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Azerbaijan referendum to extend presidential term underway

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

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Putin in Baku for talks with Azerbaijan and Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the Azerbaijan capital Baku for talks with President Ilham Aliyev, and Iran’s President Hassan Rohani ahead of his meeting with Turkey’s president on Tuesday in

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the Azerbaijan capital Baku for talks with President Ilham Aliyev, and Iran’s President Hassan Rohani ahead of his meeting with Turkey’s president on Tuesday in

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Hot design: the towers that look like flames

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

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Postcards from Azerbaijan: The Baku Flame Towers

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

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Nagase and Schlesinger strike gold in Baku

Pedro Lasuén, euronews: “The second day of the Baku Grand Slam was spectacular, emotional and full of surprises… judo at its best! Let’s start with a

Pedro Lasuén, euronews: “The second day of the Baku Grand Slam was spectacular, emotional and full of surprises… judo at its best! Let’s start with a

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The UN's Alliance of Civilisations calls for hate speech crackdown

Two thousand five hundred heads of state and government officials, religious leaders and civil society representatives from 120 countries have

Two thousand five hundred heads of state and government officials, religious leaders and civil society representatives from 120 countries have

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Baku European Games: Day 16 Highlights

France’s Joris Daudet won the men’s BMX cycling final on the final day of competition at the Baku European Games by comfortably defeating Twan van

France’s Joris Daudet won the men’s BMX cycling final on the final day of competition at the Baku European Games by comfortably defeating Twan van

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Second athlete fails drugs test at Baku European Games

The inaugural European Games in Baku were hit by a second doping case Friday after Chaltu Beji of Azerbaijan failed a drugs test. The 19-year-old

The inaugural European Games in Baku were hit by a second doping case Friday after Chaltu Beji of Azerbaijan failed a drugs test. The 19-year-old

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Baku European Games: Day 14 Highlights

Russia took gold in the women's 3x3 basketball final in a thrilling final by defeating Ukraine 22-17 on the fourteenth day of competition at the Baku European Games.

Russia took gold in the women's 3x3 basketball final in a thrilling final by defeating Ukraine 22-17 on the fourteenth day of competition at the Baku European Games.

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Russia continue to dominate European Games

Russia enjoyed a golden double in three on three basketball tournament at the European games in Baku Azerbaijan. The women’s team handled the

Russia enjoyed a golden double in three on three basketball tournament at the European games in Baku Azerbaijan. The women’s team handled the

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Baku European Games: Day 13 Highlights

Italy’s Alessio Foconi won Italy’s second gold medal in fencing in the men’s foil individual final by defeating Russia’s Timur Arslanov on the

Italy’s Alessio Foconi won Italy’s second gold medal in fencing in the men’s foil individual final by defeating Russia’s Timur Arslanov on the

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European Games: Day 13 round-up

Teymur Mammadov thrilled his home support when he beat Valentino Manfredonia in the boxing final of the 84 kilo division at the European Games in

Teymur Mammadov thrilled his home support when he beat Valentino Manfredonia in the boxing final of the 84 kilo division at the European Games in

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Baku European Games: Day 12 Highlights

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank won his fourth medal of the Baku European Games on day twelve of competition by beating Russia’s Filipp Shopin in the

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank won his fourth medal of the Baku European Games on day twelve of competition by beating Russia’s Filipp Shopin in the

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Baku gearing up for 2016 Formula One Grand Prix

If this month’s European Games fail to place Baku firmly on the sporting map, next year might help further stamp the Azerbaijan capital’s sporting

If this month’s European Games fail to place Baku firmly on the sporting map, next year might help further stamp the Azerbaijan capital’s sporting

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Baku European Games: Day 11 Highlights

Romania’s Ana Maria Branza won her country’s first gold medal as she artfully fought her way to victory over Russia’s Yana Zvereva in the women’s

Romania’s Ana Maria Branza won her country’s first gold medal as she artfully fought her way to victory over Russia’s Yana Zvereva in the women’s

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Baku European Games: Day 10 Highlights

Spain’s Miguel Avarino Garcia dominated the men’s individual event in the final session of archery on day ten of the Baku European Games by beating

Spain’s Miguel Avarino Garcia dominated the men’s individual event in the final session of archery on day ten of the Baku European Games by beating

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Stsiapan Papou wins gold at European Games

Stsiapan Papou handed Belarus their ninth gold medal at the European Games in Baku with a convincing win over local favourite Heydar Aliyev Arena in

Stsiapan Papou handed Belarus their ninth gold medal at the European Games in Baku with a convincing win over local favourite Heydar Aliyev Arena in

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Highlights from Day 9 of European games from Baku, Azerbaijan

On day nine of the Baku European games. In men’s cycling Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won road race gold. The 31-year-old Astana rider won a sprint

On day nine of the Baku European games. In men’s cycling Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won road race gold. The 31-year-old Astana rider won a sprint

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Baku European Games: Day 7 Highlights

Russia’s Ilia Molchanov and Nikita Nikolaev dominated the men’s synchronised three metre springboard to win gold by a clear margin on the seventh day

Russia’s Ilia Molchanov and Nikita Nikolaev dominated the men’s synchronised three metre springboard to win gold by a clear margin on the seventh day

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Baku European Games: Day Six Highlights

Germany’s Henri Junghaenel defeated a stellar line-up to secure his country a quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the men’s men’s 50 metres rifle

Germany’s Henri Junghaenel defeated a stellar line-up to secure his country a quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the men’s men’s 50 metres rifle

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European Games: Day six round-up

Russia’s Aliya Mustafina survived a couple of wobbles to claim gold in the women’s Artistic gymnastics individual all-around final at the European

Russia’s Aliya Mustafina survived a couple of wobbles to claim gold in the women’s Artistic gymnastics individual all-around final at the European

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2015 European Games: Stadnyk hands home nation wrestling gold

Azerbaijan continued their fine medal haul on home soil at the inaugural European Games in Baku. Mariya Stadnyk sent the partizan crowd into wild

Azerbaijan continued their fine medal haul on home soil at the inaugural European Games in Baku. Mariya Stadnyk sent the partizan crowd into wild

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Baku European Games: first days Highlights

​Azerbaijan karate star Rafael Aghayev stole the limelight on the first full day of competition at the European Games in Baku by winning the men’s

​Azerbaijan karate star Rafael Aghayev stole the limelight on the first full day of competition at the European Games in Baku by winning the men’s

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European games kick off in Baku

A spectacular ceremony in Baku launched the inaugural European Games in which 6,000 competitors from 50 nations will take part. In a two-hour

A spectacular ceremony in Baku launched the inaugural European Games in which 6,000 competitors from 50 nations will take part. In a two-hour