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Getting away with murder in DR Congo

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'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

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IN THE PAPERS

"The burkini trap"

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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2011-12-15

Mitt Romney speaks French? Quelle horreur!

MEDIAWATCH, Wed. 14/12/2011: Mitt Romney "haters" have found the perfect tool to attack the Republican presidential hopeful: a video of him speaking French. Remember what happened to John Kerry in 2002? Also, a shortage of GPs in the French countryside prompts one mayor to suggest using vets instead. Finally, we discover Merkozy, in pictures.

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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2016-08-22 Nicolas Sarkozy

'Quelle surprise !' Sarkozy declares candidacy for 2017

To the surprise of... well, no one... Nicolas Sarkozy has declared he will run for the French Presidency next year. Also, some buzz online in the aftermath of the Rio Olympics.

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2016-08-19 2016 Olympics

Wading into the murky waters of white male privilege

#SorryNotSorry? Ryan Lochte is in hot water after his claims of robbery in Rio are revealed to be false. The Olympic athlete published a vague apology on social media that's...

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