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Latest update : 2013-09-06

Will the 2020 Olympics be the first to be held in a predominantly Muslim country?

The International Olympic Committee will announce the host of the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday. Among the possible hosts is Istanbul, a candidate for the fifth time. However, on this occasion, the Turkish organisers have high hopes. They are confident that Turkey's strong economy puts it in a better position than its rivals: Spain is buckling under its debts, while Japan is still dealing with the fallout from the Fukushima disaster.

By Fatma KIZILBOGA

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2014-09-19 Russia

Ukraine's 'volunteer' battalions: Under Kiev's control?

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

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2014-09-17 referendum

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

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