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Latest update : 2012-02-29

India's Rafale: 'The mother of all deals'

On January 31st, the Indian authorities revealed Dassault Aviation would be the sole preferred bidder for the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets- a mammoth deal which could total 11 billion euros. How has India reacted to the announcement and what sort of impact will the deal have? Is the Rafale an expensive mistake or a potential game-changer for the country’s nascent aerospace industry? Our correspondent Vikram Singh went to the southern city of Bangalore to find out.

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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

Last month, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group announced that a new chapter in Syria's civil war had begun. This came after missiles were fired from Syrian soil into the...

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2018-06-14 Asia-pacific

Video: Men forced into marriage in northern India

Forced marriages are on the rise in India. In most cases, it's women who are kidnapped and forced into marrying a man they do not know. But in the northern state of Bihar, one of...

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2018-06-13 Europe

Russia gets set to host World Cup as costs soar

All eyes will be on Russia as the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. The country has spent almost €9 billion on the event. Of the 12 stadiums, nine have been built from scratch. In...

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2018-06-12 Europe

The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local...

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2018-06-11 Asia-pacific

Politics in Malaysia: A new era?

Malaysia is still reeling from the historic election defeat of the UNMO party, which had ruled the country for the past six decades. The vote followed a corruption scandal in...

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