Special Olympics: Hamilton, Nowitzki lend their voices to World Games
24 June 2023 | 3:23 pm
As the Special Olympics looks to change the attitude towards disabilities, its athletes are inspiring people the world over. Those include stars from the sport's world like Dirk Nowitzki and Lewis Hamilton.
4 Jan 2022
16 Aug 2021
Pope Francis expresses his "concern" over the situation in Afghanistan and calls for "dialogue" to resolve the conflict. The Taliban are on the brink of total victory in Afghanistan, with their fighters ordered to wait on the outskirts of the capital and the government conceding it was preparing for a "transfer of power".
11 Sep 2021
George Russell will race for Mercedes next season in an all-British line-up with seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One team said in a widely-expected announcement on Tuesday (September 7). Russell, who is in his third season at Williams, will replace Finland's Valtteri Bottas whose move to Alfa Romeo was made official on Monday. The 23-year-old will be Hamilton's first new team mate since Bottas, now 32, also joined from Williams to take the place of retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg in 2017.
14 Sep 2021
The sight of the hefty back tyre of Max Verstappen's Red Bull Formula One car crashing down towards the helmet of Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix made for sickening viewing. The seven-time world champion was beached in his Mercedes, but ultimately saved by his halo, a cockpit head protection system introduced in March 2018.
28 Oct 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is "very worried" that the 12-day COP26 climate summit he will host in Glasgow from later this week "might go wrong". But the UK leader told a special Downing Street press conference with children that he remained hopeful a deal can be done to reduce carbon emissions and limit future temperature rises.
2 Nov 2021
At the heart of the climate crisis is a profound injustice: poorer countries are the most vulnerable to climate change and the least responsible for it. According to British charity Oxfam, the poorest half of the world's population accounts for just 10 percent of global carbon emissions. One young leader from the Global South who's in Glasgow for COP26 is Kenyan activist Kevin Mtai, who joined us for Perspective. While Mtai is hopeful about the summit, he said he was disappointed by the presence of corporate sponsors, especially in contrast to the limited access given to climate activists.
4 Jan 2022
On this week's Conflict Zone Tim Sebastian interviews Hamilton Mourao, Brazil's vice president.
7 Apr 2022
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers.
21 Jul 2022
As Kenya prepares to vote in a new president next month, we take a closer look at the role of women in the country’s politics. In Uganda, we bring you a report on efforts to respond to a major hunger crisis in the country’s northeast. And the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is being remembered in New York and in Paris with different retrospective exhibitions.
11 Nov 2022
The UN nuclear watchdog says it believes Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium. Officials from the agency are expected to visit Tehran later in November.
13 Dec 2022
On July 14, 2016, families in the French Riviera city of Nice had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront when a Tunisian-born jihadist drove a lorry into the crowd, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. After more than three months of hearings, the trial of those accused of involvement in the attack wrapped up this Monday in Paris.
Togo is trying to turn the page on putting French writers first. A growing movement is demanding that the country's rich heritage be better reflected in classes, with more focus on works by local authors.
The watchdogs of EU democracy will have to be "much louder in the future" if they hope to see off a mounting threat from homegrown populists and autocrats who are chipping away at Europe's founding commitments to free speech and the rule of law, a top EU official has warned.
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In tonight's edition: Mauritania and Chad say they're calling time on the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist alliance. Also, Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam offers huge renewable energy prospects, but is also responsible for troubled waters with neighbours Egypt and Sudan. And in DR Congo, election campaigning is in full swing ahead of crucial polls later this month.
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More precise than other methane-sensing satellites that came before, MethaneSAT will allow scientists to track emissions to their sources and provide key data for reduction efforts. It's important because it could buy the world critical time in the climate change battle.
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They cover 70 percent of the planet, with over 3 billion people relying on them for their livelihoods. Oceans should be a major priority when it comes to addressing climate action. But they are in the unique position of being among the biggest victims of global warming and also offering possible solutions.
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Twenty countries agreed at the COP28 climate summit to triple their nuclear energy capacity by 2050 to reduce carbon emissions. How feasible is the target given the complexities and cost of building new nuclear plants?
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (2014-2019) reacted to the US Senate withholding a major package of financial and military aid for Kyiv. Poroshenko warned that the coming days are among "the most important in Ukrainian history" and undoubtedly for the world.
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