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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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2016-05-31 Bangladesh

Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

Bangladesh has recently been hit by a wave of murders of prominent activists and bloggers. According to US officials, there have been 35 attacks in the last 14 months alone....

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2016-05-30 paedophilia

Victims speak out about alleged abuse by French priests

After decades of silence, the many victims of alleged sexual abuse by French priests are beginning to speak out. The decision to come forward and share their painful experiences...

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2016-05-27 Argentina

President Mauricio Macri’s clean break with Argentina’s ‘Kirchnerite’ past

Since Mauricio Macri took office last December, a lot has changed in Argentina. In just a few months, the new president has made a clean break with the country's Kirchnerite past...

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2016-05-26 Spain

Spain: Employees denounce their working conditions in Catalonia's abattoirs

In Spain, anger is boiling over in Catalonia's abattoirs. Spain is Europe's second-largest producer of pork but is facing stiff competition from around the world. As a result,...

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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