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Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

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Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 1)

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Auschwitz, 70 years on

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Former LRA commander appears before ICC

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In Nazi death camps, 'I asked myself where God was all the time'

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Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

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Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

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Latest update : 2012-08-22

Egypt: Morsi sends powerful defence minister into retirement

In Egypt, the new president has carried out his boldest move yet. President Mohamed Morsi has forced the most senior man in the military, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, into retirement. Next, we look at life for Syrians in a Jordanian refugee camp. Finally, we talk to an Iraqi man who was forced to flee his house as a young boy during the Iraq-Iran war, but who is now determined to win it back for his young family.

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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