuna of good shape and size," said sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi
"05.01.2017 11:54:00" Timeline Photos How Russian hackers allegedly attacked the US Decmocratic Party
"05.01.2017 08:14:11" yahoo.com From cakes to slippers, Slovenia stirs 'Melania' hype Golden "Melania" cakes, "White House" slippers, guided tours tracing her rise to model stardom -- tiny Slovenia has lost no time tapping into the marketing opportunities from its most famous daughter's rise to future US First Lady. The glamorous wife of Tiny Slovenia has lost no time tapping into the marketing opportunities from its most famous daughter's rise to future US First Lady
"05.01.2017 07:25:00" Timeline Photos Chinese tech giant Huawei is adding Amazon's artificial intelligence application Alexa to its flagship smartphone for its US launch http://u.afp.com/4SYC
"05.01.2017 05:45:49" Timeline Photos People living near major roads have a higher chance of developing dementia, according to a large-scale study published in British medical journal The Lancet http://u.afp.com/4SYz
"05.01.2017 02:49:22" Timeline Photos The automotive world descends on Detroit this weekend for the annual auto show, which will highlight rapidly-evolving technology, but comes amid an uncertain climate following Donald Trump's public tussles http://u.afp.com/4SYg
"04.01.2017 22:31:37" 105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books 105-year-old Frenchman Robert Marchand pedals into history books with new one-hour track record at 14.01 miles. "I feel emotional -- and I'm even asking myself if all this is real!" said Marchand, who was born in 1911, three years before World War I
"04.01.2017 19:30:00" Marcelo Luna - from troubled youth to giant waves Marcelo Luna has travelled a long way from his drug-riddled teenage years in Brazil, unable to swim, to carve out a career surfing some of the biggest waves in the world. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4SxZ
"04.01.2017 17:30:01" Timeline Photos The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods -- coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago -- can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers say. Read more: u.afp.com/4SGy
"04.01.2017 16:25:07" As many African women spend much of their spare time in hair salons, Ivory Coast's chief librarian came up with a scheme to help them read and learn to read
"04.01.2017 12:28:00" Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of thousands of people scratching a living in Myanmar's mines set to gain little from the end of US sanctions on the military-dominated industry http://u.afp.com/4SqH
"04.01.2017 10:48:47" More than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped when suspected Muslim rebels stormed the dilapidated facility in a pre-dawn raid, killing one guard
"04.01.2017 07:13:20" Timeline Photos Aged 50, Janet Jackson has given birth to a son, her first child. She joins a small group of US mothers aged over 45
"04.01.2017 03:10:50" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Ghana a subversive depiction of colonial life has become a beloved cultural event as hundreds vie for the top trophy in a New Year's fancy dress parade and contest
"04.01.2017 00:48:05" Photos from AFP News Agency's post No Christmas tree goes to waste as elephants play at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin
"03.01.2017 22:45:20" McDonald's restaurant opens next to Vatican A McDonald's fast food restaurant opens next to the Vatican despite protest from locals in a neighbourhood home to a number of high-profile figures in the Catholic Church
"03.01.2017 20:30:00" French cyclist sets the pace -- at 105 Robert Marchand is going for a speed-cycling record, intending to do better than the 26.9 kilometres per hour record he set three years ago. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4S5d
"03.01.2017 18:46:51" Timeline Photos A year of extremist terror attacks in Istanbul, Turkey since January 2016
"03.01.2017 16:27:00" Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen treasures
"03.01.2017 14:23:00" Mermaids making a splash in Dutch pools.
"03.01.2017 12:35:00" It's a scene straight out of medieval times but in modern-day Madrid: an archer dressed in camouflage gear, stationed in a tree at night, waiting for the kill. For five years, the authorities in the region have resorted to this unusual technique to cull
"03.01.2017 10:15:00" Timeline Photos It's an all-too-familiar Hollywood story: the out-of-work actor eking out an existence in cheap housing, earning minimum wage delivering pizzas, desperate for his big break.
But for Jay Abdo -- one of the Arab world's biggest stars before the conflict in
"03.01.2017 07:14:13" Timeline Photos A picture out of time: on a foggy day in Delhi, India holds rehearsals for its annual Republic Day parade
"03.01.2017 06:27:49" Timeline Photos Playboy son of Equatorial Guinea leader goes on trial in France accused of plundering his country to fund jetset lifestyle http://u.afp.com/4So8
"03.01.2017 06:02:40" Timeline Photos By day, Arvind Venkatraman works as a software engineer in India's tech hub Chennai. But in his spare time, he is an international art detective whose efforts have helped bring back some of his country's most valuable antiquities http://u.afp.com/4Soe
"03.01.2017 05:04:45" Timeline Photos Madrid authorities have resorted to using volunteer bow hunters to cull wild boars encroaching on towns http://u.afp.com/4Soc
"02.01.2017 23:59:34" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Cape Minstrels take over the streets of Cape Town, South Africa for the Second New Year Street Parade, a colourful procession also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar
"02.01.2017 21:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Protestors march against the Dakota Access Pipeline after the #RoseParade in Pasadena California
"02.01.2017 20:15:00" Record signing footballer Oscar lands in Shanghai to join SIPG Brazilian star Oscar is given a hero's welcome as he lands in Shanghai in a 60-million-euro deal (£51 million) from Chelsea that smashes the Asian transfer record. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4SZ8
"02.01.2017 18:51:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Views from the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, to race falcons and camels in the desert
"02.01.2017 16:26:00" Timeline Photos Switzerland has just experienced its driest December in more than 150 years and one of its driest months on record
"02.01.2017 15:11:00" Brazilian midfielder Oscar arrives in Shanghai, after signing with Shanghai SIPG for a reported 70.5 million euros from Chelsea, as China kicks off another big-spending football transfer window
"02.01.2017 12:46:00" A 2016 love story: the Macedonian cop and the Iraqi refugee
"02.01.2017 10:58:00" Cyprus volunteers struggle to feed soaring cat population
"02.01.2017 08:25:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Myanmar government pledges to investigate video apparently showing police beating Rohinga civilians http://u.afp.com/45yy
"02.01.2017 06:03:41" Timeline Photos Brews brothers: Norman monks revive ancient beer tradition in France http://u.afp.com/45yX
"02.01.2017 00:34:00" yahoo.com New York finds a lotta love for new train line stops Sure, they can be brusque at times. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo were there for the opening late Saturday of three new stations that extend the Second Avenue subway train from 63rd to 96th Streets up to the posh Upper East Side. "It has New York finds a lotta love for new train line stops
"01.01.2017 23:10:00" Timeline Photos The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country abounding in natural riches and human crises
"01.01.2017 21:30:33" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A Kashmiri fisherman casts his net and rows his boat during a dense fog day on the Dal Lake in Srinagar
"01.01.2017 20:10:05" Timeline Photos Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles to "Hollyweed" by arranging tarps over the letters http://u.afp.com/45Cb
"01.01.2017 15:47:37" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Rain or shine, New Year revelers take part in the annual sea bath at Malo-Les-Bains in Dunkirk, northern France.
"01.01.2017 12:51:48" Timeline Photos Iraqi civilians wave white flags as they flee Mosul during the military operation against Islamic State group jihadists to take back the country's second city. http://u.afp.com/459t
"01.01.2017 12:00:08" Timeline Photos Map of Istanbul locating the attack on the exclusive Reina nightclub during the early hours of Sunday morning that killed at least 39 people.
"01.01.2017 11:07:55" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "We have gone through a lot of suffering that has made us very creative as we look for solutions."
Read the full story of how Zimbabweans are cashing in on their country's severe water crisis: http://u.afp.com/459e
"01.01.2017 09:22:52" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage in the Reina night club, one of the Istanbul's most exclusive party spots, early on January 1 as revellers celebrated New Year.
"01.01.2017 06:57:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Legend has it a Roman empress first brought cats to Cyprus to do battle with poisonous snakes, but centuries later the island's financial crisis has left animal lovers battling to care for a soaring stray cat population after austerity measures caused
"01.01.2017 05:59:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post North Koreans gather in Pyongyang to celebrate New Year - leader says country in final stages of test launching ICBM http://u.afp.com/45jz
"01.01.2017 05:21:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post An attack that killed 35 revelers in an Istanbul nightclub cast a shadow on New Year celebrations attended by millions of people around the world to ring in 2017
"01.01.2017 03:58:29" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Race to save the cheetah as study reveals extinction threat http://u.afp.com/45ja
"01.01.2017 00:38:00" yahoo.com DR Congo: Five facts The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty. The country has been run by a string of strongmen, including General Joseph-Desire The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty
"31.12.2016 23:01:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As 2017 moves westward, New Year celebrations are seen in Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai and Helsinki
"31.12.2016 21:06:00" Romania: Bear dance to chase away evil spirits before New Year A New Year tradition in eastern Romania sees a few hundred people dress up and parade in bear skins to chase away evil spirits accumulated the previous year
"31.12.2016 18:40:27" Timeline Photos Chester Zoo in England celebrates Rothschild giraffes Tula and her six-foot tall newborn, whose numbers are dwindling in their native Kenya and Uganda
"31.12.2016 15:30:33" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Sydney kick starts world New Year 2017 celebrations with a fireworks display over its iconic Opera House.
"31.12.2016 09:56:39" Timeline Photos A number of leading figures, from politics to showbiz, passed away in 2016.
"31.12.2016 07:54:00" Timeline Photos For 79 years it reigned as a New York culinary institution: the Carnegie Deli, frequented by locals and visitors for its ginormous sandwiches, but now it's closed, relegated to nostalgic photos and memories -- another sign, many say, that America's
"31.12.2016 06:28:01" Timeline Photos From January 1, French companies will be required to guarantee a "right to disconnect" to their employees as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day scourge of compulsive out-of-hours email checking.
"31.12.2016 03:21:11" Timeline Photos Chicago, effectively the capital of America's Midwest, is hurtling toward the end of its deadliest year in nearly two decades, with more than 750 murders and 3,500 shootings. By comparison, America's two biggest cities, Los Angeles and New York, had about
"30.12.2016 23:20:00" 'Heart-in-a-box' device helps save lives Doctors in Seattle are testing a new system for transporting donor hearts that they hope will keep them beating during their journey to transplantation, hoping to reduce the shortage of donor hearts
"30.12.2016 21:45:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post On the day of Santa Coloma, "Galejadors" in Centelles, Spain cut down a pine tree, load it onto a cart and take it into town, where it is hung from the church's ceiling to celebrate "La Festa del Pi"
"30.12.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Spies and hackers: Russians sanctioned by US http://u.afp.com/45KW
"30.12.2016 17:38:05" A 2016 love story: the Macedonian cop and the Iraqi refugee She was a sick Iraqi in a wave of refugees trying to enter Serbia, while he belonged to the stern Macedonian police force keeping guard, but Noora Arkavazi and Bobi Dodevski quickly fell in love after meeting on the muddy border. Read more:
"30.12.2016 14:17:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Truckers honk their horns across Poland in homage to Lukasz Urban, the registered driver of the lorry hijacked in the Berlin Christmas market attack, as he was buried on Friday.
The 37-year-old's funeral in the northwestern village of Banie was attended
"30.12.2016 13:55:48" Timeline Photos A red deer stag pictured on a foggy morning at Richmond Park in south-west London.
"30.12.2016 11:36:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "You would think that the one place where a Mexican drug baron could do you no harm is a cemetery. Where he is dead and buried," writes correspondent Laurent Thomet.
"But in Mexico's dangerous and often surreal underworld, even the ghosts of cartel
"30.12.2016 10:16:58" Timeline Photos German Markus Eisenbichel soars through the air during his qualification jump at the ski jumping event in Oberstdorf, southern Germany, on December 29, 2016, the first venue for the Four-Hills Ski Jumping tournament (Vierschanzentournee)
"30.12.2016 08:54:28" yahoo.com The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other. Human bones from a newborn, a child and four adults or teenagers who lived around In the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other
"30.12.2016 06:51:00" Timeline Photos Widow and former nurse Nisrin Akoubeh drives one of a fleet of 10 "Pink Taxis" driven by women ... for women passengers, challenging Jordan's social norms http://u.afp.com/45Ri
"30.12.2016 05:29:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post One of Europe's worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer by using perfectly good donated food that would otherwise
"30.12.2016 04:07:39" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey was in effect, a potentially major breakthrough in the nearly 6-year conflict, despite reports of isolated clashes
"29.12.2016 23:30:00" Chileans shop for yellow undies in New Year's tradition Yellow underwear is flying off the shelves in the Chilean capital Santiago, where tradition holds that it brings prosperity and love if you wear it on New Year's Eve. Read about colorful New Year's rituals in Latin America: http://u.afp.com/45Lz
"29.12.2016 22:00:00" Film factory Budapest, where Hollywood dreams are made Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe's top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to Hungary's attractive tax breaks and cutting-edge facilities. Read more: http://u.afp.com/45Ee
"29.12.2016 19:30:00" The Old Firm derby -- sound, fury and Sectarianism Underpinned by ferocious passion, century-old mistrust and Sectarian conflict, the sound and fury of the Old Firm derby between Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers is unique in modern football. Read more: http://u.afp.com/45Ec
"29.12.2016 17:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Afghanistan's mountainous central province of Bamiyan, one of the country's least developed but most liberal regions, beekeeping complements gives rural women the chance to become entrepreneurs. Read more: http://u.afp.com/45LR
"29.12.2016 15:08:57" A man goes ice-fishing on the frozen Bothnian Sea near Vaasa, western Finland, at midday on December 28, 2016
"29.12.2016 11:45:19" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Baghdad shopkeeper Anwar offers Saddam Hussein watches, photos, coins and postage stamps that keep the memory of the ousted president alive 10 years after his execution and cater to customers nostalgic for his rule.
Read more: http://u.afp.com/456y
"29.12.2016 07:21:14" Timeline Photos 20 years after Hong Kong's handover to China, the British army is back -- to train city police in pomp and ceremony http://u.afp.com/452G
"29.12.2016 06:05:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Once the epicentre of some of Britain's worst race riots in the 1980s, the London neighbourhood of Brixton is now facing a very different battle for its Afro-Caribbean soul: gentrification
"29.12.2016 04:05:46" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Debbie Reynolds, the "Singin' in the Rain" actress who tap-danced her way into American hearts as a star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died, grief-stricken over daughter Carrie Fisher's death a day earlier
"29.12.2016 00:23:00" Spicy marinated rabbit heads -- a hit in China's Sichuan Restaurant-goers in China's Sichuan province enjoy a treat that one man says "a lot of people from other provinces don't dare" eat: spicy rabbit heads
"28.12.2016 23:11:00" yahoo.com Berlin truck attack: what we know, open questions Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, is the suspected jihadist attacker who on December 19 ploughed a hijacked truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people including the Polish lorry driver. The Berlin rampage was quickly claimed by the Islamic State group, Here's what investigators have pieced together so far about the Germany Christmas market attack and suspect Anis Amri
"28.12.2016 21:42:00" Fans mourn 'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher One fan said "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60, was "always a really big inspiration for young women"
"28.12.2016 19:30:15" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Students from a Yeshiva religious school light candles for Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light, near Tel Aviv
"28.12.2016 14:05:39" Timeline Photos Revellers take part in the "Enfarinats" festival in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi as they stage a mock coup d'etat using flour and eggs.
During this 200-year-old tradition, participants known as "Els Enfarinats" (those covered in flour) dress in
"28.12.2016 12:44:48" Timeline Photos Friends, fans and Hollywood stars add their voices to a torrent of tributes for "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher, who has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack.
The screen icon, catapulted to worldwide stardom as rebel warrior Princess Leia in
"28.12.2016 08:34:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Demand for spicy rabbit brains in Sichuan is so high that the province is having to import meat from Europe, especially France and Italy. The delicacy is often eaten late at night, paired with beer.
"28.12.2016 07:09:17" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen's photographs of cats also offer a visual record of Hong Kong's traditional shops. The territory's fondness for felines has made a star out of Cream Brother, a cat with a Facebook following of some 200,000 fans.
"28.12.2016 06:04:53" yahoo.com China in biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure: reports Chinese customs seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales, state media said, in the country's biggest-ever smuggling case involving the animal parts. Shanghai Customs found around 3.1 tonnes of pangolin scales mixed in with a container of wood products China customs seize over 3 tonnes of pangolin scales - an estimated 7,500 endangered animals killed to make up shipment http://u.afp.com/45nc
"28.12.2016 00:05:00" US 'Dreamers' worried about deportations under Trump Under US President Barack Obama, illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children were granted a reprieve from deportation. Often called 'Dreamers' after legislation known as the DREAM Act, they now face an uncertain future under a Donald Trump
"27.12.2016 22:59:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama lay wreath at Pearl Harbor memorial
"27.12.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Hollywood star Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, dies at 60. Read more: http://u.afp.com/45sK
"27.12.2016 18:49:26" Timeline Photos Cheetahs are "sprinting" to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study. Read more: http://u.afp.com/45s2
"27.12.2016 16:40:00" Tributes keep coming for British pop superstar George Michael outside the Oxfordshire home where he died
"27.12.2016 15:53:00" A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps
"27.12.2016 13:03:29" AFP Africa A zebu cow lumbers out of the Ambanja forest in northern Madagascar carrying cocoa pods destined to become some of the most expensive chocolate in the world. But the island's cocoa farmers could be getting a better deal, say experts. Read more:
"27.12.2016 10:25:14" "Everyone is invited? Let's go." Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral
"27.12.2016 08:26:58" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Residents of Thailand's 'Deep South' have little choice but to take a train that is subjected to repeated attacks in the insurgency-riddled region. Malay-Muslim rebels are seeking devolution of power as a step towards independence.
"27.12.2016 03:04:41" Timeline Photos Ringleaders: a horse is trampled by a bull after its rider fell off during a bullfight in Cali, Colombia
"27.12.2016 00:31:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Employees harvest Vinapolo grapes in Novelda, Spain just days before many Spaniards will eat the fruit as part of a New Year's Eve good luck tradition
"26.12.2016 23:22:00" Timeline Photos Afghan woman pilot's asylum bid in the US sparks fervent debate http://u.afp.com/45Aw
"26.12.2016 21:11:00" Timeline Photos Frenchman Thomas Coville is given hero's welcome after his new yachting record for solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world http://u.afp.com/45A5
"26.12.2016 18:54:15" China's giant cow farms leave neighbours up milk creek Large-scale dairy farms have boomed in China, but a glass of milk comes with a price: giant piles of black manure towering over cornfields and rancid smells coming from thousands of cows in this $40-billion-a-year industry http://u.afp.com/45Qz
"26.12.2016 15:31:23" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Indian tycoon, who believes that giving away brides is a blessing from God, throws mass wedding for 236 fatherless brides http://u.afp.com/45MD
"26.12.2016 12:30:10" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "He shaped my life," a fan tells AFP as emotional floral tributes are laid out for George Michael outside his north London home:
"26.12.2016 11:20:12" correspondent.afp.com correspondent.afp.com Moufid is not what you would call a stereotypical refugee. Despite the enormous obstacles in his way, the dapper gentleman who used to run several restaurants in Aleppo managed to get asylum in Greece in just three months. http://u.afp.com/45gU
"26.12.2016 09:49:10" Photos from AFP News Agency's post 'Leo' the sea lion celebrates the upcoming Lunar "Year of the Rooster" with some calligraphy at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama
"26.12.2016 08:31:44" yahoo.com Duped by fake news, Pakistan minister makes nuke threat to Israel Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site into a confrontation on social media. "Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Duped by fake news, Pakistan minister threatens nuclear retaliation against Israel http://u.afp.com/45YP
"26.12.2016 07:49:37" yahoo.com 2016 begins and ends with music deaths New York (AFP) - Pop superstar George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world which mourned a steady stream of top names. George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world http://u.afp.com/45Yg
"26.12.2016 06:15:18" Timeline Photos Madonna and Elton John have led tributes from around the world for British pop star George Michael, who died at his home near London aged 53
"26.12.2016 00:11:00" Timeline Photos The Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea December 25, 2016 was a Tupolev Tu-154 with 92 people on board u.afp.com/45xd
"25.12.2016 22:06:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Iraqi Christians celebrate a bittersweet Christmas http://u.afp.com/45fZ
"25.12.2016 19:29:00" Tens of thousands flee as Christmas typhoon hits Philippines A powerful typhoon with gusts of up to 146 miles an hour hit the Philippines, disrupting Christmas celebrations for tens of thousands who fled its approach, officials said http://u.afp.com/45xD
"25.12.2016 17:56:25" yahoo.com Queen Elizabeth hails unsung heroes in Christmas message Queen Elizabeth will pay tribute to inspirational unsung heroes in her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth on Sunday. The head of the Commonwealth will urge people to achieve "small things with great love" in the speech, which is an integral part Queen Elizabeth II praises "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" in her annual Christmas message to the Commonwealth
"25.12.2016 07:45:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Christian leaders from the Vatican to Bethlehem struck a sombre note on Christmas Eve speaking of war, fear and division, as cities in Europe ramped up security in the shadow of the Berlin market attack
"25.12.2016 06:46:00" Timeline Photos A nation of fewer than two million people, The Gambia accounts for the highest number of migrants per capita of any nationality crossing the sands of the Sahara through Niger to Libya where they board rickety boats that ply the Mediterranean to Italy
"25.12.2016 04:31:17" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The past month has seen shoppers in Tehran flocking to the Armenian district of Somayeh -- the biggest Christian area in the city -- to pick up fake trees, and stock up on baubles, reindeer toys and plastic snowmen
"25.12.2016 00:33:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Jewish men dance to mark the start of Judaism's festival of light, Hanukkah, in central Moscow
"24.12.2016 22:46:00" Japanese foodies enjoy unusual Christmas meal: insects A group of Japanese gastronomists celebrate Christmas with an unusual meal--insects. The United Nations has said that eating more insects could help fight world hunger.
"24.12.2016 20:43:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The Sant Pau modernist hospital building in Barcelona is illuminated by a visual arts projection recreating the arrival of the winter solstice
"24.12.2016 18:24:32" Crowds gather in Bethlehem ahead of Christmas mass Before Christmas Eve midnight mass in Bethlehem, tourists and neighbors gather near the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born
"24.12.2016 16:01:49" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Inmates dressed as beauty queens parade on a makeshift stage for a mock beauty pageant at a Philippines jail, bringing Christmas cheer to one of the country's most overcrowded prison
"24.12.2016 13:24:20" yahoo.com S. Korea protesters push for President Park's ouster Parliament voted to impeach Park earlier this month over a corruption scandal in which she allegedly colluded with her friend, Choi Soon-Sil, to strong-arm donations from large conglomerates to two dubious foundations. "Arrest Park immediately", they Tens of thousands of people, many in Santa Claus outfits, marched through the streets of Seoul Saturday calling for the immediate ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.
"24.12.2016 07:05:36" Timeline Photos Indonesian police search a cathedral in Jakarta, a day after foiling plans by an Islamic State-linked group to conduct a Christmas-time suicide bombing
"24.12.2016 05:23:18" Timeline Photos Thai police have rescued two baby orangutans in a sting operation after undercover officers arranged to buy the primates over a mobile phone messaging app from wildlife traffickers for nearly US$20,000
"23.12.2016 23:00:00" Berlin Christmas market attack: an AFP chronology The prime suspect in the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that left 12 people dead is shot dead by Italian police. Here is what we know about the case so far: http://u.afp.com/45qA
"23.12.2016 21:10:37" yahoo.com Hijackers of Libyan plane surrender in Malta Two men used fake weapons to hijack a Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane with 117 people on board and divert it to Malta, before releasing everyone and surrendering, officials say
"23.12.2016 18:54:07" Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas Aleppo's small Catholic minority has wasted no time in trying to bring life back to the ruins of the Saint Elias Cathedral, rummaging through the snow-covered rubble for wood and scrap metal to make a crude Nativity scene for Christmas. Read more:
"23.12.2016 14:31:00" Timeline Photos A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be “up to 100 percent effective” in protecting against the deadly virus: WHO u.afp.com/45wQ
"23.12.2016 12:09:00" Former star ballerina Alicia Alonso may be blind, but at age 96 continues to be the absolute guide of the classical dance form in Cuba
"23.12.2016 10:05:04" Myanmar farmers reap rewards from 3D printing u.afp.com/45Ur
"23.12.2016 06:45:59" Timeline Photos Each week, more than 400 aspiring heroes aged between six and 18 attend the Barcelona football academy in Lagos, all dreaming of becoming Nigeria's next soccer star with a contract in Europe
"23.12.2016 05:10:57" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Russia works to shake off bootleg vodka hangover http://u.afp.com/45Uw
"23.12.2016 00:45:00" 'World had to hear Aleppo children,' says Syrian girl blogger The seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account provided a tragic window for the world into the destruction of her hometown Aleppo describes taking up blogging to give a voice to the city's children
"22.12.2016 23:20:00" Timeline Photos For nearly six years, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has been able to count on his bloodied but loyal armed forces, his powerful intelligence services and the support of many people in Syria terrified by the rise of jihadist forces such as the Islamic
"22.12.2016 21:30:00" Museum of Broken Relationships tells stories of lost loves The Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles displays donated items from past heartaches
"22.12.2016 20:00:40" yahoo.com In 'world first', man born without hand gets one "It is the first graft in the world of an upper limb onto an adult with this congenital defect," said Adam Domanasiewicz, who headed the team of surgeons at Wroclaw Medical University Hospital. Up to now, a similar procedure had been performed only on
"22.12.2016 17:30:01" Timeline Photos France inaugurates the world's first "solar highway", a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. Read more: http://u.afp.com/454o
"22.12.2016 15:50:06" Conflict in Africa blocking efforts to save giraffes
"22.12.2016 12:59:19" Unlikely saviours protect Libya's Roman ancient city
"22.12.2016 10:39:03" In Russia, elderly women are usually expected to forget about fashion and watch their grandchildren. Not 71-year-old Olga Kondrasheva, who's now modelling for a glossy magazine.
"22.12.2016 08:10:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Mental health services in Indian-controlled Kashmir are under strain as Kashmiris feel the strain of an uprising that started in the late 1980s.
"22.12.2016 07:24:00" Timeline Photos The cultural offerings in Los Angeles are immense, from highbrow museums featuring works by world renowned artists to some of the quirkiest with bunnies, breast implants, a photo of John F. Kennedy's brain, and the sketches of a serial killer all on
"22.12.2016 05:20:00" Timeline Photos "Sexbots" are a staple of science fiction, but some specialists believe the first animated lovers made of metal, rubber and plastic, programmed to provide sexual bliss, will take a step into reality just months from now
"22.12.2016 02:58:42" Timeline Photos From "Aliens" to "Interstellar," Hollywood has long used the idea of putting the crew into suspended animation to overcome the difficulties of deep space travel, but the once-fanciful sci-fi staple is starting to become scientific fact
"21.12.2016 20:04:45" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A makeshift memorial in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, two days after an attack at the nearby Christmas market in central Berlin
"21.12.2016 17:30:04" Timeline Photos AFP looks back at key events in 2016. Which moment tops your list?
"21.12.2016 16:23:03" Conservationists try to save Vietnam's disappearing elephants
"21.12.2016 14:29:42" youtube.com AFP looks back at 2016's top stories The dramatic crisis in Aleppo. The struggle over Mosul in Iraq. Leonardo DiCaprio finally walks away with an Oscar. Donald Trump as the next US President. Th...
"21.12.2016 13:45:02" Timeline Photos An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish. http://u.afp.com/4iV9
"21.12.2016 12:18:37" Anxious wait for relatives after Mexico firework market blast
"21.12.2016 08:50:45" Timeline Photos AFP journalists around the world voted from a selection of 30 key players that have driven the news in 2016, with US President-elect Donald Trump topping the poll, just ahead of Russian and Turkish leaders Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"21.12.2016 06:27:00" Timeline Photos The Grinch -- in the form of devastating recession, giant corruption and unpaid salaries -- has stolen Rio de Janeiro's Christmas, with things so tight in Brazil's party city the traditional giant Christmas tree has been canceled and there are no
"21.12.2016 04:30:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post German police step up their hunt for the driver of a truck that rampaged through a Berlin Christmas market killing 12 people in a deadly assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, as mourners placed flowers and candles at the site and flags
"21.12.2016 03:06:29" yahoo.com Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets The proud owner of dingo 'Kimba', James Bornstein, is part of the new wave of Australian exotic pet lovers whose unconventional companions are growing in popularity. In a country known for its unusual wildlife, Bornstein says having a sub-species of the Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets
"21.12.2016 01:00:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market killing at least 26 people and injuring 70. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4iKd
"21.12.2016 00:15:00" yahoo.com Previous IS-linked attacks on Western targets The following day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel describes the assault as a "terrorist attack." German police arrest a Pakistani asylum seeker but release him for lack of evidence. A machete-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar"
"20.12.2016 22:15:00" Timeline Photos Deadly protests in DR Congo kill at least 11 people as longtime President Joseph Kabila clings to office http://u.afp.com/4iz9
"20.12.2016 21:10:03" Mike Pence lookalike bares legs to raise money for charity After Donald Trump won the US presidential election, Glen Pannell felt he needed to shake things up. So he became 'Mike Hot-Pence', a bare-legged canvasser with an uncanny resemblance to the Vice President-elect. Video by Carmen Cuesta Roca and Gilles
"20.12.2016 19:03:04" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "No one is safe anymore. You can't stop going to places because otherwise, they've won," rattled but determined tourists hit Berlin's landmark attractions. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4izx
"20.12.2016 16:46:34" Timeline Photos Russia joins probe into Turkey envoy murder http://u.afp.com/4iEw
"20.12.2016 15:34:43" China chokes under heavy smog
"20.12.2016 12:51:01" Timeline Photos AFP has gathered testimonies from multiple Afghan families whose children were abducted for the practice of "bacha bazi" -- sexual exploitation of boys.
The stories come after an AFP report in June found the Taliban are exploiting the centuries-old
"20.12.2016 11:28:58" A special breeding programme at Way Kambas National Park, in the Indonesian jungle, is trying to save the Sumatran rhino from disappearing forever. There are no more than 100 left on the planet.
"20.12.2016 07:59:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Targeted by poachers and losing their habitat, there are no more than 100 Sumatran rhino left. They are also notoriously difficult to breed in captivity but Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia has three males and four females in a programme.
"20.12.2016 06:30:47" yahoo.com LA's Skid Row runners find 'home' in jogging team Dawn is breaking over downtown Los Angeles as a small group of men and women set off on a six-mile run from Skid Row, the epicenter of the city's homelessness crisis. "It's a wake-up call every time I walk out here of where my life could go if I keep Meet the Midnight Runners - an unusual team in Los Angeles made up mostly of recovering addicts and homeless people seeking a new lease on life
"20.12.2016 00:00:00" Timeline Photos America's Electoral College confirms Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a last-ditch bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican's path to the White House. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4iui
"19.12.2016 22:53:50" yahoo.com Syrians tell of fearful journey from Aleppo into exile After four years of bombing and five months of siege, Aleppo evacuees had final, tense 12km trip out of their city
"19.12.2016 21:29:39" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least nine people and wounding 50 more in what police said was a possible terror attack. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4i6M
"19.12.2016 19:57:47" yahoo.com Patients of female doctors show better survival: study Elderly people who were treated by female doctors in the hospital had significantly better survival rates and fewer readmissions than those treated by male doctors, said a US study.
"19.12.2016 16:50:37" Timeline Photos A swimmer dressed as Superman dives into Lake Geneva during the 78th Coupe de Noel race.
"19.12.2016 16:34:14" Timeline Photos 49 dead in Siberia after drinking toxic bath essence. http://u.afp.com/4i8J
"19.12.2016 14:13:52" Timeline Photos China chokes. http://u.afp.com/4iXC
"19.12.2016 14:04:32" yahoo.com Afghan 'bacha bazi' kidnappings: search for the victims A glassy-eyed Afghan teenager sits mutely beside his father, hunched over a tray of tea and candy, unable to tell the painful story of how he was kidnapped by a policeman to be used as his sex slave. After weeks of searching, AFP met the boy in a remote,
"19.12.2016 13:23:44" Timeline Photos A makeshift memorial for the victims of twin bombings outside Besiktas's Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.
"19.12.2016 11:47:20" Timeline Photos A macaques monkey glances into a motorbike mirror in the grounds of a temple in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
"19.12.2016 11:26:12" yahoo.com Seven-year-old Syria war symbol evacuated from Aleppo Cilvegözü (Turkey) (AFP) - Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a Turkish NGO announced on social media. "This morning
"19.12.2016 08:19:43" yahoo.com Snake disguises itself as tinsel on Australia Christmas tree Melbourne (AFP) - It may be trying to disguise itself as tinsel, but look more closely and this is a deadly tiger snake which climbed up a Christmas tree in Australia. A highly venomous tiger snake climbs up a Christmas tree in Melbourne, disguising itself as tinsel
"19.12.2016 07:00:57" sg.news.yahoo.com Hopeless Afghan struggle to save boy sex slaves Quivering with quiet rage, Shirin holds a photo of his teenage brother-in-law, who now lives as the plaything of policemen, just one victim of a hidden epidemic of kidnappings of young boys for institutionalised sexual slavery in Afghanistan. Shirin is Hopeless Afghan struggle to free young boys kidnapped for institutionalised sexual slavery
"18.12.2016 23:43:48" yahoo.com Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99: husband Los Angeles (AFP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born Hollywood siren perhaps better known for her prodigious love life than her movie credits, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, her husband said.
"18.12.2016 20:00:32" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A holiday light and sound show at the city hall of Rennes in western France attracts locals and tourists
"18.12.2016 18:27:37" Yearender: Best images from Euros 2016 Greatest moments from UEFA Euro 2016 from the first game to the final match between Portugal and France
"18.12.2016 16:04:52" Timeline Photos A map shows the destruction to buildings in Aleppo as detected by satellite images.
"18.12.2016 11:01:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Sketches and drawings attributed to French poet Arthur Rimbaud will be auctioned in Brest, western France today, with a starting bid set at 15,000 euros.
"18.12.2016 09:19:20" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Syrians in the rubble of their homes in Aleppo's Al-Arkoub neighbourhood after pro-government forces retook the area from rebel fighters.
"18.12.2016 08:20:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post During his unorthodox White House campaign, Donald Trump thoroughly shredded the rules of American politics, and since defeating Hillary Clinton he has made a mockery of those who said he would eventually fall in line, with a style that seems to indicate
"18.12.2016 08:16:32" yahoo.com Witness to history: Bangladesh's oldest jail opens to public Many of Bangladesh's most significant political prisoners have been incarcerated within the walls of the two-century old Dhaka Central Jail. Over the last two centuries, the jail -- the biggest in Bangladesh until it closed -- has been a central stage for Two-century old Dhaka Central Jail, the prison that has borne witness to much of Bangladesh's brutal history, has opened to the public as a museum
"18.12.2016 07:05:55" yahoo.com Influx of Chinese investors angers Madagascans The mine had not yet opened, but Madagascans were already seething with rage and the Chinese management finally quit Soamahamanina, leaving behind empty tents and cigarette butts. For months, this small city in central Madagascar was engulfed by protests Across Madagascar people openly express their hostility towards the growing presence of China, the country's largest trading partner
"18.12.2016 00:33:00" Artist brings beauty to war-damaged Gaza home Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen forms columns out of rubble taken from a damaged house in the Gaza Strip to make "order" out of the "one hundred percent chaos" of war
"17.12.2016 22:14:42" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Ethiopia inaugurates the Gibe III hydroelectric dam along the Omo River in an effort to double the country's electricity output. But environmentalists and rights group warn of decreased water levels downstream http://u.afp.com/4img
"17.12.2016 19:53:56" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Protesters rally in Berlin against the war in Syria and denounce the international community for failing to help civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo http://u.afp.com/4imo
"17.12.2016 15:56:46" Timeline Photos A diver dressed as Santa Claus plunges into the Paris aquarium to give the fish an early Christmas treat.
"17.12.2016 12:27:59" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Spain's capital Madrid, people dressed as Santa Claus in a charity race to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research.
"17.12.2016 05:25:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post In Rio de Janeiro's Little Africa neighborhood when the sun sets the samba starts to play, the relaxed format, known as a "roda de samba," having changed little since its infancy in the late 19th century, when Afro-Brazilians first developed the style in
"17.12.2016 03:59:02" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen specialises in turning unwanted places into works of art, with her latest work 'Shaath House,' a barren house in the Gaza Strip where doorless rooms face into bleak, empty space
"17.12.2016 02:57:22" Timeline Photos Trent Reznor last year promised new Nine Inch Nails music within 2016, and made good on his word saying a five-song EP, "Not the Actual Events," would come out December 23
"17.12.2016 00:39:14" Vintage planes end epic 13,000-km adventure in Cape Town Vintage planes arrive in Stellenbosch, South Africa at the end of an epic 13,000-kilometre (8,000-mile), 36-day-long adventure flying from the Greek island of Crete to Cape Town
"16.12.2016 22:26:46" yahoo.com Nine dead of fentanyl opioid abuse in one day in Vancouver: mayor Nine people died of fentanyl opioid abuse in the Canadian city of Vancouver in just the past 24 hours, Mayor Gregor Robertson said Friday. Flanked by the city's police chief and other emergency officials, he lauded existing harm reduction services such as Nine people died of fentanyl overdose in the past 24 hours in Vancouver, as Canada struggles with an opioid crisis that claimed 2000 lives last year, with more expected in 2016 http://u.afp.com/4iAr
"16.12.2016 19:28:03" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Former Astronaut and US Senator John Glenn is laid to rest at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio as US Marines, veterans and others pay their respects http://u.afp.com/4iAq
"16.12.2016 15:35:25" Paris cracks down on rats plaguing city's squares and gardens.
"16.12.2016 13:33:18" yahoo.com Burkina Faso team aims to beat malaria with soap Thrusting their arm into a box full of hungry mosquitoes, a group of brave volunteers in a Burkina Faso laboratory test an innovative weapon in the fight against malaria -- soap. The team behind the "Faso Soap" project aims to create a cheap, accessible
"16.12.2016 12:43:01" yahoo.com Great escape: Pet shop pony runs free in Tokyo A pony that ran away from a pet shop in downtown Tokyo enjoyed a brief taste of freedom -- and some grass -- before being gently coaxed back. The male miniature with the decidedly female name of Charlotte was kept in an enclosure inside a pet shop, a
"16.12.2016 11:35:24" Timeline Photos Smiley faced success for Japan's emoji creator. http://u.afp.com/4iYx
"16.12.2016 07:39:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Pope Francis turns 80 on Saturday with no sign of slowing down in his drive to reshape the Catholic church to reflect his own vision of compassion and humility
"16.12.2016 06:03:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Campaign promises to "cancel" the 196-nation Paris climate deal notwithstanding, there are reasons to think that US President-elect Donald Trump will not seek to derail it, or that he would fail if he tried
"16.12.2016 04:51:36" Photos from AFP News Agency's post The fight against poaching intensifies in 2016, with authorities burning ivory and giving troops high-tech equipment. However, some 30,000 elephants are still lost to poaching every year.
"16.12.2016 00:48:00" Malawi drone test centre to help with healthcare, disasters Drones being tested in Malawi could ultimately be used to transport goods in humanitarian crises such as floods or deliver blood to clinics for HIV tests
"15.12.2016 23:06:00" yahoo.com Harry Potter hat inspires name for spider species Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said Thursday. "My colleagues and I are geeks and we all thought, 'Hey this The Eriovixia Gryffindori spider, discovered in India last year, was named for its uncanny resemblance to the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter series u.afp.com/4iSE
"15.12.2016 21:21:00" Iraqi children battle trauma after life under IS rule Displaced children in Iraq recount the "planes and bombings" and inadequate education they faced during life under Islamic State group rule
"15.12.2016 19:40:40" Timeline Photos Britain is set to become the first country in the world to allow "three-parent baby" fertility treatments with a technique that uses DNA from two women and a man to prevent certain diseases caused by mutated mitochondrial genes u.afp.com/4iqT
"15.12.2016 16:49:00" Timeline Photos Forbes magazine places Donald Trump as the world's 2nd most powerful person in 2016, after Vladimir Putin
"15.12.2016 15:41:02" Syrian army sweeps up conscripts as it advances through Aleppo
"15.12.2016 14:48:04" Irish village gears up to party for local hero Trump
"15.12.2016 10:51:34" "There are only about 80 kilometres (50 miles) between Arbil, the developing capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region, and Mosul, the last remaining Iraqi city held by the Islamic State group," writes Maya Gebeily, a correspondent based in Beirut.
"But as I
"15.12.2016 08:48:20" A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 4. Pictures of The Year - Part 4 A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 4.
"15.12.2016 05:23:40" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Seven vintage planes from 11 starters are set to finish a 13,000km adventure flying from the Greek island of Crete to Cape Town, which has seen crashes, wrecked planes, lost pilots and the whole fleet detained in Ethiopia in a dispute over paperwork
"15.12.2016 03:29:00" Timeline Photos After 17 years and numerous setbacks and budget boosts, Europe's Galileo satnav system is due to go live on Thursday with promises of better-than-ever location services
"14.12.2016 23:45:00" Timeline Photos The lights of the Eiffel Tower are exceptionally switched off in Paris in a protest at the "unbearable" situation for civilians in Aleppo where fighting raged during the day.
"14.12.2016 22:15:00" yahoo.com UN drops gay rights from tribute to Ban The UN Security Council on Wednesday dropped advancing gay rights from a tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after Russia raised objections, diplomats said. A draft statement that mentioned Ban's support for the LGBT community was changed to note
"14.12.2016 21:20:01" Timeline Photos Treasure hunters find the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4i39
"14.12.2016 19:32:01" Tunisians rally against law on marriage of minors Protesters in Tunisia rally against a law that allows adult men to escape prosecution for having sexual relations with a minor by marrying their victim. The protest comes days after a 13-year-old girl was married to a relative who made her pregnant, which
"14.12.2016 16:35:34" Timeline Photos An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for 21 million euros in Paris, to an unnamed Chinese collector http://u.afp.com/4iJB
"14.12.2016 15:00:01" From Donald Trump's victory to Brexit and the onslaught on Syria's Aleppo, here is a snapshot of 10 stories that dominated the news in 2016: http://u.afp.com/4i4H
"14.12.2016 12:55:00" Timeline Photos How earth temperatures have changed since 1990, compared to 20th century averages
"14.12.2016 10:01:00" In China, it's crunch time in 'Santa's workshop'. Yiwu is estimated to be the source of at least 60 percent of Christmas decorations worldwide.
"14.12.2016 07:48:22" Photos from AFP News Agency's post AFP's inspiring, courageous videographer in Pakistan Shazia Bhatti does the job she loves despite threats saying that "when I work amid danger, it just makes me strong. I feel more alive.'” http://u.afp.com/4ik4
"14.12.2016 06:40:47" Photos from AFP News Agency's post As Venezuela's government prepares to put millions of bank notes out of circulation, ordinary people already facing a food and medicine crisis, have to spend hours waiting in line outside banks to deposit the doomed bills, or risk losing their value
"14.12.2016 00:47:47" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Armored car assembly lines, factories churning out tens of thousands of munitions, carefully painted weapons and tunneling machines: Iraqi forces around Mosul have laid bare the scale of the Islamic State group's arms industry http://u.afp.com/4wvY
"13.12.2016 23:30:01" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Hundreds of thousands of fans get to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" as it opens in cinemas across Europe. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wt2
"13.12.2016 23:12:22" In rebel-held Aleppo, Abu Omar clings to his collection of cars Agence France Presse's Karam Almasri receives grand prize in photojournalism for his pictures of a man known as Abu Omar, who chose to remain in war-torn Aleppo to take care of his classic automobiles http://u.afp.com/4wvJ
"13.12.2016 21:15:00" Former IS captives call on EU to help those left behind Two young Yazidi women, Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar, who survived sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group, were awarded the 2016 Sakharov Prize, and are calling on the European Union to do more on the ground in Iraq and Syria
"13.12.2016 19:51:59" Kanye West visits Trump at Trump Tower Donald Trump "discussed life" today at Trump Tower with rap superstar Kanye West, a rare US celebrity to voice support for the Republican President-elect
"13.12.2016 18:56:44" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Remember six-year-old Afghan boy Murtaza Ahmadi? He became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral, and today he got to meet his hero. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wtJ
"13.12.2016 17:45:01" Timeline Photos Trump's cabinet picks so far -- a quick guide http://u.afp.com/4wCE
"13.12.2016 16:42:00" yahoo.com Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course A routine round of golf has taken a uniquely Australian turn with stunned players finding a giant python wrestling with a wallaby on a fairway. Robert Willemse was on the 17th hole at the Paradise Palms course in Cairns in north Queensland on Saturday
"13.12.2016 14:38:23" Once renowned for its bustling souks, grand citadel and historic gates, Aleppo's Old City has been rendered virtually unrecognisable by some of the worst violence of Syria's war
"13.12.2016 13:05:00" People march in Washington, DC against a possible registration of Muslims in the US by the administration of president-elect Donald Trump
"13.12.2016 09:38:12" Timeline Photos
"13.12.2016 07:35:07" yahoo.com Jakarta's Christian governor stands trial for blasphemy Jakarta's Christian governor gives an impassioned defence against blasphemy charges, in a court case that has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority Indonesia
"13.12.2016 00:30:01" Timeline Photos Facts on football superstar Ronaldo, who has won a fourth Ballon d'Or for the best player in the world in 2016 u.afp.com/4wH4
"12.12.2016 22:00:00" yahoo.com Antarctica more vulnerable to warming than thought: study East Antarctica's massive ice sheet may be more exposed to global warming than long assumed, according to a study Monday that shows how strong winds can erode ice shelves that help hold it in place. Up to now, scientists have focused on the threat of West
"12.12.2016 20:15:00" Newly-opened school at IDP camp in Iraq brings smiles in kids Huge smiles lit the faces of the Iraqi children lining up outside the newly opened school in Jadaa displacement camp, for many hadn't seen a classroom in two years
"12.12.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Hollywood awards season is officially upon us. Did your favorite film or show grab a Golden Globes nomination? Which actors and directors were snubbed? Read on: http://u.afp.com/4wKp
"12.12.2016 17:25:56" Timeline Photos Israel's first F-35 stealth fighters are due to arrive in the country, as US President-elect Donald Trump blasts "out of control" costs for the warplane programme. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wrw
"12.12.2016 14:32:01" 'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF
"12.12.2016 11:15:59" AFP Africa It's not even midday in the middle of the work week, but already the clacking of steel balls colliding on a makeshift petanque pitch rings out in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo. Words by Pierre Donadieu, video by Julie Jammot. Read more:
"12.12.2016 09:14:41" A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 3. Pictures of The Year - Part 3 A selection of AFP's Pictures of The Year from 2016. This is part 3.
"12.12.2016 07:30:24" Myanmar's heavy metal Half a century of repressive military rule virtually silenced Myanmar's heavy metal scene but the defiant musical subculture is making a comeback
"12.12.2016 07:19:21" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A cleric displays a relic believed to contain a hair from the beard of the Prophet Muhammed as Kashmiri Muslims gather at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar to offer prayers on the birthday of the Prophet.
"12.12.2016 02:54:22" france24.com Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs 12 December 2016 - 03H05Mexican narcos beat heat in air conditioned tombs Tweet © AFP / by Laurent THOMET | Elaborate tombs in the Jardines del Humaya cemetery in Culiacan, Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico CULIACAN (MEXICO) (AFP) - Some drug lords take Mexican drug barons take their ostentatious lifestyle literally to the grave
"11.12.2016 21:47:48" Timeline Photos Take a look at the latest developments on the main battle fronts in Iraq and Syria http://u.afp.com/4wEZ
"11.12.2016 19:30:00" SantaCon revelers show off their Christmas best in New York People dressed in Christmas-themed gear gather in New York to celebrate "SantaCon", a yearly street party celebrated all over the world
"11.12.2016 18:20:25" Photos from AFP News Agency's post A bomb blast tore through a church near Cairo's Coptic cathedral during a service, in the worst attack on the Coptic Christian community since a 2011 suicide bombing. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wbY
"11.12.2016 15:40:32" Timeline Photos Turkish police carry the coffin of a fellow officer during a funeral ceremony at Istanbul's police headquarters after twin bomb attacks killed dozens of people.
"11.12.2016 15:25:38" yahoo.com Anti-fur activists bare all in Barcelona Animal rights defenders stripped down Sunday in the Spanish tourist hub of Barcelona to draw attention to the alleged cruelty of the fur industry. "How many lives just for a coat?" read a sign in English held up by Luisa Escribano, 53, and her daughter
"11.12.2016 05:43:32" yahoo.com Frozen, homeless: no Christmas cheer for migrants in Belgrade Hundreds of migrants, caught in a stateless limbo, are sleeping rough in Belgrade as they try to fend off freezing Serbian winter temperatures
"11.12.2016 00:16:44" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepts the Nobel Peace Price during a ceremony in Oslo http://u.afp.com/4w6R
"10.12.2016 22:26:54" yahoo.com Ghana's new leader urges respect for democracy in Africa The winner of Ghana's presidential election Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday warned that African leaders who reject democracy were "fighting the tide of history", following his nation's high-stakes vote. Defying predictions that the presidential race would be Nana Akufo-Addo defied predictions to win Ghana's presidential election with 53.8 percent of the vote. He wants leaders across Africa to stop "fighting the tide of history" and respect democracy throughout the region
"10.12.2016 20:36:41" Photos from AFP News Agency's post French President Francois Hollande looks at replicas of the Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings thought to be 18,000 years old during a preview of a new project displaying the art in Dordogne http://u.afp.com/4w6s
"10.12.2016 16:03:47" Timeline Photos A multiple exposure photo of athletes competing at the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating event in Shanghai.
"10.12.2016 14:28:40" Timeline Photos Christmas countdown: choristers at London's St Paul's Cathedral take a "selfie" after rehearsals.
"10.12.2016 06:58:50" yahoo.com Trump: America's reality TV president in waiting If the 2016 presidential election was the planet's biggest circus then Donald Trump's transition from tabloid tycoon into leader of the Free World has become America's ultimate reality TV show. From cabinet appointments to his newly embraced flattery for Donald Trump's transition from tabloid tycoon into leader of the Free World has become America's ultimate reality TV show
"09.12.2016 23:33:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Russian figure skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win their first major title with the pairs crown at the Grand Prix figure skating final http://u.afp.com/4wXP
"09.12.2016 20:31:20" Endangered sea otters fly into France A pair of jetlagged sea otters arrive in France after a 9,000-kilometre (5,600-mile) flight from Alaska to their new home at a sea life park http://u.afp.com/4w8F
"09.12.2016 16:20:01" Timeline Photos Austria marathon election hatches giant word of the year http://u.afp.com/4weD
"09.12.2016 14:53:07" Photos from AFP News Agency's post "I spent a nerve-wracking week chasing Fidel Castro's ashes, criss-crossing Cuba with my colleagues, from Havana to the other side of the island, in a reverse retracing of his momentous 1959 journey that marked his coming to power," writes Johannes
"09.12.2016 12:21:00" Whale remains from 1.8 million years ago found in Mexico
"09.12.2016 07:24:22" france24.com Japan swinging into 2017 with Trumped-up good luck charm 09 December 2016 - 07H05Japan swinging into 2017 with Trumped-up good luck charm Tweet © AFP | Megumi Kondo, an employee of the Japanese traditional doll making firm Kyugetsu, displays wooden battledores with the images of US President-elect Donald Trump Japan firm hopes painting Donald Trump's face on traditional good luck charm will make whole world better in 2017
"09.12.2016 05:44:46" Timeline Photos France to unveil copy of landmark Lascaux prehistoric cave art. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wmv
"09.12.2016 04:40:49" Timeline Photos High stakes: relatives of an alleged drug dealer gunned down in Manila play cards at his wake to raise money to pay for a funeral
"09.12.2016 04:33:14" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Undertaker misery on frontlines of Philippine drug war. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wmH
"09.12.2016 03:36:54" yahoo.com Virus found in child mummy could rewrite smallpox history The discovery of smallpox DNA in a 17th century child mummy may shorten the timeline of the deadly infectious disease's history, according to a study published Thursday. Specimens of the smallpox-causing variola virus now exist only in secured laboratory Virus found in child mummy could rewrite smallpox history
"09.12.2016 02:21:26" sports.yahoo.com 'Unnatural' for Mexican military to fight drug trafficking: minister Mexico's defense minister has complained about his troops having to take part in the country's war on drug trafficking -- a rare expression of criticism of the controversial, decade-old deployment. Speaking at a news conference, Salvador Cienfuegos Breaking ranks: Mexico defense minister complains about troops having to take part in war on drug trafficking
"09.12.2016 00:40:00" North Korea: Faces of Pyongyang Faces of Pyongyang, a selection of portraits of North Koreans
"08.12.2016 23:15:00" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Families brave the cold and violent clashes to escape embattled east Aleppo. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wWu
"08.12.2016 22:00:00" yahoo.com E-cigarettes a 'major public health concern': US surgeon general E-cigarette use is exploding among young people and is now "a major public health concern," the US Surgeon General warned in his first report on the issue Thursday. The battery-powered devices heat a liquid containing nicotine into a vapor that is
"08.12.2016 20:15:02" Timeline Photos Giraffes are now a threatened species after a dramatic fall in their population in the past decades
"08.12.2016 18:39:53" Mr President? Turkish anchor remembers Erdogan coup call The most famous telephone call in Turkish history was when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan phoned into the private channel CNN-Turk on the night of the July 15 coup
"08.12.2016 16:56:48" yahoo.com Rolling Stone Mick Jagger father again at 73 Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger was on Thursday celebrating becoming a father again aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades. The singer's 30-year-old ballerina partner
"08.12.2016 16:17:23" yahoo.com In UK's rust belt, Brexit rebellion here to stay As a driving force behind Brexit, the rust belt of northern England helped trigger an anti-establishment earthquake whose aftershocks travelled across the Atlantic, and its people are in no mood to back down. The town of Rotherham voted 68 percent in
"08.12.2016 15:14:18" yahoo.com Foreign chefs on Turkish TV are spies: Erdogan advisor A prominent advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cooked up a simmering controversy with the suggestion that foreign chefs on Turkish television shows are undercover spies. "The other day I was watching a programme -- there was an English guy and
"08.12.2016 15:10:47" yahoo.com Unruly drivers undermine Paris pollution ban French police struggled to impose anti-pollution measures on motorists around Paris on Thursday as the city remained shrouded in smog during its worst winter pollution in 10 years. Since Tuesday, officials in the Paris region have ordered half of all
"08.12.2016 14:26:33" Timeline Photos "Please Mr President, we are listening to you..." CNN-Turk anchorwoman Hande Firat recounts Erdogan's coup call. Read more: http://u.afp.com/4wQe
"08.12.2016 12:59:03" yahoo.com Paris rat catchers deployed to tackle rodent scourge Paris officials have announced a crackdown on rats which blight parks and gardens around the City of Light and are thought to easily outnumber humans. "In order to stop the recent increase in the presence of rats around Paris, an immediate and targeted
"08.12.2016 12:15:42" yahoo.com Giraffes 'threatened with extinction' Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 percent in the past three decades and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction, a top conservation body said Thursday. The population of the world's tallest land mammal dropped to below 100,000 in 2015,
"08.12.2016 11:58:22" yahoo.com Lost and found: Japan tags dementia sufferers with barcodes A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost -- tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able barcodes. The adhesive QR-coded seals for nails -- part of a free service launched
"08.12.2016 08:09:32" Timeline Photos Indian children travel on a bicycle-rickshaw to school on a cold and foggy morning in Amritsar
"08.12.2016 07:56:34" france24.com Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia 08 December 2016 - 07H25Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia Tweet © AFP | A young visitor looks at a 3D image of a CT scan of an Egyptian mummy, during a preview for a joint British-Australian exhibition in Sydney SYDNEY (AFP) - The hidden Egyptian mummies virtually unwrapped in Australia
"08.12.2016 07:19:42" sports.yahoo.com Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for politically passionate The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not. Adored by millions of Americans, Trump Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for politically passionate
"08.12.2016 07:01:35" yahoo.com US, UK spies targeted airline passengers' mobiles: report American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, media reports say, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The French flag-carrier was an early US, UK spies targeted airline passengers' mobiles: report
"08.12.2016 04:26:42" yahoo.com New Zealand drops racially offensive place names New Zealand is to erase the racially offensive word "nigger" from its landscape, the government said on Thursday. The names of three areas in the Southern Alps of the South Island have been changed to words taken from the indigenous Maori language. Nigger New Zealand drops racially offensive place names http://u.afp.com/4wYZ
"08.12.2016 00:42:48" Photos from AFP News Agency's post Temperatures reached -13 degrees Celsuis during the annual Christmas fair at Red Square near St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
"07.12.2016 23:22:00" Time magazine: Trump 'clear choice' for Person of the Year TIME Executive Editor Matt Vella explains why the magazine chose US President-elect Donald Trump as Person of the Year
"07.12.2016 21:31:43" Timeline Photos A look at the vast sums of money earned by top football stars - after allegations some may have been involved in a multimillion-euro tax evasion system