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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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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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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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Latest update : 2018-02-16

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch was supposed to highlight China-African relations. Plus, Chinese astrologers predict 2018 - the Year of the Dog - will be "ruff" for Donald Trump.

By Emma JAMES

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2018-09-18 MediaWatch

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Videos of the Venezuelan president feasting at a celebrity chef's restaurant have caused widespread anger. With much of the country struggling to find food, Nicolas Maduro...

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2018-09-14 MediaWatch

Trump: Puerto Rico hurricane toll 'is a Democratic plot to make me look bad'

In today's MediaWatch, Nadia Massih takes us through Donald Trump's latest tweetstorm, described by CNN as "patently false". Also, on the day that RT published an interview with...

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2018-09-12 MediaWatch

Will Europe's copyright plans change the internet?

There's panic on the world wide web as the European Parliament backs a plan to make sweeping changes to copyright law. Could it spell the end of GIFs and memes, some of the...

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2018-09-11 MediaWatch

9/11 and the presidential fist pump

There's been criticism of the US president for his way of marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which included angry tweets and a double fist pump ahead of a...

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2018-09-10 MediaWatch

Serena Williams: Punishment or prejudice?

The controversy over Serena Williams' US Open performance - and punishment - is still sharply dividing opinion. Many have come out in support, others have criticised, while some...

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