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Football and big investments to the rescue of Dagestan?

Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o caused a stir when he joined the Anzhi Makachkala football club, a small obscure outfit in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, the powder keg of the Russian North Caucasus. His salary is a whopping 20 million euros a year. But the club is not just a billionaire’s plaything - it is also a social project for developing a region which is using sport to fight terrorism.

By Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA , Andrew Osborn

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2017-05-26 Africa

The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

The oceans off West Africa are teeming with life. Fish is a staple of many diets in the region and accounts for the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands in countries like Senegal...

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2017-05-25 Middle East

Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

How do you rebuild a country deeply divided by years of war? That's the question the people of Iraq need to answer. Divisions have been exacerbated by the violence of the Islamic...

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2017-05-24 Europe

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

The Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park is the largest nature reserve for migratory birds in Europe. But this fragile ecosystem is...

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2017-05-23 Asia-pacific

A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one...

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2017-05-22 health

'Healing viruses' offer hope in fight against 'superbugs'

Antibiotic resistance is fast becoming a crucial global health problem. It occurs when bacteria evolve and transform into superbugs, which are resistant to existing antibiotics....

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