Witness

Mada Underground: Street Art in Madagascar

Madagascan slam poets, artists and skateboarders make space for creative expression despite poverty and colonial legacy.

Arts & Culture

Macron leads tributes as crowds attend Johnny Hallyday funeral

More than a million lined the Champs Elysees on Saturday for the funeral procession of the man known as the 'French Elvis'. Johnny Hallyday died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Arts & Culture

Nobel peace prize: Anti-nuclear movement to be honoured

On Sunday, the Nobel Peace Prize will be handed to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony in Oslo.

Arts & Culture

UNESCO recognises Hong Kong's Blue House

A landmark building in Hong Kong has finally won World Heritage status after a decade.

101 East

Mongolia: The Last Eagle Hunters

101 East ventures into the freezing wilderness to meet the traditional eagle hunters of Mongolia.

Europe

French Elvis: Rock icon Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Rock ‘n' roll fans in France are mourning a national pop legend often compared to Elvis Presley. Johnny Hallyday died from lung cancer aged 74.

Middle East

Libya: Misrata marks one year since ISIL's defeat in Sirte

Libya's national accord government hosted an event to mark the first year anniversary of ISIL's defeat in the city of Sirte. The government has been compensating and awarding families of the victims.

Arts & Culture

Turner Prize 2017: Political themes, diverse artists shortlisted

The winner of this year's Turner Prize ($33,000) for contemporary British artists is set to be announced on Tuesday.

My Tunisia

Najet Werda: Cooking against the tide in Tunisia

Culinary passion mixed with Arab hospitality led one Tunisian to open a restaurant, now famous for octopus and couscous.

US & Canada

World's only floating postal code

The end-of-year holiday period is a busy time for postal services across the world.

Arts & Culture

UN seeks ways to protect heritage sites in war zones

Heritage sites are threatened by fighting world-wide and satellite images show much of the recent looting and destruction concentrated around conflict zones in the Middle East.

US & Canada

NBC's Matt Lauer fired over 'sexual misconduct'

US broadcaster NBC News has fired the popular host Matt Lauer over a sexual harassment allegation.

Bollywood

Why is a Bollywood film sparking threats of violence?

Protests and threats halt release of Padmavati and raise questions of censorship.

Why is a Bollywood film sparking threats of violence?

Arts & Culture

Gertrude Jekyll: The Queen of Gardens

Described as "a woman of innumerable talents," Jekyll has created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the US.

Gertrude Jekyll: The Queen of Gardens

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

German broadcasters drop Roger Waters over BDS stance

Concerts by Pink Floyd star canceled over his call to boycott Israel for its abuses against Palestinians.

German broadcasters drop Roger Waters over BDS stance