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'What does the social unrest say about France?'

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Railway workers to add to French strike misery

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Social media turns ugly in response to 'Cincinnati zoo episode'

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Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré sentenced to life in prison

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‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

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Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 1)

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Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 2)

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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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2016-05-27 Japan

Hiroshima's healing hug

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2016-05-26 China

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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