After Trump victory at Electoral College, world views collide

After Trump victory at Electoral College, world views collide

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president next month, after prevailing Monday at the Electoral College amid nationwide protests at state capitals. FRANCE 24 spoke to electors and insiders with divergent views of where the country is headed. On January 20, Republican Donald J. Trump will raise his right hand, place his left on […]

Fake news an ‘epidemic’ with ‘real world consequences’, warns Clinton

Fake news an ‘epidemic’ with ‘real world consequences’, warns Clinton

Hillary Clinton issued a stern warning Thursday against the proliferation of fake news, branding it an epidemic with “real world consequences” that must be addressed in order to protect the nation’s democracy. The Democrat Clinton lost last month’s presidential election to Republican Donald Trump in a shock upset, with several Trump critics arguing that the […]

Murray crushes Djokovic to end year as world No. 1

Murray crushes Djokovic to end year as world No. 1

Andy Murray will finish 2016 on top of the world rankings after an imperious 6-3, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic clinched his first ATP Tour Finals title on Sunday. Murray had ended Djokovic’s 122-week reign as world number one two weeks ago and his triumph in their winner-takes-all clash at London’s O2 Arena stopped the […]

Space station welcomes Frenchman and world’s oldest astronaut

Space station welcomes Frenchman and world’s oldest astronaut

The International Space Station gained three new residents Saturday, including the oldest and most experienced woman to orbit the world. A bit of Mars also arrived, courtesy of a Frenchman who brought along a small piece of a Mars meteorite. Launched Thursday from Kazakhstan, the Russian Soyuz capsule docked at the 250-mile-high outpost just an hour […]

Donald Trump shocks the world to clinch White House

Donald Trump shocks the world to clinch White House

Republican candidate Donald Trump will become the United States’ 45th president after staging a huge upset to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Follow all the latest events in this dramatic election in real time on FRANCE 24’s live blog. Trump, a billionaire real estate tycoon, rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to claim an improbable […]

Tennis world No. 1 Andy Murray wins Paris Masters

Tennis world No. 1 Andy Murray wins Paris Masters

Andy Murray celebrated his rise to No. 1 by beating American John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Sunday to win the Paris Masters for the first time. It was his career best eighth title this season, his 14th in Masters overall, and ended Isner’s bid for a first Masters title. Murray, who officially replaces […]

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict. With the government in Kabul facing a resurgent Taliban 15 years after U.S. forces helped oust the […]

Arab world sheds no tears for Peres

Arab world sheds no tears for Peres

Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres’s death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a “war criminal”. Of the 21 Arab states, only two — Egypt and Jordan — have full diplomatic relations with Israel. Even in those countries, the legacy of […]

Three French universities rank among world’s top 100

Three French universities rank among world’s top 100

France’s Université Pierre et Marie Curie (39th), Paris Sud (46th) and the Ecole normale supérieure (87th) all landed in the top 100 of the Shanghai Ranking of the world’s best universities, published Monday. A total of 22 French schools placed in the top 500 ranking publish Monday, making France the sixth-highest ranking country, after the […]

Pope Francis laments a ‘world at war’, says religion not to blame

Pope Francis laments a ‘world at war’, says religion not to blame

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland for an international gathering of Catholic youth a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France. The brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel during Mass in France on Tuesday by two assailants […]

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World economy, terrorism take centre stage as G7 leaders meet in Japan

World leaders began two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with concerns about the health of the global economy, terrorism, Europe’s refugee crisis and disquiet over China’s growing influence set to dominate proceedings. Heads of state and governments from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in […]

Gigi and Bella Hadid: the sisters taking over the world

Gigi and Bella Hadid: the sisters taking over the world

The Hadid sisters are back in the news. Why? Because in the same week, Gigi, 21, revealed she keeps milk in her fridge and Bella, 19, stunned in a sheer skirt at Cannes. To be fair, these models are never out of the news. At our last Google, they threw up 46m searches each. Not […]

Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Right in the middle of a small forest near Chatillon, a little village in Southern Belgium, is a graveyard of abandoned and beautiful rusty cars. These cars once belonged to US soldiers who were stationed in this region. It’s not known how they managed to acquire these beauties in the middle of the war. When […]

Hamburg, the City of Bridges

Hamburg, the City of Bridges

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. It is also a popular tourist destinations because of its scenic beauty and unique blend of historical monuments and modern pubs and nightclubs, including the world-renowned red light district, the Reeperbahn. Despite being located astride […]

Tropical Island Resort–World’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

Tropical Island Resort–World’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

Tropical Islands Resort is an artificial tropical resort located about 60 kilometers south of Berlin and is housed within the largest free-standing dome in the world. This massive airplane-hanger-like structure is 360 meters long, 210 meters wide, 107 meters high, and is supported by 14,000 tons of steel. It is large enough to host 8 […]

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, is an architectural project that is billed as the world’s largest tent. The “tent” is made of a transparent material and suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire 150 meters high. The structure has a 200 meter elliptical base enclosing […]

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

November 10, 2012 marked the golden jubilee of Kuwait’s constitution and the country celebrated it with a spectacular $15-million fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates filled the seaside Arabian Gulf Road to watch the dazzling display of […]

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Mapmaking has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years. It is believed that the human activity of graphically representing one’s perception of his world is a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually all other forms of written communication. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, […]

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world’s narrowest house, just 122 centimetres across. The house is squeezed into an alleyway formed between a pre-World War II house and a modern apartment at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in the centre of Warsaw. The project is called the Keret house – […]

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car. The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries for the world’s heaviest sportswoman and the most conquests of Mount Everest, as […]

Tobacco Sniffing at World Snuff Championship

Tobacco Sniffing at World Snuff Championship

About 300 competitors consisting of both men and women tried to shove as much as stuff as possible up their noses to win the 18th World Snuff Championships held in Peutenhausen in Germany last weekend. The goal of each contestant is to stuff up to 5 grams of snuff tobacco into his or her nostrils […]

The Largest Family in the World

The Largest Family in the World

An Indian man from Mizoram, in northeastern part of the country, has the largest family in the world with a head count of 181 which include 39 wives, 94 children and 14 daughter-in-laws and 33 grandchildren. 67 year old Ziona Chana and his family live in a 100-room, four-storey house set amidst the hills of […]

Awesome Guinness World Records 2012

Awesome Guinness World Records 2012

Some of the entrants in this year’s chronicle of the fastest, the tallest, the hairiest and the downright weirdest. Awesome Guinness World Records 2012.

The Man With The Largest Mouth in The World

The Man With The Largest Mouth in The World

Big Mouth World Record (original footage). Man with the most elastic mouth in the world. His name is Domingo Joaquim Chiquinho from Angola. He can also do amazing tricks with his stomach. He’s also known as A Maior Boca do Mundo, Stor Mun, the biggest mouth in the world..

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