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Latest update : 2012-11-19

Corsica, the murder capital of Europe

Barely a month after the assassination of Corsican lawyer Antoine Sollacaro, the president of one of the island's Chambers of Commerce was shot dead on Wednesday night in Ajaccio. Jacques Nacer was well-known on the French territory and was the 17th person to be murdered since the start of the year. The deaths have been blamed on local mafia organisations, who are warring over money.

By Kate WILLIAMS

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2016-05-31 Bangladesh

Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

Bangladesh has recently been hit by a wave of murders of prominent activists and bloggers. According to US officials, there have been 35 attacks in the last 14 months alone....

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2016-05-30 paedophilia

Victims speak out about alleged abuse by French priests

After decades of silence, the many victims of alleged sexual abuse by French priests are beginning to speak out. The decision to come forward and share their painful experiences...

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2016-05-27 Argentina

President Mauricio Macri’s clean break with Argentina’s ‘Kirchnerite’ past

Since Mauricio Macri took office last December, a lot has changed in Argentina. In just a few months, the new president has made a clean break with the country's Kirchnerite past...

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2016-05-26 Spain

Spain: Employees denounce their working conditions in Catalonia's abattoirs

In Spain, anger is boiling over in Catalonia's abattoirs. Spain is Europe's second-largest producer of pork but is facing stiff competition from around the world. As a result,...

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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