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Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign — Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.

Ukraine's crippled elections — Latest update : 2014-10-24 This Sunday, Ukraine is holding parliamentary elections, but some parts of the country won't be voting. The war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists continues in the eastern Donbass region. Areas controlled by the rebels will have no elections at all, while areas near the fighting are struggling to organise the poll.
Oct 25, 2014

My report for @France24_en on Ukraine's elex. Sorry for getting Bakulin's name wrong. Weird fade-out not my fault.…

NY and NJ say they will require Ebola quarantines — Text by FRANCE 24 Follow france24_en on twitter Latest update : 2014-10-25 The move came after a New York City physician who returned to the U.S. a week ago from treating Ebola patients in Guinea fell ill with the virus.

Paris's Picasso museum finally reopens after renovation — A top-level sacking, harsh words from the artist's son, delays and a huge budget overrun -- Paris's Picasso museum reopens its doors on Saturday amid the fallout from a fraught $71-million renovation.

French unemployment hits new record high — Text by FRANCE 24 Follow france24_en on twitter Latest update : 2014-10-24 Data from France's labor ministry showed unemployment rose by 0.6 percent last month, after the modest 0.3 rise it experienced in August. "Let's be honest, we are failing," French Labor Minister François Rebsamen told Le Parisien newspaper on Friday in an unusually candid acknowledgement of France's massive unemployment problem.

Should freezing your eggs be a company benefit? — Latest update : 2014-10-24 In this edition: Apple and Facebook are now offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs. But is this a real solution for women as they struggle to achieve the perfect work-life balance? Also, this October is Breast Cancer month.

The world this week - October 24 2014 — THE WORLD THIS WEEK Latest update : 2014-10-24 The world this week : Canada shaken by parliament shooting, first Ebola case reaches New York City, Total CEO dies in a plane crash in Russia and Paris holds its 41st International Contemporary Art Fair edition.

Paris rediscovers Picasso — Latest update : 2014-10-24 The biggest collection of Picasso's work is once again back on show in his adopted home of France. The museum in Paris, dedicated to the most famous artist of the 20th century, is reopening after five years of renovations.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Pakistan acquits co-accused in Daniel Pearl murder case — KARACHI (AFP) - A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl due to a lack of evidence, lawyers said on Friday. Qari Hashim was arrested in 2005, three years after the main accused were convicted for the abduction and beheading of Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter.

Russian ruble plunges to new all-time low as economy suffers — Russia's ruble slumped to a new all-time low on Friday as the economic fall-out from the Ukraine crisis and lower oil prices caused the finance minister to call for a "back-up" 2015-2017 budget.

Paraguay pocketless suit draws attention to corruption — ASUNCION (AFP) - A Paraguay clothing store is leaving the pockets out of the chain's latest line of suits as a protest against corruption. ?Let honesty be fashionable,? advertisements for the anti-corruption suits read in the shops of Robert, a popular high-end clothing store in Paraguay?s capital Asuncion.

Canada's jihadists : country in shock after spate of attacks — DEBATE Latest update : 2014-10-23 Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more follow in places like France and Germany which - like Canada - have this time joined the anti-Isis coalition after sitting the 2003 U-S-led invasion of Iraq?