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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Maduro: Let them eat steak

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THE DEBATE

Syria: Russia and Israel seek to avoid spiral over plane downing

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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

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Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

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Should supermodels' catwalk strut be protected by copyright?

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Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

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US hits China with trade tariffs on $200bn of goods

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-06-04

Music show: Legendary hip-hop MC Chali 2na, Jorja Smith & Angélique Kidjo

Chali 2na is a founding member of the pioneering, alternative hip-hop group Jurassic Five. The collective emerged from the rap underground of the late 90s with a positive message and old-school stylings evoking the golden age of hip-hop. The MC, known for his distinctive baritone voice, talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about joining forces with UK breakbeat DJ Krafty Kuts for the "Adventures of a Reluctant Superhero" tour and their upcoming joint album full of good-time, party-ready tunes.

We also check out new releases from British nu-soul/R&B rising star Jorja Smith and Beninese powerhouse diva Angélique Kidjo.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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2018-09-12 ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Freshmen', 'Shéhérazade' and 'Thunder Road'

It's survival of the fittest for students hoping to study medicine here in France, an ultra-competitive race which has been fictionalized by Thomas Lilti in "The Freshmen",...

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