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Long goodbye

Angolans are preparing to go to the polls to choose a new president. But although the country’s long-serving leader is standing down, he and his family do not seem ready to give up power. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 74, has been president of Angola since September 1979 – a…

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Hill 70

The Canadians who won a pivotal but “forgotten” World War One battle are finally being remembered. A new monument will be unveiled on Tuesday near Lens, France that commemorates the soldiers who died during the Battle of Hill 70. It was the first battle where Canadian troops were led by…

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Revision time

“In Turkey, education was never secular. There were already obligatory classes on religion. But now, the introduction of the concept of jihad is just horrendous.” From September Turkey will have a new education curriculum and this 38-year-old mother is among many parents who are worried. The changes affect first, fifth-…

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Righting wrongs

Joerg Schillinger is showing me around the extravagant foyer of the head office of frozen pizza and processed foods firm, Dr Oetker – complete with a winding marble staircase and Victorian grandfather clock – when he points to a former chief executive’s bronze bust. “This is Dr Richard Kaselowsky,” says…

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Pen pals

What is life like for a young girl growing up in Indian-administered Kashmir, one of the most heavily militarised zones in the world? How different is it to that of a girl living in the Indian capital Delhi? BBC Hindi’s Divya Arya asked two teenagers, Duaa from Srinagar and Saumya…

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