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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai says he hasn't been asked to be part of new government

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Palestinian reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

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Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

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Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

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Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

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Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

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Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

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IN THE PAPERS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-02-19

U.K. 'knew Mossad was using fake passports for Dubai hit'

This morning’s Daily Mail claims Israeli spies tipped off MI6 before assassinating Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. FRIDAY, 19th FEBRUARY, 2010

According to the British daily, The Daily Mail, Israeli agents told British intelligence that they were intending to carry out an 'overseas operation' using fake British passports before assassinating a Hamas official in Dubai.

The source did not say who the target would be, however. He also claimed that Britain was not involved in the attack and described the tip-off as a “courtesy call”.
 
However, U.K. officials had claimed previously they knew nothing of the affair.
Other articles in today’s international papers:
 
Le Pays (Burkina Faso) : History repeats itself 
 
Le Républicain (Mali) : Tanjda, where is your victory ?
 
Afrik.com: Coup d’Etat in Niger
 
New York Times: “Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks”
 
International Herald Tribune : Obama meets quietly with Dalai Lama
 
China Daily: Obama meets Dalai Lama
 

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