Prehistoric ruins outside the ancient West Bank city of Jericho have been given UNESCO World Heritage status after a vote of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh. The UN agency says Tell al-Sultan was home to a permanent settlement by the 9th or 8th millennium BC. But the decision has sparked controversy, with Israelis denouncing the move and Palestinians celebrating it. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon examines how UNESCO tries to dissociate heritage from politics.
Maleesha Kharwa is a 15-year-old Indian influencer and model with more than 376,000 Instagram followers, who once lived with her family in a waterfront slum in Mumbai, in a hutment on a shoreline strewn with garbage.
Rwanda has a progressive posture towards LGBTQ issues, but human rights NGOs want more legal recognition and protection for transgender and intersex people to ensure they don’t suffer further discrimination and stigma.
"Chief Hijangua" references the complicated relationship between Germany and Namibia. It aims to provoke discussion about history and common struggles.
We look at a historic auto union strike in the US today against three major carmakers in what's been a summer of dissent. Also, we look at reactions in the Haitian and Dominican press after a row over a shared river led to border closures. Finally, we look at the laureates of the IG Nobel prizes, which are dedicated to quirky and weird scientific research!
A prominent French architect and structural engineer, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel was the second designer of the internal structural elements of the Statue of Liberty.
Do we have too much stuff? That's the central theme of a new book by a leading anthropologist who goes back in time to ask whether our discovery of tools was in fact the beginning of the end of the human race. Since then, our desire to grow and build has led to the environmental consequences of today, as we drown in rubbish and the problems of climate change take effect. Chip Colwell's book is entitled "So Much Stuff: How Humans Discovered Tools, Invented Meaning, and Made More of Everything". He spoke to us in Perspective.
The first round of the presidential election in the Maldives will take place on Saturday, September 9. Incumbent Ibrahim Solih is running for re-election against Mohamed Muizzu, who has emerged as the main opposition candidate. The polls are taking place against a backdrop of China and India competing for strategic control of the region. Both are seeking to consolidate their economic and political power by financing large infrastructure projects and are actively supporting rival candidates. Our regional correspondents report.
At the beginning of August, the World Bank announced it would freeze new loans towards Uganda in light of its new anti-LGBTQ laws. Many initially viewed the move as a sign that the bank was taking a more progressive approach towards human rights issues. But is it a misguided approach?
Legendary English rock band The Rolling Stones unveiled their first album in almost two decades in central London. "Hackney Diamonds" is to be released on October 20.
FRANCE 24's Genie Godula, who's also the mistress of ceremonies, speaks to Eve Jackson about why the Deauville American Film Festival still rocks despite the absence of big stars like Jude Law and Natalie Portman because of the strikes in Hollywood.