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Netflix to launch all girl superhero animation series from Africa

As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series - Mama K's Team 4.The series is produced by award-winning South Africa based studio, Triggerfish Animation, and London based kids and…

Paris police use tear gas against 'yellow vest' protesters

Riot police unleashed tear gas at the so-called yellow vest protesters in central Paris who marched Saturday for the 23rd consecutive weekend.The French capital was the scene of chaos as police confronted protesters, who set off small fires. Video shows…

Climate protests this week caused major disruption. That was the point.

Environmental activists across the globe took drastic measures this week to demand that their governments act to curb climate change.They glued themselves to trains. They blocked major landmarks. They poured fake blood onto the streets.More than 680 people were arrested…

When to look up for the Lyrid meteor shower

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Tuesday morning, but keep your eyes on the sky over the weekend as well.There hasn't been a meteor shower to light up the sky since early January, and this one will be…

Mali's prime minister and his entire government resign

Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his entire government have resigned, said the country's secretary general in a statement.The mass resignation was accepted by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who offered thanks for "loyalty" and "high sense of duty," said…

Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Georgia go public in plea for help

Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the country of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea for international help.Wafa Zayed al-Subaie, 25, and her 28-year-old sister, Maha allege…

US bitcoin trader could face death penalty over Thai 'seastead'

An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand's sovereignty by building and living in a "sea home" off the coast of Phuket.Chad Elwartowski and his partner Nadia Supranee Thepdet…

The bees living on Notre Dame's roof survived the fire

The bees that live on the roof of Notre Dame are alive and buzzing, having survived the devastating fire that ripped through the cathedral on Monday, the beekeeper Nicolas Geant confirmed to CNN."I got a call from Andre Finot, the…

Observing Good Friday around the world

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrationsGood Friday falls on April 19 this year and…