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Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak

Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak Fri, 03 Jun, 2016

Paris' world-famous Louvre and Musee d'Orsay museums shut on Friday to rush valuable artworks out of their basements, as the rain-swollen River Seine reached its highest level in three decades.
Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report

Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report Thu, 26 May, 2016

Sex workers around the world face violence, rape, widespread discrimination and extortion, a global human rights watchdog said on Thursday, with male or transgender sex workers facing further stigma from the police, clients and the community.
Ukrainian singer Jamala wins Eurovision competition

Ukrainian singer Jamala wins Eurovision competition Sun, 15 May, 2016

Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza.
BBC correspondent expelled from North Korea over reporting

BBC correspondent expelled from North Korea over reporting Mon, 09 May, 2016

North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party.
'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media Sun, 01 May, 2016

President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out."
Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage Fri, 29 Apr, 2016

Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it.
Only one in five European films made by women, says report

Only one in five European films made by women, says report Wed, 27 Apr, 2016

Only one film in five in Europe is made by a woman director, according to a new report which calls for positive discrimination to combat the imbalance.

U.S. music superstar Prince dies aged 57 at Minnesota home Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

Pop icon Prince -- whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of music's most influential figures -- died Thursday at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57.
Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90

Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90 Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

 Britain celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with tributes to a popular monarch who has steered it through the decline of empire and a wave of scandals to the Internet age.
Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India

Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects at one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks Sunday as they began a weeklong visit to India, their first royal tour in two years.
French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex

French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

French lawmakers passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 euros ($4,270) on prostitutes' clients.
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 Wed, 06 Apr, 2016

Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65 Thu, 31 Mar, 2016

Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on Thursday at the age of 65, her company said.
FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit Tue, 29 Mar, 2016

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba

Rolling Stones give historic free concert in Cuba Sat, 26 Mar, 2016

The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.
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