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Latest update : 2010-08-20

After the tsunami, Sharia law

Since the tsunami in December 2004, in Aceh in northern Sumatra, the Islamic police have come out in force. Following the tragedy that hit the region, hundreds of Islamic police were deployed to track down "un-Islamic behaviour". Canings, fines and even stoning to death are the punishments that now await those who break the Koran’s rules...

By Régis DESCONCLOIS , Cyril PAYEN

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2014-07-18 Hong Kong

Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'

In 1997 Hong Kong was proud to re-establish its Chinese identity after more than 150 years under British colonisation. But the atmosphere has changed and Hong Kong is now in open...

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2014-07-11 Pakistan

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2014-07-04 Italy

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2014-06-27 Northern Ireland

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2014-06-20 refugees

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