Surveillance video confirms Berlin attacker fled to Italy via Lyon

Surveillance video confirms Berlin attacker fled to Italy via Lyon

Surveillance footage confirms that Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, transited through the French city of Lyon by train, a source close to the investigation said on Monday. “A man corresponding to the killer was spotted on the afternoon of Thursday, December 22, on a platform at the (Lyon-Part-Dieu) […]

Family releases video of deadly North Carolina shooting

Family releases video of deadly North Carolina shooting

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. The footage, recorded by Keith Lamont Scott’s wife and released Friday by his family, offers […]

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday that purported to show recent footage of dozens of schoolgirls still missing after being kidnapped from the town of Chibok more than two years ago. The girls, wearing full-body veils but with their faces showing, can be seen seated behind a masked Boko Haram […]

Paris rolls out red carpet for film crews

Paris rolls out red carpet for film crews

Despite security concerns after a spate of terror attacks, France continues to attract film crews. In this video report, FRANCE 24 reporters talk to an award-winner director about filming in the French capital. Gorgeous urban settings, audiovisual savoir faire, and dedicated tax benefits. That’s the recipe for Paris authorities to keep on attracting film crews […]

Lebanese arts festival rocks on despite Syria war

Lebanese arts festival rocks on despite Syria war

The Baalbeck arts festival in eastern Lebanon is welcoming revellers for its 60th edition this year, despite the venue’s relative proximity to war-ravaged Syria. The summer festival – which has been headlined by Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Joan Baez and other music giants – has historically been hosted in the ancient Roman ruins in the […]

Video: Cuba moves into the Internet age

Video: Cuba moves into the Internet age

Internet access in Cuba, the least connected country in the Americas, remains severely restricted in the wake of the lifting of the US embargo. The government is now taking steps to try and get the country online. A year ago, the state telecom company, ETECSA, launched Wi-Fi in public parks throughout the country, turning them […]

New Zealand’s Chris Cairns gets apology from MCC after YouTube video refers to ‘match-fixing’ by all-rounder

New Zealand’s Chris Cairns gets apology from MCC after YouTube video refers to ‘match-fixing’ by all-rounder

Chris Cairns is seeking damages from MCC after the club posted a YouTube video referring to the former New Zealand all-rounder’s ‘match-fixing’ – despite Cairns’s acquittal at Southwark Crown Court last November on charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice. The mistake was made following the MCC’s annual Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture […]

Video: After gang rape video goes viral, outraged Brazilians protest culture of violence

Video: After gang rape video goes viral, outraged Brazilians protest culture of violence

Angry protestors marched in Rio de Janeiro Friday to denounce a culture that accepts sexual violence after a video showing a nude, unconscious 16-year-old girl who had purportedly been raped by more than 30 men was circulated on the Internet. “I am completely outraged, especially because there is a narrative of trying to justify what […]

Even More Cinemagraphs From Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Even More Cinemagraphs From Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Remember Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg? The artistic duo who reinvented animated GIF and whose moving photographs inspired a new genre of photography – cinemagraphs. We have featured their beautiful work twice in the past. Here is a fresh collection of cinemagraphs from them. Those who are introduced to cinemagraphs for the first time, I […]