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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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2014-09-16 Ukraine

Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

Many a protest movement has threatened to "throw out" the politicians or "dump" them. In Ukraine earlier today, the notion was taken quite literally. Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glass apps and is used in policing, but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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2014-09-11 Social Media

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

He's always loved appearing on television and Nicolas Sarkozy's predicted return to politics will be announced in a prime time TV interview, analysts say. It is expected that his...

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2014-09-11 François Hollande

Scandal overload for French government

François Hollande has given an exclusive interview to the Nouvel Observateur magazine saying that Valérie Trierweiler's claims that he despises the poor are a blow to his entire...

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2014-09-10 Scotland

Photo of Hollande looking lost at NATO summit was fake

A viral photo of François Hollande looking lost at the NATO summit in Wales last week was a fake, it has emerged. Elsewhere, a look-alike of the Moroccan king is jailed for...

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