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Burundians live in fear ahead of presidential elections

Burundi is tense ahead of its presidential election on Monday. The party of the incumbent, Pierre Nkurunziza, won 64% per cent of the vote in recent district polls - a result that was disputed by opposition parties. All six of of them have now withdrawn their candidates from the election and in the last couple of weeks a campaign of intimidation has gripped the country. Grenade attacks across Burundi have left four people dead and over fifty injured.

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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2015-03-24 India

India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef...

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2015-03-23 Ebola

Video: One year on, Liberia on the road to recovery

One year after the first Ebola case was declared in West Africa, we look at the progress made in fighting the deadly disease. Before a new case was confirmed on Friday, Liberia...

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2015-03-20 Spain

Andalusia elections a key test for Spanish anti-austerity party

Voters in Andalusia head to the polls this weekend for the region's local elections. The vote is the first big test in a key election year in Spain - especially for the new...

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