Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa lands in cyclone-hit area to meet victims

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa lands in Mutare to visit the areas affected by Cyclone Idai that may have left more than a thousand dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. IMAGES of Mnangagwa in cyclone-hit areas

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Parlez-vous francais? Millions around the world still say Oui

Videographic looking at countries where French is spoken around the world. International ‘Francophonie’ day is celebrated on Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. IMAGES of damage in Beira

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Mourners lay flowers near scene of Utrecht tram gun attack

Mourners lay flowers and pay respects at the site of yesterday’s gun attack on a Utrecht tram. Dutch police have arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack. IMAGES of mourners paying respects at the site of the attack

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Venezuela’s hidden damage: mental stress as desperation grows

A nationwide blackout, unprecedented in scale and length, worsen the psychological descent for Venezuelans as they watched cash machines and water pipes shut down for lack of electricity, and their homes plunge into darkness.

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Colombia holds gay Miss Universe beauty pageant

The Colombian city of Medellin holds its Gay Miss Universe Beauty pageant where transsexuals and drag queens take to the stage and represent a country of their choice after weeks of practicing choreographies and catwalks.

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Indigenous protesters continue to block major Colombian highway

Tens of indigenous protesters continue to block a major highway in central-western Colombia for the fifth consecutive day as they await a meeting with President Ivan Duque.

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Berlin offers women cheaper transport for ‘Equal Pay Day’

To mark ‘Equal Pay Day’, the Berlin metro offers a ‘Women’s Ticket’ at a reduced fare to highlight the pay differential between the genders. The ‘Frauenticket’ initiative is limited to March 18, and accompanied by the slogan: ‘Mind the Pay Gap’.

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NZ students perform haka in tribute to victims of shooting

Thousands turn up at a student-initiated vigil outside one of the mosques where the Christchurch shooting took place, pledging to carry on in ‘peace, love and unity’ as students perform a traditional Maori haka in tribute to the victims.

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France’s Rungis: The biggest fresh product market in the world

Videographic on France’s Rungis food market near Paris, the largest of its kind in the world, which celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the Guinness Book of Records.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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