Breaking records without breaking the ice: freediver prepares for a freezing swim
28 February 2021 | 6:20 am
Czech freediver David Vencl is using this year's cold winter to get ready to set a new world record in swimming under the ice with breath held. He is planning to swim 80 metres with a single breath.
22 Mar 2022
The war in Ukraine continues to rage while Ukrainian and Russian negotiators talk. Experts say that for now neither side is ready for a breakthrough and fear that the war will last a very long time.
12 Apr 2022
Mexican entrepreneur Nazareth Black is defying gender norms in the automotive industry by building a 100% electric car in Mexico.
16 May 2022
This year, France is celebrating Portuguese culture with concerts, exhibitions and performances from the country's top artists. To mark the occasion, FRANCE 24's culture show Encore! takes you on a musical voyage to Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has a sound like no other European city, where a boom in music influenced by African beats is eroding social barriers and making waves internationally.
20 Jul 2022
On Saturday Chileans and tourists embraced the cold of the Magellan strait during the 2022 edition of ‘Strait Dip’ in Punta Arenas.
3 Aug 2022
This documentary captures Black Pelican Group in it’s 18 years of beautiful evolution and growth. Our vision to be the foremost interior solutions provider in Nigeria keeps us constantly striving to Impact and Grow.
21 Sep 2022
In its latest advert, Russian gas giant Gazprom is purportedly taunting Europe with a cold and dark winter as it cuts supplies. While the veracity of the video is largely in doubt, it was published by many international broadcast news channels and online. We explain the origin of the video in this edition of Truth or Fake.
24 Sep 2022
Anger is growing in Japan over the upcoming state funeral for Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. The former prime minister had links to the Unification Church, a controversial religious organisation based in South Korea.
Kim Kardashian to pay $1.26 million for 'unlawfully touting' cryptocurrency and breaking rules set out by SEC
4 Oct 2022
Kim Kardashian is to pay $1.26 million for "unlawfully touting" cryptocurrency and breaking the rules set out by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
9 Oct 2022
In Tanzania not many women have roles to play in heavy construction projects, but that is beginning to change. One woman breaking that barrier is Halima Rashid. She is the only female driver of the excavators deployed on the site for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. She hopes to inspire other women to take up role in male dominated jobs.
14 Oct 2022
North Korea's latest spate of missile launches has put its neighbours on edge. The barrage of weapons tests includes one that flew over Japan in the longest-ever recorded distance, capable of reaching the US territory of Guam.
23 Oct 2022
Earlier this week, the superstar rapper reposted an expenses sheet from his 2006 performance at the now-shut Kool Haus in his native Toronto, in which he opened for Ice Cube.
28 Oct 2022
Paul Pelosi was attacked and needed hospital treatment after an assailant broke into their San Francisco home. Reports claim the suspect was looking for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time.
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Chinese Hui Muslim activists warn Beijing's campaign to "Sinicize Islam" is curtailing religious freedom across the country and redefining Islam.
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Doctors and private clinics in India are tricking vulnerable women into unnecessary hysterectomies, critics say.
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Researchers are trying to figure out why groups of orcas regularly damage boats in the Strait of Gibraltar — sometimes even sinking them. Many believe the behavior isn’t aggression, but teenage antics.
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Elena Kolbasnikova, a Ukrainian national who lives in the western German city of Cologne and has spoken out in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, argues that she has a right to freedom of speech.
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The Justice Department is investigating Trump's handling of classified documents after he left office. Around 100 documents marked classified were seized from his Florida residence.