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Controversy reigns 100 years after the Armenian genocide

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Migrant Deaths: Politicians Divided after Emergency EU Summit

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The G-Word: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide

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What will the new French healthcare bill change?

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Space Special: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

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Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

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Saving French soldiers' WWI trench carvings

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Armenia, 100 years on

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Latest update : 2012-04-18

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

When last year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a 32-year-old Yemeni mother-of-three named Tawakkol Karman, few were more surprised than the recipient herself. Today, four months after her Nobel Prize, Karman is an internationally sought-after speaker.

When she got the news, Karman said she was unaware she had even been nominated for one of the world's highest honours. Yet years before the Arab Spring swept across her region, Karman had been holding weekly demonstrations calling upon her country's ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to allow greater freedom and human rights.

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Robert Litwak: Iran nuclear deal likely to be a 'heavy lift'

Representatives from Iran and six world powers are back in Vienna to finalise a nuclear deal. They want to turn an inconclusive agreement reached in Lausanne on April 2nd into a...

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2015-04-18 US Presidential Election 2016

George Packer: The US ‘will have a very simple choice’ in 2016

Who will replace Barack Obama at the White House? As the 2016 presidential race starts to take shape, George Packer, staff writer for the New Yorker, tells us about his book "The...

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2015-04-14 Russian military

Top Russian lawmaker: Missile sales to Iran 'will help support nuclear deal'

Russia has just lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to Tehran, a decision that has irritated the US and Israel. But Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the...

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2015-04-11 Syria

Yarmouk tragedy is proof of a 'clear failure of Palestinian leadership'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said last week that Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus was the "deepest circle of hell". Regime forces, Islamic State group militants...

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2015-04-10 Libya

Libyan FM: 'We would like to see a unified Libya'

Rival governments, warring militias and a growing jihadist threat that has the entire region sounding the alarm... Nearly four years after Muammar Gaddafi's ouster, Libya is not...

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