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Syrian refugee camps in Turkey hit saturation point

More than 300 Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since protests against President Bashar al-Assad began 18 months ago. 120,000 are in Turkey alone, sheltering in camps that are overflowing with refugees. The international community and NGOs have contributed to the cost of giving them shelter, with the bulk of the cost being shouldered by Ankara. But the influx of Syrians is continuing, to the point where Turkey might not be able to cope for much longer.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Assia Shihab

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2015-07-29 Colombia

Colombia: Buenaventura district takes on gangs with civil resistance

Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and a strategic city. 60% of the country’s exports leave from here, and both authorities and investors are eager to...

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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