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Latest update : 2017-08-04

American Wild West: sun sets on cow-boys way of life

This week, we take some time to appreciate the beauty, history, and possibilities of the American Wild West! It's one of the USA's most romanticised tourist destinations, but its demographic make-up has changed drastically in recent decades. Once at the heart of Western ranch life, we'll first see how cow-boys are rapidly disappearing. But some do still manage to make ends meets, while others are turning their backs on livestock instead, selling the cowboy dream to the highest bidder.

We also head to California, where the towering Sequoia trees are increasingly falling victim to the perils of climate change. But the huge amounts of carbon dioxide they consume could make them a key weapon in the fight against global warming.

And we take a look at the colours, canyons and crevisses that make the Grand Canyon such an enduring tourist destination.

By Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , 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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