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Mexican military swoops on drug cartel

The Mexican government has landed succesive blows on one of the country's most feared drug cartels. On Saturday the military arrested Salavador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, a regional leader of the Zetas gang. Then on Sunday the Mexican navy killed Zetas founder Henrique Lazcano. The Zetas cartel has carried out some of Mexico's worst massacres, attacks and jail breaks

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq: The long road to rebuilding Mosul

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group defeated - that's according to the army. But the city is still enduring sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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2017-07-19 Europe

Video: More lone juvenile migrants arriving in Italy

Since January, more than 85,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have landed in Italy - that's a 20% increase on the same period last year. Increasingly, they are minors who arrive...

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2017-07-18 Europe

Agent 'Kateryna': Ukraine's anti-corruption hero

The government that came to power in Ukraine after the 2014 revolution pledged to end corruption, and the EU also made progress on that front with it being a key condition for...

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2017-07-17 Middle East

Two years after Iran nuclear deal, a mixed picture

It's been two years since a landmark deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. At the time, many Iranians celebrated, hoping...

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