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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

Monumental mix up at Oscars

We take a look at buzz surrounding the erroneous announcement that "La La Land" had won the Oscar for Best Picture. Also, a round-up of headlines and buzz on the French...

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2017-02-24 Donald Trump

Trump: ‘Fake news’ and unnamed sources

MediaWatch delves into the latest "fake news" accusations of the US President. Donald Trump thinks anonymous sources should not be allowed. He also wrote off the French capital,...

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2017-02-23 police

Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

Protests in 16 different schools in and around Paris turned violent in places today, this over an alleged rape by a French police officer of a 22-year-old man named Théo. The...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

Bayrou decides to march with Macron

The veteran and maverick have joined forces. François Bayrou, who has been a presidential candidate in every election for the past 15 years, has decided to throw his weight...

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2017-02-21 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

We take a look at coverage of the French presidential campaign going overseas, with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron campaigning in London while far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen...

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