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The monk who saved thousands of precious manuscripts from IS jihadists

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Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

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Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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THE OBSERVERS

Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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THE OBSERVERS

Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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'Will snoop for food'

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NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

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US Patriot Act partly expires as France strengthens surveillance

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-01-16

Mali intervention: France goes it alone

France expands its military operation in Mali, while Islamist fighters vow revenge. We look at why France is involved and the various ways in which its allies are helping. Next, the French government says it won’t back down on legalising same-sex marriage, despite a massive protest against the bill at the weekend. Finally, all eyes are on Marseille, as the southern French city kicks off a marathon of cultural events, hoping to improve its reputation.

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2015-05-29 history

Pantheon: Acknowledging France's great men and women

This week, two women and two men of the French Resistance were inducted into France's famous Pantheon. All four were chosen for having resisted Nazi occupation, a spirit and...

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2015-05-22 gastronomy

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

This week, we dedicate this special edition to French gastronomy. The 1st ever edition of the "Taste of Paris" is underway at the Grand Palais here in Paris, an event which has...

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2015-05-15 Calais

Calais migrant attacks: French police accused of carrying out beatings

This week, a video released by an NGO caused outrage in France. The footage appears to show policemen in the northern city of Calais violently hitting migrants who were trying to...

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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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