Florida closes national park due to migrant influx from Cuba
04 January 2023 | 6:34 am
The Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida has been shut indefinitely as authorities struggled with migrants arriving in boats. There has been a rise in migrants arriving from Cuba due to the economic turmoil there.
26 Dec 2021
France's Mercantour National Park is a green sanctuary at the heart of the Alps. It's best known for being one of the wildest in France and having one of the most varied landscapes. Its unique location, near the French Riviera, brings Mediterranean touches to these Alpine mountains. This area is also where the wolf returned to France from Italy in 1992. We take a closer look at this sanctuary for wildlife.
29 Jan 2022
Faced with shortages of food and medicine, power blackouts and an economy in crisis, thousands of Cubans staged rare protests last summer. But since then, little has been heard from them. Cuban exiles in the United States are worried about developments on the island.
12 Feb 2022
This Wednesday is International Wetlands Day. Worldwide, wetlands cover 12.1 million km². But more than 30 percent have been lost over the past 50 years, despite them playing a crucial role in mitigating the impact of climate change. One example is the Mangroves National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's the only marine park in the country and it's home to a wide variety of plants and rare animals, including sea turtles. But the park is increasingly threatened by poaching and illegal logging. The construction of a deep water port in the vicinity has also sparked controversy. Our correspondents report.
20 Feb 2022
A viral video circulating on Facebook and Twitter since January 30 claims that "four busloads of illegals" between the ages of 18 and 25 were dropped off in a hotel in the US state of Florida. Is this really the case? Also, was the East German Communist flag erected during this year's Beijing Winter Olympics? We find out in this edition of Truth or Fake.
21 Mar 2022
Ceuta: Record migrant influx – Nicole Nis reports
1 Apr 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for young students. Opponents, who fear for the impact on youngsters, refer to the measure as the "Don't say gay" bill. We take a closer look at the controversial legislation, which will impact children between the ages of five and nine.
14 Apr 2022
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday (April 13) to a misdemeanor count of forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018, as part of an agreement with prosecutors that spares the Oscar-winning actor any immediate jail time.
23 Apr 2022
We look at reaction to how Republican lawmakers in Florida may have just made an expensive mistake by revoking Disney's special status, as retribution for the company's opposition to the state's "Don’t say gay" bill. The papers are also discussing the situation in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol and what the coming weeks could mean for the war. Finally, The New York Times reports on how shaved heads "have people buzzing".
13 May 2022
A total of 98 people were killed last year when a beachfront condo in Florida collapsed. The tragedy sparked numerous investigations and calls for more vigorous safety inspections.
29 May 2022
The Biden administration has announced the easing of curbs imposed by Donald Trump on travel to Cuba and on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island.
14 Jun 2022
The Yellowstone National Park was closed down for the first time since 1988 due to torrential rains, flooding and melting snow. The park was just opening for the summer tourist season.
3 Jul 2022
Activists and doctors have successfully had abortion bans temporarily blocked in several US states. In Florida, the presiding judge said that the state ban violated a woman's right to privacy.
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Russian social media channels and media are sharing a doctored video that alleges Poland will form army units of "non-traditional orientation". We disprove these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Germany recently said it will supply 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Soon after that, videos surfaced online purporting to show the tanks already en route to the embattled country.
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We look at reactions in the Israeli press after nine Palestinians were killed during a raid in the West Bank. Also, singer-songwriter Rod Stewart calls for a change of government in the UK.
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Ankara cited recent anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish activities in Europe as reasons for the travel warning. The move comes after four European countries updated their travel advice for Turkey.
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Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.