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The World This Week - August 29th, 2014

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French Prime Minister calls on ECB to go further to help economy

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AFRICA NEWS

South Africa: Four men guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

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France: fighting political corruption with transparency

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WEB NEWS

Using the web to further the cause: ISIS vs USA

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No strategy and a beige suit

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

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Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson, the 'father of photojournalism'

Henri Cartier-Bresson, who is credited with inventing the art of street photography, created some of the 20th century's most resonant images. To mark ten years since his death, Paris' Pompidou Centre is showcasing an enormous selection of works from his seven-decade career. We take a look around the exhibition.

Catherine Nicholson gives us a guided tour of the blurred lines where video games meet films, art, and music videos. It's at an exhibition right here in Paris.

Also on the show: as the art market booms, we look at the Francis Bacon painting that’s just sold for over €50 million.

Meanwhile, we find out just what happened to renowned writer and cynic Michel Houellebecq when he disappeared briefly in 2011.

And we discover Madame Butterfly’s modern, stripped-back look at the latest production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera here in Paris, 110 years after it was composed.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-08-29 culture

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

For the past 20 years he's wowed the audiences of Quebec, Las Vegas and Atlantic City with his talent and humour. Now Alain Choquette is targeting the French with his show...

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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