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Army fights to stop control of Swat Valley changing hands

The Swat Valley was one of the worst-hit regions of Pakistan during the recent floods. Now, several thousand soldiers are working to help those affected. This is an exceptionally sensitive region: until just a year ago it was under Taliban control, before being retaken by the Pakistani army. The authorities now fear that anger at the aftermath of the floods will give the advantage back to Islamist fighters.

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2014-07-14 France

Bastille Day: youth pays hommage to ancestors who fought 'Great War' (1914 - 1918)

Bastille Day marks the birth of the French Republic more than 200 years ago. Every year on July 14th there's a huge parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris. This year around 80...

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2014-07-11 Burma

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Buddhism places great importance in non-violence and overcoming anger. Yet in Burma – a country 90% Buddhist - a very vocal group of monks has no qualms expressing their violent...

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2014-07-10 women

Ireland's missing babies cast light on dark history

The world was shocked when the remains of almost 800 babies were dug up in a small Irish town recently... babies buried more than half a century ago. This story, sadly, has...

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2014-07-09 UK

Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wales...

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2014-07-08 environment

US shale gas: Full steam ahead with fracking

Recent calls for less European dependence on natural gas from Russia are adding to pressure on countries like France to open up its massive shale gas deposits and allow fracking....

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