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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

09/21/2018 - 09:51

Desperate search for missing after deadly Lake Victoria disaster

Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, killing at least 79 people.

Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, killing at least 79 people.

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1.250 as illustrated articles per day

6

major languages

French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

23

formats

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5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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  1. French: 1.500 stories
     
  2. English: 700 stories
     
  3. Spanish: 400 stories
     
  4. Arabic: 250 stories
     
  5. Deutsch: 200 stories
     
  6. Portuguese: 150 stories

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09/21/2018 - 09:51

Desperate search for missing after deadly Lake Victoria disaster

Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, killing at least 79 people.

Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, killing at least 79 people.


09/21/2018 - 09:20

Burgess, Rabbitohs players cleared in lewd video scandal

England star Sam Burgess was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with a probe by his club South Sydney Rabbitohs deciding no player had broken any rules.

England star Sam Burgess was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with a probe by his club South Sydney Rabbitohs deciding no player had broken any rules.


09/21/2018 - 09:20

Australia blasts WADA for failing athletes in Russia decision

Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes' confidence in the fight against drugs.

Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes' confidence in the fight against drugs.


09/21/2018 - 08:59

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session.

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session.


09/21/2018 - 08:54

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

09/21/2018 - 08:54

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.