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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

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Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

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Latest update : 2014-02-27

One giant leap for special effects

If you’ve seen the film "Gravity", you may well have believed the filmmakers actually sent Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into outer space. The film is tipped to win big at the Oscars and has already won a slew of awards for its awe-inspiring special effects. But it was in a London basement, not Hollywood, that the visual magic was made. We tell you why the British capital is fast becoming the destination of choice for blockbusters in need of CGI wizardry.

Also on the show: we take you to the ball capital of the world, Vienna, as dance-loving visitors pretend to be prince and princess for a day.

Finally, there’s a lot more to Venice carnival than just masks and mystery. We tell you about some of the more bizarre traditions.

By Jade BARKER

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2014-10-20 Soul

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

He's been described as "perhaps the best drummer to have lived" by Brian Eno. Tony Allen is the man who gave Fela Kuti his signature swing.

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2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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2014-10-16 culture

Lucinda Childs: The grande dame of American dance

She's a pioneer of post-modern movement and is credited for changing how we view dance. Lucinda Childs' production "Dance" was first seen over 30 years ago, but now it’s back on...

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2014-10-15 culture

Film Show: 'The Intouchables' directors bring us 'Samba'

In Encore's weekly film show Eve Jackson brings us the week's top releases starting with French social comedy, "Samba". It's the latest offering from the directors of "The...

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2014-10-14 culture

Helen Fielding talks Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding talks to FRANCE 24 about making feminists furious and her latest Bridget Jones novel “Mad About the Boy” in which Mr Darcy has been killed off and Bridget has...

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