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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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2016-07-28 India

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Alcohol consumption in India claims a life every 96 minutes. As alcohol-related violence also continues to rise, women are at the forefront of a war against alcohol in the...

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2016-07-27 guns

Europe struggles to crack down on weapons trafficking

After a series of terrorist attacks in Europe, people are urging their governments to find ways to protect them. One of the major concerns is the number of illegal weapons...

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2016-07-26 immigration

Video: Inside a migrant hotspot in southern Italy

Several small towns in Italy have been identified by the authorities as so-called migrant hotspots, where the identities of migrants are recorded into the European database....

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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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