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Marie Colvin, in her own words

We look at tributes to Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent killed this week in Syria - and why it's still important for war correspondents to cover this kind of conflict, in her own words.

The Times, the sister paper to Marie Colvin's, leads the tributes - with her editor telling them she was one of the most driven and dedicated journalists he's even known.

The Guardian republishes a story she wrote herself about why it's necessary - even in the era of video blogs and 24 hour rolling news - for correspondents to physically take risks, without whom we would know nothingabout what's really going on in Syria.

The New York Times calls this 'the first YouTube war' saying that Syrian citizen journalists are also reporting vital information - and taking great risks.

The Independent looks at the political rivalry between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd - and how it mostly suits the opposition.

La Repubblica says Italy's new cabinet has marked a world first by publishing all their own tax returns - and a lot of them are millionaires.

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2017-03-24 François Fillon

France's Fillon insists President Hollande is behind efforts to tarnish him

FRENCH PAPERS, 24.03.17: Le Figaro leads with accusations by conservative presidential candidate François Fillon that French President François Hollande has been orchestrating...

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2017-03-23 London

'Terror in Westminster'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 23.03.17: Join us as we take a look at reactions in the press and on social media to yesterday's terrorist attack on Westminster in London. Amid the...

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2017-03-22 Brussels attacks

Brussels attacks, one year on: 'What if their hate has contaminated us?'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.03.17: Belgium marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 32 people. For a week now, Belgian media and politicians have been...

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2017-03-22 François Fillon

French interior minister quits over holiday jobs for daughters

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.03.17: Another day, another scandal. Yesterday, French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned after it emerged he had hired his two daughters as...

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2017-03-21 Northern Ireland

Martin McGuiness, 'terrorist turned statesman', dies at 66

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.03.17: Papers react to the death of Martin McGuinness, the Irish rebel who went on to be Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for a decade. He...

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