‘We hope tensions will lift’ – Diana superfans gather to mark birthday, new statue
01 July 2021 | 2:24 pm
British Princes William and Harry will put their differences aside on Thursday (July 1) to unveil a statue to their late mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday. The statue in honour of Diana, who was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, will be revealed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace in central London, her former home.
12 Oct 2019
Thousands of people massed outside Paris's Moulin Rouge caberet on Sunday night for a fireworks and can-can extravaganza to mark the 130th anniversary of the Montmartre institution.
23 Oct 2019
The rapper's family wanted to make sure he had a perfect 48th birthday on Sunday, so they arranged for a floral display to arrive at his door with almost 50 rolled joints between the blooms. According to TMZ, the bouquet was created by cannabis floral designer and artist Leslie K Monroy.
14 Dec 2019
A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner failed to sell at auction on Monday, though two of her other dresses went for above their estimated prices.
31 Jan 2020
Subhash Batham was attempting to get authorities to drop a murder charge against him. He was out on bail when he held the 23 partygoers at gunpoint in an all-night standoff with police.
8 Feb 2020
On 3 February 1976, military head of state Murtala Mohammed announced that Nigeria’s Federal Capital would in the future move to a location in the central part of the country. That location was Abuja. But today, as has been the case for some years now, nobody in government remembers to mark the date. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest instalment of ‘Inside Stuff.’
15 Feb 2020
"I have seen beautiful things, and I have seen very sad things": French nun 'Sister' André, the oldest person in Europe and who admits to eating chocolate every morning, celebrates her 116th birthday in Toulon on the southern French coast.
13 Jun 2020
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18 Jun 2020
Diana Eneje remains one of the most outstanding teen female models and influencers in Nigeria. She is our guest on Popsicles this week where she spoke about her career and her most embarrassing moments.
31 Jul 2020
The king's passivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has made him the target of unprecedented criticism at home and abroad. As Thailand struggles to cope with the crisis, he is gallivanting miles away in Germany.
7 Oct 2020
Kim Kardashian has postponed plans to celebrate her 40th birthday with a huge party amid the coronavirus pandemic.
16 Oct 2020
People gather in celebration and mourning of George Floyd on what would have been his 47th birthday. The crowd gathers at Floyd's memorial near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota, near the location where George Floyd was killed.
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All sides in Ethiopia's civil war have been accused of unspeakable atrocities. Will anyone be held responsible for them? Tim Sebastian speaks to the country's minister for democratization, Zadig Abraha.
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In this edition, we take a closer look at a symbol of just how far former enemies France and Germany have come. Nowadays, the Rhine river is barely even an obstacle between the Alsace capital Strasbourg and its twin town of Kehl on the German side. Every day, thousands of cross-border commuters travel back and forth across the river on tram line D, which has linked the two sides since 2017.
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Stock markets slumped in Asia on Thursday and European shares started the day's trading in the red, after signals from the US Federal Reserve that it could raise interest rates more than three times in 2022. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank's policy committee was "of a mind" to start raising rates in March, and that it would be guided by the economic data. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at market reaction to the announcements.
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The carcasses of goats and sheep strewn across the scrubland of northern Kenya are testament to the devastation wrought by the once-in-a-generation floods that have hit the region. In just one area of Marsabit County, herders lost around 20,000 goats and sheep last week after the torrential rain, Roba Koto, the top government official in North Horr constituency, said.
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We look to the Mexican papers as journalists there protest after a high-profile journalist is murdered outside her home. Antwerp customs officials sound the alarm on what they call a greater security threat than terrorism: the international drug trade. Also, French rugby star Antoine Dupont graces the cover of GQ France. Finally, Taylor Swift finds surprising support in Chile's president-elect after she's criticised by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn!
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Russia still seems to be beefing up the military presence on its border with Ukraine, while Kyiv has received military support from the US and and its NATO allies. Germany won't send weapons to Ukraine, saying that would only escalate the situation.