‘No words to express what we are going through’ say victim’s family as Tate Modern attacker jailed for life
29 June 2020 | 12:56 pm
Detective inspector Melanie Pressley reads a statement on behalf of the parents of a six-year-old French boy who was thrown from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern on August 2019, and who is still receiving constant care in the hospital, saying there are "no words" to express what they are going through. The man who pushed him, Jonty Bravery, was on Friday jailed for life.
A Thai court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to two years in jail for selling satirical calendars featuring rubber ducks, which authorities said insulted the king. Inflatable yellow ducks were used as a symbol during pro-democracy protests in 2020.
Myanmar's largest city has been cut off from the world for almost four years. DW spoke with Yangon residents about what life is like under a military regime.
A life-sized statue of Lionel Messi was presented to the soccer player for his historic display during the 2022 World Cup. Messi was emotional at the time, taking to Instagram to say, “that was a beautiful moment, very special and emotional.” The statue will sit in a museum alongside similar sculptures of Pele and Diego Maradona.
What did Beethoven die of? What hereditary diseases did he carry? Beethoven's hair reveals a lot, but by no means everything. One lock that was supposed to be his was actually from a woman.
As an Israeli intelligence agent in the 1990s, Mishka Ben-David was entrusted with high-stakes espionage missions across the Middle East. Now a successful author, he's channelled that experience into his latest thriller, "Duet in Beirut".
A right to die with dignity, or a slippery slope to legalised murder? Debates over assisted dying have been going on in Europe for a long time, but they seem to have intensified, with France, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland all recently re-considering their legislation, or at least launching consultations on the subject. A right to die with dignity, or a slippery slope to legalised murder? Debates over assisted dying have been going on in Europe for a long time, but they seem to have intensified, with France, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland all recently re-considering their legislation, or at least launching consultations on the subject.
President Emmanuel Macron said a draft bill on "end-of-life" care will be prepared by summer. A citizen's council charged with debating the issue recently came out in favor of allowing some form of assisted dying.
Fears of a destiny similar to neighbouring Arab countries under conflict loom over the head of 28-year-old Sundanese architect Hadeel Mohamed, who says she has not left her home since heavy fighting in the capital broke out four days ago.
Charles III is the oldest monarch in British history to take the throne, after seven decades in the shadow of his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. As a prince, he was a passionate environmentalist who helped support disadvantaged youth though his charity work. But he became deeply unpopular after his divorce from Princes Diana.
It could almost be the scene of a picture postcard: old boats dotted around the French coastline, moving with the tide. But their environmental impact is a lot less charming. Most boats are made of fibreglass, plastics and resins, making them difficult to recycle. But is there another way? Can sustainable boating set sail? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
Joana Vasconcelos's cosmic, colourful 'Tree of Life' flourishes in Vincennes. With its glittering, embroidered roots and its hand-made sparkling leaves, the "Tree of Life" is an homage to two inspiring women: Catherine de Medicis and the nymph of Greek legend, Daphne.
The European Conference of Rabbis (CER) has announced plans to move its headquarters from London to Munich. This is seen as confirmation that Jewish life in Germany is taking on a new dimension.
49 mins ago
Critics of Laos' repressive one-party state, both in the country and in exile in Thailand, have been targeted in a recent series of arrests and attacks.
49 mins ago
Civilians living downstream of the dam have been urged to evacuate in the face of catastrophic flooding.
1 hour ago
Hackers took over the broadcasts of several TV and radio stations in the regions bordering Ukraine. The Kremlin said authorities have regained control of the airwaves.
2 hours ago
Widespread access to smartphones and the internet in India have brought online gaming closer to the masses. But female gamers are increasingly encountering abuse and threats online.
3 hours ago
The US PGA Tour and European DP World Tour will merge with Saudi-funded LIV Golf after a two-year rift. LIV threatened to usurp the established series, which seem to have opted for consolidation over competition.
Women Working For Change: Women represent an untapped economic opportunity on the continent - Zouera Youssoufou
3 hours ago
Chief Executive officer, Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou Speaking on Women Working For Change |Panel on From 300 to 3,000: What if tomorrow's African champions were women? She spoke at the ongoing Africa CEO forum in Abijdan, Coted'lvoire. Women represent an untapped economic opportunity on the continent, in sub-Saharan Africa alone, closing the gender gap could generate an additional $85 billion yearly.