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Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

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President Vladimir Putin III

It gives a whole new meaning to the expression "job sharing". Russian president Vladimir Putin has taken office, a role he held until 2008. After two terms, the country's constitution obliged him to step down and Dmitry Medvedev was elected in his place. But now, Putin has taken back the top job, while Medvedev has taken Putin's interim role of Prime Minister. Muscovites have protested at this perceived attempt to hold on to power forever and the lack of a strong opposition to fight back.

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

After Iraq and Syria, Lebanon appears to be the next theatre of operations for the radical Islamic State organisation. Arsal, a remote town on the Syrian border, has become the...

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2014-09-12 World War I

The ghosts of German-ruled Namibia

Over a century ago, Germany colonised what is now know as Namibia. In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed. After its...

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2014-09-11 humanitarian action

Calais struggles with flood of UK-bound migrants

For years, the northern French city of Calais has been a transit point for some of the world's most desperate people: migrants from countries like Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and...

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2014-09-10 sport

Invictus Games: Veterans continue fight on home front

In the UK, hundreds of injured servicemen and women have gathered from 13 countries for the first Invictus Games, the brainchild of Prince Harry. Based on a similar idea in the...

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2014-09-09 India

'Linguistic Apartheid' in India?

In India, a simple English test has caused thousands of students to hold protests. They say the entrance exam for the civil service is elitist and discriminatory. In a country of...

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