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Latest update : 2010-04-19

Presidential elections set to place in Cyprus

Presidential elections in Northern Cyprus will pit a ruling 'pro-solution' president against a hard-liner candidate who seeks closer ties to Turkey. What affect, if any, could the result have on Turkey's chances of joining the European Union, as well as reunification efforts?

By Assia Shihab

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2014-09-02 water

When water becomes a weapon of war

In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State organisation now controls many of the towns that line the banks of the region's main rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, although it no longer...

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2014-09-01 USA

US tobacco giants want lion's share of e-cigarette business

Today we're looking at the increasingly popular e-cigarette. In France, an estimated 1.5 million people puff on them on a regular basis: the market was worth around 275 million...

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2014-08-29 refugees

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

When jihadists from the Islamic State organisation swept into northern Iraq, the French government pledged to facilitate asylum for Iraqi Christians who had fled their homes in...

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2014-08-28 corruption

Mothers and children leaving Honduras at all costs

More than 52,000 migrant children from Central America and Mexico are still stranded in the United States, waiting for their legal situation to be resolved before being...

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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