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Latest update : 2012-10-10

Did they kill El Lazca, or not?

We take a look at the Israeli papers’ treatment of the news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling early elections. Meanwhile, Pakistan reacts to the shooting of a 14 year-old girl by members of the Taliban, and Mexico’s drug bust is overshadowed by a missing corpse.

The Jerusalem Post headlines on Netanyahu’s call for elections, while speculating in an editorial what the Prime minister’s dream scenario would be. Haaretz are pessimistic about the prospect of any real opposition; they say he’s got few real challengers.

In Pakistan, the English-language paper Pakistan Today put Malala Yousafza on their front page, with an editorial saying that the government needs to take stronger measures against the Taliban.

Finally, the Mexican authorities told us he was dead, but now the paper Vanguardia is asking “Did they really kill him?” This comes after the body of drug lord Heriberto Lazcano, alias "El Lazca", goes missing. Members of the European press are already speculating about who his successor might be.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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