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Video - Abu Azrael: ‘Iraq’s Rambo’

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Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

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Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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'Will snoop for food'

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Latest update : 2012-01-18

A future where human beings are 'downgraded'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 16/1/2011: A French short film imagines a future where, as with the credit rating of countries, the "social utility" of human beings could be prescribed and downgraded. Also, French Defence Minister Gérard Longuet likens François Hollande to the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship. Finally, today is "Blue Monday" according to some - is it really the grimmest day of the year, or just "churnalism"?

By James CREEDON

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2015-06-01 Surveillance

US Patriot Act partly expires as France strengthens surveillance

We take a look at reaction to the expiration of certain provisions of the US Patriot Act, this as the French Parliament is in the process of passing extensive surveillance...

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2015-05-29 FIFA

Sepp Blatter strikes back

Media Watch turns its attention to the re-appointment of Sepp Blatter for his fifth term as FIFA president. Anger and disappoint are widespread, with many calling for a boycott...

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2015-05-28 UK

Cameron's EU charm offensive

MediaWatch takes a look at the views and stories surrounding the forthcoming referendum on EU membership, to be held in the UK before 2017. As David Cameron attempts to turn on...

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2015-05-27 FIFA

Football, fraud and FIFA

MediaWatch takes a look at the views, stories and images emerging in the wake of the FIFA fraud and corruption allegations. FIFA officials were among those arrested in dawn...

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2015-05-26 USA

Could Johnny Depp be jailed over dog row in Oz?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the US is trying to smooth relations with Iraq after questioning Iraqi soldiers’ "will to fight". Also, Nicolas Sarkozy wins a first battle in his...

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