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Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their rights as Ankara refuses to recognise their place of worship.

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Also, Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq reach thousands of Yazidis who had been trapped on Mount Sinjar and airlift them to safety. And in the town of Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus according to the Bible, nuns at one orphanage are doing all they can to ensure some Christmas cheer for babies in their care.

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