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US presidential election: polling stations already open

Election day in the United States may be another five weeks away, but for some voters who've already made their minds up, voting for the next president is already a done deal. More than 30 states have offered citizens the option to vote early, giving those tied up with work, studies, or for those who'll be out of the country on November 6th, a chance to cast their ballot. FRANCE 24 reports from Iowa, where polling stations have already opened.

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2014-08-22 environment

Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

In China's major urban centres air pollution can sometimes reach alarming levels. Faced with the rising discontent of manty city dwellers the Chinese government has vowed more...

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2014-08-21 economy

Republicans block Obama's bid to hike minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage remains a key point of contention in the US. President Obama wants to bring it up to $10.10. This might seem like a win-win situation: earn more, spend...

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2014-08-19 Gaza Strip

Israel's minorities and military service

We look at how Israel's religious minorities feel about military service. At the end of last month - three weeks after the latest conflict with militants in Gaza started - Israel...

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2014-08-20 tourism

Spain's El Hierro to become world's first self-powered island

Spain's Canary Isles are a popular tourist destination offering year-round sun, sea and sand. But they could be about to gain a new string to their bow as a sustainable energy...

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2014-08-18 religion

South Korea: The Catholic Church's Asian Tiger

We head to South Korea, where Pope Francis has just wrapped up a five-day visit. A pope hadn't set foot in the country for a quarter of a century. Yet Catholicism is thriving in...

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