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Libya violence: At least 4 foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

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EYE ON AFRICA

Mali: 12 people die in suicide attack against MNLA

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'Who will follow in Charlie Hebdo's footsteps?'

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IN THE PAPERS

Searching for a 'blizzard buddy'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook user base now bigger than China’s population

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MEDIAWATCH

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

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DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

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DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

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A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

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Latest update : 2014-01-21

Beatlemania returns!

There’s plenty to "Twist and Shout" about for Beatles fans this week, as all thirteen of their US-issue albums are re-released to mark 50 years since Beatlemania swept the United States. France 24 music critic Mark Thompson tells Catherine Nicholson how these versions differ from the sound that many of the band's European fans will know, thanks to American-oriented mixes and marketing.

We’re also exploring how the Beatles’ legacy still burns brightly today, as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr prepare to play at the Grammys – along with a host of stars who will perform their own Fab Four tributes.

Also on the show: the lead singer of French band Theodore Paul & Gabriel, Clémence Gabriel, joins us in the studio to tell us how the Beatles influenced her music, and why her band has adopted an androgynous look.

Meanwhile, Dr Dre is hoping to revolutionise the music industry with his own streaming service. We’re finding out how BeatsMusic will use complicated prediction technology to try to anticipate your musical interests – and asking whether it isn’t all just a little stalkerish.

Finally, American soul troubadour Cody Chesnutt is heading to Paris for the "Sons d’Hiver" festival this week – a chance for us to introduce, or re-introduce you to his vintage, lo-fi sound.

By Mark THOMPSON , Catherine NICHOLSON

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2015-01-28 culture

Film Show: 'The Imitation Game', 'Phoenix' and the French Oscars

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the films of the week, including "The Imitation Game", "Phoenix" and "West Side Story". They also discuss this year's...

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2015-01-27 culture

The voices of Auschwitz in music, film and literature

Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we speak to those who survived the atrocities and through music, film and literature are telling their stories.

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2015-01-26 music

Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

Central African musician Ray Lema joins music critic Mark Thompson and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his new album, "Nzimbu". They also discuss the week's music news,...

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2015-01-23 culture

Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar...

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2015-01-22 culture

French film 'Taken 3' slammed by critics as 'dull'

We look at Liam Neeson’s third outing in "Taken 3", which is topping the box office but leaving critics cold. Plus, we bring you our film critic Lisa Nesselson’s interview with...

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