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Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

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Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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'Will snoop for food'

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We explore the digital revolution and check out the latest technological trends. Every Saturday at 2.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-09-23

Democratisation via the web?

Nigeria's president announces on Facebook that he will run in the upcoming election, while China's leaders launch a site where citizens can ask questions and make comments. But also: Google Scribe makes suggestions for what you should write, and Arabic has become the fastest-growing language on Facebook. And pick of the week: WeFi.com, a site which indicates worldwide WiFi hotspots.

By Francis Pisani

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2015-05-29 environment

One heart, one tree: An app that bridges tech and the environment

In this edition, we pay tribute to John Nash's work in the fields of economics and mathematics. Also, we explore a new app that allows you to plant a tree anywhere in the world...

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2015-05-11 electronics

Tackling e-waste

Electronic waste is a growing problem. We speak with Ruediger Kuehr from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability on how to recycle used cell phones and why...

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2015-05-11 Alternative energy

Energy storage: Finding solutions for better batteries

Could Tesla's Powerwall battery change our relationship to fossil fuels? Energy storage is a hot topic right now. We talk to Donal Finegan from UCL who works on lithium-ion...

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2015-05-01 Apple

Boosting farming with technology

In this edition, we look at how technology can help farming become more efficient. New high-tech farming tools are promising to save energy and increase output – for a price....

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2015-05-01 Apple

Apple Watch put to the test

In this edition, we look at a contest for coders. Battle Hack 2015 has crowned its best app, made in under 24 hours. Other internet tools already exist to help locate survivors...

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