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Latest update : 2012-07-06

Who was behind Pakistan singer's murder?

A popular singer's murder on June 18th has reignited the debate on freedom of expression and the weight of tradition in Pakistan. Ghazala Javed was known for standing up to the Taliban when they banned singing and dancing in her home province of Swat Valley. The 24-year-old had two dozen albums to her name, and millions of fans across Pakistan and Afghanistan. But it's thought she might have died following a domestic dispute rather than a revenge killing.

By Noemie LEHOUELLEUR

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2017-07-28 France

Was Jewish pensioner's murder religiously motivated?

We look at a recent murder in France that received relatively little media attention. In early April, Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman, was killed at her Paris home by...

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2017-07-27 French politics

Teething problems for French President Macron's party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful...

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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