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Latest update : 2011-01-20

After 25 years in exile, 'Baby Doc' returns

He's spent the last quarter of a century in exile in France, after a popular uprising ousted him. But on Sunday, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier made an unexpected return to his homeland. The former "President for Life" is supposedly there to visit friends and family, but given Haiti's current political instability, many are asking if his return isn't geared at taking back the reins of power.

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2014-09-22 Paris

Why do international students choose Paris?

After the US and UK, France is one of the most popular destinations for international students with thousands coming to the French capital every year. Our reporters talked to...

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2014-09-19 Russia

Ukraine's 'volunteer' battalions: Under Kiev's control?

Ukraine is offering temporary self-rule to areas of its eastern Donbass region currently controlled by separatists. It’s part of a ceasefire deal, but one that was virtually...

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

In the absence of rules, surrogacy has become a thriving - and shady - business in Thailand. But things could be about to change as a series of highly publicised cases have...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum: Should I stay or should I go?

This Wednesday is the final day of campaigning before people living in Scotland vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Our correspondents in Scotland have been to...

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

As hundreds more migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean, we're looking into the disappearance of many of those who do make it to Europe, hoping for a better life....

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