Indian man, father of ‘world’s largest family,’ dies
15 June 2021 | 3:27 pm
The 76-year-old had 39 wives and 94 children. The head of a Christian sect that practices polygamy, he and his family lived in a four-story house with 100 rooms.
14 Oct 2021
Acute shortages of coal at power plants have triggered a severe energy crisis — which threatens to hit the nation's economic recovery.
14 Oct 2021
India invested heavily in Afghanistan's development projects after the 2001 US invasion of the country. It is unclear what impact the Taliban's return to power will have on these projects.
17 Oct 2021
“If McDonald’s can do it for hamburgers, why can’t we do it for eye care?”, thought the founder of Aravind Eye Hospital in 1976. Five decades later, inspired by processes implemented by the fast food giant, the Indian hospital chain performs around 500,000 surgeries a year -- many for free. -- This story is being published to coincide with World Sight Day.
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.
19 Oct 2021
A couple in India's southern state of Kerala use a large cooking pot borrowed from a temple to get through floodwaters and reach their wedding venue. The southern state has been hit by days of heavy rain, triggering landslides and floods that have claimed at least 27 lives.
30 Oct 2021
A court convicts a German man of passing the floor plans of properties used by the Bundestag to Russian intelligence.
1 Nov 2021
A 24-year-old man dressed in Batman's Joker costume attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line on Sunday evening, injuring 17 people as many party-goers headed into the city center for Halloween gatherings, media reported.
3 Nov 2021
The boy had stolen the cannabis from his father and, along with friends, set it alight, police said. The father is being investigated for drug possession.
6 Nov 2021
Aaron Beck's work revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders. His daughter said he died peacefully in his home in Philadelphia.
5 Nov 2021
A day earlier, police announced that the 4-year-old girl Cleo had been found "alive and well," prompting nationwide relief.
26 Nov 2021
With 11 million inhabitants, the Indian city of Bangalore has seen its size increase in a very short space of time. Nicknamed the Indian Silicon Valley, its rivers and lakes are now the city's unofficial sewers and are used by locals as dumping grounds for all kinds of waste. Out of the 850 lakes in Bangalore, more than 500 are extremely polluted. But one man, Anand Malligawad, has set himself an ambitious goal: to clean up Bangalore's lakes, one by one. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
12 Nov 2021
A 60-year-old fisherman found himself fighting for his life after a crocodile pulled him into a river. Authorities said the man was "lucky to be alive." He even drove himself to the nearest hospital afterward.
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With a smile that could make anyone swoon and bright blonde low-cut hair that captures the hearts of many, Nancy Isime provides an insight into what it was like to embody TV’s next favourite character, Kemi.
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A Gambian man accused of belonging to a death squad appeared in court in Germany on Monday facing charges of crimes against humanity. The suspect is also accused of murder and attempted murder as part of a group that assassinated opponents of dictator Yahya Jammeh.