Bargain auctions offer Istanbul consumers more bang for the buck

“Going, going, going and gone”, the enticing chants of auctioneers resonate in the streets of Istanbul. In recent years its low price auctions have been drawing crowds, especially at weekends, with curious locals attending for entertainment as well as bargain hunters struggling in light of the Turkish lira’s meltdown.

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Drone images of burnt aid truck on Venezuela-Colombia border

Drone images show smoke coming out of a truck loaded with humanitarian aid after it was set ablaze on the Colombia-Venezuela border. DRONE IMAGES

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Ambulance transfers Venezuelans injured in clashes to Brazil

Emergency medical personnel transport three men injured during clashes with Venezuelan security forces at the Venezuela-Brazil border to a Pacaraima hospital. IMAGES

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US prosecutors say they have DNA evidence against R. Kelly

The state’s attorney for Cook County says US prosecutors have DNA evidence against R&B star R. Kelly, after a judge set a $1 million bail for the singer, who was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of them minors. SOUNDBITE

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Lawyer, alleged victims arrive at R. Kelly bond hearing

Lawyer and alleged victims arrive at court to attend the bond hearing of R&B star R. Kelly, a day after the singer was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse against four victims, three of them minors. Known for hits like “I Believe I Can Fly,” Kelly surrendered to Chicago police and was taken into custody. IMAGES

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Nigerians start arriving at polling stations on election day

Nigerians in Yola arrive at polling stations early on election day. They are turning out to vote for a new president after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. The two frontrunners are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 72. IMAGES of Nigerians arriving at a polling station

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Pro-Maduro supporters gather in Caracas

Government supporters gather in Caracas to support Nicolas Maduro’s decision to close the Venezuela-Colombia border as tensions soared ahead of an opposition deadline to bring in humanitarian aid. IMAGES

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Cows roam through Paris park for agriculture fair

For the opening of France’s International Agricultural Fair, an unusual pastoral scene unfolds as cows and sheep wander through the Buttes-Chaumont park in the heart of Paris.

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Nigeria: incumbent President Buhari casts his vote in Daura

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari votes in Daura in the Nigerian general elections. Running for a second term, he will be neck and neck with Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president and candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Nigeria: preparations ongoing in Lagos ahead of poll opening

In Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, preparation at a polling station is ongoing before people are allowed to cast their vote. Nigerians are turning out to vote for a new president after a week-long delay. The two frontrunners are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 72.

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