How to help heat-stressed bees and protect global food supply
23 September 2022 | 12:55 pm
Plants struggle to produce nectar and pollen during heatwaves, limiting the pollinating power of bees or butterflies. Researchers are finding ways for agriculture to adjust to a hotter world.
19 Jul 2021
In the United Kingdom, people have died of the delta variant despite being vaccinated. Are existing COVID-19 vaccines still effective? A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations still protect against delta.
2 Aug 2021
Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday appointed Ridha Garsalaoui, a former national security adviser to the presidency, to run the Interior Ministry and pledged to protect rights and freedoms.
6 Aug 2021
Nigerian authorities enlist the help of traditional hunters to guard farmers in their fields against attacks from the radical Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
4 Sep 2021
The Taliban pledged press freedom and "no threats" against journalists in Afghanistan. But intimidation and violence at the hands of their fighters illustrate the group's haste in breaking its promises.
15 Sep 2021
During a televised video-call with members of the government and the ruling United Russia party, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes the Russian vaccine Sputnik V will "really show its high levels for protection against Covid-19" as the Kremlin announced that he will self-isolate after coronavirus cases were detected in his inner circle.
24 Sep 2021
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Windy Fire to protect several groves of giant sequoias in the United States. The fire has already charred 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares), and a number of separate fires are converging on the California woodland that is home to the huge trees.
27 Oct 2021
Meet the Nigerian startups that are digitizing the Nigerian food supply chain, helping merchants navigate high food inflation and avoid crowded markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendease and Sabi have created digital marketplaces that allow wholesalers, shopkeepers and restauranteurs to purchase directly from farmers and manufacturers at more affordable rates.
30 Oct 2021
Zainab Saleh found karate as a young girl. Now she uses her annual women-only championship to advocate for the sport in a country where domestic violence and mass kidnapping is endangering the lives of women and girls.
15 Nov 2021
Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is home to immense cedars and firs, some of them 800 years old. It's here that an environmental battle is raging between the logging industry and defenders of the Fairy Creek forest. The fight over logging has gone all the way to British Columbia's Supreme Court and is resonating within Canadian society, with police accused of excessive force towards the environmental protesters. Our correspondents François Rihouay, Joanne Profeta and Laura McQuillan report.
9 Dec 2021
The pharma giant and its German partner BioNTech announced preliminary lab results showing a 25-fold increase in protection. Germany has ordered millions of booster doses as a new government takes over in Berlin.
17 Dec 2021
They're nicknamed the gorillas – or bodyguards – of the French Republic. The police officers of the force's Protection Unit are in charge of the security of French and foreign dignitaries but also candidates for France's presidential elections, as well as other figures who require special protection. We take a rare look at the strenuous selection process policemen and women have to go through before taking on the job. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
Are you being spied on? Has your been computer hacked? How would you even know with such sophisticated tools as those of the Pegasus project? But there are some incredibly simple ways to protect yourself and your data from harm. In our latest episode of GMF compact, we revisit those basics -- and then let's just all consequently act accordingly, please. Now.
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Mbongeni Buthelezi takes recycling to the extreme. He "paints" with plastic. For his work, he uses plastic waste, cuts it into pieces and applies it to canvas with a heat gun, creating surfaces with changing colors.
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court spoke about alleged war crimes in Ukraine with FRANCE 24, Karim A. A. Khan KC urged Russia to cooperate with the ICC and said "we've got no political agenda".
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Haute cuisine without citrus, chocolate and pepper? More restaurants in Berlin are going local, using only products grown in the region.
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Numerous reports indicate Russia's partial mobilization has been disorganized and arbitrary. DW spoke to some who received draft notices even though they should not have.
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Bulgarians have cast their votes in the fourth election the country has seen in 18 months. The EU's poorest member is struggling with double-digit inflation and divisions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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An Austrian museum has returned home the remains of dozens of Indigenous New Zealanders stolen in the 19th century. The remains were "stolen with no regard" for New Zealand tribes, officials from both countries said.