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Latest update : 2012-10-02

Flat-pack furniture for all… except women!

The new season Ikea catalogue is out, and there are a few omissions in its Saudi Arabian edition: no women, anywhere to be seen! The Swedish furniture giant’s come in for criticism from the European press over this display of sexism. And an Iranian media source takes the bait: Fars news agency reprints a satirical article published by the Onion word for word.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2015-03-04 children

To smack or not to smack?

To smack or not to smack - the debate continues in France after the Council of Europe criticised Paris for failing to introduce legislation that places an outright ban on...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Online reactions to Netanyahu's speech to Congress

We take a look at social media reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to the US Congress. Next, a wildlife photo goes viral – we take look at the original and the...

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2015-03-02 Russia

Media reactions to Boris Nemtsov's murder

Boris Nemtsov's murder is creating a lot of reaction in the Western media - we take a look at some editorials and social media reactions. Also - should smacking be fully banned...

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2015-02-27 US Congress

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram lands him in bother

Live from the newsroom, Oliver Farry takes a look at what's making waves online and elsewhere today.

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2015-02-26 Syria

French MPs meet Assad, causing divisions in Paris

Diplomatic relations between Paris and Damascus were cut in 2012, so the decision by four French MPs to meet with Bashar al-Assad has caused serious divisions within the French...

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