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Rural Venezuela bearing the brunt of economy in ruins

Rural Venezuela bearing the brunt of economy in ruins

Shortages of fuel and electricity, hospitals in ruins and impassable roads: outside the relative comfort of Caracas, years of economic crisis have taken their toll on rural Venezuela.

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Off Ecuador's Galapagos, a former shark-poaching ship's new mission

Off Ecuador's Galapagos, a former shark-poaching ship's new mission

When Ecuador's navy seized a Chinese-flagged ship off the Galapagos Islands in 2017, its hold brimmed with tons and tons of poached fish, many of them threatened species like hammerhead and thresher sharks.

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Don't look down: fearless trainees propel wind turbine boom

Don't look down: fearless trainees propel wind turbine boom

Perched almost 300 feet (90 meters) above the New Mexico plains, strapped to the sheer-edged roof of a wind turbine's generator by a single safety harness, Terrill Stowe is in his element.

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Tunisia's sandy beaches eaten away by coastal erosion

Tunisia's sandy beaches eaten away by coastal erosion

In Tunisia's seaside town of Hammamet, bulldozers diligently shovel sand from a nearby desert onto a popular beach in an attempt to stop it from disappearing due to erosion.

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UK climate strategy under scrutiny at landmark court case

UK climate strategy under scrutiny at landmark court case

The British government on Tuesday faces an unprecedented legal challenge for allegedly failing to protect people, property and infrastructure from the likely effects of climate change.

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Trump's age, fitness arguments backfire with Biden exit

Trump's age, fitness arguments backfire with Biden exit

Donald Trump constantly attacked his Democratic opponent Joe Biden over his age and fitness, but the 78-year-old Republican could find those same arguments coming back to haunt him after the president ended his reelection bid.

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Soldiers' gallows graffiti revealed for first time at English castle

Soldiers' gallows graffiti revealed for first time at English castle

Macabre depictions of hangings carved by soldiers guarding England's biggest medieval castle at a time of looming war with France went on display Monday.

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Ukraine's top diplomat in Beijing for talks on ending war

Ukraine's top diplomat in Beijing for talks on ending war

Ukraine's foreign minister is in China Tuesday for talks on how officials there might help end the war with Russia, whose ties with Beijing have only grown stronger since the conflict began.

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Mexico name veteran Javier Aguirre as new coach

Mexico name veteran Javier Aguirre as new coach

Veteran Mexican coach Javier Aguirre was brought back as national football manager on Monday in an attempt to revive the team's 2026 World Cup hopes.

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UK warned Israel over 'out of control' troops in 2002: archives

UK warned Israel over 'out of control' troops in 2002: archives

Britain accused Israel of allowing its troops to run "out of control" during a huge military operation in the occupied West Bank two decades ago, UK government archives showed Tuesday.

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