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Latest update : 2012-03-30

A red carpet reception in Mali, but a no-show for ECOWAS

ECOWAS delegates were forced to abandon their mission to Mali on Thursday amid security concerns. The five West African Presidents were set for talks with Amadou Sanogo, the army captain who last week led a military coup. The junta has been heavily criticised by African and international leaders and the delegates had been en route to persuade the coup leaders to hand over power. But many Malians are backing their new military leaders.

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2015-03-30 UK

How integrated is Britain's Muslim community?

In the UK, government ministers have written to British mosques thanking them for their response to the attacks in Paris. But they have also called on Muslim leaders to do more...

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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2015-03-24 India

India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef...

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