USA Olympic Champion Kalisz says winning gold is a “weird feeling”
30 July 2021 | 12:11 pm
American swimmer Chase Kalisz, who won gold in the 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics, says it "hasn't really hit" him that he's an Olympic champion, and that it will "take some time to really process what happened".
Illegal mining, or "galamsey" is attracting more and more young people in eastern Ghana. Many young people are arrested, but they are adamant that without an alternative, illegal mining remains a viable way of survival.
Yulimar Rojas, 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist and world record holder in the triple jump, is feted during a welcoming parade in the capital Caracas.
Tunde Onakoya, a former Nigerian chess champion, is teaching children from one of the poorest communities in Lagos how to play the game. It's a way of broadening their horizons and allowing the best players to access scholarships. Every weekend they work on improving their performance, thanks to Onakoya, who himself grew up in a slum. His charity Chess in Slums now wants to expand into other countries in Africa. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and James Vasina.
A first-ever 'Bald Fest' celebration hosted by rapper Kosha Dillz was held in New York City on Monday. The rapper, whose real name is Rami Matan Even-Esh, held the event at the Rubulad club in Brooklyn on 'National Bald is Beautiful Day'.
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
After the 9/11 attacks, Jorge Roldan was one of about 3,000 illegal workers who helped clean up Ground Zero. Like many others, he got sick from toxins at the site, but his immigration status made it hard to get the help he needed.
For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy training up the next generation of jewellers. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.
With less than 1,000 days to go until Euro 2024 kicks off, the UEFA unveils the logo for the European Championship at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. This is the first time that the Germany will host the European competition, which will take place from June 7 to July 7, 2024. Only West Germany hosted the competition in 1988.
The ban came into effect in September, making it near to impossible for a woman to obtain an abortion in Texas. Lawyers for the Biden administration argue the ban is designed to scare abortion providers. DW's Ines Pohl reports from Texas.
A portion of the US border wall that was damaged after severe flooding in August following monsoon rains on the US-Mexico border appears to be rotting away according to footage captured near the town of Douglas, Arizona on Tuesday. The monsoon rains had reportedly blown the floodgates off their hinges where now they hang rotting away. The Biden administration has begun cancelling the border wall project in Texas, a main focal point of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
Kyiv has hailed a ruling by a Dutch court saying a collection of ancient gold artifacts from Crimea should be handed to Ukraine. But the ruling could be appealed by Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014.
Martin Luther King III, son of the iconic civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was arrested while protesting for voting rights in front of the White House on Wednesday as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was blocked in the US Senate. He and scores of other protesters were detained before later being released. The reasons for the arrests remain unclear. The 13-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, Yolanda King, gave a speech at the rally.
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