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'Embrace of the Serpent': Colombia's soulful Oscar entry

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ takes us to the heart of darkness in the Amazon. Directed by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, it features a shaman in the

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ takes us to the heart of darkness in the Amazon. Directed by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, it features a shaman in the

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Myanmar: facts and background

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, held a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, held a general election on Sunday, its second since polls in 2010 ended almost a

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Sarajevo's media still exploring horrors of war

During the Bosnian War, a vast 16th century Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo was the front line in multi-ethnic fighting. The Muslim, Orthodox and

During the Bosnian War, a vast 16th century Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo was the front line in multi-ethnic fighting. The Muslim, Orthodox and

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Crimean Tatars hold commemorative event in Kyiv

A commemorative event was held on Saturday, May 17 in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Tatars from the

A commemorative event was held on Saturday, May 17 in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Tatars from the

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Crimean Tatars leader says 'reaction to Russian pressure unknown'

The main leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, has said they are coming under increasing pressure from Russian authorities to show loyalty

The main leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, has said they are coming under increasing pressure from Russian authorities to show loyalty

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Turkey's democratic reforms fall short according to Kurds

Tens of thousands of Kurds in southeast Turkey have given a thumbs down to a series of government reforms designed in part to salvage a peace process

Tens of thousands of Kurds in southeast Turkey have given a thumbs down to a series of government reforms designed in part to salvage a peace process

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Amnesty International accuses UN of failures over Kosovo

Human rights group Amnesty International has slammed the UN in Kosovo for failing to properly investigate abductions and killings of Kosovo Serbs in

Human rights group Amnesty International has slammed the UN in Kosovo for failing to properly investigate abductions and killings of Kosovo Serbs in

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Ethnic clashes leave 35 dead in China

Violent clashes have killed 35 people in the Xinjiang region of China. The Turkic-speaking region has often been the centre of conflicts between

Violent clashes have killed 35 people in the Xinjiang region of China. The Turkic-speaking region has often been the centre of conflicts between

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Bosnians mourn baby victim of political wrangling

Thousands of Bosnians held a candle-lit vigil outside parliament to mourn the death of a baby who fell victim to political infighting in the

Thousands of Bosnians held a candle-lit vigil outside parliament to mourn the death of a baby who fell victim to political infighting in the

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Rights group blames Myanmar authorities for Muslim killings

Authorities in Myanmar aided the killing of Rohingya Muslims last year, according to Human Rights Watch. In a new report into the unrest, the

Authorities in Myanmar aided the killing of Rohingya Muslims last year, according to Human Rights Watch. In a new report into the unrest, the

Europe

They only see my skin colour

It is a problem many people face on a daily basis: being judged, badly treated, or even worse, just because of the colour of their skin. There are

It is a problem many people face on a daily basis: being judged, badly treated, or even worse, just because of the colour of their skin. There are

Europe

Hate speech proves difficult to tackle

Part of the ongoing concern about racism and xenophobia in Europe is the phenomenon of hate speech, a complex issue that has been difficult for

Part of the ongoing concern about racism and xenophobia in Europe is the phenomenon of hate speech, a complex issue that has been difficult for

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UN accuses Myanmar army of torture against rebels

Serious human rights abuses are still being committed in Myanmar despite democratic reforms and progress in resolving conflicts with ethnic groups

Serious human rights abuses are still being committed in Myanmar despite democratic reforms and progress in resolving conflicts with ethnic groups

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Amish 16 found guilty, jail awaits

The jury in Cleveland, Ohio, took five days to reach their verdict, but the conviction of an Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers for federal

The jury in Cleveland, Ohio, took five days to reach their verdict, but the conviction of an Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers for federal

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Appeals for calm after clashes at Mumbai Muslim rally

More than 20 people have been arrested after violence erupted and two people died near the Mumbai sports ground Azad Maidan during protests organised

More than 20 people have been arrested after violence erupted and two people died near the Mumbai sports ground Azad Maidan during protests organised

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What does the EU do for Roma people?

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

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March against violence in FYR Macedonia

Thousands of activists, celebrities and intellectuals have marched in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia calling for an end to the worst

Thousands of activists, celebrities and intellectuals have marched in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia calling for an end to the worst

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Ending exclusion

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child aims to protect children against discrimination. But many young people from marginalised and

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child aims to protect children against discrimination. But many young people from marginalised and

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Maori protesters confront New Zealand PM

Maori protesters gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a frost reception at a national day ceremony in Waitangi. The protesters are angry about

Maori protesters gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a frost reception at a national day ceremony in Waitangi. The protesters are angry about

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Bosnia's wartime veterans beat the ethnic divide

A bailout is bridging Bosnia’s ethnic divide as 17 years after the end of its conflict, former frontline foes have been digging deep into their

A bailout is bridging Bosnia’s ethnic divide as 17 years after the end of its conflict, former frontline foes have been digging deep into their

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Serbia president against Kosovan-Serb referendum

Serbia’s president Boris Tadic has spoken against a referendum planned by north Kosovan Serbs to decide whether to recognise the Kosovo

Serbia’s president Boris Tadic has spoken against a referendum planned by north Kosovan Serbs to decide whether to recognise the Kosovo

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Man jailed for Russian murder that sparked riots

A long jail term has been handed down for a killing that sparked riots in Russia. A Muslim man from the North Caucasus has been sent to prison for

A long jail term has been handed down for a killing that sparked riots in Russia. A Muslim man from the North Caucasus has been sent to prison for