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[URBAN NOTE] Five cities links: Lac-Mégantic, Ruse, Lviv, Istanbul, Melilla

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  • Five years after the rail disaster, Lac-Mégantic continues to rebuild and to recover. CBC reports.
  • Language Hat reports on the city of Ruse in the eastern Balkans, once a famously multilingual community.
  • Marginal Revolution takes a quick look at the tumultuous ethnic history of what is now the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
  • Roads and Kingdoms reported on Syrian refugees who set up new homes in Istanbul in an old Ottoman-era neighbourhood.
  • The Spanish enclave of Melilla, located on the African coast surrounded by Morocco, faces terrible unemployment. The Irish Times reports.
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