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18 Jul 2021
She was discovered playing a Shakespearean Cleopatra and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch. But Helen Mirren's range extends far beyond regal roles: as the breakout star of Northern Ireland drama "Cal" and the spellbinding heroine of "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover".
7 Jun 2021
As he scales the wall with ease, nothing gives away the fact that Marcel Remy is a remarkable 98 years old. Despite his age, the Swiss climber still makes it to the climbing centre every week. "I really enjoy it, because you have to work, you have to think, you have to push yourself," he tells AFP.
1 May 2021
Veteran sound recordist, Pius Fatoke breaks down recording sound for films on The Process this week. Pius Fatoke is one of the best hands in the Nigerian TV and film industry, having worked locally and internationally providing service for organizations like; MNET, MTV Base, Channel O, Rapid Blue Format, Ebonylife TV.
7 Jan 2021
Veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre said on Tuesday he was admitted to the hospital and was getting care from his medical team after media reports claimed that he suffered a brain aneurysm and was in intensive care.
4 Jan 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.
17 Oct 2020
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and its leading economic powerhouse, is celebrating 60 years of independence from British colonial rule on October 1. Tanko Yakasi is one of few surviving Nigerian First Republic politicians to have been involved in the independence process. The 95-year old veteran politician speaks on Nigeria's 60-year journey as an independent state.
15 Feb 2020
Here are a few things to know about the late Nigerian Highlife veteran and trumpeter Victor Abimbola Olaiya who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital at the age of 89.
28 Jul 2019
Maritime security firms are increasingly turning to India and other Asian countries to hire lower-paid security guards. For some armed forces veterans, it's a lucrative way to return to civilian life.
8 Jun 2019
In Angola, veterans of the country's 27-year long civil war - many of them disabled and homeless - feel let down by the very government they risked their lives to defend. Some of these veterans still live in the dilapidated buildings of the central Angolan town of Kuito, the site of some of the fiercest fighting.

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Intelligent, dedicated, magnetic and beautiful are just some of the words that have been used to pay tribute to the French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who has died after a skiing accident in the Alps. Known for portraying the young Hannibal Lector and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, his tragic death at 37 has shocked the film world. In this show we look back at some of his previous films and interviews with the FRANCE 24 team.
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In a special edition, we're focusing on a significant global trend; the ongoing decline in birth rates. In 2017, research by the University of Washington found an ongoing decrease in fertility rates globally meant almost every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century and that 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – could see their populations halve by the year 2100.
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On January 13, in the first European trial against a high-ranking Syrian regime official, a former senior intelligence officer was sentenced to life in prison in Germany for crimes against humanity. Former head of interrogation at a detention centre in Damascus, Anwar Raslan was found guilty on 4,000 counts of torture and the murder of 27 detainees, less than a year after one of his subordinates was convicted by the same German court. It’s been a long road to justice for victims and their lawyers tracking down former torturers who have settled in Europe since 2013.
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The prestigious campus of the Cité Universitaire Internationale in Paris is a gateway to the City of Lights for students from around the world. It's made up of a patchwork of international residences – including the Hellenic Foundation, a little slice of Greek history in the French capital. Our reporters take us on a guided tour.
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At least 16 people have died in a fire at a disco in an upmarket district of Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, the government says. The disaster comes as the country hosts the AFCON football tournament.
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With its majestic fortress surveying the- land below, Jodhpur embodies all the splendour of Rajasthan, the land of kings in northwestern India. Founded in the 15th century, the mythical city is also nicknamed the Blue City because of the many houses that proudly display the colour. They are painted and repainted in blue every year, according to an ancestral tradition. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.