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Latest update : 2012-08-23

US elections: abortion in the spotlight

The US presidential campaign heats up following Republican Todd Akin’s remark that women have natural defences to prevent pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape". Also in the US, drought in the Midwest causes food prices to soar and forces farmers to sell off their cattle. Finally, while Ecuador has offered political asylum to Julian Assange, some civil rights groups claim the country’s own freedom of speech laws could do with a shake-up.

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2015-02-26 immigration

USA: Congressional standoff over immigration

This week, another federal shutdown looms in Washington, and this time it could have a very real impact on national security - we tell you more. Next, could one man really be...

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2015-02-19 US Congress

US Congress: Israeli PM's upcoming speech sparks divisions

This week, a planned speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu divides Congress and infuriates the White House - we find out why. Also, we head to Venezuela where...

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2015-02-11 hostages

Mexico's drug 'Queen of the Pacific' released from prison

This week, the world pays tribute to Kayla Mueller. The 26-year-old aid worker was kidnapped and killed by jihadists in Syria. Also, the "Queen of the Pacific" is free: Mexico's...

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2015-02-06 USA

Measles continues to spread in the US

This week, a measles epidemic hits the US as anxious parents steer clear of vaccines. Then, hopes of a rapprochement between Venezuela and the US have been seriously undermined...

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2015-01-29 Venezuela

'Snowmageddon' is snow problem for New York

It was supposed to be the snowstorm to end all snowstorms, but US forecasters admit they got it wrong on New York. Also, Argentina's president seeks to take control of the...

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