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La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

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Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

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Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

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French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

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Norway will 'move mountains' for Nordic neighbour Finland

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FRANCE 24

USA - RUSSIA

Russia suspected in Clinton computer hack

Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.

FRANCE 24

Burundi

UN says it will send police to Burundi

The United Nations Security Council authorized on Friday the deployment of up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, though four of the 15 members abstained from the vote.

For months now, his name has been at the centre of corruption allegations...But Lula da Silva has avoided court.... until now The former president has been charged with obstructing the enquiry into corruption at PetrobrasHe allegedly tried to buy the silence of a former director of the brazilian oil company....accusations that come from former ally and politician Delcidio do Amaral, who will also stand trial for his involvement in the graftLula has denied any wrongdoing; on Friday his spokesperson issued a statement calling the charges flimsy DLS "the charges are based uniquely on (evidence from) a plea bargain.Lula has never opposed the investigations."In the past two years over a hundred people have been arrested in an investigation that has uncovered a web of bribery and mismanagement at the state oil company Petrobrasan estimated 8 billion dollars was allegedly funnelled to top executives and politicians over a decade...accusations which have damaged the former president's record popularity:VOX"I think he is guilty. He evidently conspired with companies to remain in power. But he must be judged by the law, not by us.""I think Lula is a sort of Al Capone. We all know he did many bad things but unfortunately they only got him for obstructing justice... which is very little if you look at all the things he did."This indictment is another blow to Lula's Workers Party ... His successor Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment for allegedly manipulating government accounts... Her trial is set to conclude end of August

Lula on trial

FRANCE 24

SKYDIVING

The US daredevil attempting skydive without parachute

He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

(runs 1:10 to last word plus 9 secs sound out)pope francis arrived at auschwitz in silent contemplation.he walked alone through the camp's notorious wrought iron gate with only the sound of his footsteps and the occasional camera clicking prior to his visit, the pontiff had said he would make no address... no comments.the camp saw more than a million people - most of them jews - murdered during the second world war.pope francis exchanged kisses and quiet words with several survivors.some of these people were as young as 2... when nazi soldiers imprisoned and tortured them here, for their way of life and religion.Francis lit a candle in front of the wall where nazis soldiers killed thousands of people by firing squad.though he choose prayer over condemnation here today....the pope has repeatedly denounced those commiting crimes, in a war he says has nothing to do with religion.his comments come after a string of jihadist attacks across the world.

Pope Francis visits Auschwitz-Birkenau camps