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Latest update : 2012-03-26

Fighting in Damascus intensifies

Footage is emerging of intensified fighting in the Syrian capital, Damascus, described as the most violent of its kind since the crackdown began. The government is keen to portray the violence as being perpetrated by a band of terrorists, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims it is the work of the Free Syrian Army. Despite the regime trying to play down tensions, activists say a massive security operation has been deployed in the capital.

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2016-07-25 Canada

Canada: Religious sponsorship of refugees creates controversy

Within just a few months, Canada has taken in 25,000 Syrian refugees. A private sponsorship system means that around 10,000 of them are sponsored by individuals and refugee...

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2016-07-22 Pakistan

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

While the majority of medical students in Pakistan are women, the workforce is largely made up of men, leading to an overall shortage of doctors in the country. The reason is...

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2016-07-21 World War I

Bomb disposal experts comb World War I battlefields, one century on

In recent months, ceremonies have been held to mark the centenary of major World War One battles at Verdun and the Somme in northern France. Hundreds of thousands of men were...

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2016-07-20 Mozambique

Mozambique's reputation tarnished by hidden debt scandal

A massive hidden debt scandal has tarnished Mozambique’s reputation with the international business community. In April, the southeastern African nation acknowledged that it had...

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2016-07-19 US Presidential Election 2016

US presidential election: Muslim voters determined to make their voices heard

After Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States, the country's Muslim minority has found itself in the spotlight. Muslims...

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