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Latest update : 2012-08-22

US presidential election campaign heats up

With less than three months to go before the US presidential elections, campaigning has moved up a gear with President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney going head to head on the big election themes. This week, social issues have dominated the headlines after Republican Senator Todd Akin sparked controversy with his remarks about "legitimate rape". He apologised for the inappropriate choice of vocabulary after the statement, but the row has polarised supporters of both camps.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2014-12-17 Central African Republic

Hunt for Joseph Kony and LRA militants continues

The Lord's Resistance Army is a rebel group infamous for its brutality. Driven out of Uganda nearly a decade ago, LRA militants are now scattered across the Democratic Republic...

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2014-12-16 Denmark

Video: Denmark ‘rehabilitates’ returning jihadists

Denmark has taken a different approach to young Muslims returning to the country after waging jihad abroad. FRANCE 24's Malcolm Brabant reports.

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2014-12-15 Japan

Is the fuel cell the future of the car industry?

In Japan, the world's first mass market fuel cell car has gone on sale. Toyota's Mirai, or "Future", recharges in less than five minutes, its electricity supply is produced on...

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2014-12-12 France

Video: Proposed French law stops short of euthanasia

In the wake of two senior lawmakers submitting a report Friday that French President François Hollande said would be the basis of new legislation to help the terminally ill die...

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2014-12-11 Pakistan

Despite rising sea levels, Karachi continues to destroy its coastal belt

Deforestation, air pollution, uncontrolled industrialization and urbanization... all these problems are being discussed at the UN's climate change conference, which is drawing to...

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