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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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2017-05-24 Venezuela

Is Venezuela on the verge of anarchy?

In Venezuela, anti-government protests continue, with opponents of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro saying they have no intention of backing down. Amid violent demonstrations,...

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2017-05-16 Russia

United States: Donald Trump and the Russian connection

US President Donald Trump says he was within his rights to disclose information to Moscow, this amid a row over him sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials. It...

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2017-05-11 Brazil

Zika: Brazilian families still discovering extent of disease

Eighteen months ago, Brazil was first hit by the Zika virus. Now, thousands of mothers are caring for babies with severe deformities. The Zika outbreak was linked to an alarming...

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2017-05-03 Canada

Fort McMurray: Scars remain, one year after devastating wildfire

In May 2016, a wildfire devastated the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray, destroying 600,000 hectares of forest and forcing around 88,000 residents to evacuate their homes....

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2017-04-26 Colombia

Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

In Colombia, the current disarmament of some 7,000 FARC rebels has led to one particularly interesting result: a baby boom! Almost half of the fighters were women and were...

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