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United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

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EU policy consigns Greece ‘to deeper depression’, says Stiglitz

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India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

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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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2015-09-02 climate change

United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

This week, Barack Obama made history, becoming the first US president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. His three-day trip to Alaska was aimed at pushing world leaders to take...

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2015-08-26 Hurricanes & storms

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is bustling

This week, we head back to New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. A decade later, many buildings remain destroyed and some of the displaced have...

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2015-08-19 Brazil

Brazil: Dilma Rousseff's political future at stake

This week, we look at Dilma Rousseff's political future. The Brazilian president insists she won't step down, despite mass protests against her government, marred by corruption...

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2015-08-12 Ferguson

The lasting legacy of the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles

This week, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri coincided with another anniversary in the United States. It's been 50 years since the Watts riots, when Los Angeles was the scene of...

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2015-08-05 Mexico

Mexico: High-risk journalism in Veracruz

This week, we head to Mexico where photojournalist Ruben Espinosa was murdered. He worked in the state of Veracruz, one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters....

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