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Latest update : 2011-11-10

The end of the FARC?

Colombia's FARC rebels have been at war with the government for nearly five decades but they suffered a major loss this week when their leader, Alfonso Cano, was shot dead by the army. Also, as the presidential elections draw nearer in the US, Barack Obama courts the black vote, but is it enough to get him re-elected? Finally, war veterans join the movement against corporate greed but protests turn violent in Oakland, California.

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2014-08-20 USA

Ferguson riots: Pressure mounts on Obama

The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri has unveiled deep-seated racial tensions in the US, and pressure is mounting on President Obama. Next, in northern...

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2014-08-13 racism

USA: Police shooting sparks angry protests

This week, protests in Missouri turn violent as anger over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown runs high. He was shot by the police. Next, Venezuela closes crossings with...

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2014-08-07 water

Cuba: USAID hit by spying scandal

This week, new tensions flare up between the US and Cuba. Havana says a US development agency has been trying to recruit anti-government activists from nearby nations. Also,...

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2014-07-31 WWI centenary

Diplomatic strain for John Kerry

As John Kerry continues his globetrotting, landing this week in India, we focus on the biggest challenge of his term as Secretary of State so far: the Israeli-Palestinian...

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2014-07-23 tobacco

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

This week in an unprecedented move, Bolivia has legalised child labour, formally allowing children as young as 10 to work. Meanwhile in the US, the mayor of New York's European...

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