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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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MEDIAWATCH

Ireland's abortion referendum

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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YOU ARE HERE

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The French are so rude! Or are they?

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ENCORE!

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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REPORTERS

'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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Latest update 23/11/2011

From devastating earthquake to major nuclear crisis

It is Japan's biggest crisis since the Second World War. On Friday March 11, a massive 8.9 magnitude quake struck near Japan's east coast and was followed by a devastating tsunami, which wiped out swathes of the country's coastline. The deadly tidal wave also knocked out several reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station, giving the world its biggest nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

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