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Former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla, condemned to life in prison for human rights violations during his 1976-1981 presidency, dies aged 87. FILE. VID463163_EN


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CANNES, FRANCE: Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi draws enthusiastic applause for one of the most-keenly awaited films - a Paris-set tale about shifting relationships. RAW. Trailer 1600. News conference VID517470_EN. Red Carpet 2100 GMT

CANNES, FRANCE: Controversial Chinese contender Jia Zhangke presents "A Touch of Sin" at the Cannes film festival. RAW. Trailer 1200 GMT. News conference 1500 GMT. Red Carpet 2230 GMT

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CANNES, FRANCE: Jewels, worth more than one million dollars, due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet are stolen from a hotel. RAW. VID517499_EN

CANNES, FRANCE: Film score composer and triple Oscar winner Michel Legrand, now 81, tells AFP he has little time for the new generation of movie music makers. RAW. 517426_EN


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KANO, NIGERIA: An offensive against Boko Haram Islamists leaves dozens of insurgents dead, according to the defence ministry, as the military presses on with air raids and ground assaults across three states. RAW. TBC



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MALMÖ, SWEDEN: The eve of the Eurovision song contest final. RAW / PKG. TBA

MILAN, ITALY: Karima El Mahroug, alias "Ruby the heart stealer", who was embroiled in a sex scandal involving former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, appears in court. RAW. TBA

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SOCHI, RUSSIA: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the Syrian crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin. RAW. TBC

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THE HAGUE: Two-thirds of Europe's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public, according to a EU report. RAW. VID517500_EN

BRUSSELS: Belgian authorities agree to restart two nuclear reactors which were closed down in 2012 for safety reasons. RAW. VID517447_EN

MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Defence lawyers make their closing arguments on the last day of a major French trial into a company whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scandal. RAW. VID517495_EN

PARIS: Malian President Dioncounda Traoré turns attention to "winning the peace". RAW. VID517408_EN (images), VID517454_EN (soundbites)

PARIS: Martine Aubry, former Socialist party leader, is cleared of manslaughter after a probe into thousands of deaths caused by exposure to asbestos. RAW. VID517438_EN

MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Defence sum up on final day of French breast implant trial. RAW. VID517495_EN

MADRID: Spain announces its first monthly trade surplus since 1971. RAW VID470818_EN


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HARARE: Opposition party Movement for Democratic Change opens their congress. RAW. 1600 GMT

ANTANANARIVO: Electoral Commission outlines procedure for upcoming presidential elections. RAW. TBA

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ABYEI, SOUTH SUDAN: Tensions on the rise after death of tribal chief. RAW. VID517432_EN


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BEIRUT : Saudi Princess Basma says only a small elite of women in the Gulf have the freedom to break the rules like she does, but there are serious efforts of reform in her country. RAW. 1500 GMT

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DAMASCUS: International sanctions have piled up against Syrian Air but the carrier is operating at full capacity as civil war has made road travel perilous and Syrian expatriates have few alternatives to get home to see family. RAW. VID517421_EN

RAFAH AND GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Junk-food starved Gazans can now order Kentucky Fried Chicken to go thanks to a new smuggling service which brings takeout from Egypt via a network of underground tunnels. RAW. RAW. VID517404_ENVID517404_ENVID517404_EN


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WASHINGTON: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers an address at the Brookings Institution. RAW. TBA

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: US President Barack Obama travels to Baltimore to talk about jobs. RAW. TBA

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH: Stockshots of Dallas and its twin city Fort Worth including corporate headquarters and the historic site where John F. Kennedy was assassinated. STOCKSHOTS. VID506886_EN


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CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH: Bangladesh and Myanmar clean up on Friday after a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. RAW. TBA

ISLAMABAD: Monitoring developments of efforts to form a new government. RAW. TBC

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HONG KONG: Sixty-two people are injured when a train derails on Hong Kong's light railway in the north of the city. RAW. VID517502_EN

GURGAON, INDIA: French circus group 'Mana' performs during a media preview at the Kingdom of Dreams. RAW. VID517155_EN

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SHANGHAI: China can produce another Liu Xiang when the Olympic 110m hurdles champion retires, according to another Chinese athlete who hopes to follow in the superstar's footsteps. RAW. VID517482_EN

LONDON: After football, what is next for David Beckham?. RAW. VID517437_EN (analyst)

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, FRANCE: PSG says the 'door is always open' for David Beckham to continue working with the club. RAW. VID517465_EN

TREVISO, ITALY: Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the winner of last year's Tour de France, pulls out of the Giro d'Italia due to illness. FILE. VID465344_EN



GAZA CITY: Filmmakers in the Gaza Strip have finished making what they say is the first Palestinian three-dimensional animated film. PKG. NSV - VID515300_EN / VOICED - VID515301_EN

ATHENS: A new delivery service in Greece is helping young people who live alone receive food made by their mothers, in a bid to save money and keep them well-fed. PKG. NSV - VID517108_EN / VOICED - VID517109_EN

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: If walls could talk, Philadelphia would be abuzz with the stories ringing out from its murals. The historic colonial city is home to the nation's biggest public art project, and redefining its urban fabric one mural at a time PKG. NSV - VID516999_EN / VOICED - VID516700_EN

DAKAR: Pape Niang is one of the most important musicians and singers on Senegal's vibrant and world-renowned music scene. Blind since birth, he has been organising for several months "Handicapable," a project to train and support the disabled. PKG. NSV - VID516283_EN / VOICED - VID516282_EN


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