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Latest update : 2012-03-28

French police tackle homegrown terrorism

Following the death of an Islamic extremist in Toulouse last week after he shot and killed several people, we take a look at how French police are trying to tackle homegrown terrorism. Next, after escaping a war zone, some Afghan teenagers find themselves having to sleep rough on the streets of Paris. Finally, a museum in the west of France delves into a dark period in French colonial history - the slave trade.

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2014-04-11 television

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This week, more revelations emerge about who knew what and when regarding the surveillance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Also, rising temperatures and pollution levels, as...

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