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Erdogan's new front: Turkey takes on Syria's kurds (part 2)

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Erdogan's new front: Turkey takes on Syria's kurds (part 1)

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Davos 2018: Modi defends globalisation but warns it's losing its lustre

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Namibia's genocide: Descendants sue Germany for reparations

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Ex-president Lula is 'clearly innocent', Rousseff says

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Author Mohsin Hamid: The magic of the migrant crisis

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Estonia at 100: President Kaljulaid on risks, opportunities and Europhilia

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Skateboarding, mental illness and happy endings

Vancouver has a reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities, but author Michael Christie’s short story collection introduces us to a grittier underbelly that’s rarely seen. He tells Catherine Nicholson how he went from pro-skateboarder to acclaimed author, chronicling his adopted home. We’re also looking back on a life that reads like a work of fiction: Grace Kelly, 30 years after her death. And just why has Korean rap hit “Gangnam Style” become such a huge internet sensation.

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2018-01-23 culture

Author Mohsin Hamid: The magic of the migrant crisis

Mohsin Hamid has been called one of the most talented and inventive writers of his generation. His books "Moth Smoke" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" have both been adapted...

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2018-01-22 culture

Gregory Privat: All that jazz

Born in Martinique, French jazz pianist Gregory Privat has music encoded in his DNA. His father Jose is a self-taught pianist for the Caribbean band Malavoi. Classically trained,...

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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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