New study shows Bronze Age people kept bones of their departed loved ones as ‘keepsakes’
05 September 2020 | 3:05 pm
We look at Lebanese newspaper coverage of French President Emmanuel Macron's second visit in a month. It coincides with the centenary of the creation of Lebanon's republic and as a new Prime Minister has been named. It's 'la rentrée' here in France - back to school for millions of schoolchildren, many of whom haven't been to school since early March. Australia and Chinese relations hit a new low after an Australian citizen was detained by Beijing. Finally, a new study shows that Bronze Age people kept bones of their loved ones as keepsakes!
9 Oct 2021
While the coronavirus pandemic has had a "significant" impact on children and adolescents' mental health, it is "just the tip of the iceberg," says UNICEF.
17 Oct 2021
Alan Camsell may be 88 years old, but that hasn't stopped him from showing up every Friday as a goalkeeper for local walking football team Penrhyn Bay Strollers FC, based in Llandudno, North Wales. He was seen stopping shots and feeding his outfield teammates the ball during a match on Friday. Camsell started to play football in his forties, but decided to move to a team set up for those of retirement age, after he found that he was playing with the grandsons of previous players.
24 Oct 2021
Africa accounts for less than 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, but is projected to be severely affected by climate change. A UN report said the continent's glaciers could all melt by the 2040s.
6 Nov 2021
Nigerians welcomed the return of a bronze sculpture from Cambridge University College on Wednesday (October 27) that was looted by British troops in 1897, setting a precedent that could pressure other institutions to return stolen artefacts to Africa. "We should be celebrating this, it should not be kept silent. This is part of our cultural heritage, we now have it," said Pius Reis, CEO of Black Innovations Africa.
7 Nov 2021
People on the autism spectrum often face discrimination and other challenges in everyday life. In Bulgaria, activists are working to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
8 Nov 2021
Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum visited Banibangou on Saturday (November 6), an area where gunmen killed 69 people including a mayor earlier in the week, part of a wave of violence against civilians that has swept the country this year. A delegation led by the mayor of Banibangou was ambushed on Tuesday (November 2) about 50 km (30 miles) from the town, near the border with Mali. The area is overrun by militants associated with a local affiliate of Islamic State that has killed hundreds of civilians in rural communities this year. Fifteen people survived and a search operation was underway, Interior Minister Alkache Alhada said on state television. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
8 Nov 2021
COVID and conflicts have pushed the number of people facing food insecurity to 45 million, with Afghanistan fast becoming the "world's largest humanitarian crisis."
18 Nov 2021
Security forces shot dead at least 15 people and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Wednesday on the deadliest day in a month of demonstrations against military rule, medics said. The protesters, marching against an October 25 coup across the capital Khartoum and in the cities of Bahri and Omdurman, demanded a full handover to civilian authorities and for the leaders of the October 25 coup to be put on trial. Security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent gatherings in all three cities, and mobile phone communications were cut, witnesses said. State television said there were injuries among protesters and police.
23 Nov 2021
At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria on Tuesday, officials said.
26 Nov 2021
After a migrant boat capsized in the English Channel and claimed 27 lives, France's interior minister has called for help from abroad, saying most trying to cross the Channel start their journey from elsewhere in the EU.
5 Dec 2021
For years, Vietnamese children and teenagers have been disappearing in Germany. Those responsible are unscrupulous human traffickers whose networks span continents. The young Vietnamese are smuggled into Germany via Russia and Eastern Europe. Many end up in the world of crime, working as slaves for the Vietnamese mafia. This film tells their story. One high-ranking investigator describes the phenomenon as "modern slavery". This is how many children and young people are brought from Vietnam to Germany: They are crammed into vans, loaded into refrigerated trucks, on the road for months, held along the way in abandoned warehouses or apartments. They are beaten, raped, exploited, they fear for their lives. They are lured by the prospect of a better life, as promised to their families by the criminals.
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In Africa, greenhouse farming is proving a way of fighting food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukrainian war. In Cameroon, this agricultural technique — cultivating crops in an enclosed environment — is helping many families afford food.
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Dubai's high desert dunes attract members of the all-women Grit Girls motorcross team as they brave the summer heat to practice their stunts ahead of the start of next season in September.
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The Nairobi Expressway is a toll road connecting areas in and around the capital, including the international airport. Motorists are complaining about the high price of its tolls.
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Qatar marking 100 days to go to World Cup this week - even if the exact date is still unclear
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It's summer and French vacationers are back on the road, on the rails, and in the air. After two years of suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic, it is time to recharge, rest and take in the sun.