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Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

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When water becomes a weapon of war

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Eve Ensler: 'In The Body Of The World'

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THE INTERVIEW

Ed Husain, Author of 'The Islamist'

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Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test

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Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test (part 2)

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Pakistan: Imran Khan, from the cricket field to politics

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Is Carla Bruni against a political comeback for Sarkozy?

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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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Latest update : 2014-07-01

Robin lays it on a bit Thicke

He sung about blurred lines, but has Robin Thicke crossed the line? Music critics certainly seem to think so. The R&B singer’s new album is named after his estranged wife, but critics say it sounds more like a thriller than a love ballad.

Also on our special music show: singing to remember. As Sarajevo marked the centennial of an archduke's murder that lit the fuse for World War I, its orchestral choir joined up with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to offer a message of unity to the divided country and continent.

Finally, music with a mission: festival season is in full swing and this year many are pairing good tunes with a good cause. We tell you how.

By Jade BARKER , Mariam SAAB

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2014-09-02 sexual assault

Eve Ensler: 'In The Body Of The World'

She is a woman who has devoted her life to the female body. Through her hit play "The Vagina Monologues" she talks about it, through her global activist movement One Billion...

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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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2014-09-01 music

Bold and bonkers: Kate Bush is back on stage

In Encore!’s weekly music show, Mariam Saab talks about Kate Bush’s comeback, Maroon 5’s new album and graphic new video plus French sensation Keen V. World music band CAB are...

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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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