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Special Report - In Venezuela's murky oil industry, the deal that went too far

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CARACAS/BOGOTA Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far. | Video

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Turkish military a fractured force after attempted coup 12:20pm BST

ISTANBUL Just weeks ago, Commander Adem Huduti was inspecting Turkish troops on the Syrian border and being praised in the media for his role in the fight against Islamic State and Kurdish militants.

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Special Report - In Turkish sweatshops, Syrian children sew to survive 7:14am BST

ISTANBUL, Turkey Muna Awwal wants to go to school. But she needs to go to work.

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Regional armies struggle in last push against Boko Haram 25 Jul 2016

DIFFA, Niger "You'll all be able to go home soon. Boko Haram is nearly finished," Niger's Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told a crowd of refugees seated quietly on dusty, sun-baked flats.

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Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade 25 Jul 2016

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash.

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Special Report - Students, teachers detail cheating in programme owned by test giant ACT 25 Jul 2016

SHANGHAI/SEOUL/IOWA CITY For many Chinese high school students hoping to get into a U.S. university, the pitch is hard to resist.

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Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle 25 Jul 2016

ISTANBUL At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path.

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When does Brexit mean Brexit - Could the UK change its mind? 22 Jul 2016

LONDON Since entering Downing Street as Britain's new prime minister last week, Theresa May has quickly dispelled hopes that the UK might change its mind about leaving the European Union.

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'Mission Impossible' - Tight Brexit timeline unsettles Germans 22 Jul 2016

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel and fellow European leaders are pressing the new British government to trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union as soon as possible.

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Special Report - How the New York Fed fumbled over the Bangladesh Bank heist 21 Jul 2016

DHAKA/NEW YORK Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly $1 billion (£757 million) to the cyber-criminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year, according to sources familiar with the incident.