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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

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Latest update : 2010-04-27

Belgium in stalemate once again as Flemish/French rift deepens

For the fifth time in three years, tensions between French- and Flemish-speaking parts of Belgium have brought the government to its knees. In the south, there are only French speakers, while the north only has Flemish speakers. The Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde electoral district (BHV) however, is bilingual: French speakers can vote for French-speaking parties, even if they live in Flemish municipalities. Flemish politicians say the system is unfair and have quit the government in protest.

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2014-10-21 London

London, the world's most expensive city

Soaring property prices and spiralling living costs are nothing new in London. But the British capital has now officially knocked Hong Kong off the top perch for being the most...

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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2014-10-17 Cameroon

Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

Infertility affects up to 30% of couples in Cameroon, a figure that's well above the worldwide average. This in a part of the world where the social pressure on women to have...

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2014-10-16 China

Hong Kong: Beijing stifles any risk of protests spreading

In Hong Kong, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" has entered its third week. Protesters continue to demand universal suffrage by demonstrating against the Chinese Communist...

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2014-10-14 South Korea

South Korea's army: a proud institution under fire

In South Korea the issue of military service is in the news after a series of reports of bullying and even deaths among young recruits. President Park has promised a full...

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