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New shackles for old?

Under the military junta that ruled Myanmar for nearly 50 years, the media were tightly controlled. But after a quasi-civilian government took over in 2011, many curbs were lifted and a rigid censorship regime abolished. Journalists were among masses of political prisoners released, and media outlets mushroomed to serve a…

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Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two hooded suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 GMT) on Sunday. The suspects, carrying a handgun and a shotgun, arrived in a…

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Avignon shooting: 'Eight injured' near French mosque

Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 GMT) on Sunday. The suspects, carrying a handgun and a shotgun, arrived in a Renault…

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'Man and husband'

Staunchly Catholic Malta only introduced divorce in 2011, to the dismay of many in authority. Six years later, it ranks top in Europe for gay rights, it was the first country to ban gay conversion therapy – and it’s about to legalise same-sex marriage. “Malta wants to keep leading on…

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'Man and husband'

Staunchly Catholic Malta only introduced divorce in 2011, to the dismay of many in authority. Six years later, it ranks top in Europe for gay rights, it was the first country to ban gay conversion therapy – and it’s about to legalise same-sex marriage. “Malta wants to keep leading on…

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Wrongfully killed?

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 1,500 people were allegedly killed in a wave of extra-judicial executions by security forces in India’s insurgency-ridden north-eastern Manipur state between 1979 and 2012. Last year, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court asked relatives of the victims and activists to…

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