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Country rejoices as al Qaeda hostages return home

Two hostages help by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have been released after 9 months in captivity. Albert Vilalta and Roqué Pascual were freed after the Spanish government reportedly paid a ransom of several million euros. Their fate is in stark contrast to that of Michel Germaneau. He was a French hostage, held by a separate AQIM cell, who was executed in July.

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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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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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