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Latest update : 2013-04-26

Deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome

In this edition we look at a Dubai actor, photographer and poet who could be one of the three men deported earlier this month from Saudi Arabia for being too dishy. Religious police took the three guys away from a cultural festival, fearing female visitors would fall for them. Also, we look at the prospects of a continuation of the Bush dynasty. George W. Bush says his brother Jeb should run in 2016. Could there be a Bush Number Three?

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-12-08 Poland

Polish Christmas video goes viral

In the context of Brexit, a video depicting a Polish grandfather visiting family in London for Christmas has gone viral - we take a look. First though, Jérôme Cahuzac, former...

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2016-12-07 Edward Snowden

After latest Snowden leaks, is it time to use carrier pigeons?

Not even in-flight communications are safe from NSA snooping, according to the latest revelations by Edward Snowden published in 'Le Monde' and by 'The Intercept'. We take a look...

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2016-12-06 Bernard Cazeneuve

Interior minister takes over as France's premier

Bernard Cazeneuve is stepping into Manuel Valls' shoes as French prime minister for the next five months until elections next May – we take a look at online reactions.

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2016-12-05 French Presidential Elections 2017

Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

The French prime minister today announced he will take part in Socialist Party primaries ahead of the presidential election next year. Many do not think Manuel Valls is in a...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

In tonight's show, we look at reactions to François Hollande's “mic drop” of not running in the 2017 elections and scour rumors about Prime Minister Manuel Valls preparing to run...

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