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Israeli strikes on Gaza as seen on social media

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Africa's Newest Failed State: How to Stop Civil War and Famine in South Sudan? (part 2)

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Israel and the Palestinians: How to Break the Cycle of Violence?

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Africa's Newest Failed State: How to Stop Civil War and Famine in South Sudan?

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Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

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How a comedy dud became one of France's biggest box office hits

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Kenya: Clashes at anti-government rally in Nairobi

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ISIS leader challenged over expensive-looking wristwatch

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Latest update : 2012-12-04

Palestinian UN success: Abbas returns home to hero's welcome

Mahmoud Abbas is hailed a hero at home after winning upgraded non-member observer status for Palestine at the UN. Next, we look at how young revolutionaries in Alexandria in Egypt are questioning their traditional support for the Muslim Brotherhood. And staying in Egypt, we go to Cairo where the annual film festival is causing controversy among filmmakers.

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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2014-06-17 Iraq

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi...

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2014-06-10 Syria

Iran - US: First direct talks in decades

This week sees Iranian leaders holding bilateral talks with France, Russia and Germany as leaders make another bid at reaching a final, definitive nuclear agreement. Next, we...

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