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Latest update : 2013-12-24

Keeping tabs on Santa Claus as MediaWatch prepares for Christmas

A posthumous Christmas pardon for Alan Turing comes in for criticism, while a medical study reveals that the Virgin Mary is not alone, and an estimated 33,000 Americans claim to have become pregnant as virgins. Plus, we take a look at the history behind NORAD's famous Santa Tracker - and how Christmas may look, through the eyes of famous movie makers.

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2014-10-28 immigration

Immigration policy is Lost in Translation

Politicians from both sides of the Channel locked horns over the tricky issue of immigration this Tuesday. However, as the Select Committee Meeting descended into a bad-tempered...

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2014-10-24 immigration

Queen Elizabeth tweets

One has tweeted! The British Monarchy has sent its first missive into the social media buzzosphere, but some are questioning whether or not Queen Elizabeth really did send the...

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2014-10-23 media

Media response to Ottawa shooting

We take a look at some reactions to the Ottawa shooting. Also, an iconic photo from the fall of the Berlin Wall featured a Frenchman called "Laurent", Rue89 has discovered. The...

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2014-10-20 sculpture

Provocative sculpture 'unplugged'

We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The inflatable...

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2014-10-21 television

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

A bizarre story from the north of France has done the rounds of the world's media: armed clowns have been terrorising various towns. A youth was handed down a suspended sentence...

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