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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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Legal highs: the pros and cons of legalising cannabis

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Latest update : 2018-06-07

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 are calling for the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. Among them are Nicaragua's indigenous populations. The tribes are rebelling against settlers who are using force to keep them away from their land.

Meanwhile, Guatemala was hit by disaster this week, when the Fuego Volcano erupted on Sunday. Since then, it has continued to spew mud and ash. Dozens of people have been killed, with almost 200 more still unaccounted for. Guatemala's disaster agency says 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption.

Finally, Canada is preparing to host the G7 summit at a cost of 605 million Canadian dollars. Those opposed to the summit in Quebec want to make their voices heard. Local authorities, expecting thousands of protesters and a potential security risk, are preparing a new system capable of handling any potential riots or attacks.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Genie GODULA

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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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