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Latest update : 2013-01-09

US drones kill insurgent leader Mullah Nazir, but at what cost?

The US has long been criticised for its use of drones over Pakistan. The unmanned aircraft are operated 12,000 km away and hunt down insurgents in mountainous terrain near the Afghan border. While they have killed Taliban fighters, they've also caused the deaths of civilians and children, stoking anti-American feeling. The situation is being made worse by their targeting people regardless of Islamabad's relationship with them - such as the recently killed insurgent leader Mullah Nazir.

By Lanah KAMMOURIEH , Johan BODIN , Kate WILLIAMS

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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2017-10-16 Turkey

Turkey's brain drain: Turning their backs on limited freedom, declining economy

According to a report by Turkey's main opposition party, thousands of Turks chose to leave their country following last year's coup attempt on July 16. Most say they are worried...

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2017-10-13 Europe

Sebastian Kurz on track to become Austria's next chancellor

He's been dubbed the "Austrian Emmanuel Macron". Sebastian Kurz is only 31 years old, but he's on track to become Austria's new leader when the country heads to the polls this...

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2017-10-12 Europe

Carles Puigdemont: From journalist to Catalan independence leader

As Spain marks its national day, the Catalonia secession crisis hangs heavily over the kingdom. Our correspondents in Spain decided to take a closer look at the 54-year-old...

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2017-10-11 Americas

Brazil's never-ending crisis: Will Temer be impeached next?

It's been over a year since Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, was impeached for manipulating the public accounts. Today, her successor Michel Temer finds himself...

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