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Latest update : 2017-09-14

USA: The perilous mission of hurricane hunters

As Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida, the skies above were filled with planes and passengers rushing to escape the storm. Yet one of those flights was actually heading straight into the eye of the storm. On board, US army pilots were collecting precious data. They are called "hurricane hunters".

The focus on Hurricane Irma overshadowed a much deadlier disaster in Mexico this week. That country was hit with a massive earthquake, which killed nearly 100 people and flattened thousands of buildings in a matter of seconds.

We also head to the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. There you'll find gigantic geometric symbols dug into the earth similar to crop circles, but hundreds of years old. So far they've baffled archaeologists as to how and why they first came to be.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Genie GODULA

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2017-09-13 USA

USA: The perilous mission of hurricane hunters

As Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida, the skies above were filled with planes and passengers rushing to escape the storm. Yet one of those flights was actually...

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2017-09-06 North Korea

North Korea and the United States: The story behind decades of tension

Amid increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula, the question being raised is the following: Exactly how far is North Korea prepared to go? Pyongyang carried out its sixth and...

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2017-08-30 Brazil

The mystery of 'twin town' in Brazil

In Brazil, a sleepy southern town is home to a fertility phenomenon: it holds the curious record for having the most twins in the world, ten times the global average. Theories...

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2017-08-23 USA

United States: Fearing Trump deportation, Haitians head to Canada

Since the beginning of the summer, an average of 500 Haitians have tried to cross the US-Canadian border every day. Once in Canada, they hope to be eligible for asylum. The...

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