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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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#TECH 24

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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FASHION

Jean-Marc Loubier, bags and shoes.

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ENCORE!

Hip-hop musician Beat Assailant on mixing the sounds of the city

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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.

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.

LITERATURE

World honours Garcia Marquez’s magical literary legacy

Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.

CINEMA

Abel Ferrara’s hotly awaited DSK film to premiere on web

It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.

HIMALAYAS

Deadly avalanche strikes Everest in worst-ever disaster

At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and several others are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest early on Friday, the tourism ministry said, in the most deadly single accident ever on the world's highest peak.

UKRAINE

Video: Tensions remain high in Mariupol despite Geneva deal

FRANCE 24’s special correspondents went to the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Thursday, hours before top diplomats in Geneva reached a deal to ease the country’s separatist crisis. Watch their exclusive video report.

DIPLOMACY

Russia and West agree on steps to ease Ukraine crisis

Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU reached a breakthrough on Thursday in talks in Geneva by agreeing on steps to calm the crisis in Ukraine, including a call for militant groups to disarm.

FRANCE

Eurostar train mishap causes 'severe' delays

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers had their Easter travel plans disrupted on Thursday after a "fatality" coupled with "infrastructure problems" held trains up for hours and forced the cancellation of later services, an official company tweet said.

USA

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

America's former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced in New York on Thursday that she is pregnant with her first baby, giving her parents Bill and Hillary a long-awaited grandchild.

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