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Islamic State group advances: Baghdad and Washington trade blame over losses (part 2)

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Islamic State group advances: Baghdad and Washington trade blame over losses (part 1)

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Could Johnny Depp be jailed over dog row in Oz?

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MEDIAWATCH

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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.

By James CREEDON

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2015-05-26 USA

Could Johnny Depp be jailed over dog row in Oz?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the US is trying to smooth relations with Iraq after questioning Iraqi soldiers’ "will to fight". Also, Nicolas Sarkozy wins a first battle in his...

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2015-05-25 Burundi

Dance like nobody's watching!

MediaWatch takes a look at the latest images and harrowing testimony coming out of Burundi. Also, what should be done about internet trolls? Barack Obama’s new Twitter account is...

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2015-05-22 Ireland

Inequality, sexism and the movie industry

Irish ex-pats make incredible journeys to register their vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage. Cannes’s director defends his film festival from accusations of sexism and...

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Ireland on the eve of gay marriage vote

Media Watch takes a look at the campaign for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland, on the eve of a referendum. Could the staunchly Catholic country become the first...

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2015-05-20 Israel

Israel's bus segregation U-turn

MediaWatch looks at reaction to the Israeli government's U-turn over the segregation of Palestinian bus passengers. Just hours after announcing a pilot scheme to ban Palestinians...

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