Maids for sale online in Saudi Arabia, a hidden camera in Burkina Faso, and more
By France 24
28 March 2018 | 5:01 am
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.
13 Jun 2021
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says to disregard statements made under duress. Raman Pratasevich's mother also expressed dismay.
28 Jun 2021
A group of fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have pledged allegiance to rival group the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group's leader died, a video obtained by Reuters showed.
7 Jul 2021
Haitian interim prime minister confirmed the president is assassinated in his residence by a commando. First Lady Martine Moïse has also been shot and hospitalized, a statement from her office said.
11 Jul 2021
WhatsApp video uploads could use less data in the future.
13 Jul 2021
A cartridge of Nintendo's classic video game "Super Mario 64" sets a world record, selling for $1.56 million (€1.32 million) after a 20% buyer's premium at the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The sale, the first ever of a game cartridge to surpass $1 million, came just two days after a sealed copy of "The Legend of Zelda", made for the old Nintendo NES console, sold for a then-record of $870,000.
15 Jul 2021
Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo features in a Twitter video posted by the White House encouraging young Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19. "It doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy," Rodrigo says, "getting the vaccine is about protecting yourself, your friends and your family. Let’s get vaccinated!"
5 Aug 2021
Sean 'Love' Combs finally addresses Jennifer Lopez throwback photo
11 Aug 2021
Police say the man was arrested Sunday near Dhaka, but his female dance partner is on the run. The 20-year-old could face up to five years in prison on religious charges.
16 Aug 2021
Apple has defended a new system that scans users' phones for child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
25 Sep 2021
In the first edition of our new fact-checking show Truth or Fake, we focus on Afghanistan. A photo purportedly showing the new Afghan central bank chief has gone viral on social media; we show you how our Observers team debunked the image. Meanwhile, we demonstrate how widely shared images of alleged recent violence in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, attributed to the Taliban, actually come from a 2018 film.
29 Sep 2021
A video of teenagers behaving badly at a train station has been shared by a far-right politician in France who called for the troublemakers to be deported from the country. The insinuation was two-fold: that the events took place in France and that the youths were immigrants. 'France 24 Observers' have fact-checked the video.
6 Oct 2021
A violent video from India has resurfaced online, but with an entirely different story attached to it. The footage of a mob beating a man to death is being shared alongside claims he was the victim of a racist attack, killed for being Muslim. Thousands have seen the video, but how many will have spotted the story isn't true? Plus, the photographer who faked an entire book about fake news comes clean. Jonas Bendiksen says he wanted to show how easy it is to fool people with images, much to the embarrassment of France's "Visa pour l'image" photojournalism festival.
3 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has named his son and heir Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.
3 hours ago
As European countries turn to energy suppliers in Southeast Asia, driving up global prices, there are concerns that other developing countries are being forced to spend more on increasingly expensive LNG or coal.
3 hours ago
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to use nuclear weapons in the event of a military confrontation. The warning came as North Koreans marked 'Victory Day,' the 69th anniversary of the armistice that ended hostilities in the Korean War.
3 hours ago
As protests continue in Iran following the murder of a young woman by the "morality" police, Iranian dissident artist Parastou Forouhar is full of anger but has some optimism.
10 hours ago
This Cayenne is the new top-of-the-line model: 640 horsepower, 4 liter V8 bi-turbo engine, 0-100 in 3.3 seconds, top speed of 300 kilometers an hour. We went out for a spin on the racetrack with rally legend Walter Röhrl.