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  • In a break from their summit talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's Moon Jae-in attended a concert by the Samjiyon Orchestra at the Pyongyang grand theatre

      

  • A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet is on the move again to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

      

  • Friends call him "Maradona" and Chinese media have dubbed him "Soccer Nut" -- Zhao Chongshan is 63 but he still plays football three times a week and has no plan to hang up his boots.

Read more: http://u.afp.com/o6Hu

      

  • Zhao Chongshan looks like any other doting grandfather, but he is something of a celebrity in China's eastern Zhejiang because of his enduring fitness and undying love for football

      

  • A young would-be Iraqi builder parades around the city of Samarra, showing off his car inspired by the legendary silent actor Charlie Chaplin.

Abderrahman scraped together the fiery red vehicle, modelled after the Caterham 7, desptie a "lack of tools and support." He says he was inspired by an extract of the Chaplin film "A Day's Pleasure" on YouTube, in which Chaplin appears to be driving a similar vehicle.

      

  • In one of Europe's oldest wine-making regions, fields appear golden and deep red as the harvest of the "wine of gods" gets underway in Cyprus.

Some 14 villages area uthorised to produce Commandaria, a wine which may have been enjoyed by England's Richard the Lionheart, who used Cyprus as a staging post during the Crusades.

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  • French artist Saype has created a giant land painting representing a little girl dropping an origami boat into Lake Geneva, in support of the NGO SOS Méditerranée which specialises in the rescue of migrants at sea.

The piece which covers 5,000 square metres was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments.

      

  • The hills are alive with the sound of music in remote Indian village where everyone is identified with a tune.

Full story: http://u.afp.com/o6BF

      

  • One might think that being the solo police officer in an isolated, arid desert that is as big as the United Kingdom, would get lonely and dull, but for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell, it is the opposite. The easy-going 53-year-old runs a modest police station in the equally modest town of Birdsville where there is a strong community. 

Pursell says: "You either love the place or you hate the outback. Great little town. Great people. Crime's not an issue."

Read more: http://u.afp.com/o6XL

      

  • Downgraded Tropical Depression Florence continues to dump heavy amounts of rain through out North and South Carolina and at the moment, authorities warn the danger is far from over. Residents and members of the US National Guard are continuing to confront the damage head on with lessons from past experience.

Read more: http://u.afp.com/o68C

      

  • South Korea's President Moon Jae-in will fly straight to Pyongyang for his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un -- but for ordinary citizens of both countries, travel between them is banned. AFP photographer Ed Jones took these portraits for a series to highlight the visual similarities and differences between the two societies and their peoples.

Read more: http://u.afp.com/o68J

      

  • Hong Kong has begun a massive clean-up operation after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Read more: http://u.afp.com/o6mQ

      

In a break from their summit talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's Moon Jae-in attended a concert by the Samjiyon Orchestra at the Pyongyang grand theatre

 

 

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