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South African demonstrators set 17 schools ablaze in Limpopo

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Polls show Sanders would beat Trump by 'at least 14%'

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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

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Interview: Helen Clark, UN Secretary-General candidate

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Trade trouble: Will TTIP agreement see the light of day?

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On the trail of US-exiled cleric Gulen, arch enemy of Erdogan

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ENCORE!

Discovering the 'father of African photography' and Nobuyoshi Araki’s erotic art

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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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THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-04-21

Syria - Assad: is the iron fist weakening?

The Assad family has ruled Syria with an iron fist for some 40 years. Now, however, its grip on power is weakening. Weeks of protests have pressured the regime into lifting a 48-year-old state of emergency, but activists are not convinced the regime wants reform. Laura Baines and guests discuss what might be next for Syria.

  • Sadek SALEM, Syrian Activist
  • Dr Elie HATEM, Professor of international relations, Free faculty of law and economics in Paris
  • Joshua LANDIS, Blogger, syriacomment.com (By Skype from Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Nabil, France 24 Observer (By Skype from Damascus)

Programme produced by Yi Song and Pauline Heilmann.

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2016-05-05 London

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-05 Conservative Party (UK)

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 2)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 1)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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