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Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

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Latest update : 2012-11-20

Web users fact-check journalists over Gaza

Web users call the BBC on an erroneous retweet by their Gaza correspondent. There is also criticism over an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post calling for Gaza to be "flattened". Elsewhere, France's UMP is in turmoil over a leadership battle, echoing a similar deficit in democracy in the Socialist party during their 2008 leadership contest. Finally, naked feminists dressed as nuns get tear-gassed by right-wing Catholic demonstrators protesting against gay marriage... A busy 24 hours in France!

By James CREEDON

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2017-07-18 France

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2017-07-17 Venezuela

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2017-07-14 Donald Trump

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2017-07-13 Truck attack in Nice

Paris Match publishes photos of Nice terror attack: Truthful or tasteless?

MediaWatch takes a look at the controversy that almost took Paris Match off the shelves. The latest edition, published on the eve of the anniversary of last year's terror attack...

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