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Latest update : 2012-10-19

The lost loved ones of Syria

Between 28,000 and 80,000 thousand Syrians have gone missing since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began last year. Many of those may have died in combat, while others could be being held in prison by the regime, where toruture is rife and relatively few people come out alive. The NGO Azaaz is trying to keep on top of those figures over the border in Lebanon, but it's hard to reassure families who have no idea if their loved ones are alive or dead.

By Julien SAUVAGET , Kate WILLIAMS

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have ripped up peace agreements and vowed to go on the offensive. The Ukrainian authorities have said they will fight back. But...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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