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Kenya's Somali refugees divided on homeland

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

The UN Human Rights Commission is calling attention to some 300,000 refugees who have escaped conflict and famine from neighbouring Somalia.

Politics & Economics»

Hong Kong marks 'Umbrella Revolution' milestone

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

Demonstrators want an end to Beijing's power to vet candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 elections.

Politics & Economics»

India urges thousands to move from airport slum

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:25 PM

Thousands of Indians live on the doorstep of Mumbai airport. That's creating security concerns so the homes have to go.

Construction»

Iraqi City gets its very own White House

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:12 AM

A wealthy Kurdish man who's always admired the White House for its "beauty and simplicity" is building a replica in the Iraqi city of Erbil.

Politics & Economics»

Libya rival militias contest Kikla area

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:54 PM

The Libya Dawn coalition is trying to take a crossing near the town of Kikla from a local militia.

Politics & Economics»

Distrust deepens among Kirkuk's communities

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:54 PM

The Iraqi city of Kirkuk faces almost daily attacks as government forces take on the ISIL. It is adding to the deepening distrust between Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish populations in the area.

Transport»

Air traffic management specialists NATS open dedicated office for the MENA region

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:54 PM

One of the world's leading air traffic management company, NATS, has opened its headquarters for the MENA region.

Politics & Economics»

Hungarians protest over internet tax law

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:46 PM

Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest to demonstrate against a planned new tax on internet data use. If introduced as proposed next year, it would be the first tax of its kind in the world.

Politics & Economics»

Cameron says UK won't pay billions demanded by EU

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:46 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will not pay the 2.1 billion Euros demanded by the EU by December 1 and described the decision by Brussels as unacceptable.

Politics & Economics»

Libya oil exports continues despite violence

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:46 PM

Despite the violence, Libya's oil exports have not been affected. It's the only source of income for the war torn nation.

Arts»

No vote for Ukraine's "Darth Vader"

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:55 AM

"Star Wars" villain Darth Vader running for Ukraine's parliament is prevented from casting his vote after he refuses to take off his mask.

Politics & Economics»

Indian city's bicycle ban angers the poor

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:55 AM

Cyclists in Kolkata are hoping that a ban on bicycles will be lifted, allowing them greater mobility in the sprawling metropolis. Kolkata, one of India’s most polluted and crowded cities, introduced the law a year ago, spurring debate over the country’s attitudes towards the poor.

Banking & Finance»

One in five major European banks fail ECB's first stress test

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:55 AM

Twenty-five major European banks could have failed in 2013 had there been a new financial crisis, but today half of them are out of danger, says the ECB, publishing its first-ever bank stress test results, bit it insists 2014 has seen improvements.

Healthcare»

Ebola death in Mali sparks panic

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:55 AM

The government of Mali says it is doing its best to try and contain the Ebola virus as the country's first victim, a toddler, is set to be buried. The two-year-old girl had travelled to Mali from Guinea, where the outbreak first began.

Politics & Economics»

Bangladesh tea production hit by protests

Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:26 PM

Bangladesh used to be one of the world's largest exporters of tea, but production is now nearly non-existent because workers are protesting against their low pay and poor working conditions.


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