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'Why was an 8-year-old boy questioned by police?'

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Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

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Latest update : 2013-07-10

Rapper Mos Def tries Guantanamo-style force-feeding

To bring attention to the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay inmates on hunger strike, a US rapper, Mos Def, took on more than he had bargained for. The gruesome process, whereby a plastic tube is inserted up the nose, can take up to two hours at a time and be performed twice daily on inmates. Also, Nicolas Sarkozy announces a political comeback (or does he?) while Britain's Channel 4 courts controversy during Ramadan.

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2015-01-29 Charlie Hebdo

French police question 8-year-old boy for 'justifying terrorism'

An 8-year-old boy in the southern French city of Nice has been questioned by police for expressing support for the gunmen who killed the Charlie Hebdo journalists. On French...

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2015-01-28 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

Despite fake images claiming to show the contrary, the US First Lady was not blurred out by Saudi Arabia's state broadcaster. Also, we look at some stories of political pettiness...

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

Auschwitz, 70 years on

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, world leaders gather at the concentration camp in remembrance. We take a look at the online coverage.

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2015-01-26 Syriza party

Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

We take a look at online reactions to the victory of far-left party Syriza in Greek elections. Also, world leaders such as Christine Lagarde and David Cameron are pilloried...

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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