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"Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers"

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Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

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US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

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Media accused of pro-protester bias in Ferguson

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The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackiling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment (part 2)

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The Murderous Lure of Jihad: Tackiling ISIS and its Worldwide Recruitment

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Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

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Web users divided over Darren Wilson

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Latest update : 2012-12-25

Depardieu, Deneuve, Voltaire, Kant and Gangnam Style

The Daily Mail has pictures of Gérard Depardieu in a wheelchair at Rome airport. He appears to be in pain though no explanation is given. Fellow French acting icon Catherine Deneuve, meanwhile, has rallied to his cause, quoting Voltaire: "I don't agree with his ideas but I will fight to the death so he can express them". Also, the Gangnam Style video on You Tube busts the billion-visit mark.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2014-08-21 unrest

Media accused of pro-protester bias in Ferguson

A new amateur video shows the police shooting an African-American man dead in St. Louis in what appears to be a disproprotionate use of force; the incident has drawn widespread...

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2014-08-20 Journalism

'New York Post' slammed for publishing Foley execution images

#ISISMediaBlackout trended today on Twitter as web users appealed to one another not to share images of the execution of American journalist James Foley. We also look at a Vanity...

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2014-08-19 media

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Is it "narcissim dressed up as altruism" as some have claimed? We take a look at the "IceBucketChallange" campaign and other campaigns on social media for valid causes that are...

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2014-08-18 riots

#Ferguson on Twitter

News websites are analysing the role Twitter has played in the coverage of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Elsewhere, a French right-wing politician, Nadine Morano, has drawn...

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2014-08-15 France

French Defence Ministry live-tweets southern landings

70 years after they happened, France commemorates the southern landings of 1944 which - along with the D-Day landings 10 weeks beforehand - contributed to the liberation of...

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