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Ukraine in pictures: chaos and resistance

As hundreds of people headed for the Polish border on foot, trudging along the highway’s trash-strewn verge in sub-zero temperatures with children, pets and whatever possessions they had the strength left to carry, those who remain in Ukraine are fighting for their freedom.

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‘A central European miracle’: why the city of Lviv is so important for Ukraine

The city has long been both the place where people most strongly identify with Ukraine and a multicultural hub

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What are sanctions, do they ever work – and could they stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

A key feature of the international community’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has been the adoption of sanctions.

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Astronomers detect potential planet outside of the Milky Way

Signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way galaxy opens up a new window to search for exoplanets at greater distances than ever before.

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‘This is how we dress’: Afghan women overseas pose in colourful attire

Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and gowns, staging a demonstration in support of the country’s new Taliban rulers at Kabul University.

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Remains of world’s largest giant penguin identified in New Zealand

A chance find in North Canterbury last year has today led to a remarkable discovery: that a giant penguin almost […]

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Topless bathing given official OK as Barcelona frees the nipple

Going for a topless dip in Barcelona is nothing unusual, but Spanish authorities had to wade in after complaints that some pools were telling women to cover up.

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Miley Cyrus breaks silence after split with Liam Hemsworth

Head-scratcher: Miley Cyrus has broken her silence on her split from Liam Hemsworth, but her cryptic messages need decoding.

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7 breathtaking images of Europe’s winter wonderland

Much of Europe has experienced an icy winter, as snow-fall sees towns and cities turned to breathtaking winter wonderlands.  

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch 

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This Week In World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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This Week in World Watch

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World AIDS Day

Scientists look closer than ever to developing an HIV vaccine

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World Watch: Bethlehem Christmas Tree Farm

How many Christmas trees do you think there are on Christmas Lane?

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Our favourite photos from around the world this week

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Support a worthy cause on International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established by the United Nations with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

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The Most Electric Place on Earth

There is a place in the world where lightning storms happen nearly 300 nights a year

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