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Julian Assange: hero or villain?

A British judge has ordered Julian Assange to be released with bail set at €235,000. But the founder of Wikileaks, the whistleblowing website, is still behind bars after Swedish authorities appealed the decision. The 39-year-old says the rape allegations against him are politically motivated - they emerged after Wikileaks published thousands of secret US diplomatic cables. So is Julian Assange a hero or a villain?

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2016-07-01 Taiwan

The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

Back in January, Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first ever female president. But that result wasn't a complete surprise, as women have been making great strides in the...

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2016-06-30 USA

Zika virus spreading fast across Puerto Rico

Last week, the World Health Organization made a move which will have enormous social implications for the countries hardest hit by the Zika virus. It recommended that millions...

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2016-06-29 Bolivia

Will Bolivia see a lithium boom?

One of the poorest South American countries is hoping to raise its fortunes. With the world's largest lithium reserves, Bolivia aims to become a top producer of the precious...

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2016-06-28 France

France struggling to recruit prison imams

In today's edition we meet with a Muslim prison chaplain, an imam who visits French prisons in an effort to shield inmates from radical Islamism. Many observers accuse the...

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2016-06-27 India

Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C, a liver disease, causes approximately 500,000 deaths every year. Luckily, there is a miracle cure patented by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead. But for most...

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