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Latest update : 2011-06-16

Cults in France predict the end of the world in 2012

Today's look at some of the stories in the French media: we focus on the growing influence of cults in France as the Parliament publishes a report on the matter. Also: will cannabis be legalised in France? And the country's biggest TV channel, TF1, is to get rid of its reality TV shows.

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Ireland on the eve of gay marriage vote

Media Watch takes a look at the campaign for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland, on the eve of a referendum. Could the staunchly Catholic country become the first...

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2015-05-20 Israel

Israel's bus segregation U-turn

MediaWatch looks at reaction to the Israeli government's U-turn over the segregation of Palestinian bus passengers. Just hours after announcing a pilot scheme to ban Palestinians...

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2015-05-19 Turkey

Cannes bans flats

MediaWatch takes a look at the shocking story of a Turkish TV talent show contestant, shot in the head at her home. It's feared the attack was an attempted "honour killing"....

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2015-05-18 Iraq

No longer Charlie Hebdo, but always Charlie

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State militants prompts criticism of US policy in Iraq. Also, as "Carol" takes the Cannes Film Festival by storm, Cate Blanchett denies she has a...

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2015-05-15 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bomber sentenced to death

Media Watch takes a look at the first reactions to the death sentence handed down to the Boston Marathon bomber, Djokhar Tsarnaev. A jury decided on the ultimate punishment for...

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