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Syria on the Brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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ENCORE!

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

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BUSINESS DAILY

Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

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IN THE PRESS

Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Angela Merkel's 'mini-me'

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IN THE PRESS

Major French student union rocked by sexual assault claims

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THE INTERVIEW

Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zuma ally Atul Gupta challenges asset freeze

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MEDIAWATCH

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-07-27

Kim Jong-un: dolphins, cheering swimmers and rollercoasters

It's Kim Jong-un's day out! The North Korean leader shows off his wife at an amusement park - the official footage is predictably kitsch. Also, marriage proposals going wrong and...spectacularly right!

By James CREEDON

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2018-02-19 shootings

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

We take a look at why the Parkland school shooting in Florida remains a major topic of public debate in US media, in particular because of the key role student activists are...

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2018-02-16 China

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch...

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2018-02-15 shootings

'Thoughts and prayers'

The US is averaging one school shooting every 60 hours so far in 2018. The latest school shooting in Florida has infuriated social media users who are demanding action and...

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2018-02-14 Jacob Zuma

Zuma resigns... on Valentine's Day

This programme went to air shortly before Jacob Zuma resigned - we take a look at press and social media exasperation at "The Long Goodbye". Also, it's the first Valentine's Day...

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2018-02-13 Israel

Media banned at Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi's trial

17-year-old Ahed Tamimi's military trial began today in a highly politicised case where the Palestinian girl is charged with provoking and intimidating Israeli soldiers. She has...

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