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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood picks presidential candidate

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has nominated its candidate for the country's presidential election in May. The Brotherhood chose the party's financier Khairat al-Shater to run for the presidency, despite earlier pledging not to field a candidate in the election. Meanwhile, both liberals and Islamists are worried the party could wield too much power in the country.

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq: The long road to rebuilding Mosul

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group defeated - that's according to the army. But the city is still enduring sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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2017-07-19 Europe

Video: More lone juvenile migrants arriving in Italy

Since January, more than 85,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have landed in Italy - that's a 20% increase on the same period last year. Increasingly, they are minors who arrive...

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2017-07-18 Europe

Agent 'Kateryna': Ukraine's anti-corruption hero

The government that came to power in Ukraine after the 2014 revolution pledged to end corruption, and the EU also made progress on that front with it being a key condition for...

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2017-07-17 Middle East

Two years after Iran nuclear deal, a mixed picture

It's been two years since a landmark deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. At the time, many Iranians celebrated, hoping...

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