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Trump's visit to Israel in key images

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Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia, Trump visits Israel

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Latest update : 2011-09-28

'Sociopathic' trader suspected of being a prankster

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 27/9/2011: A BBC interview with a London-based trader drew gasps Monday when Alessio Rastani suggested he had been eagerly awaiting the onset of another major recession. Online, there was speculation that Rastani was a pranskter, since his declarations were so extreme as to border on satire.

Correction: The Bhopal disaster was a chemical disaster, NOT an oil spill as I mistakenly said.

Greenpeace describes it as follows:

"On the night of December 2, 1984 a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked methyl isocynate gas and other chemicals creating a dense toxic cloud over the region and killing more than 8,000 people in just the first few days."

By James CREEDON

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester, United

Media Watch takes a look at the many reactions online to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. For many, it seems the Mancunian spirit will overcome evil and division. But, as...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Trump's visit to Israel in key images

We take a look at some key images from Donald Trump's visit to Israel - not all of them flattering for the US president. Also, TV presenter Cyril Hanouna has become the most...

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2017-05-19 Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities to serve Trump 'steak and ketchup' on first official visit

In today's show, we look at how Saudi Arabia is rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump's first foreign trip as US president. Meanwhile, Trump has been railing that a...

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2017-05-18 Iranian elections

Short 'reprieve' on social media ban ahead of Iran's election

We look at the impact of social media among candidates and electors on the eve of Iran's presidential election. We also look at reactions to the deaths of Soundgarden frontman...

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2017-05-17 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's cabinet draws some criticism on social media

Some felt Emmanuel Macron's cabinet did not live up to campaign promises - we take a look at some points of criticism as his team of ministers is unveiled. Elsewhere, changes are...

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