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Is France's desire to combat terrorism tipping over into hysteria?

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French police question 8-year-old boy for 'justifying terrorism'

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'Why was an 8-year-old boy questioned by police?'

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The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

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35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

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Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

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Latest update : 2011-01-31

Lebanon: Najib Mikati, the Hezbollah's choice

Lebanon has a new prime minister but the political crisis is by no means over. Najib Mikati will have the tough task of forming a government in a very tense climate. They have out-leaked Wikileaks: the Palestine Papers make for some shock revelations. And our correspondent reports from Karbala, where the annual Shiite pilgrimage is underway, under very tight security.

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2015-01-28 Islamic State (IS) group

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a...

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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