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Russia's 'Paris Hilton' launches presidential bid for 2018 elections

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Space kitty: Should Félicette, the first cat sent to space, get her own memorial?

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French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

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One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

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See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

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Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

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Deep divisions on display as NAFTA renegotiation talks end

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Wildlife Photographer awards highlight effects of poaching, plastic pollution

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Latest update : 2017-02-23

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

This week, Brazil is gearing up for its annual carnival. From February 24 to 28, Rio de Janeiro will host the world-famous event. It's hoped the close to one million visitors coming to town will help bring Brazil some much-needed cash. But with the country in the grips of its deepest recession in decades, locals are having to find cheaper ways to celebrate.

But first, as Donald Trump faces almost daily protests since he first took office last month, we see how that's only made his die-hard supporters even more determined to back him. 

And Haiti's prisons are in major decline, with poor hygiene, malnutrition and overcrowding sadly creating a perfect environment for disease and death.

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

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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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2017-09-13 USA

USA: The perilous mission of hurricane hunters

As Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida, the skies above were filled with planes and passengers rushing to escape the storm. Yet one of those flights was actually...

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