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Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

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Hong Kong divided over its future, 20 years after UK handover

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Xenophobic attacks in South Africa cause tension with Nigeria

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A cow named Fine, star of the Paris Agriculture Fair

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Mixed signals from US administration on China's currency

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Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

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Displaced people in South Sudan suffer from untreated mental disorders

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Somalia's president asks Al Shabaab to lay down their weapons

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Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

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Latest update : 2017-02-23

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

This week, Brazil is gearing up for its annual carnival. From February 24 to 28, Rio de Janeiro will host the world-famous event. It's hoped the close to one million visitors coming to town will help bring Brazil some much-needed cash. But with the country in the grips of its deepest recession in decades, locals are having to find cheaper ways to celebrate.

But first, as Donald Trump faces almost daily protests since he first took office last month, we see how that's only made his die-hard supporters even more determined to back him. 

And Haiti's prisons are in major decline, with poor hygiene, malnutrition and overcrowding sadly creating a perfect environment for disease and death.

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-02-22 Brazil

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

This week, Brazil is gearing up for its annual carnival. From February 24 to 28, Rio de Janeiro will host the world-famous event. It's hoped the close to one million visitors...

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2017-02-15 USA

USA: Fear of deportation spreads among undocumented migrants

This week, we report on how illegal immigrants across the United States are trembling over a promise from Donald Trump to increase deportations. Meanwhile, the US Justice...

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2017-02-09 Mexico

Mexico: Corruptour, a sightseeing tour with a difference

Mexico is among the world's top ten destinations for tourists. But the country is also ranked in the bottom third of Transparency International's corruption ranking. One company...

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2017-02-01 Donald Trump

Discovering the electric blue bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico

This week, we take you to the bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico, where an all-natural phenomenon has become a major tourist attraction. It's called bio-luminescence and it occurs...

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