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Convicted terrorist stranded in tiny French village after release

You have to make a real effort to find the small French town of Aiguebelle in the foothills of the Alps. Despite the peaceful surroundings, its only hotel is currently home to a man accused of planning terrorist attacks across Paris. Merouane BenAhmed isn't allowed to leave the village and has to check in at the local gendarmerie four times a day. If he breaks the rules he will be sent back to jail.

By Christopher BOCKMAN

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2015-04-24 Armenia

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Exactly a century ago, the Ottoman Empire instituted measures that would lead to the deaths of one and a half million ethnic Armenians. Fleeing what later came to be recognised...

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2015-04-23 Lebanon

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2015-04-22 abortion

Morocco: Government considers relaxing abortion ban

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2015-04-21 Nazis

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2015-04-20 humanitarian action

CAR: Thousands of Muslims trapped in enclaves

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