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The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

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Disability discrimination: Removing the obstacles to success

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Music show: Mumford & Sons and the 'Queen of British Blues'

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30th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères

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Ethiopia's green renaissance

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Syria: On the trail of looted antiquities

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Latest update : 2012-04-25

National Front: the far-right's surprise surge

She didn't make it through to the second round, but the far-right's Marine Le Pen has emerged as the French poll's surprise winner. François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy now have two weeks to seduce those voters who didn't choose them in the first round.

Meanwhile, Twitter gets creative as users circumvent the ban on announcing early election results.
 

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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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2015-04-17 Manuel Valls

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

This week, three months after the Paris terror attacks, the French prime minister unveils plans to stamp out racism and anti-Semitism. Next, why the party of former president...

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2015-04-10 architecture

Paris' cityscape throughout the ages

This week we're talking about architecture in the French capital, the most visited city on earth. We look at how the Paris skyline has changed over the centuries. Next, we head...

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2015-04-03 Alps

A320 plane crash: a complicated search and recovery operation

We begin in the Alps, where a massive salvage operation is still taking place following the Germanwings plane crash. Next, we look at the fallout out from regional elections as...

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