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Latest update : 2012-12-27

France's 'thugs and hoodlums are happy'

Is it a genuine bid for transparency or PR to beef up his reputation as tough on crime - or a bit of both? French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has decided to announce the number of vehicles burned in France during the year. He'll do so on New Year's Eve. His predecessors chose not to do that because, they argued, it minimised the chances of outbreaks of gang violence, especially on New Year's Eve itself.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2014-12-18 Russia

Depardieu launches "Proud to be Russian" watch range

As Russia feels the pinch of economic sanctions, Gérard Depardieu launches a luxury watch range in Moscow and says "luxury doesn't depend on the rouble, it depends on the...

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2014-12-17 Cuba

"Todos somos Americanos"

A new chapter in US-Cuba relations has been announced ; we take a look at the online reaction.

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2014-12-16 Taliban

#PeshawarAttack

A massacre carried out by the Taliban at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan is generating huge condemnation under several hashtags, including #PeshawarAttack, #IstandWithPeshawar and...

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2014-12-15 Australia

#SydneySiege

We take a look at how social media was used and misused over the course of a 16-hour siege in a café in central Sydney.

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2014-12-12 euthanasia

A 'third way' for euthanasia?

François Hollande has suggested that "deep sedation" may be the solution for terminally ill patients in what some see as a move towards euthanasia. The French Parliament will...

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