Lunar New Year celebrations

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Locust outbreak spreads across East Africa

A serious outbreak of locusts is spreading in parts of East Africa and posing an "unprecedented" threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, according to officials, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame.Roughly the length of a finger, the insects fly together by the millions....

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Taal volcano spews lava, sends ash clouds into sky

Red-hot lava spewed from a volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila on Monday as tens of thousands of people fled through heavy ash and frightening tremors, and authorities made plans to evacuate hundreds of thousands more for fear of a bigger eruption.Clouds of ash from the Taal volcano reached...

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Rare photos of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos

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Ukrainian passenger plane crashes near Tehran

A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday morning minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board.The plane had 167 passengers and nine crew members on board.Ukraine's...

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10 years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake

On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, destroying much of the capital Port-au-Prince, killing more than 250,000 people and leaving more than one million homeless.Ten years later, the magnitude 7.0 earthquake continues to have consequences on the Western Hemisphere's poorest country....

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Harry and Meghan to ‘step back’ from being senior royals

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Heart-wrenching images of Australian Wild Fire

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Tears, cries of vengeance as Tehran bids farewell to Soleimani

The remains of Qassem Soleimani, head of the country's elite Quds Force killed in a US air strike, arrived in Tehran on Monday after a day of funeral processions in the cities of Ahvaz and Mashhad, which saw hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of people pour onto the streets in a burst of grief...

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New Year celebrations around the world

The New Year has been welcomed across the world.The party atmosphere swept across major cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas as the clock ticked past midnight.Fireworks, concerts, spiritual ceremonies and political addresses were held across the globe as revellers marked the transition to 2020.[gallery...

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