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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-09-27

Was the Libyan mass grave faked?

In today's pick of the international press we look at army defections in Syria, ongoing repression in Bahrain, Libya and kung fu fighting Buddhist nuns in Nepal.

L'Orient Le Jour looks at the lengths Syrian armed forces are going to to suppress the number of soldiers going over to the opposition.

Liberation has been to the site of the mass grave discovered in Libya at the weekend - and found only camel bones.

The Independent says splits between the royal family are emerging in Bahrain.

The Daily Beast says allowing Saudi women to vote is meaningless when they can't leave the house without a male guardian.

And the Guardian looks at kung fu fighting Buddhist nuns in Nepal.

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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2017-08-15 India

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 15.08.2017: As India marks its 70th anniversary of independence, Indian and Pakistani papers do some soul-searching about the violent legacy of...

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