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Medtech: Repairing the human body

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Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

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Hola "Ellas Hoy" - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

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A stroll through the Corsican city of Calvi, jewel of the Mediterranean

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REPORTERS

The torment of Christians living in Syria’s Khabur valley

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'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

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DOWN TO EARTH

Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis

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EYE ON AFRICA

Presidential election re-run pushed back to October 26th

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-08-03

Venezuelan mothers flee to Colombia to give birth

In Venezuela, as the economic and political crisis worsens, a growing number of women is heading to neighbouring Colombia to give birth. They try to flee the shortage of medecine and food back home, as well as violence. This as giving birth in Venezuela has become a matter of life and death. Under-equipped hospitals make the risk of dying whilst giving birth greater.

But first, we take a look at the White House staff's turnover rate. Donald Trump has been shaking up his administration with a series of high-profile staff changes.

And there is a lot of excitement in the US in the lead up to August 21st's solar eclipse. The sun will be completely blocked out for two minutes over a 110 kilometer-wide area, with millions of people expected to look up at the sky.

By Claire PRYDE , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2017-09-06 North Korea

North Korea and the United States: The story behind decades of tension

Amid increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula, the question being raised is the following: Exactly how far is North Korea prepared to go? Pyongyang carried out its sixth and...

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2017-08-30 Brazil

The mystery of 'twin town' in Brazil

In Brazil, a sleepy southern town is home to a fertility phenomenon: it holds the curious record for having the most twins in the world, ten times the global average. Theories...

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2017-08-23 USA

United States: Fearing Trump deportation, Haitians head to Canada

Since the beginning of the summer, an average of 500 Haitians have tried to cross the US-Canadian border every day. Once in Canada, they hope to be eligible for asylum. The...

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