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Colombia's Santos hoping for end to FARC conflict 'this year'

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Fighting terrorism: Does Europe have a plan?

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Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

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Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

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What would a Syriza victory mean for Greece?

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Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

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Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric: 'France is on a better track'

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Riots over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed are 'childish'

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Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

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Latest update : 2012-03-08

Syria referendum: Reform or farce?

As the bombs continue to fall on Homs, Syria organises a referendum on a new constitution. The government says it will pave the way to a new democratic era, but Western powers dismiss the vote as a charade. Meanwhile, the Syrian strife sends ripples through Lebanon. We report on sectarian tension in the northern city of Tripoli. Finally, Iran triumphs for the first time at the 84th Academy Awards as the divorce drama "A Separation" wins an Oscar.

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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