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Latest update : 2012-12-03

Amnesty International sounds the alarm over Mexico torture

Mexico has seen a severe increase in the number of torture cases in the past few years. Complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico increased by more than 400% from 2007 to 2011, up to nearly 1700 cases last year. The outgoing government has strived to tackle organised crime over its five-year term, but bringing in measures to safeguard the civilian population has fallen by the wayside.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2016-12-09 Africa

Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

In Ivory Coast, the trafficking of fake and contraband medicine is a serious public health problem. Up to 40% of medical products bought in the country are picked up on the...

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2016-12-08 Middle East

Video: Iraq's 'Golden Division' troops in the battle for Mosul

An exclusive report from our journalists Matthieu Mabin and Noreddine Bezziou, who have been embedded with the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces on the frontline in Mosul. It has been...

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2016-12-07 Africa

Ghana votes in tight presidential race

Ghanaians are heading to the polls to elect a new president. The incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, is running for a second term and says he has a "very good" chance of winning....

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2016-12-06 South Korea

Park's presidency hanging by thin thread

Park Geun-hye's days as South Korea’s president appear to be numbered right now. Every weekend, for more than a month, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets...

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2016-12-05 Italy

Italy's rural south welcomes refugees with open arms

The year 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers in Italy. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula including...

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