Pooch scoop: Japan rescuers save drowning dog from river
11 September 2021 | 6:20 am
Japan coast guard officers rescue a drowning dog in a river near the central city of Nagoya. They rushed to the site on a boat after receiving an emergency call from the dog's owner and safely rescued the Sheltie from the cold water.
10 Oct 2021
Rescuers from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Operations save climbers on Russia's Mount Elbrus. Five climbers died after a blizzard on Mount Elbrus, Europe's highest peak. The remaining 14 were taken down to the Azau valley below and the rescue was carried out in "the most difficult conditions" with strong winds, low visibility and sub-zero temperatures.
1 Oct 2021
Fumio Kishida belongs to the ruling party's establishment but is a stronger advocate for change than his predecessor Yoshihide Suga, Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
10 Oct 2021
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces many economic challenges, not least the impact of the pandemic. However, major policy changes are not expected, at least in the short term.
8 Oct 2021
Italy's northwestern Liguria region is hit by flooding and mudslides after heavy rain causes several rivers and streams to break their banks. The Letimbro river running through the coastal city of Savona turns into a torrent with muddy water and debris rapidly sweeping downstream.
9 Oct 2021
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Loire is France's longest river and the last that's still more or less wild. A unique set of flora and fauna live on its banks and islands. But this fragile ecosystem is threatened by climate change and invasive species. What is being done to face these dangers? We take a closer look.
13 Oct 2021
As climate change contributes to more powerful Pacific storms, a new research center wants to better understand the threats they pose and utilize the energy they generate to help Japan reach zero carbon emissions.
17 Oct 2021
With greenhouses as far as the eye can see, the southern Spanish region of Andalusia has been nicknamed the "Sea of Plastic". Intensive farming is the norm and it helps feed the European market with fruit and vegetables all year long. It also produces an estimated 33,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Until two years ago, this waste was exported to countries such as China, Pakistan and Turkey. But now that these countries are refusing to take rubbish from rich countries, the "Sea of Plastic" is faced with the urgent challenge of recycling its own waste. Our correspondents report.
14 Oct 2021
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is seeking a mandate for his policies in the October 31 parliamentary election. Meanwhile, the opposition has vowed to close Japan's income gap.
15 Oct 2021
A Texas couple recently realised this when they found that their pet chihuahua had stowed away in one of their suitcases. Kristi and Jared Owens were checking in their bags at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport late last month when they were told their luggage was overweight.
24 Oct 2021
A robotic dog stole the limelight at the Milipol defence and security trade fair near Paris on Tuesday. The 22nd edition of Milipol Paris takes place from Oct. 19 to 22 and plays host to dozens of countries, including Israel, United States and Switzerland. The robotic dog costs "under $1 million", according to Ghost Robotics special projects head Tom Jacobs. He adds that the technology that has advanced in the past few years has enabled the robot dog to keep its balance in difficult terrain
22 Oct 2021
Mount Aso volcano spews a giant column of ash thousands of metres into the sky, after the late-morning eruption in southwest Japan. The active volcano ejected hot gas and ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet), and sent stones tumbling down its grassy slopes.
29 Oct 2021
A Netflix-funded anime academy in Tokyo trains the next generation of cartoon artists as global demand for the genre soars. Japan is facing a shortage of skilled animators, in part because most face years toiling in low-paying jobs to learn the ropes, meaning much of the painstaking frame-by-frame drawing work is outsourced overseas.
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US-trained software engineer Nelly Cheboi is transforming the lives of young Kenyans by training them to be the next generation of tech wizards! The 29-year-old recycles old computers and refurbishes them so kids can learn vital IT skills.
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A forensic pathologist and a priest are uncovering evidence of execution-style killings of people allegedly involved in the drugs trade. Exhuming remains and delivering accurate death documents, they have helped Filipino families to gather new evidence.
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An LNG terminal is planned for Wilhelmshaven in the hopes of making Germany independent of Russian gas. Speed is of the essence. Is it possible to complete this terminal in record time? We visited the official construction kickoff to find out.
1 day ago
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1 day ago
Economist Jayati Gosh believes a windfall tax is a "no-brainer". "The difficulty is how do you establish how much is windfall? It's very complicated," Ghosh tells FRANCE 24. She is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the newly appointed co-chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.
1 day ago
Sweden's Riksbank has kicked off what's expected to be a series of interest rate hikes around the world, as central banks struggle to curb inflation. The 100 basis point hike is Sweden's biggest in three decades, in response to a cost-of-living crisis that's affecting households and businesses.