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In Niger the maluntrition of children is worsening

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Sarkozy: 'Everything for France'

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Rio's Legacy: Were the Olympics worth it for Brazil? (part 1)

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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 : 2011-08-19

The Pope's visit: the role of religion today? (part2)

Benedict XVI is in Madrid for a four day visit, starting off with World Youth Day. An estimated one and a half million people are expected to visit the event, and with that in mind Laura Baines asks her guests if faith could be the answer to many of the ills plaguing modern society? Or does too much focus on the afterlife mean that we neglect the chance to make life on earth better for everybody?

  • Pierre WHALON. Bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe;
  • Myra MADHY DARIDAN. Egyptian writer, author of "Le Coran raconté aux enfants";
  • Tom HENEGHAN. Religion editor, Reuters;
  • Andrew COPSON. Chief executive, British Humanist Association - from London;
  • Steve MARSHALL. Young participant to World Youth Days - By phone from Madrid.

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As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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2016-08-22 Rio de Janeiro

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