Palestinians set up their own tent camps to protest expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The Israeli government responds by taking them down. Also, how identifying the bones of England’s infamous King Richard III could lead to a re-thinking of his legacy. Plus, how a presidential vote could affect press freedom in Ecuador.
A French-led convoy carrying food and military supplies arrived in the northern Malian town of Gao. Reporter Laura Lynch was with them. She’s covering the story for The World and the CBC.
A 200-year old law prohibiting Parisian women from wearing trousers has been revoked. The law was started in November 1800 to prevent women from dressing like a man unless they receive permission from the local police.
European investigators say a sports betting syndicate based in Asia is allegedly conspiring to illegally fix soccer games all over the globe. But getting convictions in such cases is often difficult. The World’s Gerry Hadden examines why it’s so hard to prove wrongdoing when it comes to betting on soccer.
For the first time ever, wind power was the top source of electricity in Spain over the last three months. So says the country’s wind power association.
Gérard de Villiers may be the most famous French writer you’ve never heard of. He churns out three sex-filled spy thrillers a year and sells millions of copies. What’s interesting is that a number of his terrorist and espionage plot twists have actually happened in real life — well after they appeared in book form.
In Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” the king was described as a hunchback with a withered arm, who murdered his own nephews in his climb to the throne. Now, after scientists announced they’ve found and identified Richard III’s bones, new questions are emerging about the king and his true nature.
Palestinians are hoping to stop the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank with a new tactic. They are putting up hastily-constructed encampments on lands they claim as their own.
For the Geo Quiz, we’re searching for a modern Libyan city with an ancient past. It’s located in the northwest corner of country along the Mediterranean coast.
A re-election for Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa could mean four more years of trouble for the press as he has targeted TV, radio and newspapers with lawsuits, fines and insults.