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Latest update : 2017-09-14

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 heading straight into the eye of the storm. On board, US army pilots were collecting precious data. They are called "hurricane hunters".

The focus on Hurricane Irma overshadowed a much deadlier disaster in Mexico this week. That country was hit with a massive earthquake, which killed nearly 100 people and flattened thousands of buildings in a matter of seconds.

We also head to the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. There you'll find gigantic geometric symbols dug into the earth similar to crop circles, but hundreds of years old. So far they've baffled archaeologists as to how and why they first came to be.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Genie GODULA

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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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2018-06-07 Jeanne LAVENANT

Nicaragua's indigenous tribes fight for their land

In Nicaragua, at least 121 people have been killed since anti-government protests broke out seven weeks ago, according to the country's main human rights group. The protesters...

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2018-06-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

US: Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for racial bias training

In the US, Starbucks is shutting down 8,000 of its stores for one afternoon this week to get their employees to talk about race. This anti-bias training session comes after two...

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2018-05-25 Jeanne LAVENANT

Venezuela hit by sky-high inflation despite large oil reserves

This week saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected as Venezuela's president. Maduro won a second term in spite of the economic crisis crippling the country. It's left Venezuela with the...

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