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Civil rights leader Al Sharpton says Trump 'channels' racism

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France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

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California: When your home is reduced to ashes

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#balancetonporc: Sexual harassment and gender inequality in France

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Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

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Russia's 'Paris Hilton' launches 2018 presidential bid

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China's third quarter GDP growth meets expectations

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Space kitty: Should Félicette, the first cat in space, get her own statue?

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Latest update : 2017-05-11

Zika: Brazilian families still discovering extent of disease

Eighteen months ago, Brazil was first hit by the Zika virus. Now, thousands of mothers are caring for babies with severe deformities. The Zika outbreak was linked to an alarming rise in babies born with microcephaly, a disease that affects the development of the skull and brain. Health authorities have promised to open specialised treatment centres for the infants. But in the meantime, parents are turning to each other for help.

Meanwhile, in the US, Donald Trump has fired FBI director James Comey. The White House is defending the shock move as a way to restore public trust. But Democrats claim it's just more proof of a cover-up of Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

The US is also being hit by a skyrocketing number of drug overdoses, up 200 percent since the year 2000. We report from West Virginia, the state with the highest number of drug-related deaths.

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , 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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