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Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo help turn the tide?

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Lieutenant General David Morrison, Australia's Army Chief

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Muslims and Christians clean up Bangui, and violence spirals out of control in Algeria's Gardaia

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Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'

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Latest update : 2012-04-24

Bahrain: Shiite opposition ups the ante

They were the real story at the Bahrain Grand Prix. As the glitzy race took place in the Gulf kingdom, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding change. Next, Egypt stops gas exports to Israel. We look at what lies behind this move. Finally, our correspondent meets with hunger striker Khader Adnan, released after months of detention in Israel.

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2014-07-16 Kurdistan

Gaza: paramedics on the front line

Since Israel began "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza a week ago, more than 190 Palestinians have died. We meet the people whose job it is to try to save lives in Gaza. In Iraq,...

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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2014-06-17 Iraq

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi...

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