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Italian PM visits Tunisia to stop Lampedusa landings

Italy has offered to help patrol Tunisia's borders in a bid to stop a massive influx of illegal immigrants on the small Italian island of Lampedusa. Former Tunisian president Ben Ali had clamped down on the people smugglers operating between his country and Europe, but that agreement has fallen by the wayside since he was ousted in January.

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2014-04-15 trade

China trade deal: is Taiwan's identity under threat?

In Taiwan students who occupied parliament for almost a month called off their protest. It was sparked by a trade deal with mainland China, which still considers Taiwan as part...

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2014-04-14 Ukraine

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In eastern Ukraine, tensions are on a knife edge after a weekend that's seen several reported deaths, masked gunmen seizing government buildings and accusations at the highest...

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2014-04-11 Mexico

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France's president is wrapping up a two-day visit to Mexico, the first since the end of a five-year diplomatic standoff involving a young French woman jailed for kidnapping in...

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2014-04-10 justice

Japanese inmate released after 48 years on death row

In Japan the longest serving man on death row - sentenced to capital punishment a massive 48 years ago - has been released from jail. Isao Hakamada was freed after DNA tests...

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2014-04-09 religion

Indian general elections: Narendra Modi, a divisive politician

General elections have kicked off in India - the world's largest ballot ever: 815 million people voting over a month-long roll out programme. Today in Focus we report on the man...

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