Drone images show flooded Belgian city Pepinster
19 July 2021 | 6:27 am
Drone images show the extent of the floods in the Belgian city of Pepinster. The death toll in Belgium jumped to 23 with more than 21,000 people left without electricity in one region.
30 Oct 2021
When you picture the French capital, you probably think of beautiful monuments, romantic cafés and pretty parks. But for many tourists in Paris, the city is just too dirty. Whether it’s the urine-soaked streets, ubiquitous dog poop or countless cigarette butts, the reality of everyday Paris is often at odds with the postcard version. Paris authorities pump a lot of money and manpower into keeping the city clean. So what's the problem? Could it be Parisians themselves? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula investigate the capital's filthy reputation.
3 Nov 2021
In Ivory Coast, painters, photographers, designers and sculptors are choosing to settle in the city of Grand-Bassam, away from the urban chaos and air pollution of Abidjan. The historic UNESCO World Heritage city, located an hour from the economic capital, is attracting more and more designers in search of a more serene and affordable lifestyle. As the once-popular artisanal village of Grand-Bassam grapples with a drop in tourism, a new generation of artists from diverse backgrounds is reclaiming this historic cultural centre and breathing new life into it. Our correspondents report.
1 Nov 2021
The US Treasury has blacklisted two individuals and four entities involved in Iran's unmanned aerial vehicles program. Washington has said Iranian drones have been used to attack US forces and international shipping.
2 Nov 2021
Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
8 Nov 2021
Six months ago, DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi placed North Kivu and Ituri – two provinces in the east of the country – under "a state of siege", effectively imposing martial law in a region that has been rocked by conflict for decades. Today, although the government claims that hundreds of armed militiamen have surrendered, massacres continue and security forces face mounting criticism. In the city of Beni, the justice system has ground to a halt and crime has soared. Our correspondents report.
8 Nov 2021
The residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was hit in an apparent drone attack, Iraqi officials said. The military has described the strike as an assassination attempt.
15 Nov 2021
After deadly flash flooding devastated villages in Germany's Ahr Valley, many residents are hoping to return. But experts say there needs to be a fundamental change in how we build in areas at risk of floods.
16 Nov 2021
Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy has been with two additional counts of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two additional counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Mendy, of Prestbury, Cheshire, and Matturie, of Eccles, Manchester, will appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
21 Nov 2021
The reigning "Miss Universe", Andrea Meza of Mexico, toured Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday in preparation for Israel hosting the Miss Universe 2021 pageant next month. Meza visited Christianity's most sacred church, the Holy Sepulchre, and Judaism's holiest prayer site, the Western Wall. She told media she hoped for a solution to the conflict in the region. This year's Miss Universe competition will be held in the Israeli port city of Eilat on December 12.
11 Dec 2021
A whistleblower issues a "damning account" of the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying tens of thousands of Afghans were left behind to die. Meanwhile, there's disappointment in the US after the Justice Department closes an investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Plus: Angela Merkel marks her last day in office, Berlin techno DJs apply for World Heritage status and the French city of Rouen votes on replacing a Napoléon statue with one of a woman.
12 Dec 2021
A 13-year-old boy has become a national hero in Burkina Faso. Eyewitnesses claim that he shot down a French military drone with a slingshot. But posts on social media are attributing this act to a completely different 9-year-old boy. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
20 Dec 2021
Nobody was ever held responsible for strikes that killed thousands of civilians in Afghanistan and the Middle East, a New York Times report has found. A US strike cell routinely sidestepped safety procedures, it found.
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The fourth edition of Men's Arab Fashion Week kicks-off in Dubai, featuring collections by designers from the Arab world and beyond looking to grow men's fashion scene in the region.
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Artists and activists in the Philippines have been trying to raise awareness about the dictatorship era under the Ferdinand Marcos, the father of the newly elected president Ferdinand Marcos Junior. Many have been warning for years against forgetting.
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The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want — often at the cost of the environment. Scientists say we need to consume less. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?
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A report by Human Rights Watch has accused Anglophone rebels of "kidnapping, terrorizing and killing civilians" in parts of the country.
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Fuel will be rationed for two weeks as shortages and inflation continue to wreak havoc on Sri Lanka. Colombo is hoping Russian energy can solve its problems.
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Who has got who over a barrel? G7 leaders are pushing the idea of capping the price they pay for Russian oil and gas, effectively forcing Moscow to choose whether to supply at a discount or cut off the revenue stream of its pipelines.