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Children light candles near the site of the attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
18/11/2015 - FRANCE

How to explain Paris attacks to children

Even though life appears to have gone back to normalcy, many people are still struggling to make sense of what happened.
Welcome new RFI Clubs!
07/11/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Welcome new RFI Clubs!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the marine reserve in New Zealand.
Rescue workers at the scene of the crash and fire near Puissguin
23/10/2015 - FRANCE

Body of three-year-old found in French accident lorry's cab, death toll 43

The body of a three-year-old boy has been found in the burnt-out cab of the lorry involved in Friday's road crash in south-west France, bringing the death toll to 43.
Indonesia series, part 1
29/09/2015 - International report

Indonesia series, part 1

Indonesia has the third highest number of tobacco smokers in the world after India and China. Two men out of three in the country are smokers according to the Health ministry.
The Ventriloquists Convention.
22/09/2015 - Report: France

F-words and dirty talk as puppet theatre goes behind ventriloquists' scene

Leading stage director Gisèle Vienne’s latest show is on tour.
‘Blind’ is a show at the International Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mézières
20/09/2015 - Report: France

Foam puppets come to life in Duda Paiva's 'Blind'

Wherever historic puppetry forms are still strong, and often part of annual ceremonies or rituals, they provide a firm base on which contemporary forms and inventions emerge.

Magic Mirror, a hall installed in the Place Ducale
20/09/2015 - Report: France

Puppets take over town in eastern France

The 18th International Puppet Theatre Festival is underway in Charleville-Mézières. Held every two years, it hosts all kinds of puppet theatre from 25 countries.

Rescued asylum-seekers about to disembark in port of Palermo, Sicily
24/08/2015 - Libya - Italy - France

Drama and joy at sea as MSF rescues children as young as 11

A growing number of West African children — some as young as 11 — are onboard unseaworthy vessels bound for Europe, warns French medical charity MSF, also known as Doctors Without ...
Algerians celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012
21/08/2015 - Algeria

Ghost of French colonialism haunts education debate in Algeria

A proposal for changing the way school children in Algeria learn how to read and write has sparked a storm of protest, underscoring sensitivities about language half a century after independence from ...
A 3D hand
17/08/2015 - FRANCE

French six-year-old receives 3D-printed hand

A six-year-old French boy was to receive an 3D-printed artificial hand on Monday evening. The hand will be replaced as Maxence Contegal, who was born without a right hand, grows.