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France's top consumer group sues Internet giants

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WEB NEWS

Web users pay tribute to South Korea ferry victims

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AFRICA NEWS

A landslide victory for the 'invisible candidate' in Algeria's Presidential polls

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 18 April 2014

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 18 April 2014 (part 2)

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MEDIAWATCH

Presidential adviser resigns over "shoe-shine scandal"

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#THE 51%

Breaking stereotypes

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Galaxy S5 v. HTC One (M8): Which is the right one for you?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

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FRANCE

Why Syria’s cash-strapped jihadists let hostages go

A leading expert on Syria told FRANCE 24 that the recent release of several Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) highlights the jihadist group’s difficulties in securing funding from international donors.

FRANCE

The Great War's unsung four-legged heroes

The Great War has always been traced from the point of view of humans. With his book "Animals of the Trenches", Eric Baratay gives us the experiences of "soldiers on all fours" – the horses, dogs and other animals that battled alongside humans.

FRANCE

Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordeal

The four French journalists who were held hostage for 10 months in Syria returned home to France early on Sunday, where they were greeted by French President François Hollande and their families and colleagues.

FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE

French journalist tells of release from captivity in Syria

Nicolas Hénin is one of the four French reporters freed on Saturday after being held hostage for 10 months by radical Islamist rebels in Syria. He gave FRANCE 24 an exclusive account about the conditions of his release from captivity.

SYRIA

French journalists abducted in Syria freed

Four French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria on Saturday after being abducted by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last June.

SOUTH SUDAN

Scores killed in South Sudan cattle raid

The Information minister of the South Sudanese state of Warrap said Saturday that more than 100 people had been killed in a cattle raid, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

FRANCE

In pictures: French kite festival takes flight

Tens of thousands of people visited the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer to attend the 28th International Kite Meeting which runs from the 12th and 21st of April.

UKRAINE

Ukraine separatists say ‘not bound’ by Geneva deal

Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev’s new interim government resigns.

ALGERIA

Bouteflika, the ghost president

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.

FRANCE - RELIGION

Does Valls’ upcoming Vatican trip violate French secularism?

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

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