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France’s Camargue region and its herdsmen

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The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

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For summer 2017 menswear, designers interrogate the complexity of modern life

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Liberia's president hails 'milestone' as UN peacekeepers withdraw

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The 'Brexecution' of Boris Johnson

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State of British Politics 'Worse than Shakespeare'

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Latest update : 2012-09-11

Syria: Foreigners fighting on the frontline

This week we take you to the heart of the battle for Syria's largest city, Aleppo, with two exclusive reports. Next, no sooner is Iraq's fugitive Vice President sentenced to death in absentia than a wave of violence leaves over 100 dead nationwide. Finally, Beirut's cafe and restaurant owners say a new smoking ban has snuffed out business.

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2016-06-28 Syria

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also,...

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2016-06-21 Jordan

Iraq: Falluja's humanitarian crisis

This week, Falluja's inhabitants flee one hell only to arrive in another - we look at this latest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, in Paris, restaurants across the capital open up...

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2016-06-14 Syria

War in Syria: Inside the captagon trafficking ring

It's an energy-booster and highly addictive. But captagon is more than just an illegal drug, it's fuelling the bloody war in Syria. We take a closer look. Meanwhile, rights...

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2016-06-07 Iraq

Iraq: The families fleeing Fallujah

This week, as the fight for Fallujah continues, we meet some of the families who've managed to escape. Also, we see that efforts are underway to save the Palestinian Cucumber and...

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2016-05-31 Iraq

Baghdad's kitchens: The Iraqi capital's restaurant renaissance

As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group intensifies in Iraq, Baghdad's restaurant scene appears to be thriving. We'll be taking you on a culinary tour in the Iraqi...

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