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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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‘Space Farce’? Alternative logos for new US military branch flood social media

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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Latest update : 2017-09-07

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 biggest nuclear test last weekend, a move which led the United States to accuse the rogue state of "begging for war". We take a closer look at a conflict which dates back to the Korean War in the 1950s.

But first, President Trump's administration has announced the scrapping of a programme giving work permits and the chance to study to people brought to the US illegally as children. Our reporters followed one so-called "Dreamer" who arrived in Florida aged just 10 years old. Like many others, his future is now far from certain.

And staying in the US, the country's fourth-largest city Houston is trying to come to terms with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. Dozens died in the recent floods, sparked by the storm which destroyed thousands of homes and much of the city's infrastructure. But while inhabitants assess the extent of the damage, for some, Harvey will bring big gains.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-08-09 Jeanne LAVENANT

Legal highs: the pros and cons of legalising cannabis

Call it pot, marijuana, grass or skunk; the way we smoke cannabis is changing. Once confined to hazy student dorm rooms, its use is increasingly out in the open. From complete...

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2018-08-02 Jeanne LAVENANT

California wildfires: a struggle to contain deadly blazes

In California, the sixth most destructive fire in state history continues to rage, one of more than a dozen currently burning. The blazes have destroyed more than a thousand...

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2018-07-26 Camille FEVRIER

Nicaragua in crisis: Residents torn between anger and fear

This week in Nicaragua, witnesses say police attacked protesters in the northern city of Jinotega, leaving at least three people dead. Since July 19, President Daniel Ortega has...

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2018-07-19 Jeanne LAVENANT

Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

This week, Donald Trump rowed back on remarks he made in Helsinki alongside Vladimir Putin after outrage at home. The US president said he "accepted" the conclusion of his...

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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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