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Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

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Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

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Latest update : 2012-03-06

Russian opposition groups poke fun at Putin online

In today's round up of the international media, we take a look at web reactions to Vladimir Putin's presidential election win in Russia. Opposition groups have harnessed social media to organise protests, but also to poke fun at the perennial leader. And in the US, radio show host Rush Limbaugh gets into hot water when he starts slinging insults at a young student.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2017-11-22 Ratko Mladic

Stars join campaign to #FreeCyntoiaBrown

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the war crimes conviction of Ratko Mladic. One man, who became a symbol of the Butcher of Bosnia’s brutality, was there to witness him being...

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2017-11-21 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's end of an era

MediaWatch looks at reactions to a momentous day for Zimbabwe, with the resignation of Robert Mugabe. There are jubilant scenes on the streets, but some are sounding a note of...

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2017-11-20 murder

Manson: Murder, mythology and mistaken identity

MediaWatch looks at the varied and sometimes surprising reactions to the death of murderous cult leader, Charles Manson. Alongside articles and social media posts denouncing his...

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

MediaWatch looks at the latest allegations of sexual impropriety to hit Washington. Democrat senator and former comedian, Al Franken, has apologised. His accuser says he forced a...

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2017-11-16 Twitter

Twitter, hate speech & blue ticks

MediaWatch takes a look at how Twitter is clamping down on neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Muslim accounts. Users who "promote hatred" have had their verification status...

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