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Latest update : 2010-01-21

Helping Haiti's most vulnerable

Ahead of the quake, there were almost 400,000 orphans in Haiti. There are fears the figure could have doubled in the past week. The situation is heart-breaking, many governments and aid agencies are trying to work out the best course of action. One proposal is to relax the strict rules that regulate adoption so that families abroad could take care of the orphans. But charities are flagging up another concern: relaxing the rules, and rushed adoption could increase child-trafficking...

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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2015-07-22 Niger

Boko Haram violence triggers refugee crisis in Niger

Terrorist attacks and atrocities committed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. While...

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