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India: Arrests made over attack on pregnant Dalit woman

Six people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a pregnant woman, who refused to clear away a cow carcass from the street as part of a weeks-long strike over alleged rights abuses, police said. Sangita Ranawasia, who … Continue reading

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France's Holland says Calais 'Jungle' to be dismantled

The French president has said a refugee camp in Calais, known as the Jungle, must be “completely dismantled” days after he pledged to relocate thousands of refugees. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here knows it. We must dismantle the … Continue reading

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Can Jordan's new parliament spearhead political change?

Amman- Jordan’s newly elected parliament is unlikely to lead to any political change in the country, analysts say. “No radical changes are expected because opposition forces remain a small minority in the parliament and challenged by a conservative pro-government MPs,” … Continue reading

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Russia overplays its hand in Syria

Why on earth would Russia back out on a sweet deal with John Kerry that had allowed it to cash in on its Syria gamble and become the United States’ senior partner in shaping Syria’s future and in the coalition … Continue reading

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Further floods hit Australia’s New South Wales

Parts of eastern Australia are experiencing their wettest spring since records began. Days, if not weeks, of heavy rain have led to some parts of New South Wales being inundated with their worst flooding in a quarter of a century. … Continue reading

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Syria's war: Bodies litter floor at hospital in Aleppo

WARNING: Amr al-Halabi’s report contains footage some may find disturbing. Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week. Al … Continue reading

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India: The children left behind by an ancient custom

Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India – Five-year-old Pinki is hiding behind her grandmother, Kanku Roat. The 53-year-old has been her world since her mother left. They live in a small mud house that they share with two goats, a cow and a … Continue reading

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Is Libya the answer to the refugee crisis in Europe?

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the arrival of refugees in Europe as “poison” and criticised the European Union’s immigration policies. So far, the 28 EU countries have failed to agree on how to deal with hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Colombia and FARC prepare to sign historic pact

FARC, Colombia’s biggest rebel movement, will sign a historic peace accord with the government on Monday aimed at ending a war that has lasted five decades and killed 220,000 people. The pact will be signed by Colombian President Juan Manuel … Continue reading

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Azerbaijanis vote on boosting president's powers

Azerbaijanis have started voting in a controversial referendum on boosting presidential powers, with opposition and rights groups denouncing the proposed amendments as a move to expand President Ilham Aliyev’s grip on power. If passed, the referendum would extend the president’s term … Continue reading

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