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Should gun controls be tightened?

When lone gunman Nordine Amrani opened fire on holiday shoppers in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday, the authorities were caught on the backfoot. Although Amrani was already known to police, he had no signs of mental illness and even those closest to him are struggling to comprehend Amrani's actions. The attack comes just months after Anders Behring Brevik shot dead dozens of Norwegian youths. Now, experts are calling for European gun laws to be reviewed.

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2014-10-30 Lebanon

Syrian civil war spillover deepens Lebanese divide

Lebanon is suffering from the spillover of the Syrian war just across the border. This week the conflict reached a new high in Tripoli. The country's second largest city is no...

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2014-10-29 Yemen

Yemen on the brink of chaos

In Yemen, the security situation has got so bad that the country is on the brink of a fully-fledged civil war. In the month since Shiite Houthi rebels took control of the capital...

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2014-10-28 Germany

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Germany is seeing a surge in asylum seekers, with 76% more in the first three months of 2014 compared to last year. That's worrying many politicians, particularly in the southern...

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2014-10-27 Poland

Poland rediscovers its Jewish past

This week sees the long-awaited opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. It's a highly symbolic event for a country that once had Europe's largest Jewish...

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2014-10-24 Ukraine

Ukraine's crippled elections

This Sunday, Ukraine is holding parliamentary elections, but some parts of the country won't be voting. The war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists continues...

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