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  • Netflix-produced film stirs controversy at Cannes

    Two films produced by the streaming service Netflix are in competition for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or. But their inclusion has sparked a debate about how films should be watched and distributed.

    Netflix-produced film stirs controversy at Cannes
    Netflix-produced film stirs controversy at Cannes

    Two films produced by the streaming service Netflix are in competition for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or. But their inclusion has sparked a debate about how films should be watched and distributed.

    02:24May 20, 2017

  • Syrian refugees establish businesses in Istanbul

    The war in Syria has seen a steady flow of people fleeing to neighbouring countries. That influx has meant Syrian culture is being transplanted into new regions. Turkey has about three million Syrian refugees.

    Syrian refugees establish businesses in Istanbul
  • Afghan-American woman pilot breaks barriers with solo world flight

    A 29-year-old Afghan-American pilot is embarking on a possibly record-breaking flight around the world. Shaesta Waiz says she hopes her journey will inspire girls to love aviation as much as she does.

    Afghan-American woman pilot breaks barriers with solo world flight
  • 70th Cannes Film Festival rolls our red carpet

    Movie stars from around the world are in the French Riviera for the annual Cannes Film Festival, which is now in its 70th year.

    70th Cannes Film Festival rolls our red carpet
  • US: New museum shines light on cultural ‘heroes’

    A new museum in the US city of Chicago is shining a spotlight on what it calls the country's unsung heroes: writers.

    US: New museum shines light on cultural ‘heroes’
  • More Cubans slowly gaining online access

    While much of the rest of the world has had the internet for about 20 years, for most Cubans it is only something their relatives overseas talk about.

    More Cubans slowly gaining online access