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V = video report
My Pick of the Week
V Meeting an organ trafficker who preys on Syrian refugees (while we sit comfortably…)
V President Trump: Seven ways the world has changed
Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda
Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason
Venezuela crisis: What is behind the turmoil?
FRANCE & Europe
V Macron ‘most convincing’ in final debate
V How do Le Pen and Macron differ on world affairs?
Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon
V Joan of Arc: who was she, anyway? (spot the historical inaccuracies)
Does Le Pen have a chance of winning French presidency?
UK, USA & Canada
White House relaxes Obama-era healthy school lunch rules
The woman with a strange second sight (it’s called ‘blindsight’)
Why doing a poo* takes almost all animals roughly 12 seconds (*faire caca – you have been warned)
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Apple sees surprise fall in iPhone sales
EDUCATION & FAMILY
V Young Middle East men ‘as conservative as elders’, study suggests
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
Are a billion identities at risk on India’s biometric database?
CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)
Paris art dealer ‘forgets’ €1.5m picture in taxi
Ten books to read in May
Europe’s surprising knife capital (Clue: it’s in Auvergne)
The man who has saved 92 crash victims
Hypnosis and holy water: Russian ‘cures’ for gay people