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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Charity begins on Twitter

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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

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Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia

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South Korea: K-pop girl band encourage plastic surgery

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Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

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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 : 2012-07-31

Asma Assad is out of Vogue

Syria's First Lady was the subject of a glowing feature in Vogue magazine last year. The glossy has now changed its tune with an article dubbling Asma Assad the "first lady of hell". The journalist says she was duped by the woman she called a "rose of the desert" a little over a year ago.

By James CREEDON

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2017-03-28 Somalia

Charity begins on Twitter

MediaWatch takes a look at the social media star who's swapping selfies for being selfless. Frenchman Jerome Jarre used his Twitter following - and celebrity friends - to rustle...

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2017-03-27 Alexei Navalny

Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the protests in Russia and jailing of Putin critic, Alexei Navalny. Plus, the high-flying row over leggings. Many are outraged after two...

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

A French presidential debate with few surprises

We take a look at media and social media reactions to the first debate between major candidates in the French presidential election. Also, France's interior minister stands down...

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