George Floyd: Family holds prayer service ahead of trial
29 March 2021 | 3:17 pm
A jury will hear the opening arguments Monday in the trial of a former police officer facing a number of charges into the death of Black man George Floyd.
28 Jul 2021
Triathlete Flora Duffy has made history as the first person from Bermuda to win gold at the Olympics. Her parents describe in an interview from Bermuda how they were blown away by the crowd watching her at a pub on the tiny island.
16 Aug 2021
At least four children died after a grenade attack on a truck in Karachi occurred late on Saturday. The onslaught is being viewed as a way of sabotaging Pakistan's independence day commemorations.
18 Aug 2021
Afghan refugees in India say they are worried about their family members back home, as many are unable to leave the country. Ayaan Rashid, an Afghan refugee in India, says his family in Kabul tried to get out, but they could not. He says that under Taliban rule, women will have no rights and "the whole country for all women is a jail".
22 Sep 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
2 Oct 2021
Derek Chauvin was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing George Floyd. The death of Floyd sparked massive protests for racial justice.
6 Oct 2021
A man on a skateboard throws paint on a bronze sculpture of George Floyd in New York's Union Square on Sunday, as showed in surveillance footage published by New York City Police Department.
12 Oct 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
23 Oct 2021
The missionaries had been heading home from building an orphanage when they were pulled off a bus by a gang, according to media reports. Haiti has witnessed more than 300 kidnappings already this year.
5 Dec 2021
The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
16 Dec 2021
A former police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the killing of George Floyd. The incident sparked nationwide protests over police brutality and led to the officer's conviction on state murder charges.
31 Dec 2021
The Rush reality TV show created by Pop Central TV saw contestants from different parts of the country compete to become the King of Champs for the grand prize of 15 Million Naira, and Enugu-born Lilian Okezie walked away with the star prize. GuardianTV had a chat with the talented champion to talk about how she unexpectedly won the show and her family.
Marie-Hélène Poisson is the only craftswoman to be entirely dedicated to Boulle work. This French technique, invented at the end of the 17th century, consists of inlaying antique furniture with decoration made of brass or tortoiseshell. Marie-Hélène learned the trade from her father and is now passing it on to her daughter. The future of Boulle inlay is safe in their hands. FRANCE 24 takes you to the town of Vendôme, in France's Loir-et-Cher region, for a closer look at this special craft.
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"The most sustainable garment is one you keep for the rest of your life." Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, says the fashion industry has been turned upside down by the #fastfashion business, but that consumers and designers can reverse the trend. "The world has been addicted to consuming, like we've been addicted to sugar. We now have to wean ourselves [off that trend] and understand that it's not necessary to constantly change our wardrobe. In the long term you actually save a lot of money," she tells FRANCE 24.
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Japan has held a state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. Leaders and dignitaries from around the world attended the event. But there was also widespread opposition to the funeral due to divisions over Abe's legacy.
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After leaks were detected in gas pipelines at the bottom of the Baltic Sea this week, politicians in Europe and the US have been quick to blame Russia. But what does the evidence tell us?
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The key to ancient Egypt: 200 years ago, the Rosetta Stone helped solve the riddle of hieroglyphs. Coincidence played the main role in the archaeological thriller.
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Soldiers have been seen along the main avenue in Ouagadougou leading to the presidential palace and national television station.