Venezuela turns to urban ranching during...

Venezuela turns to urban ranching during crisis


A socialist commune in Venezuela has irked its neighbors after turning a backyard in a wealthy neighborhood into an urban cattle pasture and slaughterhouse in order to sell below market-rate meat during a crippling economic recession.

INSIGHT: Glacier gets climate change postcard

125,000 postcards with messages against climate change and sent by young people from all over the world have been assembled around 3,400 meters up on the Jungfraufirn, the upper reaches of the Aletsch glacier, creating what organisers say is the world's largest postcard. Switzerland's Aletsch glacier is western Europe's largest expanse of ice, but Swiss scientists say it's receding at an unprecedented pace, losing up to 12 meters (13 yards) of ice a year.

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Protesters paralyze French roads over fuel hikes

French protesters from the 'yellow vest' movement have blocked roads and fuel depots in anger over fuel-tax hikes.

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After a Brexit storm, relative calm for May

After a tumultuous week of Brexit Theresa May is probably looking forward to a weekend off - but that's unlikely to happen.

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West Africa's thriving fake drugs industry

Tens of thousands of people in Africa are dying needlessly each year because of fake and counterfeit medication, according to an EU-funded report released on Tuesday.

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Funeral held for Jamal Khashoggi in absentia

Family and friends of Jamal Khashoggi said funeral prayers in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Friday for the Saudi journalist killed by agents of his own government, in a case that has sparked a global outcry and mired the kingdom in crisis. Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.

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Hard reality for Iran's economic dreams in Syria

At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria. Angus McDowall reports from Homs.

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UK stocks, business battered by Brexit turmoil

The political turmoil over Brexit has buffeted Britain's financial markets. Meanwhile the country's big firms are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

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Funeral held for Jamal Khashoggi in absentia

Symbolic funeral prayer was held for murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Hockney painting smashes auction records

An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Welcome to China's gravity-defying quarry hotel

It looks like something out of a James Bond movie - but questions have been asked about the safety of this unusual hotel.

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Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide

A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide on Friday, almost four decades after the ultra-Maoist regime which oversaw the "Killing Fields" was overthrown.

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Trump's summit no-show worries Asian leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city as tensions between Beijing and Washington over trade and security continue.

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INSIGHT: Zoo panda enjoys a snow day

Bei Bei the giant panda enjoyed a carefree day playing in the snow after heavy winter storms hit his home at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian National Zoo.

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North Korea says it has a new 'tactical' weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited the test site of a new tactical weapon in his first public “field inspection” since last year, hailing it as a “display of our rapidly-growing defense capabilities,” according to state media. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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May holds onto her Brexit plan and job - for now

The Brexit deal arrived and with it has come chaos. Theresa May's Brexit minister Dominic Raab quit, and a series of resignations quickly followed.

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How rugby could tackle Japan's tattoo angst

World Rugby has advised players to cover-up tattoos during next year's World Cup in Japan, but many advocates for the body art hope the arrival of inked athletes sparks a debate in a country with a complicated relationship with tattoos.

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A second chance for 300 derelict islands in Dubai

Three hundred man-made islands. Streets with artificial snow under a desert sun. This ambitious real-estate project in Dubai has laid largely dormant since the 2008 financial crisis, but one developer is trying to make it come back in a big way.

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China sends response to U.S. trade demands

U.S. government sources say China has sent a written response to American demands it make wide-ranging trade reforms. It's a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a trade war between the world's top economies.

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