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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Tunisia Attack: UK ponders airstrike in Syria; Uber Popped: service suspended after French taxi revolt

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Greece's Choice: Europe holds its breath over Sunday's referendum

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Testing robots to play, snuggle and learn

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Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

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Latest update : 2011-10-25

The story of Gilad Shalit's release

In this special edition we focus on the prisoner swap in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit walked free in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. We talk you through the key moments of his release. Also, our reporter meets the family of a former Palestinian detainee as they are reunited with their son. Finally, we examine the political impact of this deal and look at who stands to gain the most from it.

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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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2015-06-23 Iraq

Islamic State group: One year of a self-styled 'caliphate'

It's been one year since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq. We look at what has changed for people living in the...

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2015-06-17 Iran

Iranian authorities launch matchmaking website

In Iran, the economic crisis means that fewer Iranians can afford to get married. With extra-marital sex severely punished, more and more young Iranians are resorting to "sigheh"...

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2015-06-09 Turkey

Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas, the voice of minorities

This week, Turkey's ruling AK party is in turmoil after taking a drubbing in parliamentary elections. Its loss is the pro-Kurdish HDP party's win. We take a closer look at its...

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2015-06-02 Iraq

Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

This week, Shiite militias set up camps around Baghdad in a bid to keep jihadists from the Islamic State group out of the Iraqi capital. We bring you a special report from the...

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