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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The French are so rude! Or are they?

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

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

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

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U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

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Latest update : 2011-06-24

The legacy of Robert Gates

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will soon retire from the job after serving during two bloody wars spanning two administrations. Another ash cloud creates havoc all the way from South America to Australia. And a rare exhibition of Mayan artefacts from Guatemala is on display here in Paris, but the event's sponsor is an oil company accused of not doing enough to protect the environment.

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2018-05-23 Venezuela

Venezuela hit by sky-high inflation despite large oil reserves

This week saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected as Venezuela's president. Maduro won a second term in spite of the economic crisis crippling the country. It's left Venezuela with the...

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2018-05-16 Iran

Iran deal pullout: Critics in US voice concern at Trump's move

Iran is scrambling to lock in guarantees from the EU after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal. People around the world have criticized the move - including a former hostage in...

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2018-05-09 USA

Hawaii volcano: Fresh eruptions spew toxic gas as residents flee

On Hawaii's Big Island, further evacuations have been ordered as two more deadly cracks emerge around the Kilauea volcano, releasing toxic gasses. Kilauea started spewing...

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2018-05-02 migrants

Migrant caravan: Small number of asylum seekers allowed on US soil

This week, focus in the US was on a caravan of Central American migrants stuck on the Mexican border. After three nights sleeping outside, close to 30 of them were allowed to...

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2018-04-26 Donald Trump

Trump rolls out red carpet for Macron

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington for a state visit. It is the first such visit to be hosted by the US president, with Donald Trump also hosting his...

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