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SOUTH AFRICA'S RAMAPHOSA HAILS 'NEW DAWN' IN STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

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A controversial Chinese New Year

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New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

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The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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Video: How the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed Sochi

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ swings into cinemas with an all-new cast

It’s déjà-vu time for superhero movie fans: Spider-Man is back, five years after his last big screen adventures. With an all-new cast, director and plot, the studio is branding it a "re-boot" of the Marvel classic. Director Marc Webb tells Catherine Nicholson why remaking a legend can be a risky business - and whether athletic new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield had to audition in lycra.

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2018-02-16 culture

Portrait of a (First) Lady: The Obamas unveil new paintings

Barack and Michelle Obama were at America's National Portrait Gallery to present two new additions to the collection, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. The presidential...

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2018-02-15 culture

Robert Olen Butler: Still haunted by the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago he returned from the Vietnam War. Twenty-five years ago he won the Pulitzer Prize for his stories of Vietnamese immigrants in America. Through his 16 novels...

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2018-02-14 culture

Film show: 'Phantom Thread', 'Finding Phong' and 'The Apparition'

From what's said to be Daniel Day-Lewis' last film to a movie that led to Vietnam changing its law on transgender identity, Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s...

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2018-02-13 culture

Belle and Sebastian try to 'Solve Our Human Problems' with new music

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch speaks to Eve Jackson about being inspired by Buddhism for their new EP trilogy "How to Solve Our Human Problems", how the band changed from...

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2018-02-12 culture

Music show: Elise LeGrow, Dita Von Teese & the 'Black Panther' soundtrack

She’s the Canadian singer-songwriter captivating music lovers with her velvety voice and modern take on the sounds of yesteryear. Elise LeGrow pays tribute to the iconic Chicago...

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