United States: In Louisiana, Cajuns are keen to preserve their identity

In the southern US state of Louisiana, Cajuns make up nearly 10% of the population. Although French is spoken less with each passing generation, some are fighting to preserve the language and keep their traditions alive. Our reporter Fanny Allard visited to find out more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more United States: In Louisiana, Cajuns are keen to preserve their identity

Europe’s Uphill Covid 19 Battle

With a population of nearly 17.5 million people living in a land area of 33,500 kilometers, the Netherlands is not densely populated compared to many others. But it reported more than 50,000 confirmed cases so far and was forced to have a #lockdown. How is the Netherlands doing with testing, contact tracing, COVID-19 prevention and … Read more Europe’s Uphill Covid 19 Battle

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new coronavirus shutdowns underway

The United States reported the unemployment rate fell to around 11%, but this positive figure could easily degrade, as states order new shutdowns to fight a recent surge in coronavirus contaminations. US President Donald Trump tried nevertheless to reassure the population. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more US unemployment falls to 11%, but new coronavirus shutdowns underway

Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike

The US has registered a new record-breaking daily spike of Covid-19 infections, as states were about to reopen parts of their economies. California has decided to make a u-turn and delay the reopening of indoors bars and restaurants. The US “opened too early and the population was not instructed that they had to keep wearing … Read more Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike

California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered partial lockdowns in most parts of the state, to minimize coronavirus spread during July 4 celebrations. The Democratic governor’s order comes amid a troubling increase of California COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The order applies to 19 counties covering 72% of the state’s population, including Los Angeles County. Many of … Read more California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Brazil’s indigenous fear devastation from coronavirus

Brazil is the second-worst hit country by the coronavirus after the United States, with 1.5 million cases and 60,000 deaths. In remote Amazon regions, indigenous communities fear the impact of the disease, which has caused deaths at almost double the rate of the general population. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Brazil’s indigenous fear devastation from coronavirus

China’s poverty alleviation in 30 seconds

In 1981, China was home to the most extreme poverty population around the world. After 2000, China has been reducing its abject poverty population from strong economic growth. In 2013, China imposed targeted poverty alleviation efforts, aiming to eliminate domestic extreme poverty by the end of 2020. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more China’s poverty alleviation in 30 seconds

Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Fallen U.N. Staff – Secretary-General/Poverty Eradication – Syria – Sahel – Deputy Secretary-General/Africa – Security Council – Pakistan – Mali – Human Rights – COVID-19/Brazil – State Of World Population – Pause Campaign – Guatemala – International Days – Financial Contributions SECRETARY-GENERAL/FALLEN U.N. STAFF … Read more Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

BHUTAN, the country of the THUNDER DRAGON – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Newsvoice. Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/visualpolitik Let’s fix the news. Together. Bhutan is one of the least known and most isolated countries in the world, not only geographically, but more importantly, politically, and commercially. Bhutan is a small kingdom located in the heart of the Himalayas. It has a very … Read more BHUTAN, the country of the THUNDER DRAGON – VisualPolitik EN

Fast Facts on Health Inequities

This video fact file looks at what health inequities are, provides examples and shows their cost to society. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups according to socioeconomic status. These inequities have significant social and economic costs, in addition to the health costs, both to individuals and societies. In … Read more Fast Facts on Health Inequities

Koalas face extinction in New South Wales within 30 years, report warns | ABC News

To most of us it’s unthinkable, but koalas in New South Wales are set to become extinct by 2050 without urgent government intervention. The population is already struggling and a parliamentary inquiry has found the loss of habitat poses the most serious threat. Lily Mayers reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-30/nsw-koalas-report-warns-of-extinction/12406216 For more from ABC News, … Read more Koalas face extinction in New South Wales within 30 years, report warns | ABC News

Disturbing evidence alleges China forcing Uighur women to be sterilised | ABC News

Disturbing evidence has emerged that China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in the province of Xinjiang, in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs. These new accusations are contained in a report by German researcher Adrian Zenz, from the US-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Image … Read more Disturbing evidence alleges China forcing Uighur women to be sterilised | ABC News

Covid-19 Outbreak Infects a Third of Inmates at California’s San Quentin Prison

California Governor Gavin Newsom is working to release more than 3,500 prisoners who are close to finishing their sentences as Covid-19 tears through the state’s correctional system, including an outbreak that has infected nearly a third of inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco. San Quentin “is our deep area of focus and … Read more Covid-19 Outbreak Infects a Third of Inmates at California’s San Quentin Prison

UK has worst coronavirus death rate among similar countries – BBC News

The latest comprehensive analysis of deaths during the pandemic reveals that the UK – and England especially – has suffered more deaths than similar countries in the G7 and Europe. Officially the UK government claims it’s too early to make international comparisons. But when adjusted for size of population and the number of deaths expected … Read more UK has worst coronavirus death rate among similar countries – BBC News

Coronavirus America: The first Covid-19 wave that never went away | ITV News

Several grim milestones were passed over the weekend, suggesting the pandemic is stealthily regaining the upper hand in America – and beyond. The worldwide death toll from Covid-19 surged past 500,000, with over 10 million cases. Remarkably, a quarter of all deaths have been in the United States, despite its wealth, world class medical system … Read more Coronavirus America: The first Covid-19 wave that never went away | ITV News