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Catalonia to hold independence vote next year, says regional leader

The President of Catalonia has said the Spanish region will hold a referendum on secession in 2017, whether the central government in Madrid agrees or not.

The President of Catalonia has said the Spanish region will hold a referendum on secession in 2017, whether the central government in Madrid agrees or not.

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a deadly conflict that threatens to spread

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a time-bomb in the Caucasus?

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: peace or more peril?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

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India: Kashmiri separatists demand UN intervention

Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…

Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…

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Clashes in Indian Kashmir

Protesters took to the streets of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, throwing stones at security forces despite curfews.

Protesters took to the streets of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, throwing stones at security forces despite curfews.

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Gunbattles erupt in South Sudan's capital

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.

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"Nae Brexit" say Scots unwilling to follow England out of Europe

In England there may be a noisy chorus of voices to leave the EU, but they find no echoes in Northern Ireland, Wales, or Scotland. There people are far more pro-European and, in the latter's case, vot

In England there may be a noisy chorus of voices to leave the EU, but they find no echoes in Northern Ireland, Wales, or Scotland. There people are far more pro-European and, in the latter's case, vot

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Explainer: Tibet's struggle against Chinese rule

It’s 57 years since hundreds of Tibetans rose against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and their fight lives on today. On Thursday (10 March 2016)

It’s 57 years since hundreds of Tibetans rose against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and their fight lives on today. On Thursday (10 March 2016)

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Former leader of banned Basque party freed from jail in Spain

The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence

The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence

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Taiwan election: experts predict win for pro-independence DPP

Taiwan has gone to the polls in elections which could prove crucial to its future relations with China. Outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou and his

Taiwan has gone to the polls in elections which could prove crucial to its future relations with China. Outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou and his

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Catalonia: Artur Mas to step down as regional president

Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader

Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader

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Thousands of Algerians gather for funeral of independence hero

Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s

Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s

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Kurdish groups in southeastern Turkey call for self-rule

Kurdish groups in southeastern Turkey are calling for self-rule. It follows a summit of the Democratic People’s Congress (DTK), a coalition of

Kurdish groups in southeastern Turkey are calling for self-rule. It follows a summit of the Democratic People’s Congress (DTK), a coalition of

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Hocine Ait Ahmed a hero of Algeria's war of independence has died

Hocine Ait Ahmed, one of he heroes of Algeria’s war of independence against France has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, official sources said

Hocine Ait Ahmed, one of he heroes of Algeria’s war of independence against France has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, official sources said

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Angola: 40th Independence Day anniversary

Angola celebrates 40 years of independence on 11 November. Angola achieved independence on 11 November 1975. The first president of the then People’s

Angola celebrates 40 years of independence on 11 November. Angola achieved independence on 11 November 1975. The first president of the then People’s

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Madrid to appeal Catalan road to independence from Spain

Madrid says it will file an appeal with the Constitutional Court following the Catalan parliament’s vote in favour of initiating proceedings for

Madrid says it will file an appeal with the Constitutional Court following the Catalan parliament’s vote in favour of initiating proceedings for

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Catalonia looks to the future after regional elections

Catalonia may have voted, but despite the fact that the separatist groups won 72 seats, uncertainties remain. The grouping Junts pel Si or Togther

Catalonia may have voted, but despite the fact that the separatist groups won 72 seats, uncertainties remain. The grouping Junts pel Si or Togther

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Rajoy rejects Catalan independence after separatists' election win

Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out independence talks for Catalonia after separatist parties won an absolute majority in Sunday’s regional

Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out independence talks for Catalonia after separatist parties won an absolute majority in Sunday’s regional

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Catalan election campaign ends ahead of Sunday's vote

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. Many consider the poll a proxy vote on

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. Many consider the poll a proxy vote on

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Ukraine: 24 years of independence from Soviet rule

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

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Ukraine marks 24 years of independence from Soviet rule

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might

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Afghanistan celebrates 96th Independence Day

Afghanistan has been celebrating the 96th anniversary of its independence under tightened security. Kabul has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to

Afghanistan has been celebrating the 96th anniversary of its independence under tightened security. Kabul has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to

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Singapore celebrates five decades of independence

Singapore has been celebrating 50 years of independence, with a weekend of events. President Tony Tan was among those marking the landmark. A fly

Singapore has been celebrating 50 years of independence, with a weekend of events. President Tony Tan was among those marking the landmark. A fly

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Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stands firm over Spanish unity

The Spanish Prime Minister said on Tuesday that no one is going to break up the country. Mariano Rajoy was reacting to the Catalan president’s claim

The Spanish Prime Minister said on Tuesday that no one is going to break up the country. Mariano Rajoy was reacting to the Catalan president’s claim

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US: parades and fireworks for Independence Day

Stormy weather and security concerns did nothing to dampen the spirits as Americans gathered on the streets to celebrate Independence Day. Happy

Stormy weather and security concerns did nothing to dampen the spirits as Americans gathered on the streets to celebrate Independence Day. Happy