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France cracks down on internship abuses with system overhaul

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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

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Chinese journalist apologises 'for contributing to market turmoil'

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Chinese shares continue to fall after central bank cuts rates

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Latest update : 2012-03-27

Baghdad under tight security

Baghdad is back and out to prove it by hosting this year’s Arab League summit. No expense has been spared to make sure the event goes without a glitch. Plus, she is being called the Marie-Antoinette of Damascus - Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad is the target of new EU sanctions. And is Israel ready for war with Iran? Our reporter puts the question to colonels and paramedics.

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2015-09-01 Syria

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

This week, we follow a Syrian family who has travelled from Damascus to Hungary in the hope of reaching what they see as the European Eldorado. Next, we head head to Lebanon...

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2015-08-25 Islamic State (IS) group

Syria: IS group destroys world heritage site in Palmyra

This week, the Islamic State group claims to have destroyed the Baal Shamin temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, sparking outrage around the world. The 2,000-year-old temple was...

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2015-08-18 Syria

Video: Meeting Syrian army deserters in Jordan

Last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to soldiers who have deserted or refused to complete their military service. But deserters and rebel fighters are...

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2015-08-12 Yemen

Meeting Tehran's new generation of designers

This week, we visit the towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have formed an unofficial alliance. Next, we spend time with...

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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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