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Quebec reels from mafia-led corruption revelations

For the past three months, the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec has been gripped by a tale of corruption involving public officials and the construction industry. Elected local government members have spoken of being intimidated daily when awarding building work contracts, while the mayors of Montreal and Laval have both resigned. The public inquiry, known as the Charbonneau Commission, has attracted record audiences, as the TV drama-like saga continues.

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2014-07-14 France

Bastille Day: youth pays hommage to ancestors who fought 'Great War' (1914 - 1918)

Bastille Day marks the birth of the French Republic more than 200 years ago. Every year on July 14th there's a huge parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris. This year around 80...

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2014-07-11 Burma

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Buddhism places great importance in non-violence and overcoming anger. Yet in Burma – a country 90% Buddhist - a very vocal group of monks has no qualms expressing their violent...

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2014-07-10 women

Ireland's missing babies cast light on dark history

The world was shocked when the remains of almost 800 babies were dug up in a small Irish town recently... babies buried more than half a century ago. This story, sadly, has...

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2014-07-09 UK

Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wales...

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2014-07-08 environment

US shale gas: Full steam ahead with fracking

Recent calls for less European dependence on natural gas from Russia are adding to pressure on countries like France to open up its massive shale gas deposits and allow fracking....

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