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Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

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Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-02-02

Discovering the electric blue bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico

This week, we take you to the bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico, where an all-natural phenomenon has become a major tourist attraction. It's called bio-luminescence and it occurs when plankton in water turn a magical electric blue, delighting tourists with a spectacle of dancing blue light. Dheepthika Laurent checks it out.

But first, we focus on the United States. The US President has fired the acting attorney general after she refused to enforce his executive order, also called the Muslim ban. Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to make controversial appointments to key cabinet positions, but not without a political and public backlash.

Also this week, Canada mourned six people who were shot dead during evening prayers at a Quebec City Mosque. A French Canadian student known for his radical extreme-right views has been charged with the murders. It was a brazen and shocking attack in a country usually known for its multiculturalism and tolerance. 

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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