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Latest update : 2012-12-05

Could Damascus be preparing chemical weapons?

The US says it has detected activity which could suggest that Bashar al Assad's regime is developing chemical weapons. 19 months into the conflict between Damascus and the rebel uprising, both sides have reached stalemate; the rebels appear to be holding their positions, even though they claim not to have received help from outside Syria. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said using chemical weapons against their own people would be a "red line" that would force Washington to react.

By Assia Shihab

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2016-06-30 USA

Zika virus spreading fast across Puerto Rico

Last week, the World Health Organization made a move which will have enormous social implications for the countries hardest hit by the Zika virus. It recommended that millions...

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2016-06-29 Bolivia

Will Bolivia see a lithium boom?

One of the poorest South American countries is hoping to raise its fortunes. With the world's largest lithium reserves, Bolivia aims to become a top producer of the precious...

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2016-06-28 France

France struggling to recruit prison imams

In today's edition we meet with a Muslim prison chaplain, an imam who visits French prisons in an effort to shield inmates from radical Islamism. Many observers accuse the...

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2016-06-27 India

Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C, a liver disease, causes approximately 500,000 deaths every year. Luckily, there is a miracle cure patented by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead. But for most...

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2016-06-23 UK

Like it or not, immigration is Brexit's central topic

Immigration seems to be the most contentious topic in today's so-called "Brexit" referendum in the UK. A record number of people arrived in the UK in 2014, although bringing...

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