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Latest update : 2012-07-19

We'll 'clear homeland of criminal gangs': Syrian army

Syria's army command says it "will clear the homeland of criminal gangs". Among international reaction to the attack on top Syrian officials, a senior aide to former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld argues that "for once we should call a suicide bomber - the one that took out a major fraction of Assad's cabinet - a martyr". Latest events in Syria are the focus for this Media Watch, Thursday 18th July 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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2016-08-22 Nicolas Sarkozy

'Quelle surprise !' Sarkozy declares candidacy for 2017

To the surprise of... well, no one... Nicolas Sarkozy has declared he will run for the French Presidency next year. Also, some buzz online in the aftermath of the Rio Olympics.

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2016-08-19 2016 Olympics

Wading into the murky waters of white male privilege

#SorryNotSorry? Ryan Lochte is in hot water after his claims of robbery in Rio are revealed to be false. The Olympic athlete published a vague apology on social media that's...

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2016-08-18 Syria

Photo of injured Syrian boy goes viral

France 24 has decided not to publish the image of an injured Syrian boy called Omran who was caught up in Russian airstrikes in Aleppo. It has illicited a wave of compassion from...

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2016-08-17 Islamic veil

BurkiniWatch

For the third consecutive day, MediaWatch takes a look at France’s burkini controversy. France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has voiced support for the mayors who have...

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