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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2013-01-18

Algeria: 'The slaughter of the good and the bad was utterly predictable'

The Independent's Robert Fisk says Algeria has a long history of being as brutal with its captives as its captors. He argues that bloodshed at the hostage seizure at the gas plant in eastern Algeria was "utterly predictable". The Algerian press, meanwhile, focuses on the survival of 600 Algerian workers. One paper describes the assault as "audacious". And, after Oprah, Lance Armstrong is panned as a "cheat and a bully".

The Independent: The slaughter of the good and bad was utterly predictable

El Chorouk: reports that 600 Algerian workers were rescued

Midi Libre: AQIM has kidnapped 100 Western hostages since 2003

Liberté Algérie: Le Sud Algérien est trés riche - pétrole, gaz; otages

Huffington Post: A Cheat and A Bully

USA Today: Lance Armstrong to Oprah - story was 'one big lie'

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