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Covering Syria through hunger and fear

Aleppo, Syria | AFP |  For Karam al-Masri, AFP’s reporter, photographer and videojournalist in rebel-held Aleppo, the past five years have been a series of tragedies: detention by the regime, and then the Islamic State group, the death of his parents in an air strike, the siege of his hometown, …

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Africa’s disputed elections

Paris, France | AFP |  Gabon’s disputed election, which culminated Saturday with the constitutional court’s confirmation of President Ali Bongo’s victory, is the latest in a long list of violence-tinged ballots in Africa:   Ivory Coast  After a five-month-standoff, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo was detained on April 11, 2011 by forces …

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Triathlon: The Brownlees…the antithesis of Cain and Abel

London, United Kingdom | AFP | In one selfless act Olympic triathlon champion Alastair Brownlee erased the fratricidal image of Cain killing Abel as he helped his stricken brother Jonny over the line in the World Series event in Mexico. However, with praise raining down on him Alastair’s blunt no …

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