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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Syria: Russia and Israel seek to avoid spiral over plane downing

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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

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Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

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Should supermodels' catwalk strut be protected by copyright?

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Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

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US hits China with trade tariffs on $200bn of goods

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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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2018-09-13 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Lehman Brothers collapse: What went wrong ten years ago?

Ten years ago this week, US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, unleashing a global financial crisis. In this special edition of the show, we focus on that crash, its...

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2018-09-06 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Rio museum fire: Thousands of years of history up in flames

This week, a devastating fire broke out at Brazil's National Museum. Only an estimated 10 percent of its 20 million artefacts have been saved. The blaze has sparked outrage, with...

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2018-08-30 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivia: Pollution plagues Lake Titicaca

Straddling the border between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the size of the French island of Corsica. It's one of the largest and highest bodies of water in the Americas....

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2018-08-23 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Venezuela hit by massive currency devaluation

As Venezuela devalues its currency by 96 percent, President Nicolas Maduro is accused of mismanaging the country's economy. The capital, Caracas, used to be a stronghold for late...

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2018-08-16 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

This week, we take a closer look at the native communities living in the Americas. From the north to the south, indigenous people still face massive discrimination, land theft...

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