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Latest update : 2012-12-20

Gypsy weddings: the extraordinary nuptials of Roma children

Although most countries don't allow individuals to wed before they are 18 years of age, some minors are still getting "married" in 21st century Europe. Among the Roma, children are often wed at very young ages, observing strict rules of tradition. Their futures are mapped out by their parents and there is no going against their wishes. The marriage may not be legal in the eyes of the law, but for the Roma, it's binding for life.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Mirel BRAN

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2014-09-30 Iraq

The Iraqi TV show where victims confront terrorists

It’s 1am in Baghdad, a city under curfew, and the streets of Karrada, a central district in the Iraqi capital, are swarming with nervous security personnel.

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2014-10-01 Germany

Germany: Spread of radical Islam propaganda sparks concerns

Our correspondents in Germany have been investigating a surge in ultra-conservative Islam, which ranges from so-called "sharia patrols" who pressure Muslim women to wear veils,...

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2014-09-29 Egypt

Egypt's push against atheism and 'non-believers'

In Egypt a growing number of young people are identifying as atheists. On paper, Egypt protects freedom of religious beliefs, but this does not extend to those who reject...

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2014-09-26 France

Americans in Paris!

Last report in our series celebrating Paris's rich cultural diversity: natives of both the North and South of the American Continent now call Paris home. They've brought with...

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2014-09-25 Arab world

The diversity of Arab cultures shines in Paris

France has a long history of ties to North Africa. That history has at times been painful and complex. But as you'll see in our report, it has also left a clear, positive...

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