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Hundreds feared dead after boat sinks off Libyan coast

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:54
Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll.

Death toll rises to 71 refugees in Austrian truck tragedy

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:44
A truck that was discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday contained 71 bodies including children, police sources said Friday. At least three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths.

France's PSG to face Real Madrid in Champions League

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:58
France’s Paris St Germain (PSG) were drawn with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, Sweden's Malmo and Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A, during the Champions League group draw on Thursday.

Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:28
We take you inside "Operation Barkhane", France's anti-terrorist operation in Africa’s Sahel and Sahara.

Varoufakis will not participate in ‘sad’ Greek elections

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:07
The popular former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Thursday he would not take part in snap elections in Greece expected next month as the country’s top Supreme Court judge was named the head of a caretaker government.

Police dismantle France’s oldest Roma slum

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:39
French police on Thursday evacuated a controversial slum inhabited by some 300 Roma in a northern Parisian suburb to prepare for its demolition.

Usain Bolt wins 200m world championship gold

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:00
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title and sweep the individual sprints at a major global championships for a fifth time on Thursday.

Has New Orleans got its groove back?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:10
Music, food and hurricanes – they’re the things we know New Orleans best for. Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, Eve Jackson visits the city to see how it has recovered. With musicians, an actor and an artist, she explores the birthplace of jazz to find out how the Big Easy has reinvented itself.

IS group suicide bomber kills two Iraqi generals

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:00
An Islamic State (IS) group suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS group positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said.

El Nino set to return with a vengeance

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:22
The Pacific El Nino phenomenon, which is responsible for recurring extreme weather events worldwide, looks set to be particularly intense as it returns this year after a six-year hiatus.

Bodies of migrants found in truck on Austria highway

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:15
A large number of migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria, police said on Thursday.

New Orleans still a ‘work in progress’ 10 years after Katrina

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:11
New Orleans has risen from ruin 10 years after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the city’s mostly African-American neighbourhoods, although many inhabitants continue to struggle to rebuild new lives.

Palme d’Or-winner ‘Dheepan’ brings migrant drama to French screens

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:03
With “Dheepan”, his Palme d’Or-winning effort which opened in French cinemas on Wednesday, Cannes habitué Jacques Audiard delivers half of a good movie on Tamil refugees leaving one war in Sri Lanka only to find another in France.

French director Audiard on his Cannes winner, 'Dheepan'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:34
French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at Cannes in May for his movie "Dheepan". Known internationally for "A Prophet" and "Rust and Bone", this is his seventh feature. It tells the story of three Sri Lankans who flee their country for the Parisian suburbs, where they pose as a family.

India calls in troops after deadly caste riots

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:16
Thousands of troops patrolled Gujarat Thursday after at least nine people, including a police officer, died in the worst caste-based violence to hit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state in more than a decade.

Video: Following the migrant trail through Hungary

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:47
Hungary has built a razor wire fence along its border with neighbouring Serbia in a bid to halt the flood of refugees using the country as a stepping stone to northern Europe. FRANCE 24 follows the refugees' attempts to cross over.

Colombia and Venezuela promise ‘cooperation’ in border dispute

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:23
The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela have promised to increase cooperation following talks to ease heightened tensions caused by the closure of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers.

Gunman in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:04
The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

Merkel to meet Balkan leaders over migrants crisis

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:22
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and western Balkan leaders will gather in Vienna Thursday in a bid to find a coherent approach to tackling the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II.

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:23
China has formally detained a dozen people over huge explosions in the city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 139 people, and has accused 11 officials and port executives of suspected dereliction of duty or abuse of power.