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Latest update : 2014-03-20

Venezuela: Shortages, subsidies and unrest

We take a look at the economic factors behind the violent unrest in Venezuela. Legalised pillaging, soaring inflation and a lack of basic goods have now become the norm. Meanwhile, in New York, Saint Patrick's Day celebrations leave a bitter taste for the gay and lesbian groups who were banned from the parade. Finally, we look at reaction to the shocking death of model and fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

By Laura CELLIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Charles PELLEGRIN

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2014-08-28 immigration

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis freed in Syria

This week, after 22 months of captivity in Syria, reporter Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the US. Next, Ferguson, Missouri says its final farewell to Michael Brown....

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2014-08-20 USA

Ferguson riots: Pressure mounts on Obama

The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri has unveiled deep-seated racial tensions in the US, and pressure is mounting on President Obama. Next, in northern...

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2014-08-13 racism

USA: Police shooting sparks angry protests

This week, protests in Missouri turn violent as anger over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown runs high. He was shot by the police. Next, Venezuela closes crossings with...

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2014-08-07 water

Cuba: USAID hit by spying scandal

This week, new tensions flare up between the US and Cuba. Havana says a US development agency has been trying to recruit anti-government activists from nearby nations. Also,...

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2014-07-31 WWI centenary

Diplomatic strain for John Kerry

As John Kerry continues his globetrotting, landing this week in India, we focus on the biggest challenge of his term as Secretary of State so far: the Israeli-Palestinian...

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