The constant rumble of traffic and people brings cities to life. But is it also making us sick? The ill-effects of noise pollution are now well documented, with cities declaring open war on the not-so-silent killer. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
Former teacher Christopher Dawson was sentenced to 24 years in Australia for killing his wife Lynette Dawson in 1982 so that he could pursue an affair with his teenage student.
Janusz Walus was due to be released on parole after serving nearly 30 years in prison for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. News of his expected release caused wide controversy.
30 Jul 2022
A United Nations panel in Geneva remains split on whether to ban autonomous weapons, which don't need a human to pull the trigger. The war in Ukraine is complicating the conversation.
3 Jul 2022
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.
1 Apr 2022
There are just 13 days to go before the first round of the French presidential election. In this edition of the show, we see how the president was called a murderer by some supporters of Eric Zemmour at a rally – and how Macron reacted. We also take a closer look at far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's chaotic visit to the French overseas department of Guadeloupe.
18 Jan 2022
A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II.
18 Oct 2021
Monday's preliminary hearing is expected to look at the police investigation into the Amsterdam shooting of the crime reporter rather than the evidence itself.
1 Oct 2021
Wayne Couzens, a serving police officer at the time, had admitted to abducting Everard by pretending to arrest her.
1 May 2021
Protesters across France have decried a court decision not to put an alleged anti-Semitic killer on trial. The court believes the man was in a "delirious state" while committing the crime.
18 Mar 2021
Russia's ambassador in the US is set to return to Moscow for urgent consultations. The embassy in Washington warned that relations with US President Joe Biden's administration were on the brink of collapse.
17 Mar 2021
The new US president is striking a much different tone from his predecessor and markets are already taking notice. Further sanctions are likely imminent.