New Zealand: Man stabs 5 in supermarket knife attack
15 May 2021 | 4:39 pm
Police have arrested a man who stabbed five people at a supermarket in Dunedin in southern New Zealand. Three people are in critical condition.
11 Jul 2021
The risk of suffering a blood clot from taking the contraceptive pill is significantly higher than it is from taking the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The author of a new book says this simple fact exemplifies the longstanding failures of healthcare for women. Elinor Cleghorn's book "Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World" highlights the issue as just one way in which the male-dominated medical world has in the past failed to recognise female health problems. She joined us for Perspective.
11 Jul 2021
The 45-year-old French national reportedly stole the vehicle while giving it a test drive two years ago. The car is valued at more than €2 million.
14 Jul 2021
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in recent days in protest at food shortages and rising prices. The Cuban Interior Ministry said it "mourns the death" of Diubis Laurencio Tejeda.
25 Jul 2021
A man was shot dead during protests that started in several cities in Iran over ongoing water shortages. Iranian authorities blamed his death on "rioters."
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
26 Jul 2021
Fifty competitors from 11 US states take part in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation World Elk Calling Championships, trying to bark, bugle and mew their way to the top with imitations of elk sounds. During the rut, hunters use a variety of bull and cow elk noises to find and lure away their targets.
8 Aug 2021
Moving up and down through the aisles of northeast America’s Stop and Shop supermarkets is an autonomous robot named Marty. In these stores he has one job: to inspect the floor and look for hazards and spills.
9 Aug 2021
Manchester City fans react to the news that the club has signed Jack Grealish for a British record fee reported to be £100 million. "I think it's a fantastic decision," one fan says, while another adds, "I think it's a top signing."
20 Aug 2021
In northern Nigeria some men keep hyenas as pets or perform with them at festivals - but one traditional leader says the culture is dying as it clashes with modern ideas about animal welfare.
26 Aug 2021
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to Manchester City, according to media reports in Italy on Thursday (August 26). The 36 year-old Portuguese player has been linked away from Juventus over the last few weeks and is out of contract next summer. According to Sky Italy, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a club who would be willing to take on his substantial wages and pay Juventus a near $30 million transfer fee.
2 Sep 2021
With a precise and delicate touch, Debonheur Koli paints the nails of his clients in his nail salon in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. While the manicure and pedicure industry in the West is dominated by women, in Bangui, it's man's work.
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This news report published on June 15th by IRIB, a state-run TV news channel from Iran, is a compilation of at least seven false claims, in a total of two minutes, alleging Cristiano Ronaldo's support for Palestine and 'hatred' towards Israel. We debunk some of the most outrageous claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Two localities in the German state of Brandenburg had to be evacuated as a large forest fire rages on the border with neighboring Saxony. Efforts to dampen the flames werre hampered because of old munitions in the area.
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This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
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Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
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German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.
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On November 17, 2018, French men and women gathered for the first time on the capital’s iconic Champs-Élysées and on hundreds of roundabouts throughout France to protest against the high cost of living. They were easily recognisable by their yellow high-visibility vests. The months-long demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent and were met with a fierce crackdown by security forces. Almost four years later, those who participated in the movement tell FRANCE 24’s reporters how the struggle has changed their lives.