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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."




2018-05-18 royal wedding

Royal wedding: Pomp & controversy

On the eve of the royal wedding, the eyes of the globe are on the UK town of Windsor. While some businesses are capitalising on the country's biggest event of the year,...

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2018-05-17 racism

Racism revelations from New York to Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at a viral video that shows brazen, aggressive racism from a fan of Donald Trump. A New York lawyer was filmed "flipping out" over Spanish being spoken by...

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2018-05-16 France

France and the age of consent

France has downgraded its attempt to crack down on sexual crimes against children. The government has stopped short of introducing an age of consent in its new bill, meaning sex...

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2018-05-14 Israel

'Violent contrast' in images from Jerusalem, Gaza border

Many media and social media users have commented on the marked contrast between Monday's reception at the US embassy in Jerusalem and the violent clashes at the Gaza border, with...

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2018-05-11 France

The inspiration for France's Eurovision song

The Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. France's entry is being tipped as one of the favourites. But not everyone likes the true tale of a migrant baby born at...

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