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Iraqi Sunni protests trigger reaction from PM Maliki

Anti-government protests in Iraq, which began over a week ago, are continuing. The country's Sunni community, which dominated Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein, say they are being marginalised by the current Shia establishment. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has partially met one of their demands and released 700 women prisoners, but he warned demonstrators against triggering an "Iraqi Spring".

By Mariam Pirzadeh , Kate WILLIAMS

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2014-09-12 World War I

The ghosts of German-ruled Namibia

Over a century ago, Germany colonised what is now know as Namibia. In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed. After its...

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2014-09-11 humanitarian action

Calais struggles with flood of UK-bound migrants

For years, the northern French city of Calais has been a transit point for some of the world's most desperate people: migrants from countries like Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and...

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2014-09-10 sport

Invictus Games: Veterans continue fight on home front

In the UK, hundreds of injured servicemen and women have gathered from 13 countries for the first Invictus Games, the brainchild of Prince Harry. Based on a similar idea in the...

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2014-09-09 India

'Linguistic Apartheid' in India?

In India, a simple English test has caused thousands of students to hold protests. They say the entrance exam for the civil service is elitist and discriminatory. In a country of...

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2014-09-08 diplomacy

Tokyo determined to secure return of abducted citizens from North Korea

In the 1970s and 1980s, dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted by North Korea. Many were used to help train North Koreans to fit into Japanese society as spies. Officially...

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