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The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide (part 1)

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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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2015-04-23 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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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 1)

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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2015-04-21 Holocaust

Judging the past: Auschwitz 'bookkeeper' goes on trial in Germany (part 1)

He's called the "accountant of Auschwitz". 93-year-old Oskar Gröning is standing trial in the German town of Luneburg, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Holocaust...

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