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Online reactions to Kurdish referendum

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Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

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Latest update : 2012-10-11

Venezuela: Chavez celebrates election victory

A revitalised Hugo Chavez struts the world stage after winning the Venezuelan presidency for another 6 years. The opposition are demoralised but not destroyed. Meanwhile, in the United States, Barack Obama is on the attack as the presidential campaign enters its final month. Finally, it’s 50 years since the world came to the brink of a nuclear wipe-out. We take you back to the chilling days of the Cuban missile crisis.

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2017-09-20 Mexico

Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

Mexico was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake earlier this week – on the day 32 years after another earthquake killed almost 10,000 people there. The latest quake hit just two...

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2017-09-13 USA

USA: The perilous mission of hurricane hunters

As Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida, the skies above were filled with planes and passengers rushing to escape the storm. Yet one of those flights was actually...

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2017-09-06 North Korea

North Korea and the United States: The story behind decades of tension

Amid increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula, the question being raised is the following: Exactly how far is North Korea prepared to go? Pyongyang carried out its sixth and...

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2017-08-30 Brazil

The mystery of 'twin town' in Brazil

In Brazil, a sleepy southern town is home to a fertility phenomenon: it holds the curious record for having the most twins in the world, ten times the global average. Theories...

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2017-08-23 USA

United States: Fearing Trump deportation, Haitians head to Canada

Since the beginning of the summer, an average of 500 Haitians have tried to cross the US-Canadian border every day. Once in Canada, they hope to be eligible for asylum. The...

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