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Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

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'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

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Find out what side of the force you're on at the 'Star Wars Identities' exhibition

In today's show we take you on an identity quest! Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? A Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok? Now you have the chance to find out. An exhibition at the Cité du Cinema on the outskirts of Paris takes you on an interactive journey into the world of George Lucas and his famous movie saga, allowing you to build your own Star Wars hero. We sent Clovis Casali along to find out which side of the force he's on.

Also on the show: he went from being just another pawn in the game of emigration and asylum seeking to check-mating the system. We take a look at the incredible story of the chess-playing prodigy Fahim Alam, as a book about his life is released.

Finally, we find out how a graphic novel depicting the vetoed resolutions, verbal ping-pong matches and diplomatic deadlock over the Syrian conflict is being received at the United Nations. 

By Jade BARKER

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2017-10-20 culture

Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

The FIAC has set up shop for its 44th edition in Paris's Grand Palais. Alongside the offerings from big name galleries from Paris, London and New York, this year the art fair is...

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2017-10-19 culture

Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

From the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco to Paul Gauguin’s life and art uncovered in Paris, Eve Jackson has this week’s culture news.

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2017-10-18 culture

Film show: 'Detroit', 'Kingsman 2', 'Beauty and the Dogs'

From Kathryn Bigelow's look at police brutality in 1960s "Detroit" to a woman's quest for justice in "Beauty and the Dogs", film critic Emma Jones talks to Eve Jackson about the...

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2017-10-17 culture

Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan has been waving the baton at the Paris Opera for close to a decade, as the prestigious company's musical director. The maestro is currently...

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2017-10-16 culture

Music show: Client Liaison, Boyz II Men & Jessie Ware

Australian duo Client Liaison are setting dance floors alight with their retro-flavoured pop and fun, feel-good grooves. The band’s vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist Harvey...

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