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France issues eviction order for Calais refugees

France has given refugees living in part of a Calais refugee camp until Tuesday evening to leave or face forcible removal.<p>Residents of the southern part of the camp, known as "The Jungle", were told to take their possessions and leave the area on Saturday evening, so that authorities can demolish …

North Africa

Turkey announces new security measures

Turkey is to introduce new national security measures in the wake of a car bombing in Ankara that killed 28 people on February 17.<p>Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish prime minister, made the announcement on Saturday, a day after a Kurdish armed group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was aimed at a …

Middle East

China to build ventilation 'corridors' in Beijing to help tackle air pollution

Construction in zones created by connecting parks, rivers, lakes, highways and low building blocks, will be strictly controlled and obstacles to air flow removed<p>Authorities in Beijing are reportedly developing a network of ventilation “corridors” to help tackle the city’s notorious air …


15,000 Australians protest against Sydney's controversial nightlife laws

While many people in Melbourne, Australia slept in after the city's all-night art event, White Night, residents of Sydney took to the streets to …


Bashar al-Assad: remember me as the man who saved Syria

Syrian president says he is ready to implement ceasefire, but only if rebels and international backers such as Turkey do not use it as chance to gain ground<p>President Bashar al-Assad says he wants to be remembered 10 years from now as the person who saved Syria, according to an interview with …

Middle East