Quick Takes

France Home Care Hugs
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Residents in?elder-care?facilities are visited, hugged and kissed by loved ones through a plastic sheet?in?Jeumont, France, Friday, December 4.?
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Sun, 12/06/2020 - 05:53 PM
Belarus Protest
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Thousands of demonstrators marched in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, December 6.?
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Sun, 12/06/2020 - 04:41 PM
Extreme Santa Zip-Lines Down Rio's Iconic Sugarloaf Mountain
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In the heat of the Rio de Janeiro sun, Santa Claus traded in the chimney for a more extreme arrival this Christmas, zip-lining down the city's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. (Reuters)
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 04:32 PM
Tumbleweed Takes Over Suburban Street in Australia
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Tumbleweeds swept through a suburb of the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday, December 5, leaving some stunned residents struggling to leave their homes. (Reuters)
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Sat, 12/05/2020 - 03:38 PM
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Protests erupted in Peru, Thursday, December 3, and continued into Friday. Workers from a mining complex joined farmers in blocking major highways throughout the country, increasing pressure on newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti. The miners are demanding the government turn over management of their mining complex, while the farmers are demanding a repeal of a long-standing agrarian promotion law. (REUTERS)
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 02:10 PM
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Thai archaeologists continued to unearth a rare, partially fossilized whale skeleton believed to be about 5,000 years old, Friday, December 4. The 12.5-meter-long skeleton was discovered in November by a cyclist west of Bangkok. The excavation has been ongoing for a month and researchers believe it is the only find of its kind in all of Asia. Scientists are hoping the skeleton will provide more information about whales of its kind, as well as the geological conditions at the ti
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Fri, 12/04/2020 - 11:29 AM
Meet Bogie, the Filipino Motorcycle Dog
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With a helmet, aviator sunglasses and a custom motorcycle jacket, Bogie, an 11-year-old mixed-breed dog in the Philippines, has captured attention for?traveling?all around the country on a motorcycle with his owner.? (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 09:21 PM
India's Modi Visits Key Vaccine Facilities as COVID-19 Cases Surge
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured three of his country's leading vaccine development and manufacturing sites, Saturday, November 28, as coronavirus cases continue to soar. (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 06:42 PM
Police Charge at Protesters During Anti-Police Demonstration in France
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Police charged at protesters, firing tear gas and stun grenades, during a march against police violence in Paris, Saturday, November 28, after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades and threw stones. (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 04:51 PM
Drone Footage Shows Elephants Foraging for Food in Sri Lanka Garbage Dump
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Drone footage from Tuesday, November 24, shows a herd of hungry elephants digging through heaps of trash in eastern Sri Lanka, looking for something to eat. (Reuters)
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 03:22 PM
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The United Arab Emirates demolished the Abu Dhabi Mina Plaza towers, Friday, November 27, in a 10 second controlled explosion. The Mina Plaza towers were demolished to clear the way for the redevelopment of the port area. Footage of the explosion was taken by Modon Properties, who collapsed the towers inward using “stable non-primary explosives.” (REUTERS)
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 01:49 PM
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Police in India fired water cannons to disperse angry farmers, Wednesday, November 25, as protests about new legislation rage in northern India. Protesters claim the legislation would allow for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving farmers at the mercy of private buyers. Thousands of farmers rallied in Punjab and Haryana, with a larger demonstration scheduled for Thursday in New Delhi. Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s government has defended the bil
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 02:56 PM
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British pianist Paul Barton played piano classics while being mobbed by monkeys while on tour in central Thailand, Saturday, November 21. Barton hoped his music could calm the simians amid a time in which tourists are unable to feed them thanks to the coronavirus. The musician hoped to raise awareness of the macaque’s hunger while also studying their responses to classical music. Barton has also performed for elephants at retirement sanctuaries. (REUTERS)
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 04:29 PM
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Rescue staff and villagers in southern India hoisted an elephant from a well, Friday, November 20, over the course of 14 hours. A farmer in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu heard the elephant on Thursday and alerted the local authorities. Concerned villagers dropped banana leaves down the well for the elephant to eat as the rescue attempt began. The elephant was hoisted out of the well and is set to be released in the nearby forest. (REUTERS)
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:44 PM
Flight Delayed: Crane Winter Migration Arrives Late in Israel
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The sun is setting on the lake and thousands of cranes perform a mating dance, bobbing their black and white heads while flapping large grey wings and hopping on long legs. (Reuters)
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 03:29 PM