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Latest update : 2012-03-27

Could the Toulouse attacks have been prevented?

France's security forces stopped Mohamed Merah's killing spree in southern France, but they failed to capture the killer alive after a 32-hour siege. The tragedy has sparked criticism: intelligence services knew Merah, but failed to stop him before he carried out his attacks. Was this due to French liberty laws, or did intelligence and anti-terror services fail to carry out their duties correctly?

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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

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2016-07-21 World War I

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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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