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Latest update : 2010-12-20

Lula leaves difficult shoes to fill

Sunday's presidential vote will mark the end of an era for Brazil. The highly popular left-wing president will soon finish up his second four-year term, leaving the job as the leader of Latin America's biggest economy up for grabs. His chosen successor, Dilma Rousseff, has a strong lead in the polls. She's hoping for a first round victory, which would give her a stronger mandate to push through reforms. Her nearest rival is a centrist, a former governor of Sao Paolo named José Serra.

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2015-04-29 Gay marriage

USA: Gay marriage debate heads to Supreme Court

This week, the US Supreme Court is deliberating whether or not the constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. A ruling is due in June and should put an end to decades...

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2015-04-22 FBI

USA: FBI admits two decades of flawed forensics

This week, the FBI owns up to a massive scandal. The agency has formally admitted its agents used flawed forensic evidence in criminal investigations for over 20 years. Next, we...

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2015-04-15 US Presidential Election 2016

2016 presidential race: Can Hillary Clinton count on the female vote?

Hillary Clinton has confirmed she's running for the 2016 US presidential election. She will be looking to woo women voters who could make the difference. Next, another black...

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2015-04-08 California

Nicaragua bucks Central America's high crime trend

This week, we head to Nicaragua, where police are adopting a radically different approach to fighting crime. Next, in California, as a devastating drought enters its fourth year,...

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2015-04-01 USA

United States: religious freedom law sparks controversy

This week, lawmakers in Indiana brought in new legislation to protect religious freedom. But opponents say this new state law gives license to discriminate against gays and...

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