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Latest update : 2011-11-29

Black gold rush on the plains of North Dakota

Williston, North Dakota is confronted with the unusual problem of having too many unfilled jobs and not enough empty beds. The town's population has nearly doubled over the past three years, following the discovery of the biggest oil reserve ever found in the United States. As our reporters Emmanuel Saint-Martin and Nathan King found out, the discovery has had a huge impact on what was once a quiet town.

By Nathan KING , Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

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2017-07-28 France

Was French pensioner murdered because she was Jewish?

We look at a recent murder in France that received relatively little media attention. In early April, Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman, was killed at her Paris home by...

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2017-07-27 French politics

Teething problems for French President Macron's party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful...

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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