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In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

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Latest update : 2013-01-09

Turkish state censorship lifted (but only in part)

Ankara has just lifted a ban on some 500 books considered to be either contrary to Kemalist principles or opposed to state interests. The decision coincides with attempts to reconcile Turkish and European laws to aid Turkey’s application for EU membership. This reform only covers a tiny proportion of some 20,000 blacklisted publications and Turkish publishers and the press are far from appeased. Turkey is considered to be among the countries where freedom of expression is under greatest threat.

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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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2014-07-07 Pakistan

Pakistani parents forced to send children to madrassas

Schools providing a modern education in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas struggle to survive as Islamist trusts running madrassas force parents to send...

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