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The stolen youth of refugee minors

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Where were the MPs for the vote?

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Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

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The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

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Nkandla scandal: Top court still to rule on Zuma's home upgrade

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MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2012-12-13

The papal tweet and trolls

Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted after months of PR and preparations. We look at the challenges for a 2000-year-old institution resistant to change adapting to a fast-paced social media age (with trolls a-plenty). Also, we look at the year in review on Twitter and Facebook.

By James CREEDON

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2016-02-09 constitution

French MPs slammed for staying away from emergency powers reform vote

Three-quarters of French MPs did not turn up for a crucial parliamentary vote yesterday, the first in a series of votes as the government tries to enshrine controversial...

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2016-02-08 Angela Merkel

Merkel's Migrant Conundrum

MediaWatch takes a look at how the migrant crisis is affecting the German chancellor's popularity. Angela Merkel has seen her ratings fall by almost 20 percent in the last year....

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2016-02-08 Beyonce

Beyoncé's Black Power Message

MediaWatch casts an eye over the Super Bowl half-time show that's got everyone talking. Beyoncé sends out an unequivocal political message and it could usher in a new era for the...

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2016-02-05 Julian Assange

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions, both analytical and witty, to the UN Working Group's finding that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained". Assange's supporters...

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2016-02-04 France

#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the...

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