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Brazil: Rio under pressure ahead of World Cup

This week, we wonder if Brazil will be ready on time, as violent clashes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro spark fears about security at this summer's World Cup. Next, we ask if anything has changed at the controversial Guantanamo bay prison, twelve years after it opened. Finally, large parts of the United States were at the mercy of the weather this week, as a series of deadly tornadoes hit several states across the country's centre and south.

By Laura CELLIER , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Charles BOBE

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2017-10-18 California

California: When your home is reduced to ashes

More than 6,000 buildings have been destroyed by the deadliest wildfires in California's history. Entire neighbourhoods in parts of the state's wine country were reduced to...

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2017-10-11 Mexico

Years of corruption revealed in Mexico's quake aftermath

In Mexico, three weeks after an earthquake left almost 400 people dead, the country is learning painful lessons. During the quake, several buildings that didn't meet seismic...

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2017-10-04 USA

USA: Las Vegas shooting prompts debate on gun laws

As the United States reels from the deadliest mass shooting in recent history, the massacre in Las Vegas has renewed debate on gun laws. Democrats are pushing for expanded...

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2017-09-27 American football

United States: When sport becomes a political football

In America, football players are idols for millions. It's unusual for them to take part in political protests, however. But all that changed when Donald Trump singled out players...

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2017-09-20 Mexico

Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

Mexico was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake earlier this week – on the day 32 years after another earthquake killed almost 10,000 people there. The latest quake hit just two...

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