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Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

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'Flying coffins' in Ivory Coast and a rich Maltese couple rescuing migrants

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-02-10

Making babies: are we playing God?

As France reviews its bioethics legislation, news of the birth of the country’s first "saviour sibling" sparks condemnation from the Catholic Church. François Picard’s panel argues over the distinction between helping parents start a family and the fear of designer babies.

Pastor Ginger STRICKLAND, Director of youth and young adults, American Church in Paris
Dr. Maryse BONDUELLE, Department Director, Medical Genetics Center, UZ Brussels teaching hospital
Mark BHAGWANDIN, Spokesperson, Life UK by telephone from Oxford, England
France 24 Science editor Eve IRVINE

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

A five-year sentence - he'll spend at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-20 Syria

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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