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#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

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Latest update : 2012-12-27

A perfect 10? Forget that. Ask for your date's credit score

There is a horrific trend in dating to watch out for as we enter Year End party mode: the "what's your credit score" question. The New York Times is reporting that looking for the Perfect 10 is out, your chick/dude's good standing with credit agencies is in. And a Doomsday party for optimists here in Paris turns to the future reckoning there are reasons to be cheerful.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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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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2014-08-14 finance

Photoshoot of French finance minister in rowboat sums up economic woes

A photoshoot of Michel Sapin, the French finance minister, in a rowboat comes at a bad time with figures released today showing the French economy has flatlined in the second...

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2014-08-13 Internet

Fake ISIS images circulate online

The France 24 Observers website has identified several instances of fake ISIS images circulating online - we take a look. Also, Lauren Bacall passes away and the web reacts. We...

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