The Hotteterre flute was created around 1710, and now researchers at Paris's Cité de la Musique laboratory have created an accurate reproduction of the instrument, a chance for musicians to faithfully recreate the sounds and moods of the epoch.
A survivor from the Turkish village of Cevrimtas describes the deadly earthquake that has claimed at least 21 lives and left many homeless. The epicentre of the 6.8 magnitude quake was the small lakeside town of Sivrice in the province of Elazig, ...
Rescue workers race against time in Elazig to pull people alive from under rubble after a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake claimed 22 lives in eastern Turkey and was felt by neighbouring countries.
Wang Yanhong and her husband prepared a family feast for their New Year celebrations -- but only two were eating this year in their apartment in the virus-stricken city of Wuhan.
Police block roads into the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been locked down in an unprecedented quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly respiratory virus which has left at least 41 people dead.
"I implore you: Give America a fair trial," says US Representative Adam Schiff as he concludes the House impeachment managers' presentation in the trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate. Trump's legal team will have 24 hours to lay out its ...
Search and rescue teams look through rubble of collapsed buildings in the Turkish city of Elazig after a 6.8 quake hit the region, killing at least 14.
Police in Santiago fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters, who gathered in Italy Square for a demonstration against the government of Sebastian Pinera.
Pro-life campaigners gather and prepare to take part in the "March for Life" in Washington, DC. The "March for Life," which President Trump addressed in person earlier, is organized annually on or near the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling...
Mexican authorities detained 800 migrants from Honduras and Salvador Thursday in Ciudad Hidalgo. The migrants had earlier crossed the Suchiate border river, asking Mexican authorities for a transit visa to the US. They were resting in a makeshift ...
House impeachment managers begin wrapping up the presentation of their case in US President Donald Trump's Senate trial. The Democratic prosecutors are hoping to persuade some Republicans to break ranks and turn against the US leader.
"When it comes to abortion," says Donald Trump, "Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions." The US president was addressing the country's biggest annual pro-life rally as members of the Senate sat in judgment just blocks away...
This week on Africa Weekly we head to Mali where railway employees are working to preserve Bamako's now defunct colonial era station which serviced the country for almost one hundred years. Then we head to Uganda where a beauty pageant is being us...
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg says calls to the corporate elite meeting in Davos to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels had been ignored. Thunberg was a highlight of the 50th edition of the conference.
Thousands of people begin to gather in Washington DC for the annual 'March for Life' event which will see US President Donald Trump address the crowds, just blocks from Congress where senators are sitting in judgement at his impeachment trial.
The protest against pension reform comes to an end in Paris after tens of thousands of people take to the streets across France.
Demonstrators in work overalls, red polka-dot scarves and household gloves emulate "Rosie the Riveter" as they dance and sing in the streets of Bordeaux during a demonstration against pension reform.
Videographic on the new coronavirus. China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, but the World Health Organization said the disease did not yet constitute a global health emergency.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts say.
Lawyers gather on the steps of the Judicial Court in Bordeaux to sing "Balance ta robe" (ed: move your robe), a parody of a song by Belgian singer Angèle, which has become a classic in the repertoire of lawyers angry against pension reform.
Newly-appointed Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber says he will focus on "transformation" for the South African rugby team to "keep on winning". He replaces Rassie Erasmus who led the squad to victory in the last World Cup.
Several thousand people march in the streets of Nantes in western France against pension reform, on the 7th day of national strikes and as the bill is presented to the Council of Ministers.
Demonstrators gather in Paris for the seventh day of nationwide protests against the government's pension reform.
Hundreds of demonstrators march in Marseille on the 51st day of strikes against the pension reform promised by Emmanuel Macron.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a "school strike" demonstration in Davos, on the last day of the World Economic Forum where she said calls to the corporate elite meeting to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels have been igno...
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks alongside other young activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She says their climate demands have been "completely ignored" coming into the Davos Forum.
Chinese medics in protective overalls check worried patients' temperatures at a hospital in Wuhan. One patient fears he could be infected with the virus as he waits for his results.
German Chancelor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan give speeches at the inauguration of a Turkish-German university in Istanbul.
Javier Hernandez admits his career has entered the retirement phase after signing with Los Angeles Galaxy, but says his playing days are far from over.
For centuries the Changpa have tended the shaggy goats that provide one of the world's finest fabrics: pashmina wool. But now many are rethinking their way of life, in part because of climate change.
China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, but the World Health Organization said the disease did not yet constitute a global health emergency.
The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to at least 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to some 830, on Friday. The National Health Commission said authorities were also examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus that ...
People in New York's Chinatown give their take on the deadly SARS-like virus outbreak in China. The respiratory virus emerged from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, and cases have been reported as far away as the United States.
Images of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center on Friday morning as Chinese authorities rush to contain a deadly SARS-live virus outbreak.
Hundreds of Central American migrants walk in Mexico towards the United States in a new caravan that left from Honduras, gathering an estimated 3,500 people as it made its way across Guatemala.
Volunteers serve up a thousand meals a day to communities devastated by bushfires in New South Wales, Australia.
US President Donald Trump departs the South Lawn of the White House to attend the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee at his Doral resort in Florida.
An animal sanctuary in Carcassonne has been inundated after launching an appeal for volunteers to make cloth pouches for baby kangaroos or koalas rescued from Australia's devastating wildfires. the head of Carcassonne's Australian Park, Carole Mas...
Rashmi Sahijwala, aged 59, is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens" to feed time-starved millennials. New apps are tapping the skills of housewives to slice, dice and prepare meals for hungry urbanites from the co...
House impeachment managers continue the presentation of their case in the trial of US President Donald Trump in the Senate in Washington. The prosecution has over 16 hours left to make its case to senators that the president abused his power and o...
France's CGT union holds a torch-lit protest on Place de la République in Paris, on the eve of a seventh nationwide day of protests against pension reform.
The world is losing the war against climate change, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells business leaders at the Davos forum, urging rapid action to prevent humanity being doomed.
As Venezuelans celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the fall of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, thousands gather in Caracas for a pro-government march against 'imperialism'. Opposition protesters are also due to rally on the first anniversa...
Hundreds of Central American migrants make their way in Mexico after crossing the Suchiate river on the border with Guatemala, forming a column and trekking to Ciudad Hidalgo, in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
Steve Bray, who's been campaigning for years in front of Westminster and known for his famous roaring "Stop Brexit", visits the EU parliament in Brussels.
It's not a traditional mix: Father Alex is both a priest and a magician. But the Parish Priest of Saint-Merry Church, who got into "card tricks" as a child, keeps both his professions separate so as not to scare his parishioners.
Afghan sheep farmers' livelihoods are under threat as changing weather patterns wreak havoc. According to experts Afghanistan is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, even though it produces just 0.1 percent of the world's greenh...
French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn says France is able to conduct "a very rapid diagnosis" if a case of coronavirus is suspected in France. Speaking from a press briefing on the epidemic, she added that a centre in Lyon will be operational "by tom...