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Republicans and Democrats unite on immigration reform

In a rare example of bipartisanship, Republican and Democrat senators in the US are working together to tackle the explosive issue of immigration reform. Barack Obama won 70% of the Hispanic vote in November's presidential election, largely because he had promised to help illegal immigrants get residency. But critics fear the policy could backfire and open the doors to millions of new Americans.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Katherine SPENCER , Sammy BERRAHMOUN

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2014-10-24 Ukraine

Ukraine's crippled elections

This Sunday, Ukraine is holding parliamentary elections, but some parts of the country won't be voting. The war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists continues...

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2014-10-22 India

Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

India recently signed a nuclear power agreement with Australia and is entering tough negotiations with Japan on new power plants. The aim is to obtain a cheap source of fuel for...

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2014-10-23 Tunisia

Tunisia: Religious education claims bigger role in curriculum

In Tunisia, final preparations are underway for Sunday's parliamentary elections. They are the second since the revolution almost four years ago, and the first since a new...

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2014-10-21 London

London now the world's most expensive city

Soaring property prices and spiralling living costs are nothing new in London. But the British capital has now officially knocked Hong Kong off the top perch for being the most...

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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