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Latest update : 2011-02-01

Killings in Kasserine: Tunisians demand true death toll

The Tunisian town of Kasserine is in shock. The riots that unseated President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali this month claimed many lives here; at least 24 people died and 38 were injured, the highest number in any Tunisian town affected by the unrest. But an inquiry is under way amid fears that the true number could be as high as 60.

By Rim MATHLOUTI , Jean-Marie LEMAIRE

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2018-02-21 Europe

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training

Italy is one of Europe's main arrival points for migrants, but processing each asylum request can take up to two years. That's a long period of forced idleness for asylum...

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2018-02-22 France

'It's a jungle': Living on the street in the City of Light

A tally of homeless people in Paris last week counted at least 3,000 people sleeping rough in the capital. The French government is being criticised for not sticking to its...

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2018-02-20 Africa

Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

Cobalt is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Around 60% of it comes from just one country, DR Congo – and most of the metal is exported to...

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2018-02-19 Europe

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

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The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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