‘Puppy dog eyes’ developed to manipulate humans
22 June 2019 | 11:09 am
A new scientific study found that dogs have evolved to raise their eyebrows to ensnare human empathy. This could be either to emulate babies or to show people the whites of their eyes.
19 Aug 2021
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has described scenes of desperate civilians at Kabul airport as "shameful" for the West. He said Germany shared responsibility for what had transpired.
29 Aug 2021
In Pakistan, a lack of economic opportunities and education contribute to the dark industry of kidnapping people into servitude. Mohammad Arif was abducted and forced to work in quarries for more than two decades before making a daring escape.
31 Aug 2021
Millions of fish and crustaceans have died at Mar Menor lagoon due to pollution. Spanish politicians have traded blame over the incident, with environmentalists sounding the alarm.
4 Sep 2021
A human rights campaigner in India has told FRANCE 24 how she and her team have lost contact with some of their associates and fellow activists in Afghanistan since the Taliban swept to power. Vandita Morarka is the founder and chief executive of One Future Collective and has long worked with colleagues in Afghanistan. She says to lose contact with some of them is "very sad" and that it's "terrifying" to see the situation unfold for the country. She also spoke to us about her work to empower women and young people in her home country of India.
6 Sep 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
22 Sep 2021
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
2 Oct 2021
Want to hear what it's like to be a refugee, gay, Muslim or hearing impaired? At Copenhagen's "Human Library", you can "loan" a person to tell you their life story in a project to foster understanding and challenge prejudice.
24 Sep 2021
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for urgent action to curb the "terrible and tragic" consequences of the conflict. She also cited an economic and political crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
24 Sep 2021
Archaeologists get to work in the Peruvian town of Chilca after labourers installing gas pipes found the remains of eight people buried in a common tomb with food and musical instruments some 800 years ago.
1 Oct 2021
How do you investigate human rights abuses in your own country as a civil war rages in part of it and where there are inevitably abuses happening on both sides? Daniel Bekele, head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, admits that the job is not easy as he works alongside the UN to investigate abuses in the country's Tigray region. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
10 Oct 2021
In a tight 21-18 vote, diplomats put an end to Dutch plans for a two year extension to an independent investigation despite Western support. The war in Yemen started in 2014 and continues to this day.
23 Oct 2021
Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
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The International Monetary Fund has concluded "constructive" talks with the government of Sri Lanka over a possible bailout. The island is facing its worst economic crisis on record, with protests over food, fuel and medicine shortages. Also on the show: why France is faring better than its neighbours when it comes to inflation. Plus FRANCE 24's Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris reports on the Spanish companies suffering from a diplomatic spat with Algeria.
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In an interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Russian former Duma MP Ilya Ponomarev said Vladimir Putin's war aims go way beyond Ukraine. He argues that it is NATO in the Russian president's sights.
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Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador has angered the Jewish community by comparing a prominent member to Hitler. It's not the first time the leftist leader has tried to smear opponents with such comparisons.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Hong Kong to celebrate 25 years of the former British colony's handover to Beijing amid heightened security and a clampdown on pro-democracy protests.
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Trafficking of timber is rampant in the country because of the high demand for rosewood in China.
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The murder trial of rapper Nipsey Hussle has been delayed after his alleged killer was attacked in a cell while waiting to be brought to court. Eric Holder Jr.'s public defender told Rolling stone that Holder was beaten by two inmates and cut with a razor in the back of his head.