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Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

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David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

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Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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IMF warns of risks posed by Chinese slowdown to global economic growth

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Photo of drowned Syrian child sparks outrage

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Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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Latest update : 2012-09-25

Aleppo: regime warplanes continue their bombardment

As regime shells rain down on Syria's second city, images emerge from the capital showing a calm and smiling president and first lady. Next, anger still simmers after the release of a US-made film which mocks Islam, drawing parallels with the reaction to Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses". Finally, details emerge of an improbable relationship between an Israeli actress and the son of Gaddafi's one-time heir apparent.

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2015-09-01 Syria

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

This week, we follow a Syrian family who has travelled from Damascus to Hungary in the hope of reaching what they see as the European Eldorado. Next, we head to Lebanon where...

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2015-08-25 Islamic State (IS) group

Syria: IS group destroys world heritage site in Palmyra

This week, the Islamic State group claims to have destroyed the Baal Shamin temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, sparking outrage around the world. The 2,000-year-old temple was...

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2015-08-18 Syria

Video: Meeting Syrian army deserters in Jordan

Last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to soldiers who have deserted or refused to complete their military service. But deserters and rebel fighters are...

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2015-08-12 Yemen

Meeting Tehran's new generation of designers

This week, we visit the towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have formed an unofficial alliance. Next, we spend time with...

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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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