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Polish parliament adopts controversial assembly bill

The polish parliament has approved a controversial bill favouring protests organised by the authorities and the church.

The polish parliament has approved a controversial bill favouring protests organised by the authorities and the church.

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Renzi, reform and the paradox of Italy's referendum

It’s the vote that could either plunge Italy into a fresh crisis and threaten its future in the eurozone, or hand the country a once-in-a-generation chance to streamline government and speed up…

It’s the vote that could either plunge Italy into a fresh crisis and threaten its future in the eurozone, or hand the country a once-in-a-generation chance to streamline government and speed up…

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Muslims pray by Rome's Colosseum in protest over mosque shortage

The Italian authorities have been accused of a crackdown on unofficial sites while regulations restrict the number of registered places of worship.

The Italian authorities have been accused of a crackdown on unofficial sites while regulations restrict the number of registered places of worship.

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Does killing drug dealers work?

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

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French court rejects plea for more time before Calais camp closure

A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.

A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais.

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Philippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in public

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

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Pakistan passes law against 'honour killings'

Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a law against so-called “honour killings”, three months after the murder of a social media star.

Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a law against so-called “honour killings”, three months after the murder of a social media star.

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Brussels: Hundreds protest against planned Polish abortion ban

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

Hundreds of demonstrators from Belgium’s Polish community troop to EU institutions, to join the “Black Monday” protest against a bill in Poland that seeks a total ban on…

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Thousands protest proposed total abortion ban in Poland

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.

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French unions stage last-ditch street protests against new labour law

Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now…

Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now…

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Russia denies involvement in WADA hack

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has firmly denied that his government had something to do with the recent hacking of the World Anti doping agency’s database that resulted in the confidential medi

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has firmly denied that his government had something to do with the recent hacking of the World Anti doping agency’s database that resulted in the confidential medi

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How could extremist Anjem Choudhary speak to the media so freely?

Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?

Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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Texas passes 'campus carry' law allowing weapons at universities

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

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Israel slammed for impeachment law dubbed 'anti-Arab' by critics

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

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France forces through controversial labour reform

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

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Uber drivers fight for workers rights in London

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

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Controversial labour reform forced through in France

Labour unions mounted a last-gasp protest as the bill returned to the French National Assembly for a second review on Tuesday.

Labour unions mounted a last-gasp protest as the bill returned to the French National Assembly for a second review on Tuesday.

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Danish 'jewelry law' used to confiscate migrant cash

Denmark has used the controversial law to seize migrants assests for the first time since it was introduced in January.

Denmark has used the controversial law to seize migrants assests for the first time since it was introduced in January.