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UK tabloids and social media under fire after suicide of TV presenter

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Reality TV presenter Caroline Flack ended her own life last Saturday, leading to an outpouring of grief in the UK; many felt they personally knew Flack because of her presence on social media. Yet this proximity with the public was a double-edged sword, with recent turmoil in her private life playing out in the tabloids and on social networks. Elsewhere, a Syrian father has found a heroic way of preventing his daughter from experiencing trauma amidst shelling. Finally, a cartoon that speaks volumes about how the private lives of French politicians have been changed by technology.