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Latest update : 2013-06-26

Imagine John Lennon on the TV talent show 'The Voice'

China wants an end to US internet domination in the wake of the Edward Snowden spying revelations. The Global Times, a pro-government publication in China, asks: "How big is the World Washington Web?" We look, too, at reaction on Twitter to the handover of power in Qatar. And, at a story on the Huffington Post comedy page: what kind of reaction would John Lennon have got singing "Imagine" on the TV show The Voice?

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-10-23 Catalonia

Madrid takes control of Catalan public broadcaster

We take a look at reactions to the controversial choice by the Spanish authorities to seize control of TV3, Catalonia's state TV broadcaster, as well as the public radio station....

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2017-10-20 New Zealand

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

We look at New Zealand's youthful and youngest ever prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, who's joined the growing list of world leaders under 40! In other news, we look at the role...

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2017-10-19 Spain

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

We take a look at reactions to Madrid's decision to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to suspend Catalonia's autonomy - a first in Spanish history. Also,...

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2017-10-18 counter-terrorism

French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

The French parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, and some are saying that it will make France’s state of emergency permanent. We take a look at online and press reactions...

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2017-10-17 Sexual harassment

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

We look at reactions to the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag here in France. Many say it's given women an opportunity to speak out against sexual harassment. Others, however, say naming...

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