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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.

17/08/2015 - Tennis

Andy Murray’s double celebration

Scottish tennis prodigy Andy Murray celebrated both the end of a losing streak to Novak Djokovic and the birth of a child for his coach Amélie Mauresmo on Sunday at the ATP Montreal ...
Nantes Canal in Rohan, Brittany
02/08/2015 - France

Four teenagers killed in road accident, Royal supports stricter speed limits

Four teenagers were killed in a road accident on Saturday night, whilst returning home from a private party, in Morbihan, northwest France. 10 others were in a critical condition on Sunday.
Antiretrovirals used in the treatement of HIV/Aids.
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - Canada

French teen born with HIV in remission 12 years on

A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment.