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At least 3 dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

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Inequality, sexism and the movie industry

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Is diplomacy now the only way to get rid of Gaddafi?

After four months of NATO military operations, Libya's Brother Leader, Colonel Gaddafi, is still in power in Tripoli. The rebels still show no sign of overpowering him, nor are the coalition able to step up their efforts under the current UN Security Council resolution. So what is the best way to break the deadlock? Given the pressure on coalition leaders to resolve the conflict, it seems negotiations may be the only remaining path.

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2015-05-22 Ireland

Ireland votes in world's first referendum on same-sex marriage

A world first in Ireland as it asks the population to vote in referendum to allow same-sex marriage. All Ireland's political parties are lined up behind a "Yes" vote while most...

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

The Adapted Military Service Regiment was created 50 years ago in Martinique, well before the end of conscription in France. It currently only exists in France's overseas...

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2015-05-19 demonstrations

Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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2015-05-18 Japan

Japan's pacifism under threat

Japan has just held its first international arms fair, something that was almost unthinkable before conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. The...

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