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Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

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Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before Kenya's election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

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After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

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Frogs, rosbifs and other emblems of enmity

#JoanOfArc? #GodSaveTheQueen? It can only be France v England. We take a look at some nationalistic hashtags. Also David Cameron forgets his daughter "down the pub" and we take a look at the lesser role social media played in France's parliamentary elections compared to the recent Presidential election.

By James CREEDON

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2017-10-20 New Zealand

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

We look at New Zealand's youthful and youngest ever prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, who's joined the growing list of world leaders under 40! In other news, we look at the role...

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2017-10-19 Spain

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

We take a look at reactions to Madrid's decision to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to suspend Catalonia's autonomy - a first in Spanish history. Also,...

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2017-10-18 counter-terrorism

French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

The French parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, and some are saying that it will make France’s state of emergency permanent. We take a look at online and press reactions...

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2017-10-17 Sexual harassment

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

We look at reactions to the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag here in France. Many say it's given women an opportunity to speak out against sexual harassment. Others, however, say naming...

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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

MediaWatch takes a look at two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - that illustrate the full extent of sexual harassment against women in the workplace...

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