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Nigerian elections: early results show close race

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Latest update : 2012-08-17

What's the deal with Facedeal?

A new app on Facebook called Facedeal allows for facial recognition of users at various commercial premises. Critics say it's a slippery slope towards further privacy infringement online. Also, famous French philosopher Bernard Henri-Lévy calls on Hollande to intervene in Syria, this after having a decisive role in convincing Sarkozy to intervene in Libya. However, he's being met with a closed door.

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2015-03-30 local elections

"Slap in the face" for Socialists in French local elections

We take a look at press reaction and social media comment in lightof yesterday's local elections in France. Also, a failed attempt at burning the EU flag...

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2015-03-27 Germanwings flight 4U9525

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it's evolving in...

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2015-03-25 Germanwings flight 4U9525

No answers yet for Germanwings tragedy

Front pages around the world this morning were devoted to the Germanwings crash in the French Alps - we take a look at this plus elements of discussion on social media concerning...

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2015-03-24 Airbus

Online media react to Germanwings crash

The Germanwings crash is dominating news websites in French, Spain and Germany; we take a look at some coverage. On social media too, the crash is a major trend topic. Media such...

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2015-03-23 local elections

French local elections: Cigars, Chirac T-shirts and Sarkozy tattoos

We take a look at the front pages of the French press a day after French local elections. Also, does Nicolas Sarkozy have a tattoo?

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