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Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

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At least two dead in anti-electoral commission protest in Kenya

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Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

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Gilad Shalit: a father's fight for his son

Four years of captivity for Gilad Shalit. The israeli soldier was abducted in 2006 in a cross-border raid by Palestinian activists. Across the world, protesters marked this anniversary. With marches in Paris, Rome, and of course several Israeli cities. Shalit's family also embarked on a twelve-day march to Jerusalem. The goal is to raise the pressure on the Israeli government, to negotiate a prisoner exchange for their son's release.

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2016-05-17 Iran

Can France relaunch the Middle East peace process?

This week, we focus on France's efforts to breathe new life into the Middle East peace process. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault travelled to the region this week to...

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2016-05-10 Syria

War in Syria: Russia combines military action with propaganda

This week, we head to Syria where the Russian military is maintaining a hefty presence in the country and wants to show the world it's a legitimate player in Syria's...

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2016-05-03 Iraq

Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

This week, after his supporters storm Iraq's parliament, we bring you a profile of the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Also, our correspondents in Lebanon report on how a new...

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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