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London now the world's most expensive city

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USA: Ebola Halloween costumes spark outrage online

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THE OBSERVERS

"Flying coffins" in Ivory Coast and a rich Maltese couple rescuing migrants

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Jokowi: 'A new hope' for Indonesia

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Christophe de Margerie, a jovial and strategic boss

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Exiled family returns to Somaliland

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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

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Interview: Ebola 'a wake-up call', says World Bank chief

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MEDIAWATCH

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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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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2014-10-15 Islamic veil

Former minister confronts woman wearing full Islamic veil

Nadine Morano, a minister under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, has spoken out on social media about an altercation she had with a woman wearing the full Islamic veil in public. We...

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2014-10-14 Ebola

Is Ebola coverage unbalanced?

We take a look at a political cartoon depicting unbalanced Ebola coverage - the drawing shows white victims of the disease getting more media attention than black victims.

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2014-10-13 Social Media

Where in the world is Kim Jong-un?

The North Korean leader has been out of public view for more than a month, prompting many to speculate about the state of his health; we take a look at the latest from the rumour...

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