French endurance athlete prepares for Winter Triathlon World Cup

He will be the only Frenchman at the Winter Triathlon World Cup on Sunday in Québec – at 35 years old, former snowshoe racing world champion Stephane Ricard is ready for a new challenge.

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Pro-Maduro concert begins in Venezuela

The three-day “Hands Off Venezuela” concert organized by President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela begins. It is taking place 300-meters away from the opposition charity concert organized by British billionaire Richard Branson in Cucuta, Colombia, called “Venezuela Aid Live.” IMAGES

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Best foreign language film nominees gather ahead of Oscars night

The nominees for best foreign language film gather at the Academy and reflect on the platform the nominations have given their movies.

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Security forces guard closed border between Brazil and Venezuela

Security forces guard the closed border between Brazil and Venezuela, as Venezuelan migrants cross the border on foot. IMAGES

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Touchdown on asteroid: Japan probe lands successfully

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency staff members at Institute of Space and Astronautical Science celebrate after the probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system lands successfully.

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Vietnam: Trump-Kim t-shirts fly off the shelves

In Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, souvenir vendor Truong Thanh Duc is busy making T-shirts for the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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‘Roma’ casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

Just like Cleo, the live-in nanny in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-nominated film ‘Roma’, millions of women are working in domestic service across Latin America for want of a better opportunity.

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Breakdancing set for Olympics debut in Paris 2024

Breakdancing is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024, while skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing, which have already been added to the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, have been invited to return in Paris four years later.

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SpaceX rocket carrying Moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

A SpaceX rocket takes off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. IMAGES

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Smashing away the rage at Indonesia’s ‘Temper Clinic’

Armed with crowbars and wearing protective gear, three women assemble at a stress clinic in Indonesia capital Jakarta. They smash a cluster of glass bottles to unleash their pent-up rage at the Temper Clinic, which also lets clients bust up old televisions and printers for a slightly higher price.

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