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  • France's government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail, the health minister said on Monday. Style-conscious France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros (dollars), would join Italy, Spain and Israel which all adopted laws against too-thin models on catwalks or in advertising campaigns in early 2013. Picture taken September 23, 2014. Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
    April 3, 2015   BY Corinne Segal 

    The French National Assembly has passed two measures that would outlaw hiring underweight catwalk models and promoting unhealthy behavior to lose weight. Continue reading

  • British Foreign Secretary Hammond, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, EU High Rep for Foreign Affairs Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif are seen after nuclear talks in Lausanne
    April 2, 2015  

    Iran and six world powers have agreed to a political framework for a final nuclear deal. Iran’s foreign minister called it a “win-win,” while noting the fragile state of U.S.-Iran relations. President Obama praised the deal, saying it is based on unprecedented verification, but critics remain in Washington, Tehran and beyond. Judy Woodruff talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News. Continue reading

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    April 2, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, investigators announced they found the second black box recorder of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps. German prosecutors announced that the co-pilot accused of the crash apparently researched suicide methods and cockpit door security. Also, Islamist militants staged deadly attacks in Egypt, killing at least 15 soldiers, as well as three civilians. Continue reading

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Lausanne
    April 2, 2015  

    The nuclear program framework agreed to by Iran and six world powers would limit that country’s uranium enrichment and its number of centrifuges. After verification, the European Union, the U.N. and the U.S. would lift sanctions. Judy Woodruff talks to Karim Sadjadpour and George Perkovich of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Robin Wright of The New Yorker and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif. Continue reading

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    April 2, 2015  

    Gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Kenya at dawn, firing at random and killing a total of 147. Survivors said Christians were targeted, some taken as hostages and others murdered on the spot. The day-long siege finally ended when security forces killed the attackers and freed the remaining captives. Somali-based Islamic militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • An ambulance is driven to the direction where attackers are holding up at a campus in Garissa
    April 2, 2015  

    Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the group’s motivations for attacking Kenya. Continue reading

  • Western and Iranian officials pose during a joint statement in Lausanne
    April 2, 2015  

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program to block it from developing atomic weapons and directing negotiators toward a final accord this summer. Continue reading

  • A Kenya Defense Force soldier stops women from moving in the direction where attackers are holding up at a campus in Garissa on April 2. Photo by Noor Khamis/Reuters
    April 2, 2015   BY News Desk 

    Gunmen with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group stormed Garissa University College in eastern Kenya on Thursday, taking an unknown number of hostages from the dormitories and reportedly killing dozens. Continue reading

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    April 1, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the FBI confirmed that one of its most wanted terrorists was killed in the Philippines in January. Zulkifli Bin Hir was a leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida. Also, President Obama signed off on a new way to hit back at foreign hackers. A new executive order imposes sanctions for stealing trade secrets or damaging computer systems. Continue reading

  • US Secretary of State Kerry checks his watch outside the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in a break during Iran nuclear program talks in Lausanne
    April 1, 2015  

    No deal was reached over Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday, but talks seemed to be headed into yet another day, with Iran and the U.S. each indicating it’s up to the other to bridge the gap. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the negotiations from Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News. Continue reading