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To smack or not to smack?

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DEBATE

Soft on Smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

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FOCUS

French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

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IN THE PAPERS

'Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments'

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IN THE PAPERS

Hollande: 'We have to tear voters away from the National Front'

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FACE-OFF

French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

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ENCORE!

Film Show: 'Citizen Four', 'The Circle' and 'Wolf Totem'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Tangerine Dream: Afropolitan star Yemi Alade chats to FRANCE 24

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

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FRANCE 24

FRANCE - CUBA

Hollande announces historic visit to Cuba

President François Hollande this week announced he will travel to Cuba in May. It will be the first official visit by a French president to the communist-run country, coming on the heels of a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

FRANCE 24

USA

US officer cleared in fatal Ferguson shooting

The US Justice Department will not prosecute a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old whose death in Ferguson sparked weeks of protests and ignited a national debate over how police treat African-Americans.

FRANCE 24

INDIA

India bans broadcast of rape documentary

An Indian court has banned the broadcast of a documentary on the country’s endemic rape problem, in which a death row convict expresses no remorse for his part in the 2012 fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, placing the blame on the victim.

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USA

Boston Marathon bombing suspect goes on trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

FRANCE 24

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress on March 3, 2015

ANALYSIS

Netanyahu says aloud what Sunni Arabs are whispering

When Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the US Congress on Tuesday and denounced President Barack Obama's efforts to broker a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, the spectacle – on the surface at least – raised an unlikely paradox.

FRANCE 24

MEXICO

Mexican cartel leader arrested in pre-dawn raid

Federal forces on Wednesday arrested the leader of one of Mexico’s most feared drug cartels in a pre-dawn raid in the northern city of Monterrey, officials said. The arrest marks the second capture of a Mexican drug kingpin in less than a week.

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USA

Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

An all-white jury that includes a restaurant manager, several retirees and a social worker will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which gets underway with opening statements on Wednesday.