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The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

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The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

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Nepal earthquake on social media

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Louis Michel: 'Europe is not guilty' of Africa's failings

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Italy's Europe minister: 'Bold measures' needed to dismantle human trafficking

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Music show: Blur, Martin Gore and Moriarty

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France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

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End of an era as Volkswagen's Piech resigns

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Police beat kids in Guinea, and militias dynamite homes in Iraq

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Latest update : 2012-12-20

The end is near (part 2)

The Mayans don't think the world's about to end, so why are so many around the planet in a panic? François Picard's panel looks at how through the ages, the threat of doom is more than just a psychological release, it’s politics.

  • Jean-Paul DEMOULE, Professor of later European prehistory at Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Archaeology Unit;
  • A. Craig COPETAS, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic;
  • Bruno DELPRAT, Specialist on Mayan Culture, CNRS;
  • Alex NIKOLAVITCH, Comic Book Writer.

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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-23 immigration

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 2)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-23 European Union

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 1)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 2)

Within hours of announcing the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition planes bombed the city of Taiz. Fighting is also continuing in the...

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