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Venezuela's boiling point: power outages spark outrage (part 1)

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French economy grows 0.5% in first quarter

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May in France: A month to 'build bridges' and say 'good luck' with a flower

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London's new naked restaurant

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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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Nigeria land conflict: Government condemns attacks, vows crackdown

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Venezuela's two-day week

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A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

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Latest update : 2010-01-12

Can Dubai live up to its skyscrapers?

In this week's edition: Now that Dubai has inaugurated the world's tallest tower... what are the chances of filling all those other empty buildings in town? Also, we visit one Gaza family that's rooting for the liberation of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, because it could mean the return of one of its own members.

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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2016-04-12 Kurdistan

French volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

Spurred on by the November Paris attacks, French nationals are joining the Kurdish Peshmerga to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. But they find that being accepted isn't so...

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2016-04-06 Syria

Syria: Residents of Palmyra attempt to rebuild their lives

This week, we head to Palmyra. After Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city, we see how residents are slowly attempting to rebuild their lives. Also, Syrians prepare to vote...

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2016-03-29 Syria

Syria: What does the recapture of Palmyra mean for Assad?

This week, Syrian troops retake the historic city of Palmyra, but can President Assad rid the country of militants for good? Also, controversy grows over a video of an Israeli...

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