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Pope Family Planning: Heated Debate over Pontiff's 'Rabbit' Comments (part 2)

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Latest update : 2013-11-08

Twitter: 'how lonely people came together to rip each other to shreds'

We look at the Twitter IPO, from "cronut" donuts, to protests, to a new book that is a company history-cum-crime novel. Wired.com describes "Hatching Twitter" as "the story of how lonely people came together to build a product designed to connect them to each other and the world around them - only to rip each other to shreds in order to control that very thing". We also look at a story buzzing in Paris: two restaurants are accused of putting "les moches"(ugly people) at the back, out of sight.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss Lagarde hails Saudi King Abdullah 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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2015-01-22 apartheid

Sarkozy criticises Valls for use of term 'social apartheid'

On Tuesday, the French Prime Minister said the country's recent terrorist attacks exposed a "geographical, social and ethnic apartheid" in the society. Nicolas Sarkozy called the...

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2015-01-21 apartheid

'Apartheid' in France: Valls's words cause controversy

First up in this evening's Mediawatch, we look at reaction to the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" to describe French social and ethnic divisions....

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2015-01-20 Anne Hidalgo

Pope says Catholics shouldn't 'breed like rabbits'

We take a look at reactions to Pope Francis's remarks on Catholic family planning. Also, a drone flies over the Elysée Palace, sparking security concerns. Finally, the mayor of...

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2015-01-19 François Hollande

Hollande gets historic boost in polls

An Ifop poll for "Paris Match" puts François Hollande's approval rating at 40%, an historic boost for a French president which represents a 21% increase in his poll rating. We...

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