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Supreme Court allows controversial Arizona immigration law

The US Supreme court has dealt a big blow to Arizona's controversial immigration law - striking down three of the four main components. The court did alllow the main portion of the law to stand - which requires police to check the immigration status of people they've detained if a "reasonable suspicion" exists the person is in the country illegally. With immigration one of the hot button issues in the upcoming presidential election - this ruling is expected to have an impact on the campaign.

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2015-07-29 Colombia

Colombia: Buenaventura district takes on gangs with civil resistance

Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and a strategic city. 60% of the country’s exports leave from here, and both authorities and investors are eager to...

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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