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Latest update : 2011-12-22

Turkey as a model of democracy?

It's been a busy year for Turkey on the diplomatic scene: the country has shifted from its “zero problem” policy with its immediate neighbours, such as Syria. And Turkey’s Islamic-yet-secular AKP government has risen as a possible model for emerging Arab democracies. Yet some Turks argue that human rights are in fact being eroded in Turkey. A large number of opposition members, journalists, Kurdish militants and left-wing students are in detention. Jasper Mortimer and Assia Shihab reports.

By Jasper MORTIMER , Assia Shihab

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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

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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

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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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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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