After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive.

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Families in Bogota gather at car bomb scene for information

Families linger in the vicinity of a Colombian police cadet training academy in Bogota where nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a car bomb attack, hoping to hear some news about their loved ones.javascript:void();

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International ice sculpture contest held in the French Alps

Twenty sculptors from all over the world compete for three days and three nights to bring gigantic blocks of ice to life during the 28th edition of Valloire’s ice sculpture competition, in France’s Savoy region.

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France tourism to break records despite ‘yellow vest’ protests

Tourism numbers for 2018 are expected to break a new record despite weeks of “yellow vest” protests that dealt a blow to the economy, according to the government.

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Duque: Those responsible for ‘terrorist act’ will be punished

During a press conference from the site of an apparent car bomb, Colombian President Ivan Duque classifies it as a “terrorist act” and says that those responsible “will not go unpunished.” SOUNDBITE

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Bogota mayor confirms five dead in apparent car bomb attack

Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa confirms there have been at least five dead in an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital and at least 10 injured. SOUNDBITE

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Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcoming ceremony in front of the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade as he kicks of his state visit to the country. IMAGES

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Putin holds talks with Serbia President Vucic in Belgrade

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade during a state visit to Serbia. IMAGES of meeting between Putin and Vucic

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Rock and roll nuns hope to make the pope dance in Panama

With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, perhaps including the pope himself, will lap it up.

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Indian bullfighters participate in Jallikattu festival

Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull-wrestling festival in southern India that has drawn criticism from animal rights activists. During the Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu, bulls festooned with marigolds are released from pens and men try to grab their horns to win prizes.

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