Seoul's annual circus festival goes ahead with drive in audiences amid the coronavirus pandemic. Clowns juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field as onlookers clap their hands. A maximum of 30 cars with three people in each vehicle were permitted at the free event which also streamed to viewers online.
We look at Lebanese newspaper coverage of French President Emmanuel Macron's second visit in a month. It coincides with the centenary of the creation of Lebanon's republic and as a new Prime Minister has been named. It's 'la rentrée' here in France - back to school for millions of schoolchildren, many of whom haven't been to school since early March. Australia and Chinese relations hit a new low after an Australian citizen was detained by Beijing. Finally, a new study shows that Bronze Age people kept bones of their loved ones as keepsakes!
The governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud, was interviewed by FRANCE 24 Arabic journalist Mirna Jammal. They talked about the destruction, air pollution, President Macron’s visit and how to protect Lebanese cultural heritage. Asked how the guilty should be punished, the former judge said "harshly", because it is a “Lebanese genocide”.
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
The coronavirus pandemic has put life on pause for millions of people. Important life events and milestones have had to be canceled or postponed forever to help protect lives and properties. However, a few have been able to find a way around the seemingly dire situation.