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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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2015-05-05 Finland

Will Finland's eurosceptic party enter government?

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2015-05-04 Argentina

The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

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2015-05-01 Lebanon

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2015-04-30 environment

The canal project dividing Nicaragua

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2015-04-29 Germany

Germany faces housing conundrum for asylum seekers

Germany receives the biggest number of asylum applications in Europe, and finding accommodation for all of these people is proving difficult. With state reception centres full,...

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