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8 Nov
Six months ago, DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi placed North Kivu and Ituri – two provinces in the east of the country – under "a state of siege", effectively imposing martial law in a region that has been rocked by conflict for decades. Today, although the government claims that hundreds of armed militiamen have surrendered, massacres continue and security forces face mounting criticism. In the city of Beni, the justice system has ground to a halt and crime has soared. Our correspondents report.
15 Aug
Rescue and relief operations are under way as a quarter of a million people are displaced from their homes after heavy monsoon rains hit eastern India.
10 Apr
Russia is reportedly amassing thousands of troops at its border with Ukraine, but the Kremlin denies that the buildup poses a threat. Is Ukraine facing the possibility of a Russian invasion?
3 Oct 2020
"We will do our best as Europeans to help mediate." Those were French President Emmanuel Macron's words after becoming the first Western leader to meet face-to-face with exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Macron was taking time out of a long-planned visit to Lithuania to answer her call to broker dialogue with Alexander Lukashenko, who last week staged a secret inauguration to a sixth term.

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French far-right pundit Eric Zemmour has officially launched his bid for president with a 10-minute video clip on YouTube that looks like a crash course on replacement theory – immigrants supposedly taking over, violently – all to the dramatic sound of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. We ask our panel about the unorthodox campaign launch.
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Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.