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Latest update : 2018-02-01

Lessons from my grandfather Mahatma: Arun Gandhi speaks to FRANCE 24

As Indians mark the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent resistance to British rule, his grandson tells FRANCE 24 that Mahatma’s lessons are needed now more than ever. To reduce conflict in the world, we must start with ourselves, he argues. "We have learned to control people through fear. It starts with threatening our children at home, and then it goes all the way up to the highest levels."

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of India's Mahatma Gandhi, is an activist and founder of the US-based MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. "Simplify your life, consume less, waste less," he says of the climate crisis.

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2018-02-17 Americas

Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

Pete Souza was the chief official White House photographer for former president Barack Obama. He shadowed Obama for the whole eight years of his presidency and has now published...

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2018-02-13 Middle East

Syria's White Helmets: 'We had 400 casualties last week'

Since their creation in 2011, the Syrian voluntary rescue workers known as the White Helmets have been credited with saving thousands of lives. And as they pull people from the...

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2018-02-14 Americas

Russian interference in US elections is 'a serious threat to our democracy'

Alberto Gonzales served as US Attorney General under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, becoming the first ever Hispanic to hold the position. He gives us his take on...

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2018-02-10 Africa

The devastating impact of climate change on Niger and Mali

The Azawak valley, a Florida-sized area spread over Mali and Niger, used to have the best pastoral lands in West Africa. But with climate change, people are either dying of...

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2018-02-07 Iran

Iran 'committed to staying' in nuclear deal, deputy minister says

Mohammad Khazaei is Iran's deputy finance minister and former ambassador to the United Nations. He is in Europe to promote investment in Iran amid tensions with the Trump...

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