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Nigerian oppposition claims historic election win

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Facebook tracks you, even if you not a user

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DEBATE

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part two)

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DEBATE

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part one)

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DOWN TO EARTH

Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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THE INTERVIEW

Investigations against pro-Ouattara camp to begin mid-2015, says ICC chief prosecutor

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ENCORE!

Asaf Avidan's Gold Shadow

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THE INTERVIEW

UN Special Envoy to the Middle East: 'I leave the Gaza Strip in an even worse situation than before'

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Latest update 25/11/2013

The Bettencourt scandal: Politics, cash and cosmetics

The Bettencourt scandal began as a row between France’s wealthiest woman, L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and her daughter, before escalating as far as former president Nicolas Sarkozy. An investigation into Sarkozy has been dropped but his ex-labour minister Eric Woerth is expected to face trial over allegations of illegal campaign donations.

Background
Sarkozy escapes indictment, but inquiry continues

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French lawyer charged with exploiting L'Oréal heiress

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L'Oreal heiress scandal is back in the headlines

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Billionaire Bettencourt reconciles with daughter

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Police raid may be beginning of Sarkozy's legal woes

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L'Oreal heiress tells police that financing politics is not her 'centre of interest'

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Police search Sarkozy party HQ in L’Oreal investigation

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L'Oreal fund manager's claims turn up heat on labour minister

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Police release l'Oreal quartet after two days of questioning

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L'Oreal heiress sues estranged daughter over 'psychological abuse'

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