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Latest update : 2013-01-30

Political refugees await another presidential election in Iran

In June 2009, hundreds of thousands of Iranians protested against the presidential vote which saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad re-elected. The movement was swiftly crushed by the authorities and set off a wave of activists fleeing the country. Three years on, the number of Iranian political refugees continues to rise. The majority pass through Turkey while awaiting a visa for Europe or the US. A few months before the next presidential election in Iran, they told us about their struggle.

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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2014-07-16 crime

Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern history

Seventy-two years ago, on July 16th 1942, French police acting on orders of the Nazi occupiers began rounding up thousands of Jews living in Paris. They were assembled at the...

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2014-07-15 Russia

Leaving for political reasons: Russia's latest wave of emigration?

The annexation of the Crimean territory in March has seen a nationalist fervor grip many Russians: according to recent polls President Putin's rates of approval are soaring above...

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