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26,000 Mexicans disappear during Calderon's term in office

The Mexican government announced shocking figures this week, revealing that 26,000 people went missing between 2006 and 2012 - the time that former president Felipe Calderon was in office. This comes just day after Human Rights Watch claimed that the army and the police may have been involved in a number of those disappearances. Taking power three months ago, incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to put an end to kidnappings - but can he keep that promise?

By Damien COQUET , Kate WILLIAMS

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2015-01-29 Spain

35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

The trial of 35 members of the political party Batasuna, which was due to open this Thursday in Madrid after being postponed following the arrest of several defence lawyers, has...

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2015-01-28 Germany

Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

Pegida, the broadly anti-immigration movement born in Germany's east, has gained a huge following in the space of just a few months and made headlines around the world. The...

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

On January 27th 1945, Red Army troops discovered, almost by chance, the Third Reich's largest extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Seventy years on, FRANCE 24 looks back at...

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have ripped up peace agreements and vowed to go on the offensive. The Ukrainian authorities have said they will fight back. But...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

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