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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-03-12

Can soap operas change social mores?

Today we look at the increased pressure to pull out of Afghanistan after the weekend's killings, reactions to the renewed violence in Gaza, and Turkish soap operas.

The Independent says foreign troops can do no good to the peace effort in Afghanistan - and should be brought home, while the Guardian points out we have a responsibility to the Afghan people.

The Egypt Independent ask what's wrong with Egypt's justice system, after the doctor responsible for notorious 'virginity tests' was acquitted.

The Jerusalem Post says Israel's new Iron Dome system has made it more relaxed about missile attacks - so why, asks Haaretz, do the air strikes continue?

The Atlantic meanwhile looks at the racy Turkish soaps changing ideas in the Middle East.

By Elena CASAS

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