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Bouygues death denied by French industrialist's group

Paris - French conglomerate Bouygues on Saturday denied the death of its CEO Martin Bouygues.

Nemtsov urged end to Ukraine conflict hours before killing

Moscow - Three hours before his death, Boris Nemtsov gave an interview to a Moscow radio station, condemning President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine and calling for an end to the conflict.

Gaza floods: Dispelling the myth about Israeli 'dams'

- Once again this winter, following days of very heavy rainfall across the region, the banks of a riverbed running through central Gaza were breached, flooding dozens of Palestinian homes.

Rights lawyer Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist

Montreal - Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of "woefully inadequate" efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Belgian town wants World Press Photo award withdrawn

Brussels - The mayor of Charleroi has said the award of a World Press Photo prize to a study on the gritty industrial Belgian town should be withdrawn as a "serious distortion of reality.

Al-Jazeera journalist in Paris court next week for flying drone

Paris - One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.The other two television journalists have been freed.

Mystery as drones spotted in Paris sky

Paris - Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested Wednesday for flying one from a park on the edge of the city.

Charlie Hebdo returns to newsstands with satire and emotion

Paris - "We're back!". With those words -- and a cartoon depicting the pope, a jihadist and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen as a pack of enraged animals -- Charlie Hebdo marked its return Wednesday.

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

Paris - More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather shouldn't be irritated by questions from media

Floyd Mayweather seems to be getting irritated by lingering questions from media about the ongoing fight negotiations between him and Manny Pacquiao for the super fight that he had calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Canada's 'fourth estate' needs balance

We were treated this past week to the demise of an alternative voice in Canadian media when Sun News Network faded to black.

When fake news goes viral, blame the media, says study

Washington - It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.In fact, according to a study by media researchers, many news organizations fail to do enough to separate fact from fiction, and often help unverified rumors and reports to go viral online.

Al-Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt prison

Cairo - Two Al-Jazeera journalists were freed from an Egyptian prison Friday pending retrial, their families said, after spending more than a year in jail in a case that provoked global uproar.

Teenager who stormed Dutch TV to remain in custody

Den Haag - A Dutch teenager who stormed television studios armed with a fake gun and demanding airtime, will remain in custody for a further 90 days, a court ruled on Thursday.

French TV, radio stations rapped for Charlie Hebdo attacks coverage

Paris - France's major TV and radio networks were formally rapped by the French broadcast regulator Thursday for serious "breaches" in the way they covered last month's Charlie Hebdo attack and subsequent bloody events.

Image of Russian gay couple wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace in Russia won the prestigious World Press Photo award on Thursday, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in the country.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Jazeera journalists freed on first day of Egypt retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Turkey warns channel over 'God instead of Allah' dubbing

Istanbul - Turkey's television watchdog has warned a national private channel over the dubbing of a French show where the word for "God" was dubbed with a traditional Turkic word rather than the Islamic "Allah", media said Thursday.

'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

Paris - Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Le Monde under fire from its businessmen owners over Swissleaks

Paris - Journalists at French newspaper Le Monde reacted angrily Wednesday to criticism from two of the paper's businessmen owners over its decision to publish the names of wealthy HSBC clients who dodged tax by opening Swiss accounts.

NBC suspends star anchor Brian Williams for six months

New York - NBC suspended star news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay Tuesday after he admitted embellishing an Iraq war story, the US network said, amid swirling accusations that he exaggerated other reports.

Bahrain closes Saudi prince's TV channel after less than 24 hours

Manama - Bahrain on Monday permanently closed a Saudi billionaire's pan-Arab news channel after less than 24 hours on air, in what an analyst called a worsening of press freedom.

Egypt to retry Jazeera journalists this week

Cairo - An Egyptian court will this week retry Al-Jazeera journalists, including a Canadian awaiting deportation, a judicial official said on Sunday, after his Australian colleague was deported.

Japan seizes passport of journalist trying to visit Syria: Reports

Toukyo - Japan has seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria following the brutal killing of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group there, local media said Sunday.

Egypt reporter to stand trial alone as foreign colleagues freed

Cairo - With Australian Peter Greste freed and a Canadian colleague close to release, the other Al-Jazeera journalist arrested in Cairo faces languishing in jail for an indefinite period because he has only Egyptian nationality.

U.S. anchor Brian Williams recants on coming under fire in Iraq

Washington - U.S. news anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday that a story he has often repeated on air about coming under fire in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 during the US invasion was not true.
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