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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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2015-08-04 Barack Obama

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Media Watch takes a look at how Barack Obama's 54th birthday is being marked across the world wide web. Also, gun control's latest vocal advocate - Amy Schumer - says the US must...

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2015-08-03 Calais

Migrant Crisis: The Blame Game

Media Watch takes a look at the latest round in the Calais migrant crisis blame game. A French MP says the UK has caused the problem, by making life too easy for migrants and...

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2015-07-31 animals

#CecilTheLion : Hunter Becomes The Hunted

Media Watch takes a look at the latest developments following the death of Cecil the lion. Zimbabwe wants the American dentist who killed him to be extradited, but Walter Palmer...

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2015-07-30 Calais

Calais migrant crisis: Risking death for a better life

A war of words has broken out between Britain and France after a spike in deaths at the Channel Tunnel – we take a look at some of the reactions.

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2015-07-29 Zimbabwe

The hunter hunted

An American dentist, Walter Palmer, has become the internet's most hated man after killing a well-known Zimbabwean wild lion, Cecil. First though, online reactions to Laurent...

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