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An in-depth look at one of the stories grabbing the headlines on the world stage.

An in-depth look at one of the stories grabbing the headlines on the world stage.
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An in-depth look at one of the stories grabbing the headlines on the world stage.

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English


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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds first talks with Hamas leader Khal

5/6/2014
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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has held what he called "positive" talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha.This meeting was the first since the rival movements signed a ...

Duration: 00:05:23


MERS death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 111 - 05/05/2014

5/5/2014
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The authorities in Saudi Arabia say the number of cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers, in the country has more than doubled since the start of April.

Duration: 00:05:40


Obama, Merkel discuss Ukraine crisis - 02/05/2014

5/2/2014
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.

Duration: 00:05:50


Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections - 24/03

3/24/2014
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Police in India say four suspected terrorists arrested in the state of Rajasthan were planning attacks to disrupt legislative elections, slated for next month.

Duration: 00:05:23


Syrian air raids hit Lebanese border - 21/03/2014

3/21/2014
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Latest reports from Syria say government forces have launched air raids right up to Lebanon's border town of Arsal.

Duration: 00:05:28


Rapporteur says a lot remains to be done in Myanmar to reach UN human right

3/18/2014
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The United Nations special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Duration: 00:05:59


Syrian forces take full control of the rebel bastion Yabroud - 17/03/2014

3/17/2014
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The Syrian military’s recapture of Yabroud - the last rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border – has dealt the opposition a heavy strategic and symbolic blow.

Duration: 00:05:03


Women and children in war zones in Syria - 14/03/2014

3/14/2014
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Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the start of the war in Syria. The violence has created a refugee crisis in Syria with no end to the conflict in sight.

Duration: 00:05:27


Russia’s historical relationship with Crimea - 13/03/2014

3/13/2014
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Russia’s intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea has been making headlines all over the world.

Duration: 00:05:40


Will Crimea join the Russian federation on 16 March referendum? - 12/03/201

3/12/2014
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Ukraine's interim prime minister Arseney Yatsenyuk is due to arrive in the US later today for talks with President Obama at the White House.

Duration: 00:05:44


Marine protection zones fail to protect endangered species - 10/03/2014

3/10/2014
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A study published this month has found that fish numbers in marine parks increase on average eight times after they have been in place for at least a decade.

Duration: 00:05:32


Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors - 07/03/2014

3/6/2014
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Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Duration: 00:05:50


What will China's National People's Congress decide? - 05/03/2014

3/4/2014
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The yearly session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), opens this Wednesday and will last for two weeks.

Duration: 00:05:17


Growing unease in Georgia over Crisis in Ukraine - 04/03/2014

3/3/2014
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The people of Georgia, another former Soviet state which borders the Black Sea and which has had its own problems with Russia, are following the developments in Ukraine with a sense of growing ...

Duration: 00:05:25


Ukrainians prepare for war - 03/03/2014

3/2/2014
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Ukraine began mobilising for war on Sunday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that he had the right to invade the country.

Duration: 00:05:44


Myanmar women join ranks of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong - 25/02/2

2/24/2014
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The first legal group of migrant domestic workers from Myanmar has arrived in Hong Kong.

Duration: 00:05:09


Brazilian performance artist Mauricio Ianès questions cultural policies at

2/23/2014
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Being trilingual helps a performance artist from Brazil in his work, which questions cultural policies.

Duration: 00:05:37


Google maps global deforestation online - 23/02/2014

2/22/2014
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A new, interactive database that maps deforestation around the world is now online.

Duration: 00:04:31


Iran nuclear negotiators agree timetable - 21/02/2014

2/20/2014
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Iran and six big powers have agreed on a timetable and framework for a permanent nuclear agreement. Negotiators are due to meet again next month.

Duration: 00:04:53


Floods, gales, big freeze - blame the jet stream - 17/02/2014

2/16/2014
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Volatile weather conditions in northern Europe, the United States and Canada have been worsened by what meteorologists call the jet stream, fuelled partly by the temperature differential between ...

Duration: 00:05:08

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