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Strauss-Kahn expected to settle with US sex accuser Diallo

It was a scandal that shocked France and destroyed hopes that the IMF chief could one day become French president. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation was left in tatters when a chambermaid at a New York hotel accused him of attempted rape in May 2011. Although criminal charges were dropped, he's now expected to reach a financial settlement with Nafissatou Diallo, before facing allegations of "aggravated pimping" back in France.

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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2015-03-24 India

India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef...

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2015-03-23 Ebola

Video: One year on, Liberia on the road to recovery

One year after the first Ebola case was declared in West Africa, we look at the progress made in fighting the deadly disease. Before a new case was confirmed on Friday, Liberia...

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