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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.

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Istanbul's suffering in the shadows?

MediaWatch takes a look at the reactions, online and in the media, to the latest terror attack in Turkey. Some feel the events in Istanbul haven't received as much attention as...

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2016-06-28 Turkey

Turkish Airport Blasts

Media Watch takes a look at first reactions to the deadly explosions at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Turkey's Justice Minister has confirmed at least 10 people were killed. Plus,...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Post-Referendum Racism

MediaWatch takes a look at the continuing fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Some are questioning Boris Johnson's optimistic view of Britain post-Brexit. And...

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2016-06-24 Brexit

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

The UK's decision to leave the EU has caused a storm on Twitter and Facebook, with the referendum looking set to have global repercussions. Many users are drawing comparisons...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

UK's EU referendum: 'I would #usepens but it was a bic from France so I didn't bother'

Conspiracy theorists came centre stage during referendum voting with 'Brexit supporters urged to not use pencils provided but take their own pens to polling stations amid fears...

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