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Latest update : 2012-08-08

Doing the Bolt

Are you doing the Bolt? Usain Bolt of Jamaica - the fastest man on the planet - has sparked a craze for pointing your fingers in the air in a victory salute. That, and Syria's cyber war - online attacks are becoming a new reality in modern warfare. Join us and do the Bolt in this edition for Tuesday, 7th August 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-05-26 China

Chinese washing detergent ad "whitens" a black man

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

Could a woman play the role of James Bond? The debate is ongoing on social media, in particular since Gillian Anderson said she wouldn't mind being "Jane Bond". First though, a...

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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2016-05-24 British politics

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

In tonight's Mediawatch, petrol shortages are buzzing on social media as unions blockade oil refineries. Also, a "Hug a Brit" campaign hopes to incite Britons not to vote for...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

We take a look at press and social media reaction to Austria's presidential election.

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