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Latest update : 2011-05-10

British coalition parties go head to head in referendum

The United Kingdom is holding a referendum this week to decide whether or not its voting system should be changed to the "Alternative Vote" (AV). It was a key demand of the Liberal Democrats during the negotiations that led to the creation of the Coalition, and they'll go head to head against their partners, the Conservatives, in the vote.

By Yong CHIM , Alix BAYLE

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure tourists

In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

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2016-05-19 Philippines

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The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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2016-05-18 Egypt

Video: Egyptian journalists feel targeted by regime

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