Germany’s Harz Mountains in winter
05 October 2018 | 12:00 pm
Germany's Harz Mountains are a popular destination for hikers and wintersports enthusiasts. Some love climbing its highest peak, the Brocken, to take in the view. Others enjoy the ski slopes lining the Wurmberg Mountain.
21 Jul 2019
Protesters have demanded that state authorities scrap plans to build a billion-dollar telescope on "sacred space." But Hawaii's governor has refused and instead expanded powers for police to "ensure public safety."
26 Oct 2019
There are only 100 of the critically-endangered Mountain Bongo antelope left in the wild in its native Kenya. But the only Mountain Bongo breeding program in the world is hoping to boost the species’ numbers.
28 Oct 2019
Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses the federal election results and what a Liberal minority government could do to reach out to Canada's western provinces.
3 Apr 2020
We look at criticism levelled against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, Bill Gates outlines how the US can salvage its weak response to the pandemic. We also find out why some countries have banned April Fools' Day. And a crew of mountain goats invade a Welsh town that's become deserted because of the coronavirus!
9 Sep 2020
The papers look at the situation in Lebanon, one month after the deadly explosions which devastated large parts of Beirut. Also, the Australian papers are outraged over the arrest of a pregnant woman who created a Facebook event seen as "anti-lockdown". Here in France, a literary scandal has erupted between a famous writer and his philosopher son. And Uganda's mountain gorillas enjoy a Covid-19 baby boom!
31 Jan 2021
Following a call of defiance from the “Highlanders’ Veto” movement, the first restaurants and hotels in Poland’s Tatra Mountains re-open despite a partial lockdown. Police and health officials have conducted inspections, fining business owners 30,000 zloty (around 6,600 euros) each. On Monday, Poland's government extended most of the anti-virus restrictions through the end of the month, requiring ski slopes, gyms and hotels to remain closed to the general public and restaurants to only do takeaway service.
19 Apr 2021
Emergency services are fighting to contain a fire that has broken out in the foothills of Cape Town's landmark Table Mountain. As strong winds fanned the blaze on Sunday, hundreds of University of Cape Town students had to flee as their library burned.
21 Apr 2021
Several historic buildings, including parts of Cape Town University's library, are damaged by a wildfire along Table Mountain. Also, more than 20,000 people fled the Mozambican town of Palma after it was captured by Islamist insurgents back in March. Our team on the ground met some of those displaced. And in Cameroon, authorities are worried about Pentecostal churches in which worshippers are being encouraged to flout social distancing measures, this as the country battles a second wave of coronavirus.
6 Aug 2021
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa. After years of trial and error, today Miros is a pioneer of South Africa's budding truffle cultivation industry.
5 Aug 2021
Near the villages devastated by historic floods in Germany last month, waste centres are struggling to sort a pile equivalent to a whole year's worth of refuse.
29 Aug 2021
A village in the Austrian Alps known for its family-friendly ski resort has been forced to adapt to waning snow due to climate change, turning to a new downhill sport -- mountain biking. Bikers as young as three ride over landscaped jumps and curved forest trails, breathing new life into Sankt Corona am Wechsel, around an hour's drive from Vienna, and offering a model for other struggling resorts.
11 Sep 2021
Images of a mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei) holding her newborn baby in the Virunga National Park (PNVi), in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The birth of a "new baby" male occurred on the morning of 22 August in the Baraka family, Olivier Mukisya of the PNVi communication service says. of the new member of the Baraka family, born on the morning of 22 August
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Gabriella Bankova went on a hunger strike in the Bulgarian capital to be able to officially change her gender. Activists say the country is lagging when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.
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Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels. In the US, tech giants are on trial for endangering minors with addictive platforms.
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The UN put an end to its political mission in Sudan as demanded by the Khartoum government. Sudan has seen months of conflict between two rival generals.
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Though slow, research into treating AIDS has been producing ever more effective drugs.
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South Africa is home to Africa's largest Jewish community. The ongoing violence in the Middle East has left its mark, with Jewish citizens now more cautious when they leave their homes.
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In this Science segment, we examine a call by more than 20 countries at the COP28 summit for the tripling of world nuclear energy capacity, this in a bid to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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