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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

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Gold prices: no longer a safe haven?

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Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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Half of global internet users are on Facebook

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Latest update : 2014-05-05

Against all odds

In this edition: how a divorced Kurdish woman in Turkey, forced into an arranged marriage as a teenager, is now the mayor of her town. Also, our reporters head to Cameroon to investigate a horrific practice where mothers mutilate their daughters so as to protect them from rape. And in Kenya, we look at a move to discourage women from trading sex for fish.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Jennifer LUSH

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2015-07-03 women

Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

In this edition, we head to Jordan where by law, a rapist can marry his victim in order to escape a jail sentence. Also, we meet with a group of South African mothers determined...

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2015-06-26 women

Women in science: The right formula

Given the furore surrounding comments made by British Nobel laureate and scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, we take a look at the women who've made breakthroughs in science despite the...

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2015-06-19 Darfur

Tales of horror: Allegations of mass rape in Darfur

In this edition, more horrors from Darfur where dozens of women and girls say they were the victims of a mass rape, carried out by Sudanese government forces. Also, one year on...

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2015-06-12 Saudi Arabia

Turkish elections: Record number of female MPs voted into parliament

In this edition, a record number of female MPs are to enter the Turkish parliament following this month's poll. Also, how Saudi women are gearing up to vote for the very first...

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2015-06-05 human trafficking

United Arab Emirates: Helping victims of human trafficking

In this edition, we take a look at the cost of human trafficking in one of the world's richest countries. Also how shock tactics are being used in Chile in a campaign to change...

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