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Latest update : 2018-04-20

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

For 59 years, someone with the last name of Castro ruled Cuba. But all that changed this week as President Raul Castro stepped down, decades after the 1959 revolution that brought his brother Fidel to power. In the meantime, many young people in Cuba are both worried and hopeful about what the future may bring. We take a closer look.

Plus, the fallout from the arrest of two black men in a Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia continues. The coffee giant says it will close 8,000 of its US shops for one half-day next month to give its staff bias training.

And we see how fans of the former Brazilian president Lula are continuing to back their idol's presidential campaign - despite the fact that he's still in jail.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Genie GODULA , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-04-20 Cuba

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

For 59 years, someone with the last name of Castro ruled Cuba. But all that changed this week as President Raul Castro stepped down, decades after the 1959 revolution that...

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2018-04-11 schools

USA: Oklahoma's unrelenting quest for more school funding

In the US, Oklahoma's two largest school districts continue their strike for a second week, demanding more funding for public education. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has already...

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2018-04-04 Martin Luther King Jr

Taking stock, 50 years after Martin Luther King's death

Fifty years ago, the black civil rights activist Martin Luther King was fatally shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. As news of his assassination spread, African...

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2018-03-28 National Rifle Association (NRA)

USA: Pro-arms lobby NRA under heavy fire

This week, thousands of students and activists marched across the United States, calling for tighter gun control and the repeal of the second amendment, which protects the right...

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