Keeping the thread at Vietnam's traditional silkworm village

Keeping the thread at Vietnam's traditional silkworm village

Cocoons on hot boiling water, with threads go round and round on reels, many women are hard at work in Vietnam's traditional silkworm village, where households have been making silk thread for more than a century.
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Emmys : Game of Thrones stars walk the red carpet

Emmys : Game of Thrones stars walk the red carpet

Stars of Game of Thrones walk the red carpet before the ceremony of the Emmys Awards. For its final season, the HBO show got 32 nominations at the Emmy Awards.
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Bavarians parade in their beautiful costumes for Oktoberfest

Bavarians parade in their beautiful costumes for Oktoberfest

Over 9000 people from all corners of Bavaria parade in Munich in traditional suits and medieval outfits. The parade started in the 1950s, and always takes place on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest. It starts in the centre of the city and finish...
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Bridging the gap: Yangon's boom falls short across river

Bridging the gap: Yangon's boom falls short across river

On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar's commercial heart.
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Hong Kong protesters demonstrate inside shopping mall

Hong Kong protesters demonstrate inside shopping mall

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stage a demonstration inside the New Town Plaza shopping mall. This is the 16th consecutive weekend of protests and clashes. Although city leader Carrie Lam abandoned the extradition bill earlier this month, p...
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The art - and challenge - of preserving contemporary music

The art - and challenge - of preserving contemporary music

In the heart of New York City's Tribeca, lie millions of records - ranging from the likes of Nirvana to Fela Kuti. The result of decades of efforts to preserve contemporary music for the present, and the future.
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Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Dozens of people undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change. The move comes after Iceland made global headlines last month with a large cer...
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Paris names garden after Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Paris names garden after Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Paris holds a ceremony to inaugurate a public garden in tribute to Marielle Franco, a Brazilian leftist politician and human rights activist who was murdered in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018.
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Volunteers in Beijing join the World Cleanup Day

Volunteers in Beijing join the World Cleanup Day

A small group of about 30 gather around Xiaotaihou River, the earliest man-made river in Beijing, for a cleanup activity to mark World Cleanup Day. Volunteers picked up cigarette butts, wrappers, plastic bottles and bags left by visiters on the ri...
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Greta Thunberg arrives at UN Youth Climate Summit

Greta Thunberg arrives at UN Youth Climate Summit

"Young people are unstoppable," says teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg upon arriving at the UN Youth Climate Summit.
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Hundreds rally in Bordeaux to protest against climate change

Hundreds rally in Bordeaux to protest against climate change

Hundreds of people rally in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux to protest against climate change, the day after children skipped school in a global strike for the environment.
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Violence on sidelines of Paris climate, yellow vests protests

Violence on sidelines of Paris climate, yellow vests protests

Vehicles are set ablaze in Paris and riot police are deployed at yellow vest protests in the French capital.
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