Tuesday, 5th December 2023
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28 Nov
As Hamas prepares to release a first group of hostages held for more than six weeks in Gaza, it's worth remembering that Israelis have been held hostage many times over the nation's 75-year history. In October 2011, Franco-Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed by Hamas after being held in captivity for more than five years. He'd been captured during a cross-border raid. In Perspective, we spoke to the man who played a key role in negotiating his release.
11 Nov
It's been one month since Hamas's attack on Israel and an estimated 240 people – Israelis, dual nationals and foreigners – are still being held hostage in the Gaza Strip. Israeli security forces are trying to locate them and bring them back safely. This search effort is mobilising Israeli special forces, but also civilian volunteers, as our Science and Tech editor Julia Sieger explains.
24 Oct
We take a look at press reaction to two more hostages being released by Hamas, as well as the US and EU disagreeing on the need for a ceasefire. Also, the Washington Post has a long read on the spread of malaria. Finally, thousands of Icelandic women, including PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, stage a walkout in protest against gender inequality in the country.
22 Oct
International outcry is mounting as Hamas keeps some 200 civilians and soldiers hostage. While details have remained murky, recent statements shed light on the militant group's aims.


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Russia is increasingly trying to lure Central Asian migrants to work in the parts of Ukraine it occupies, or even to sign up to fight for its army. While some 1.3 million still migrated to Russia from Central Asia in the first quarter of 2023, some are choosing to leave, rather than be coerced to go to Ukraine.
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With family incomes squeezed by a weak Chinese economy, international travelers are cutting back on designer goods and luxury hotels.
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Severe weather has claimed at least ten lives, cut power to tens of thousands of people, and blocked roads in a country already strained by war.
2 hours ago
This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
2 hours ago
The European satellite has revealed the secrets of a planetary system that's puzzled scientists for years. It will teach them about other stars and planets.
2 hours ago
In this edition of Perspective, we look at the tireless work going on behind the frontlines of the war in Ukraine; specifically, the people helping children traumatised by conflict. Olena Rozvadovska co-founded the charity "Voices of Children" to provide psychological support to those in greatest need.