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Antonythasan Jesuthasan in Jacques Audiard's Dheepan
25/05/2015 - SRI LANKA - FRANCE

Sri Lanka government welcomes Cannes prize for Dheepan

Sri Lanka's government has hailed the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for Dheepan, a film about the bloody with Tamil Tiger (LTTE) separatists, hoping that it will draw attention to its ...
Residents displaced by fighting in Malakal camp, South Sudan
24/05/2015 - South Sudan

Currency collapse, famine loom as fighting continues in South Sudan

Experts are warning South Sudan may soon see a currency collapse, as high inflation cripples the country.
Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 3/3
13/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 3/3

A teacher with a disability in Gaza city practices teaching at one of the local schools. His work is on a voluntary basis, as he tries to beat the odds.
Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 2/3
12/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 2/3

For the past five years, a Gaza family has lived in a sand-made home designed by engineer Emad Alkhaldi, who is specialised in alternative construction.
Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 1/3
11/05/2015 - International report

Palestine series: Gaza life post-war, part 1/3

Following Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip last summer, tens of thousands of buildings have been reduced to rubble.
Ceremony marking France's 70th anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany, Paris, 8 May 2015.
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Hollande evokes Ukraine, Middle East violence as Paris marks 70th World War II Victory in Europe day

French President François Hollande laid a wreath on Friday at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark the victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945.

The southern city of Aden has endured recent intense street battles, 29 April 2015
01/05/2015 - YEMEN

Yemenis in dire need of food, fuel and water as fighting intensifies

Russia called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Friday to address the spiralling humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which activists have described to RFI as extremely dire.

A US helicopter sprays Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
30/04/2015 - France - Vietnam - US

Franco-Vietnamese Agent Orange victim sues US chemical companies

A Franco-Vietnamese woman has filed a lawsuit in France to ask for damages from US chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed by the US air force during the Vietnam War.

European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are seen before their meeting in Kiev.
27/04/2015 - EU - UKRAINE

Fighting overshadows EU-Ukraine leader summit

European leaders resisted calls from Ukraine to send a peacekeeping force to contain fighting in the east of the country on Monday as international monitors reported a surge in fighting in the ...
IS video footage purporting to show IS members with the Ethiopian Christians at Wilayat Fazzan
20/04/2015 - Ethiopia - Libya

Ethiopians, Eritreans shocked by Islamic State murders

In Ethiopia people are reacting via social media, shocked at the news that their fellow countrymen were brutally murdered by the Islamic State (Isis) armed group, which released a video showing the ...