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Latest update : 2012-12-20

United States: girls and guns

America mourns as the first tiny coffins are lowered in to the ground following the Newtown school massacre. We look at why gun control is such a controversial issue in the US and why American women are just as likely to own firearms as men. Next, the Mayan people predicted that this week would herald the apocalypse, but in Guatemala people have other things to worry about - we take a look.

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2018-04-20 Cuba

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

For 59 years, someone with the last name of Castro ruled Cuba. But all that changed this week as President Raul Castro stepped down, decades after the 1959 revolution that...

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2018-04-11 schools

USA: Oklahoma's unrelenting quest for more school funding

In the US, Oklahoma's two largest school districts continue their strike for a second week, demanding more funding for public education. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has already...

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2018-04-04 Martin Luther King Jr

Taking stock, 50 years after Martin Luther King's death

Fifty years ago, the black civil rights activist Martin Luther King was fatally shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. As news of his assassination spread, African...

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2018-03-28 National Rifle Association (NRA)

USA: Pro-arms lobby NRA under heavy fire

This week, thousands of students and activists marched across the United States, calling for tighter gun control and the repeal of the second amendment, which protects the right...

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2018-03-21 USA

Emma Gonzalez, a US teen activist against gun violence

In the United States, students themselves are now advocating for gun control. One of the most compelling young activists is Emma Gonzales, a senior at the Florida school where 17...

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