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Erdogan's gamble: Turkey targets both 'Islamic State' group and Kurds in Iraq (part 2)

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Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey targets both 'Islamic State' group and Kurds in Iraq (part 1)

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Varoufakis and his Plan B for Greece

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Obama challenges Ethiopia on human rights

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"Busted!"

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Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

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The sounds of summer 2015

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Turkey must distinguish between IS group and the PKK, says Washington

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'I would never trample on the Yellow Jersey'

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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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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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2015-07-22 Niger

Boko Haram violence triggers refugee crisis in Niger

Terrorist attacks and atrocities committed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. While...

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2015-07-21 France

France: Should radical Islamist prisoners be isolated?

As the terror threat rises in France, the government has been struggling with the issue of how to deal with convicted jihadists. Earlier this year, the prime minister decided to...

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