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The World This Week - 01 August 2014 (part 2)

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MEDIAWATCH

Coverage of Gaza in the Israeli media

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REPORTERS

1914-1918: The Depths of Hell

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 01 August 2014

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THE INTERVIEW

Exclusive: Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

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#THE 51%

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ségolène Royal goes for green

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THE OBSERVERS

A look back at some of the Observers' best stories

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DEBATE

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds' (part 2)

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USA

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death, coroner rules

New York City's medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer’s chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of 'I can’t breathe!' sparked widespread outrage.

LIBYA

Rogue general denies Islamist seizure of Benghazi

A rogue Libyan general denied Islamist claims that their militias had seized control of Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi on Thursday as diplomatic missions continued to evacuate staff from the capital Tripoli amid the continuing unrest.

UGANDA

Ugandan court strikes down anti-gay legislation

Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned harsh new law against homosexuality that had been strongly criticised by rights groups, saying the measure had been passed by parliament without the necessary quorum.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Israeli soldier feared captured, ceasefire 'over'

Several hours after the start of a three-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Friday, the Israeli army announced that the truce was over and military operations were in progress on the ground.

ISRAEL - GAZA

Israeli soldier feared captured as Gaza truce crumbles

The Israeli army on Friday said initial reports indicated a soldier had been captured by Palestinian militants during an operation in southern Gaza, as a US and UN-brokered ceasefire unraveled just hours after it began.

ISRAEL - GAZA

Gaza ceasefire crumbles as Israel resumes military operations

A 72-hour Gaza truce unraveled just hours after it began, with both sides accusing the other of violating the truce terms. Three Israeli soldiers and more than 30 Palestinians were killed after the ceasefire started, FRANCE 24 has learned.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Truce violation accusations fly as Gaza ceasefire begins

Three Israeli soldiers were killed just hours after a Gaza ceasefire began, according to FRANCE 24 reporters in the Palestinian enclave. Meanwhile, Palestinian officials said more than 20 Gazans were killed despite the truce.

UKRAINE

Ukrainian army suffers losses in separatist attack

Ukrainian television reported on Friday that 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely lower.

GUINEA

Regional summit to tackle deadly Ebola outbreak

The West African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus have imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst ever outbreak of the tropical virus, ahead of a special regional summit Friday to launch an emergency response plan.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Israel and Hamas 72-hour ceasefire begins

A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday, with talks set to get underway in Cairo, Egypt. The conflict has seen more than 1,450 Palestinians lose their lives, along with sixty-one Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians.

FRANCE

Air France ground workers to strike on August 2

Air France ground staff have called for a strike at French airports from 1am local time on Saturday, August 2, until midnight to call for better work conditions and salaries, increased flight security and to oppose the use of subcontracters.

FRANCE

France remembers murdered socialist hero Jean Jaurès

On a Friday evening on July 31, 1914, a 29-year-old French nationalist by the name of Raoul Villain arrived at a north Paris café, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired two shots at a diner, striking his target twice in the head.