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Latest update : 2017-06-29

Combatting corruption in Brazil through smart software

We head to Brazil for a closer look at the world's first anti-corruption software. It might not be capable of stopping the graft scandals engulfing the country, but it does keep track of MPs' expenses. Behind the software are four young Brazilians, who now plan to export their invention worldwide.

Also, UN monitors in Colombia say FARC rebels have handed over the last of their weapons, marking a key milestone in a peace deal agreed last year.

And a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States on August 21. Some of the best viewing locations are expected in the state of Oregon and preparations are already in full swing.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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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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