Christchurch gunman pleads guilty to New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 51

Brenton Tarrant, 29, had previously denied 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one of engaging in a terrorist act but changed his plea after a hurriedly arranged court hearing. Story by Emerald Maxwell. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Christchurch gunman pleads guilty to New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 51

São Tomé’s primary forest, a treasure trove of biodiversity to be protected

Off the west coast of Africa lies the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé. The island is home to one of the most pristine equatorial forests in the world, attracting researchers keen to study its flora and fauna. The island’s population is steadily increasing, piling pressure on São Tomé’s natural resources. But conservationists say there’s … Read more São Tomé’s primary forest, a treasure trove of biodiversity to be protected

David Williamson and his son Felix discuss a lifetime in the theatre | 7.30

David Williamson is one of Australia’s most successful playwrights. The 77-year-old has penned more than 50 plays, including hits like Don’s Party, The Club and Emerald City. As part of our series profiling Australians born in the 1940s, David sat down with his son, actor Felix Williamson, to discuss a lifetime in the theatre. For … Read more David Williamson and his son Felix discuss a lifetime in the theatre | 7.30

Irish elections: Support for Sinn Fein surges as PM battles for survival

The Irish political system could be about to undergo a major upheaval. Sinn Fein, a party traditionally associated with the IRA, is doing increasingly well in the polls in the lead up to this weekend’s elections. It’s extremely unlikely that the party will lead the next government, but its popularity signals an unexpected shake-up in … Read more Irish elections: Support for Sinn Fein surges as PM battles for survival

Iraqi protesters defiant as they bury 7 killed in overnight clash

Anti-government protesters took to the streets of Iraq as they buried seven activists killed overnight in violence blamed on supporters of a powerful Shiite cleric. Emerald Maxwell has the story. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Iraqi protesters defiant as they bury 7 killed in overnight clash

Over one hundred people detained in Lebanese protests

Lebanon has been swept by a wave of protests aimed at the country’s elite that prompted Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to resign on Oct. 29, pushing the country deeper into economic crisis and frustration. Emerald Maxwell has the latest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Over one hundred people detained in Lebanese protests

The Best of Contemporary Jewellery – Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld

Salamander Xochimilco Brooch (Lydia Courteille)

Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld on the original and striking jewellery pieces featured in her latest publication: It is difficult to choose a favorite piece from all the jewels illustrated in my new book, 21st-Century Jewellery Designers: An Inspired Style. Wearing a piece of jewellery is so dependent on the effect you wish to create or … Read more The Best of Contemporary Jewellery – Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld

Law: The Twists and Turns of the Case of the Bahia Emerald

Judge Kronstadt’s Tentative and Proposed Statement of Decision in the case of the Bahia Emerald provides provides a fascinating insight into the twists and turns of the high profile case currently before a Los Angeles court. Several years ago, the world’s largest emerald went missing, allegedly en route from Brazil to the USA following its … Read more Law: The Twists and Turns of the Case of the Bahia Emerald

Australia: Queensland Floods Cut Off Town of Rockhampton

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) are using Black Hawk Helicopters to assist with the Queensland floods

The Queensland town of Rockhampton is now completely cut off by floodwaters as the heavy rainfall and flooding in the region continues. The Fitzroy River, already causing huge problems, including the evacuation of many hundreds of homes, is expected to rise further, to a peak of around 9.7 metres on Wednesday, 5th January 2011. At … Read more Australia: Queensland Floods Cut Off Town of Rockhampton