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07 October 2017

A grim series of photographs titled "Kissing Death" by Iraqi photographer Ali Arkady on the bloody conflict in his country won the prestigious Bayeux-Calvados photo awards for war correspondents on Saturday. ...

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05 October 2017

Ukraine's parliament passed legislation Thursday allowing Russian pop stars and other performing artists to tour the former Soviet republic only after being vetted by its strict security service. ...

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05 October 2017

Ukraine's security service said Thursday that it had expelled a Russian state television journalist for allegedly preparing a programme that hurt the "national interests" of the crisis-torn country. ...

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02 October 2017

Newspapers across Spain warned Monday that the country has been "deeply torn apart" and "we have all lost" after the violence that marred Catalonia's independence referendum, denouncing the actions of both the region's separatist leaders and the ...

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01 October 2017

Just a few years ago, Facebook and Twitter were hailed as tools for democracy activists, enabling movements like the Arab Spring to flourish. ...

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30 September 2017

It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi. ...

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29 September 2017

Spain has freed a journalist whose arrest provoked widespread condemnation from human rights organisations, announcing Friday that he would not be extradited to Turkey as requested by Ankara. ...

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29 September 2017

The director of a Burundi radio station said Friday his outlet is being temporarily taken off air after criticising the government over the killings of dozens of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ...

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29 September 2017

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday. ...

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27 September 2017

A crusading Agence France-Presse correspondent who enjoyed a storied career covering wars and other historic events has been commemorated on an Australian stamp. ...

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