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  • A billboard featuring the leader of Bosnia’s Party of Independent Social Democrats, Milorad Dodik, urges people to vote in the referendum on whether to mark the country’s national holiday © AFP / Elvis Barukcic Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sep 25 – Serbs in Bosnia headed to the polls on...
  • Steam rises from the Wayang Windu geothermal power station on West Java © AFP / Bay Ismoyo Wayang Windu, Indonesia, Sep 25 – Columns of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the...
  • A deactivated Titan II nuclear ICMB in a silo at the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Arizona © AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski Washington, United States, Sep 25 – Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the...
  • (Left) A member of the Ngati Ranana London Maori Club takes part in a haka; French football player Mathieu Debuchy sporting a traditional Maori tattoo © AFP/File / Leon Neal, Pierre Andrieu Wellington, New Zealand, Sep 25 – A social media firestorm that forced Disney to withdraw a movie costume...
  • Syrian government forces gather amidst destruction in the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, north of Aleppo © AFP / George Ourfalian Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic, Sep 25 – UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he was “appalled by the chilling military escalation” in Syria’s...
  • Perfecto Yasay, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 24, 2016 © AFP / Kena Betancur United Nations, United States, Sep 25 – The Philippines’ foreign secretary on Saturday...
  • Members of the National Guard stand guard in front of a luxury hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott caused several nights of unrest © AFP / Nicholas Kamm Charlotte, United States, Sep 24 – Charlotte police have released footage of the shooting death of...
  • Zimbabwe game reserve guide Matius Mhambe holds “Marimba”, a female pangolin that has been nine years in care at Wild Is Life animal sanctuary just outside Harare © AFP / Jekesai Njikizana Johannesburg, South Africa, Sep 25 – Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low...
  • Workers pose in front of the newly restored doors of the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque hacked apart by jihadists in Mali’s ancient city of Timbuktu four years ago © AFP/File / Sebastien Rieussec Timbuktu, Mali, Sep 25 – Timbuktu’s residents still recall with horror the sight of jihadists waging a...
  • Parachutists sit aboard a helicopter as they prepare for an aerial display during the second day of the Wonsan Friendship Air Festival © AFP / Ed Jones Wonsan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Sep 25 – When he booked his tour, Swiss lawyer Rafael Studer hadn’t seriously considered the option...
  • Surveillance image courtesy of Washington State Police shows the suspect in the shooting death of five people at the Cascade Mall © Washington State Police/AFP Los Angeles, United States, Sep 25 – Authorities arrested a Turkish-born man suspected of shooting five people dead, including a teenaged...
  • Popular Party PP candidate for upcoming regional elections in Galicia, Alberto Nunez Feijoo (2ndL) and Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wave to supporters © AFP/File / Miguel Riopa Madrid, Spain, Sep 25 – Spain’s Basque country and Galicia go to the polls Sunday in regional elections...
  • French President Francois Hollande holds a press conference after visiting a Shelter and Orientation center for migrants on September 24, 2016 in Tours © AFP / Guillaume Souvant Tours, France, Sep 24 – President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his...
  • (L-R) Prince William, Prince George, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive in Victoria, Canada at the start of an eight-day trip © The Canadian Press/AFP / Jonathan Hayward Victoria, Canada, Sep 25 – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on...
  • Members of the National Front for the Family march in Mexico City to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s initiative to legalize gay marriage next to a gay community member (R) © AFP / Yuri Cortez Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 25 – Thousands marched in Mexico City Saturday against same-sex marriage,...
  • An employee of the Ozawa Shuzo brewery puts bottles of sake into crates © AFP / Toru Yamanaka Ome, Japan, Sep 25 – Ozawa Shuzo brewery hums with activity as boxed bottles of sake are loaded onto trucks. But with the domestic market shrinking, more and more of it is bound for burgeoning overseas...
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with President Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution, with the two countries signing about 30 cooperation agreements © AFP / Pool/ Enrique De La Osa Havana, Cuba, Sep 24 – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba,...
  • Stakes are as high as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump head into their first debate just six weeks before the election © AFP / Paul J. Richards Washington, United States, Sep 25 – Who is going to win? Who is going to choke? The pressure is intense for Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary...
  • In 2013, the UK paid out Sh2.6 billion (£19.9m) in costs and compensation to more than 5,228 Kenyans who suffered torture and abuse during the Mau- Mau uprising. Photo/COURTESY.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 24 – Lawyer Paul Muite, who is representing Mau-Mau war veterans in a case for compensation from the...
  • Participants demonstrate against racism and fascism in Helsinki, Finland on September 24, 2016 © Lehtikuva/AFP / Roni Rekomaa Helsinki, Finland, Sep 24 – Around 15,000 people marched in central Helsinki Saturday to protest against rising racism and violent right-wing extremism, police said,...
  • The IEBC commissioners have agreed to exit with an attractive package on condition they will not be prosecuted on any alleged crimes committed while in office. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 24 – The blame game on the stalled IEBC reforms continued in earnest, kicked off by a statement issued by...
  • Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Colombia, on September 23, 2016 © AFP / Luis Acosta Bogota, Colombia, Sep 24 – Colombia will...
  • Tikrit, located 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Baghdad, was the second city to fall to IS in 2014 as the jihadists swept through large areas north and west of the capital © AFP/File Samarra, Iraq, Sep 24 – Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern...
  • Brazilian President Michel Temer speaks during the presentation of the Investment Partnerships Program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on September 13, 2016 © AFP / Evaristo Sa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 24 – A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has authorized opening preliminary investigations into...
  • Gabonese security forces deployed next to a campaign poster of President Ali Bongo in Libreville on September 23, 2016 © AFP / Samir Tounsi Libreville, Gabon, Sep 24 – Libreville’s nearly empty streets were under the watch of a heavy police and military presence on Saturday after Gabon’s top court...

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