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All the fun of the FIAC: Contemporary art fair rolls into town

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Whistleblower James Wasserstrom slams UN over its failure to fight corruption

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New garden concepts

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Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

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Calls for Mexican president to resign gain traction

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Brazil: The battle for undecided voters

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Drugmakers to join forces in tackling Ebola

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Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo? (part 2)

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Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo?

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Latest update : 2011-08-01

Drunken wanderings in Paris's maze of bones

MEDIAWATCH, Fri., 29/07/11: As investigators publish their third report on the Air France Rio-Paris crash, some wonder why we still use black boxes in the internet age; we also discover allegations of drug-trafficking policemen on the island of Mayotte, while YouTube saves the face of a French TV presenter and thrill-seekers get more than they bargained for - lost in the catacombs of Paris.



2014-10-20 sculpture

Provocative sculpture 'unplugged'

We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The inflatable...

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2014-10-21 television

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

A bizarre story from the north of France has done the rounds of the world's media: armed clowns have been terrorising various towns. A youth was handed down a suspended sentence...

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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2014-10-15 Islamic veil

Former minister confronts woman wearing full Islamic veil

Nadine Morano, a minister under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, has spoken out on social media about an altercation she had with a woman wearing the full Islamic veil in public. We...

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