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WEF 2018 kicks off in Davos

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THE DEBATE

The rift over Jerusalem

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ACCESS ASIA

Why Hong Kong produces 200,000 tons of electronic waste per year

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Syrian refugees still reluctant to return home from Lebanon

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Gregory Privat: All that jazz

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THE INTERVIEW

HRW chief: 'Trump has been a disaster for human rights'

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Making music with rubbish, and dangerous roads in Guinea

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BUSINESS DAILY

Fears rise over economic impact of US government shutdown

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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 : 2017-12-07

US universities experiencing massive drop in foreign students

Decisions made by US President Donald Trump’s administration are having an effect on the number of foreign students coming to America to study. A new report says dozens of campuses across the country have lost a big chunk of their foreign students and the drop in numbers means a drop in money as well. In the past school year, foreign students contributed some $37 billion to the US economy, and helped fund around 450,000 jobs. Our correspondents report from Indiana University.

Also on the show: An Argentinian court has sentenced former military personnel for their involvement in crimes committed at a notorious torture center during the country's so-called “Dirty War”, some four decades ago. Only a fraction of the estimated 5,000 anti-government activists who were sent there survived.

And in Canada, the small town of Chruchill is the scene for a wintery spectacle every year. In October and November, polar bears travel through the town as part of their winter migration. The move is proving popular with tourists who hope to get close up to the furry, white giants.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Tamara PAVAN , Genie GODULA

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