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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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2015-07-27 France

'Busted!'

A British peer is shamed on the front page of "The Sun" in a salmon-coloured bra, this during an alleged drug-fuelled evening with two prostitutes - we take a look at the...

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2015-07-24 Kenya

Kenya urges #SomeoneTellCNN

MediaWatch takes a look at the controversy that threatens to overshadow the US president's visit to his father's homeland, Kenya. Kenyans have reacted with anger, humour and...

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2015-07-23 NASA

Any Keplerlings on 'Earth 2.0'?

Twitter is censored in Turkey once again - we take a look at why. Also, NASA's Kepler telescope discovers a planet like Earth and social media imagines what Earthlings might do...

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2015-07-22 agriculture

French farmers say cut out the middleman

With supermarkets bulk buying and driving down prices, many French farmers are seeking to build direct links with consumers, cutting out the middlemen. This and other stories in...

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2015-07-21 Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy 'is a climber'

Nicolas Sarkozy's interview with Le Parisien where he vaunts his cycling prowess is still causing a stir online one week on.

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