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April 19 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Apr 19 2014, 05:20:10

Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria on Saturday after being abducted by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Apr 19 2014, 04:11:41

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Apr 19 2014, 04:02:37

Christians across the world celebrated the start to Holy Week with diverse and elaborate traditions, reflecting the global nature of the Church.

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April 18 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Fri Apr 18 2014, 17:46:22

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 16:32:49

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 15:35:36

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Apr 18 2014, 14:27:45

Listen to Africa is a Country Radio every month on Groovalizacion. March's episode was the first one, and it features music from Sierra Leone, Angola, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, Nigeria, Ghana, and more! Old episodes will be archived on the site here, and via our new Mixcloud account. Last month's show is streaming below. Look out for the next [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 13:35:19

Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev's new interim government resigns.

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From Enough blogs Fri Apr 18 2014, 12:11:30

On Tuesday, April 15, the director of Africa's oldest national park, Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, was shot by unknown gunmen in North Kivu. Human Rights Watch and the Enough Project released the following statements following the attack on Mr. Emmanuel De Merode:

Ida Sawyer, Senior Congo Researcher at Human Rights Watch said:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 11:44:58

Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.

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