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The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

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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2017-09-19 Americas

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting the Olympics

A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was...

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2017-09-18 Asia-pacific

Rohingyas crowd into makeshift camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Burma

On the border between Burma and Bangladesh, the exodus of Rohingya people continues. In less than a month, more than 400,000 of them have crossed the border into neighbouring...

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2017-09-15 Africa

Violent youth gangs spread terror in Abidjan

In Ivory Coast, violent youth gangs are spreading terror across the economic capital Abidjan. For several weeks now, these groups of delinquents - some as young as ten - have...

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2017-09-14 Middle East

War in Yemen: Are Western weapons being used against civilians?

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of Arab states waging war in Yemen to overthrow the Houthi rebels, a pro-Iran Shiite militia which controls the...

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2017-09-13 Europe

How migrants struggle to cross the Italy-France border

France has pledged to take in 30,000 migrants, currently in Greece or Italy, by the end of 2017. But so far, fewer than 2,000 are believed to have been relocated to France. At...

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