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Latest update : 2010-08-31

Hurricane Katrina: 5 years later

Five years on, efforts to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina continue in a shroud of criticism. The worst natural disaster to hit the United States killed 1,800 people and affected 6 million, and is still a matter of debate and national concern. Many want to know where the relief money has gone and where it has been spent.

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2015-09-01 Macedonia

A Syrian family's desperate journey westward

A story behind the statistics: This report follows 18 members of a Syrian family who have been forced from their homeland because of the brutal civil war. Trying to make their...

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2015-08-31 Italy

The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

While a steady stream of undocumented migrants continue to flood into Europe, thousands are already here, many of them trying to make a living by working illegally. In Italy...

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2015-08-28 USA

Katrina, ten years on: Young survivors still grapple with trauma

In New Orleans, much of the city has been rebuilt ten years after Hurricane Katrina, and many residents have been able to return. But for some, the damage is invisible to the...

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2015-08-27 India

Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

The European Union has just suspended the sale of 700 Indian-made generic drugs. The decision came after Indian pharmaceutical research company GVK Bio was accused of allegedly...

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2015-08-26 Israeli settlements

Ten years since Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip

Ten years ago, Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza Strip. Some left voluntarily, others had to be forcefully removed. A decade on, some of the former settlers still do not...

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