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Soft on Smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

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French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

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French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

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Tangerine Dream: Afropolitan star Yemi Alade chats to FRANCE 24

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Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

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MEDIAWATCH

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Latest update : 2013-03-27

Cats take over Twitter (Egyptians to blame)

Two hashtags were prominent on Twitter today: #CatsAreSluts (global #1 trend for several hours) as well as #AddKittensToFamousPhotographs. We ask the all-important question...WHY? Also, in a case of life imitating art, a man fakes an attack to impress his date. Was this inspired by an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm?

By James CREEDON

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2015-03-04 children

To smack or not to smack?

To smack or not to smack - the debate continues in France after the Council of Europe criticised Paris for failing to introduce legislation that places an outright ban on...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Online reactions to Netanyahu's speech to Congress

We take a look at social media reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to the US Congress. Next, a wildlife photo goes viral – we take look at the original and the...

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2015-03-02 Russia

Media reactions to Boris Nemtsov's murder

Boris Nemtsov's murder is creating a lot of reaction in the Western media - we take a look at some editorials and social media reactions. Also - should smacking be fully banned...

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2015-02-27 US Congress

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram lands him in bother

Live from the newsroom, Oliver Farry takes a look at what's making waves online and elsewhere today.

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2015-02-26 Syria

French MPs meet Assad, causing divisions in Paris

Diplomatic relations between Paris and Damascus were cut in 2012, so the decision by four French MPs to meet with Bashar al-Assad has caused serious divisions within the French...

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