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Latest update : 2011-11-09

Is social media a friend or a foe of the drug war?

The internet has become a battleground in Mexico's deadly drug war. In violent cities, microblogging site Twitter has played a role in public safety - people use it to know which places to avoid. Social media report on matters traditional outlets are scared to cover and hacker group Anonymous is using the web to put pressure on the notorious Zeta cartel. But social media is both a tool for self-defence and a source of danger.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2015-04-20 humanitarian action

CAR: Thousands of Muslims trapped in enclaves

This time last year, the Central African Republic was still embroiled in fighting between ethnic and religious factions. Last July a peace deal was signed, and this week a...

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2015-04-17 USA

The state of cannabis in Colorado

In the United States, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, but 24 states have a medical cannabis programme. Some have gone even further, such as Colorado, the first...

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2015-04-16 Vietnam

Vietnam War victim brings Agent Orange makers to court

40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, a Franco-Vietnamese woman is taking some of America's most powerful chemicals companies to court in France. She accuses them of having...

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2015-04-14 Burma

Video: The new face of Burma's opposition

Many observers fear that Burma's much-lauded "democratic transition" is stalling as the country staggers towards elections due in November. Pro-democracy groups are increasingly...

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2015-04-15 Germany

Berlin tackles shortage of skilled labour

Germany has a shortage of skilled labour, a problem set to intensify. The population is ageing and the job market will have a dearth of almost 7 million people over the next 10...

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