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Latest update : 2013-05-22

Blood on the Church floor

A dramatic suicide in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral puts the spotlight back on gay marriage in France. Dominique Venner - a far-right essayist - posted a final message on his blog earlier today emphasising his opposition to gay marriage, "a despicable law". Also, some amateur videos of the Oklahoma tornado, Russian suspicions of vote-rigging at Eurovision and a 19-year-old student who staged his own kidnapping because of bad grades.

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-15 Facebook

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glasses apps and is used in policing but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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2014-09-11 Social Media

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

He's always loved appearing on television and Nicolas Sarkozy's predicted return to politics will be announced in a prime time TV interview, analysts say. It is expected that his...

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2014-09-11 François Hollande

Scandal overload for French government

François Hollande has given an exclusive interview to the Nouvel Observateur magazine saying that Valérie Trierweiler's claims that he despises the poor are a blow to his entire...

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2014-09-10 Scotland

Photo of Hollande looking lost at NATO summit was fake

A viral photo of François Hollande looking lost at the NATO summit in Wales last week was a fake, it has emerged. Elsewhere, a look-alike of the Moroccan king is jailed for...

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2014-09-09 Nigeria

iBuzz over iLaunch of iPhone

Journalists once again provide oodles of free advertising for the iPhone over the launch of its latest upgrade. First though, buzz over the Scotland independence referendum,...

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