Who are the NTJ? Tracking the group blamed for Sri Lanka bombings

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:37:00 GMT

In Sri Lanka, investigations into Sunday's deadly terror attacks have pinned the blame on a little known extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jamaat (NTJ), which emerged in 2014 in eastern Sri Lanka.

Algeria targets Bouteflika allies, tycoons in anti-corruption campaign

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 05:40:30 GMT

Algeria is bracing for a 10th consecutive Friday of mass protests as authorities pursue a sweeping anti-corruption drive aimed at appeasing protesters, including arresting prominent business leaders linked to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Key points of Macron's plans after 'Great National Debate'

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:49:47 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of new measures on Thursday, the result of months of "Great National Debate" he launched in response to the Yellow Vest protests. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at some of Macron's plans.

Permaculture brings prosperity to Ethiopia's rural areas

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:10:33 GMT

Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa region are at risk of food insecurity. But on a small scale, some people are working to reverse the trend. That's what's happening in a village in the Tigray region, about 800 kilometres from Ethiopia's capital. Since the end of the 1990s, food production there has been multiplied by ten and farmer incomes by twenty. Today, this village serves as an example. Our team reports.

People are becoming angrier and more stressed, Gallup report says

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:40:01 GMT

People around the world are becoming angrier and more stressed – especially in Armenia and Greece, the annual Gallup Global Emotions Report has found.

Powerful Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:26:06 GMT

A powerful cyclone made landfall in northern Mozambique Thursday evening, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, leaving hundreds dead and causing devastation.

US military bases on Okinawa an unwelcome legacy of war with Japan

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:40:15 GMT

The Japanese archipelago of Okinawa was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Over 82 days in early 1945, an estimated 200,000 soldiers and civilians died in a "typhoon of steel". The legacy of war survives to this day. The United States never left the islands, setting up 32 military bases there. They were used during the wars in Vietnam and Korea, as well as more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

'We fight for our right to exist,' indigenous leaders tell Brazil congress

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:41:52 GMT

Over 150 indigenous leaders met with lawmakers to discuss land rights and the role of their communities in the protection of the environment Thursday amid protests against the policies of Brazil's new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

French intelligence summons journalists after release of classified report on arms in Yemen

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:57:21 GMT

Three journalists face questioning next month by France’s domestic intelligence agency after releasing a classified report detailing French weapons being used in Yemen. In a statement on Thursday, 37 news outlets voiced support for their colleagues.

Week in Review: Notre-Dame probe looks at safety violations, Uma Thurman & the secret tailor of Cannes

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:29:45 GMT

Notre-Dame fire investigators zero in on safety violations, FRANCE 24 speaks to the tailor to the stars at Cannes, Uma Thurman discusses her new show "Chambers" and India votes in the world's largest election.

Sri Lanka says suspected Easter bombing leader died in one of the blasts

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:01:50 GMT

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday that the leader of a group suspected of plotting the deadly Easter bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six sites targeted in attacks that killed more than 250 people.

French mayors urge government to do more to shelter asylum seekers

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:40:23 GMT

The mayors of 13 major French cities, frustrated over a lack of shelter for asylum seekers, have penned an open letter to the government demanding it do more to address the situation.

Huge protest outside Sudan army headquarters after calls for ‘million-strong’ march

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:21:34 GMT

Vast crowds of demonstrators converged outside Sudan's defence minustry Thursday after protest leaders called for a "million-strong" march demanding that the ruling military council hand power to a civilian administration.

Chinese workers take naps on top of 50-metre electrical tower

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:36:51 GMT

Macron promises 'significant' tax cuts, reforms after months of Yellow Vest protests

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:58:35 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron Thursday promised significant tax cuts but also a return to public order in France as he revealed his long-awaited response to nearly half a year of street protests.

Residential areas of Libya's capital becoming 'battlefields', says Red Cross

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:33:21 GMT

Intensified fighting for control of the Libyan capital is turning residential areas of Tripoli into "battlefields", the Red Cross said Thursday, amid a row over France’s alleged backing of military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Putin says North Korea needs ‘security guarantees’ in return for denuclearisation

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:52:12 GMT

Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un met for their first-ever summit on Thursday, with the Russian leader declaring that Pyongyang is ready to proceed towards denuclearisation – but needs solid security guarantees to do so.

Women set to play crucial role in Indian election outcome

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:45:09 GMT

On the show this week, we focus on Indian women and the role they are expected to play in shaping the outcome of the country's election. Women who choose to run as candidates face discrimination, however, as our team on the ground found out. Plus we speak to novelist and filmmaker Vijay Singh to find out what he makes of five years of Modi rule, and ask him if the PM should return to office.

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