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Chimpanzees suffer collateral damage from increased poaching

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Kenya's vicious circle: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

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'Yemen is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe'

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Latest update : 2012-01-18

French women's fertility rate fuels population growth

Even as its economic growth appears stunted, France's demographic growth seems full of vitality - French women boast the European Union's second-highest fertility rate. Across Europe as a whole, where recent years have seen declining birth rates, the numbers of births are stabilising. This in turn is allaying fears of a diminishing future work force.

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2015-06-29 environment

Chimpanzees suffer collateral damage from increased poaching

In Uganda's Kibale National Park, a French team from the National Museum of Natural History is studying primates. But its remit also extends to protection, as the endangered...

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2015-06-26 Ukraine

Ukraine: Kiev threatens total blockade of separatist-held areas

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is still nominally in place but it's breached on a daily basis. Kiev blames the violations on the Russian and Russian-backed forces who have...

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2015-06-25 Belgium

Belgium mulls how to 'de-radicalise' returning jihadists

Belgium is the European country with the highest number of citizens leaving for Syria and Iraq to fight jihad, proportionally to its population. Fear over new attacks at home has...

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2015-06-24 Iraq

Yazidi hostages are big business for IS group

Nearly 5,000 Yazidis were kidnapped in Iraq by the Islamic State group during its offensive against the Sinjar region last June. Since then, their families have been trying to...

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2015-06-23 Cameroon

Boko Haram, refugees: Cameroon at the forefront of regional crises

With some 400 kilometres of shared border with Nigeria, Cameroon has also suffered from the extremist sect Boko Haram, based in north-eastern Nigeria. Myriam Sellam and Sonia...

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