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Updated Monday 26th October 2009

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Florida just wants it over

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A tribute to Stuart Hall

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Is the UK media failing Welsh voters?

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Why are the Paris attacks given greater attention than the ISIS killings in Beirut?

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Why has Sweden tightened its borders?

Sweden has long been welcoming of migrants. Now, though, it's starting to take a closer look at people crossing the famous bridge from Denmark. What's changed?

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Brexit: On the vote in Wales

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