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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Tunisia launches raids ahead of polls

Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:26 PM

Tunisian security forces have carried out a series of armed raids ahead of today's parliamentary election. The government is warning that there could be attempts to disrupt the poll, which is seen as a crucial part of the political transition.

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Obama pays tribute to 'Watergate' editor Ben Bradlee

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:24 PM

Barack Obama has paid a warm tribute to Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the president-toppling Watergate scandal, who has died aged 93.

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Uruguay accepts first group of Syrian refugees

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:24 PM

One of the most recent nations to accept its first group of Syrian refugees is Uruguay in South America, where they have been enthusiastically welcomed by the country's president and local people. The government says it will house, educate and help them find work before a second group of refugees arrives next February.

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Governments increase spending on surveillance

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

National budgets for internal security are seeing a massive hike around the world, as governments increase spending over fears of internal threats. Cyber surveillance, border security and protection of infrastructure are big priorities; with Asia, Africa and the Middle East seeing huge increases in their domestic security budgets.

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Germany's pilot strike grounds 1,500 flights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The German airline Lufthansa has been hit by another 24 hour strike. It's the latest in a series of walkouts over retirement benefits. A German court has refused to declare the strikes illegal even though the transport minister says they're killing the economy.


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