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Paris Saint-Germain's spending spree continues

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for French club Paris Saint-Germain in a three-year deal that will cost the club €80 million. That's on top of the €20m that PSG's Qatari backers paid to bring the striker over from AC Milan. It means that Ibrahimovich is now the world's most expensive player, having commanded multi-million euro transfer fees over the course of his career.

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2015-02-27 Qatar

Qatar's unofficial motto: To attract at all costs

Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the world and its citizens are among the richest on the planet. Qataris often make it into the headlines for buying up football clubs...

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2015-02-26 poverty

India: Anti-corruption party vows to end Delhi's 'VIP culture'

India's Common Man's Party, or AAP, has won a stunning victory in the latest Delhi state elections. The movement was only created a year and a half ago, and its aims are simple: ...

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2015-02-25 refugees

Australia 'resettles' asylum seekers in Cambodia

They left behind war and poverty to seek asylum in Australia, but instead thousands of would-be refugees from countries such as Iraq, Syria and Burma are being sent back across...

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2015-02-24 Morocco

Tackling underage marriage in Morocco

In Morocco, child marriages have been banned since 2004. But due to a legal loophole, officials say tens of thousands of girls are married every year before the age of 18. The...

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2015-02-23 Islamic State (IS) group

Combating the allure of jihad in Jordan

In this edition we head to Jordan, where a lot of money is being invested in the hope of preventing disillusioned youth from joining jihadist groups. According to a poll by the...

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