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Is this the end of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'?

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France marks 40th anniversary of abortion laws

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David LaChapelle on ditching celebrity to criticise consumer culture

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Lebanon's Shebaa, a village caught in the crossfire

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French MPs debate whether to recognise Palestine

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All dogs may go to heaven after all

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Latest update : 2012-12-10

Is everything permitted in the name of humour?

One of the nurses targeted in a recent prank phone call to Kate Middleton's hospital has died, leading to speculation that she may have ended her life in part due to the hoax. Also, we take a look at a "candid camera" prank on Brazilian television involving coffins and lifts. Finally, a viral music video mocks overuse of Instagram.

By James CREEDON

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2014-11-27 Ferguson

Ferguson and race relations in the US

Are the bridges between the white and African-American communities breaking down in the US? So suggests the front cover of "The New Yorker" magazine - we take a look at this and...

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2014-11-26 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy criticised for comments about former justice minister's origins

Nicolas Sarkozy has said that his reason for naming Rachida Dati as Justice Minister in 2007 was partly down to her North African origins. The comments made by the former...

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2014-11-25 Ferguson

#Ferguson

In the wake of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, we take a look at media and social...

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2014-11-24 François Hollande

Fears of a mole in the Elysée over photos of Hollande and Gayet

"Voici" magazine insists its photos of François Hollande and Julie Gayet in a courtyard of the Elysée Palace were taken from a convenient vantage point outside the presidential...

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2014-11-21 Julie Gayet

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée palace balcony

Gossip magazine "Voici" is calling her France's "quasi-official First Lady". Julie Gayet was photographed by paparazzi alongside the French president on a balcony of the Elysée...

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