The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six teachers were killed in cold blood, has shaken the United States to the core. The December 14th massacre has reopened the debate on gun control, in a country where owning a weapon is an inalienable right. Supporters of gun ownership now want armed policemen in schools, but our reporters met critics who say the law has to change.
Iranians flocked en masse to celebrate thirty years since the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah's regime. But unlike their elders, some young Iranians seized on the occasion to go for a hike, taking their hookah pipe with them.
FRANCE 24 reporters were able to follow Marc Ravalomanana's eventful last days as president of Madagascar and Andry Rajoelina's subsequent accession to power. The 34-year-old former DJ is now the youngest head of an African state.
While the economic situation provided the spark for the recent unrest in Guadeloupe and Martinique, racial tensions provided the fodder for the most serious strikes to have gripped the French Caribbean islands in 40 years.