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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.

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2014-12-24 Catholic Church

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A pre-Christmas message that shocked many. Pope Francis set out 15 ills that he says are failing the church, accusing cardinals of being too focused on position, power and money....

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2014-12-23 Islamic State (IS) group

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A 74 year old German reporter spends ten days with the Islamic State group. He crosses through Iraq and Syria with them and is now back to tell the tale. And Tunisia celebrates...

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2014-12-18 Russia

Depardieu launches "Proud to be Russian" watch range

As Russia feels the pinch of economic sanctions, Gérard Depardieu launches a luxury watch range in Moscow and says "luxury doesn't depend on the rouble, it depends on the...

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2014-12-17 Cuba

"Todos somos Americanos"

A new chapter in US-Cuba relations has been announced ; we take a look at the online reaction.

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2014-12-16 Taliban

#PeshawarAttack

A massacre carried out by the Taliban at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan is generating huge condemnation under several hashtags, including #PeshawarAttack, #IstandWithPeshawar and...

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