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French wrote to thank UN worker for disclosing abuse by troops

Authorities sent letter to whistleblower Anders Kompass, who faces dismissal from UN for leaking report into claims of child abuse by French troops in Africa<p>French authorities sent a letter of thanks to the UN whistleblower who passed on details of the alleged of abuse of children by its troops in …

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Top 10: Caribbean romantic holidays

The <b>Caribbean</b> offers a plethora of special places to stay that are ideal for the romantically minded. Options to consider include hotels that occupy their own little get-away-from-it-all island, or have quaint cottages hidden away in lush gardens, or come with suites equipped with private plunge …

'South Africa is not a xenophobic nation': a letter from Jacob Zuma

In response to criticism from Mozambican writer Mia Couto, the president argues that the actions of a minority should not be used to stereotype 50 million people<p>My dear brother,<p>It’s a pity that we are reconnecting under sad and painful circumstances, which have prompted you to write an open letter …

South Africa

Syria's Assad says he is 'open' to dialogue with the United States

Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect."<p>Assad made the remarks in an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS News' 60 Minutes. A short excerpt of the interview was posted online late Thursday.<p>In the clip, …

German Privacy Laws Let Pilot ‘Hide’ His Illness From Employers

Alberto Estevez—EPA<p>Christophe Ena—AP<p>Guillaume Horcajuelo—EPA<p>Alberto Estevez—EPA<p>Peter Macdiarmid—Getty Images<p>Patrick Aventurier—Getty Images<p>Boris …

French Alps

Potential Conservative welfare cuts revealed in leaked emails

Tories dismiss proposed changes seen by BBC that include restricting child benefit to first two children and taxing disability benefits<p>A range of welfare benefits are potentially facing the axe or severe restrictions by the Conservatives after the general election, according to emails seen by the …

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