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Latest update : 2012-06-14

World leaders divided over action on Syrian civil war

The conflict in Syria has now been declared a civil war. With violence increasing and frequent reports of fresh massacres, the international community is feeling that it is time to act. But it's not that simple; Chian and Russia don't want to intervene militarily against Damascus and the rest of the UN Security Council is loath to go ahead without their full support.

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2015-09-04 Ukraine

Fascists, patriots, ultra-nationalists, revolutionaries: The many faces of Ukraine's 'Right Sector'

In Ukraine questions are being asked about the country's far right. One of the more troubling groups to emerge since the Maidan revolution is the armed paramilitary formation...

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2015-09-03 Guatemala

Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

A government rocked by a corruption scandal, a wave of public protests, a president who resigns after being stripped of his immunity: this is the state of Guatemala just days...

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2015-09-02 India

India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

Ever since its independence from India and Pakistan in 1947, Kashmir, a former princely state of the British Raj, has been divided into two zones: one Indian, the other...

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2015-09-01 Macedonia

A Syrian family's desperate journey westward

A story behind the statistics: This report follows 18 members of a Syrian family who have been forced from their homeland because of the brutal civil war. Trying to make their...

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2015-08-31 Italy

The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

While a steady stream of undocumented migrants continue to flood into Europe, thousands are already here, many of them trying to make a living by working illegally. In Italy...

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