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Hiroshima's healing hug

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French labour strikes, Paris raids on Google and McDonald's (part 2)

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Latest update : 2014-06-06

Tweeting D-Day as it happened

The UK Cabinet Office and Canadian TV had live tweets recreating the Normandy Landings moment by moment 70 years ago, an opportunity to watch D-Day unfold in real time. Commemorations were marked by diplomatic tensions and the hope the historic gathering of world leaders could help ease the current Ukraine crisis. Looking to next week, the World Cup is set to begin amid protests and strikes. We look, too, at a French satirical magazine doing a Conchita Wurst-style makeover on the national squad.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-05-27 Japan

Hiroshima's healing hug

MediaWatch takes a look at the image that's captured hearts and minds after Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima. Plus, the mock advert for a medication to cure Islamophobia. And...

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2016-05-26 China

Black man ‘whitened’ in Chinese washing detergent ad

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

Could a woman play the role of James Bond? The debate is ongoing on social media, in particular since Gillian Anderson said she wouldn't mind being "Jane Bond". First though, a...

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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2016-05-24 British politics

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

In tonight's Mediawatch, petrol shortages are buzzing on social media as unions blockade oil refineries. Also, a "Hug a Brit" campaign hopes to incite Britons not to vote for...

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