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Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We stand a chance' of reunifying Cyprus

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Towards a European army? The future of defence for the EU

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Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

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Syria's White Helmets: 'We had 400 casualties last week'

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Donald Trump Jr.'s India visit raises eyebrows

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Weaving with water hyacinths, the archives of Syria's war, and more

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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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2018-02-16 China

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch...

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2018-02-15 shootings

'Thoughts and prayers'

The US is averaging one school shooting every 60 hours so far in 2018. The latest school shooting in Florida has infuriated social media users who are demanding action and...

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2018-02-14 Jacob Zuma

Zuma resigns... on Valentine's Day

This programme went to air shortly before Jacob Zuma resigned - we take a look at press and social media exasperation at "The Long Goodbye". Also, it's the first Valentine's Day...

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2018-02-13 Israel

Media banned at Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi's trial

17-year-old Ahed Tamimi's military trial began today in a highly politicised case where the Palestinian girl is charged with provoking and intimidating Israeli soldiers. She has...

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2018-02-12 Johnny Hallyday

Public spat in Hallyday family over French rocker's will

Laura Smet and David Hallyday - two of Johnny Hallyday's children from earlier relationships - are to sue his estate, it was announced on Monday. The French rock legend left...

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