A massive fire is ripping through Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, toppling the spire on the 850-year-old Gothic monument and leaving France in shock over the potential loss of one of the nation’s most famous landmarks. Video courtesy of Anadolu
Cherry blossoms bloom in Tokyo
On Japan’s southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, they bloom as late as May. In most major cities in between, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the cherry blossom season typically takes place in early April. Video courtesy of Anadulo
Kwibuka 25 | Remarks by President Kagame
KIGALI, Rwanda, April 8 – The remarks by Rwandan president Paul Kagame during the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, an event held in Kigali on April 7th, 2019. Video courtesy of Paul Kagame
Gold medalist Bolt runs in Peru, beats a mototaxi
The world’s greatest sprinter of all time, Jamaican Usain Bolt, ran against a traditional mototaxi —and defeated it— during an exhibition, which took place in Lima City’s residential Miraflores district. Video courtesy of www.miraflores.gob.pe
Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19)
LANGKAWI, March 29 (Bernama) — Keep your eyes peeled at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19) exhibition for you might spot a JAWS aeroplane parked on the tarmac of the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC).
Now, before you call out “Shark attack!”, notice that rather than scaring people off, the great white shark nose art of the Embraer E190-E2 is catching a lot of attention, including that of Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was invited on board for a look-see on the first day of the biennial event.
Japan’s Support for Island Nations Tackling Climate Change
Japan is supporting island nations vulnerable to climate change.
From the beaches of Tonga to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, climate change is having devastating effects on island nations around the world.
As a country that values the steady implementation of the Paris Agreement, Japan has partnered with both the Government of Tonga and the Papua New Guinea Forest Authority to provide technology and training, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Video courtesy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition
Langkawi, Malaysia, March 24 – The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 is set to take off in this island on Tuesday, March 26. The week-long event will see Malaysia once again hosting an international standard defence exhibition with the participation of leading defence industries from all over the world. Preparations for the event meanwhile has been going smoothly at this leading island resort which has been hosting the event every two years since it took off three decades ago. The Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) is expected to put up an exciting opening act at the event. Photo courtesy of RMAF.
NAM News Network (NNN) columnist Dr Hezri Adnan in an interview with Bernama News Channel.
Speaking to BNC’s Bernama Today hosts Jessy Chahal and Elane Noor Abdullah, Dr Hezri highlights some of the pressing environment related issues facing the country today.
There is an urgent need for Malaysia to get its water resources in order, says Dr Hezri, who is a Senior Director with the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).
Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, #CycloneIdai has created “inland oceans running for mile after mile, with water above tree-level” says @WFP on the ground @UNOCHA @WHO. Emergency “bigger by the hour”.
Christchurch shootings among the darkest days for New Zealand, says Its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
NZ premier Jacinda Ardern at a press conference on Christchurch shootings
Malaysian rolls out red carpet for visiting South Korean President
Ecosystem Restoration Cooperative
this is a short video introducing the Ecosystem Restoration Cooperative and the Ecosystem Restoration Camps. This is a self-organizing, direct action to train and deploy everyone to mitigate and adapt to human induced climate change by restoring ecological function on a planetary scale. Welcome to join the Cooperative:
This #WomensDay, we’re innovating for change
On International Women’s Day (8 March 2019), UN Women calls on the world to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.”
World Wildlife Day 2019 – Life below water: for people and planet
This official PSA for UN World Wildlife Day 2019 was produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with the CITES Secretariat and UNDP.
Zero Discrimination Day
On 1 March, UNAIDS is highlighting the need to act to change discriminatory laws. All over the world people are unable to live with dignity because of laws and policies that discriminate. #ZeroDiscrimination
Norway’s Trade Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen
Norway’s Trade Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen speaks to Bernama”s Economic News Service reporter Sharifah Pirdaus Syed Ali on his country’s stand on palm oil import. For related story please click Europe category or More news.
Mammoth crowd receives APC as Presidential Rally storms Lagos
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and members of the campaign team today addressed a mammoth crowd of supporters at the Taslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos during the APC Presidential campaign rally.
Promise of the Commons
This film questions the orthodox opinion that only private ownership can protect the ecosystems. It discusses the thoughts and rights of people around the world and shows how landless people are protecting the common heritage of the Earth. How have they lost their basic human rights? We need a profound conversation about this.
World Government summit in Dubai
Bernama CEO Nurini Kassim speaks at World Government summit in Dubai. The seventh session of the World Government Summit kicked off on Sunday in Dubai, with the participation of more than 4,000 people from 140 countries.
Bernama among signatories of “News Agencies” Tolerance Charter
Bernama Chief Executive Officer, Nurini Kassim signed the charter initiated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on behalf of the news agency on the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2019
Pakistan Navy is hosting sixth Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN 2019.
Pakistan Navy is hosting sixth Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN 2019
Regreening the desert with John D. Liu
For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity.
South Africa 2019 State of the Nation Address promo
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) during a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 7 February 2019 at 19h00
Malaysia’s Kek Lok Si temple brightly lit to usher coming Chinese New Year
The iconic Kek Lok Si temple near Air Itam here brightly lit Thursday night to usher in Chinese New Year next week. More than 20,000 lanterns, neon and LED lights.On Thursday, fireworks further lit up the area at the 128-old largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia
NAM News Network columnist Andrew Sebastian talks to BNC
Ecotourism is the way forward in the preservation of the Malaysian rainforest heritage, says NAM News Network columnist Andrew Sebastian who talks to BNC’s Bernama Today hosts Jessy Chahal and Tehmina Kaoosji
Forests of Hope
Film maker and ecologist John Liu journeys into the forests of Rwanda and sees its amazing ecosystems and the hope it offers for the country. Video courtesy of Commonland.com and Ecosystemrestorationcamps.org
Moving, thought-provoking video made by American-Chinese film maker and Ecosystem Ambassador John D. Liu. Courtesy of
Commonland.com and Ecosystemrestorationcamps.org
South Africa’s Mining Charter Revitalizing the mining industry
The Mining Charter was gazetted towards the end of 2018 for implementation. The purpose of the video is to unpack in simple terms what the Mining Charter is about and what citizens need to know. “The Mining Charter – Together building a thriving and inclusive mining sector”
Dr Shaaribuu, father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya, arrives at court
Dr Shaaribuu Setev, father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya, arrives at the Shah Alam High Court for a case related to a RM100 million suit in connection with his daughter’s murder 13 years ago. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA.
A Performance from the Sizhou Opera
A performance from the Sizhou Opera in Bengbu, China. A new bride Wang Guihua sings in anticipation of her seeing her husband, Zhang San, again. She is in love and full of praises for nature. Video courtesy of Johnny Lim, Indonesia.
The bullfighting culture within the Mulembe nation
A snippet into bullfighting traditions of the Luhya community. Why it has stood the test of time and why one should be interested in the ceremony that surrounds it.
Iran Most Reliable Energy Provider For India: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran is and will be the most reliable energy provider for India and no economic power can tell us you cannot have relationship with India.
F1 Vietnam Grand Prix kick-off event held in Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 22 – Former British Formula One driver David Coulthard performs a drift at My Dinh Stadium. VNA Photo: Trọng Đạt . The Formula One (F1) Vietnam Grand Prix kicked off at My Dinh Stadium in the capital city of Hanoi on April 20 evening, attracting thousands of fans of the auto-racing sport. The event featured live performance of former British Formula One driver David Coulthard. Vietnam will be the 22nd country in the world to be hosting a Formula One Grand Prix. Photo courtesy of VNA/Trọng Đạt
Turkey opposition leader attacked at soldier’s funeral
Ankara, Turkey, April 22- A man punches Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party, during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels at Iraq border, outside Ankara, Turkey. Photo courtesy of Anadolu