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Latest update : 2017-06-22

Travis Kalanick: Uber boss steps down amid controversy

It's been eight years since Uber came onto the scene and shook things up with its ride-hailing app that matches drivers with passengers. In that time, the company has been hit by several scandals. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick resigned on Wednesday, under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership.

Also, in Colombia, after the FARC rebels pledged to completely disarm this week, one of the group's former leaders has said he's convinced of the possibility of peace in the South American nation. Former FARC leader Mauricio Jaramillo says there is no longer a need for arms.

And Argentina tries to humanise the experience of prison for jailed mothers, particularly for those living with children. One prison in Buenos Aires has unveiled several small houses equipped with a green lawn. Authorities hope this means children will suffer less from the trauma of incarceration.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

US universities experiencing massive drop in foreign students

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2017-11-29 Argentina

Mexican Xolos: Bald is beautiful!

The new Disney movie “Coco” pays tribute to Mexican culture with its vibrant music and “Day of the Dead” festivities. It also celebrates the country's national dogs, those...

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2017-11-22 USA

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in America, died this week. He was the mastermind behind the 1960s Hollywood murders that killed seven people, including...

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2017-11-15 indigenous peoples

The Mapuche of Chile: Fighting for their territorial rights

Chile is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 19. Based in the south of the country, the indigenous Mapuche - literally "people of the land" - have...

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2017-11-08 Donald Trump

Video: Trump's Divided States of America, one year on

One year ago, Donald Trump won a surprise victory in the US presidential election, sending shockwaves around the world. Since then, the line has been drawn further in the sand...

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