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Latest update : 2011-08-31

Israel arms settlers, trains them to shoot Palestinians

In Wednesday's pick of the world's press, we look at fears NATO may facilitate a massacre in Sirte, the dark side of the Libyan revolution, Israeli plans to arm settlers and outrage in Latin America over STD experiments 60 years ago.

Egyptian blog the Arabist worries that as anti-Gaddafi troops encircle Sirte, NATO may become compliant in a massacre there; while the Guardian looks at the racism hidden behind Libya's revolution.

Haaretz reveals Israel is arming settlers and giving them military training.

And Guatemalan paper Prensa Libre shares the shock and horror of much of the Latin American press - over STD experiments carried out by the US military 60 years ago.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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