Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="119479,119480,119481,119482,119483,119484,119485,119486,119487,119488,119489"]A 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 300 people, according to local authorities, and injured hundreds in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers trying to reach survivors...

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Qatar World Cup 2022 opening ceremony.

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Russia hits cities across Ukraine with wave of missiles.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="119182,119183,119184,119185,119186,119187,119188,119189,119190"]Air raid sirens blared and explosions rang out in nearly a dozen major cities as Russia rained missiles across Ukraine on Tuesday, in what Kyiv said was the heaviest wave of missile attacks in nearly nine months...

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Clock ticks down as Qatar welcomes World Cup 2022 fans.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="119023,119025,119026,119027,119028,119029,119030,119031,119032,119033,119034,119035"]The countdown to World Cup 2022 has begun. The clock is ticking down on the opening match, almost 12 years since Qatar was awarded hosting rights for football’s showpiece tournament.On November...

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India’s Gujarat reels from deadly bridge collapse.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="118512,118513,118514,118515,118516,118517,118518,118519,118520,118521"]Rescue teams in the western Indian state of Gujarat are searching for people who are missing after a century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into a river on Sunday, killing more than 130 people.The...

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Indians celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="118295,118296,118297,118298,118299,118300,118301,118302,118303,118304"]Indians celebrated Diwali on Monday as bright earthen oil lamps and colourful lights lit up homes and streets across the country to mark the Hindu festival that symbolises the victory of light over darkness.Diwali,...

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30 days to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

With one month to go until the opening game, AFP Sport runs the rule over the eight stadiums which will host matches at this year's World Cup in Qatar:[gallery order="DESC" ids="117956,117957,117958,117959,117960,117961,117962,117963,117964,117965"]

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Uganda battles to contain spread of Ebola.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="117853,117854,117855,117856,117857,117858,117859,117860,117861,117862,117863,117864"]Ugandan authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola last month after 54 people were infected with the virus.At least 19 people have died, including four health workers since September 20. The first...

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India factory turning cigarette stubs into soft toys.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="117362,117361,117360,117359,117358,117357,117356,117355,117354,117353"]Sitting on the floor of a house on the outskirts of New Delhi, women smile and chat as they fill brightly coloured toy bears with white stuffing made from a product more commonly found in rubbish bins.The...

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125 killed in one of Indonesia’s worst football disasters.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="117225,117224,117223,117222,117221,117220,117219,117218,117217,117216,117215"]At least 125 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in Indonesia’s eastern city of Malang, one of the deadliest sports disasters in the world.The death toll was revised down...

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