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Left wing extremists fight the gentirifcation of Berlin suburbs

Crimes committed by left-wing extremists in Berlin tripled in 2009. More than 300 cars were set alight last year in Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, two districts of Berlin. They're coming under attack because of a huge influx there of well-off families. and the authorities no longer know how to keep this violence under control.

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2014-07-31 Burma

Constitution prohibits Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president

In Burma general elections have been scheduled to take place by 2015: a long-awaited ballot in a country undergoing a bumpy democratic transition. Indeed, the roadmap to a...

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2014-07-30 crime

What solutions for California's overcrowded prisons?

California has more inmates than any other US state - some 150,000 - and the reincarceration rate is the highest in the country, at 65%. Ordered by Supreme Court judges to reduce...

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2014-07-29 Islam

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

As Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, we look at the persecution suffered by Pakistan's Ahmadis. They consider themselves Muslim, but many Pakistanis see them...

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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