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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 15:29:32

At least one United Nations peacekeeper was killed in a rocket attack on a joint UN-French military base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN mission said.

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From Africa in Transition Tue Oct 7 2014, 13:13:10

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn and Allen Grane. Jacob is an analyst of African Affairs for The...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 12:55:05

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was linked to new two corruption probes this week, adding to an already significant list of legal woes as he attempts to stage a return to French politics.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 10:35:54

The press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders and journalists' unions are calling for the release of Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, two French TV reporters who were arrested in the West Papua area of Indonesia two months ago.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 7 2014, 08:00:34

So much of the discord and paralysis in the pro-rights movement in Ethiopia and the Diaspora comes down to one factor: ethnicity. Politics related to Ethiopia has become so heavily "ethnicized" that we have a difficult time distinguishing between ideology and identity. Conversations about change cease to center on shared concern (like justice, human rights [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 06:32:24

Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for inventing the LED, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly light source, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 7 2014, 06:00:47

What is more surprising than a mix of traditional Congolese music and European baroque music? What is more powerful than someone who makes another culture's codes his own? "Coup Fatal" (currently on tour in Italy and Germany) is a collaboration between the Congolese baroque singer, Serge Kakudji, the Belgian choreographer, Alain Platel and the Belgian jazz [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Oct 7 2014, 04:00:46

In her famous tract on literature and trauma, Cathy Caruth writes: "If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing..." Lara Pawson's In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre (2014) is literary reportage that flirts with [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 02:50:42

Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled city in southern Guerrero state after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that local police conspired with a criminal gang to kill and disappear students.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Oct 7 2014, 02:09:14

The Israeli foreign ministry on Monday summoned Sweden's ambassador to protest over Stockholm's declared intention to recognise a Palestinian state.

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