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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 , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Brett Kavanaugh: US Supreme Court to take another rightward shift

Donald Trump has made his second nomination to the US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. He's an appellate judge, serving on the DC Circuit Court since 2006, and a former advisor to...

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2018-07-05 Jeanne LAVENANT

Uber vs yellow cabs: A living nightmare for New York taxi drivers

In just five years, the cost of a yellow cab taxi medallion has fallen by 75%. These metallic licenses are required for taxis to legally pick up fares in New York, but with the...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

On the road to the US with teen migrants

This week, as a California judge orders families split up at the US-Mexico border to be brought back together within a month, we take a look at the thousands of children who make...

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2018-06-21 Jeanne LAVENANT

Outcry over migrant family separations in US

This week, anger mounted over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance stance on migration. A new policy has seen migrant parents and their children separated at the US-Mexico...

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2018-06-14 Jeanne LAVENANT

World Cup 2018: Panini sticker enthusiasts get their game on in Brazil

In Brazil, adults and children alike are getting stuck into the ultimate retro collectibles. Panini sticker fever is taking over the country as the 2018 World Cup kicks off in...

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