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VIDEO: Local authorities in Indonesian city of Madiun in Java island convert 24 train carriages into emergency medical facilities for Covid-19 patients amid a surge in infection cases

VIDEO: Singapore Zoo releases video of its lion cub Simba who was born in October 2020 after being conceived by artificial insemination in January 2020. The male cub was conceived with semen extracted from an elderly African lion using electric pulses

Indian farmers have for months been camped on the outskirts of New Delhi in protest against new agricultural legislation, and on Tuesday thousands rampaged through the capital in a dramatic escalation of their standoff with the government

VIDEO: Basketball fans gather in Los Angeles to remember Kobe Bryant, one year to the day after the former NBA superstar perished in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said the Tokyo Olympics are "still possible" this year depending on the roll-out of coronavirus vaccinations, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Wednesday

VIDEO: The Château d'Ussé is famous throughout the world for having inspired Charles Perrault when he wrote "Sleeping Beauty", but its current situation is not a fairy tale. Deprived of visitors, the owners are struggling to maintain the Val de Loire châteaux

An Australian watchdog has ordered the government to pay damages to over a thousand asylum seekers whose personal data was wrongly made public seven years ago

#BREAKING Russian parliament's lower house ratifies New START treaty extension

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YouTube has suspended Donald Trump indefinitely from the platform and said it will also prevent the former president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani from being able to monetize his clips, US media reported

French companies must confront new procedures that have caused delays and additional costs for doing business with post-Brexit Britain, sparking concerns about an uncertain future

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#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire, says Paris fire official

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

China jails citizen journalist Zhang Zhan for 4 years for reporting on the virus in Wuhan. She has been on a hunger strike since June and is reportedly force-fed via a nasal tube. China has punished 8 virus whistleblowers so far. 📸Her lawyer Zhang Keke talks to the press

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VIDEO: Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos

Mexicans who served in US Army with the promise of becoming citizens but ended up being deported, protest on Memorial Day in Ciudad Juarez

#UPDATE  The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease

VIDEO: CNCrowds packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of #Wuhan  , where the #coronavirus  first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life

A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival ? Pedro Pardo

#BREAKING Multiple Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified for election: candidates

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