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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

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Presidential parody: the unofficial Elysée shop

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Iran Under Pressure: Tehran Vows Retaliation After Ahvaz Attack

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Germany: Where providing information on abortion remains a crime

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Music show: ‘Big Brothers’ Winston McAnuff & Fixi

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'Back from golfing dead': Tiger Woods overcomes pain and scandal to win first tour in 5 years

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Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Pipelines a real threat to First Nations’ way of life’

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Austrian government spokesman: ‘Still possible to agree on Brexit deal before end of October’

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TALKING EUROPE

Playing fair and paying fair: Copyright law gets an internet-age overhaul

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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 : 2018-02-15

Mexico: Indigenous mobile phone network transforms rural areas

This week we head to Mexico, where a new mobile phone co-op has transformed rural communities without any other network. It's up and running thanks to a legal triumph by indigenous activists which cracked the monopoly of Mexico's powerful phone magnates. That opened the door to new services which have slashed the cost of communication, as our team in Mexico reports.

Next, we head to Canada with the sordid story of a serial killer in Toronto. The suspect is a landscape gardener who's been charged with the murder of five homosexual men. Dismembered remains of at least six bodies have been discovered since then. Investigators uncovered some of the human remains in potted plants and fear even more victims may be found.

And the mayor of Rio may have rained on the annual Carnival parade, but that hasn't kept some Samba lovers from fighting back. Our correspondents explain.

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

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2018-09-20 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

The woman who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault calls for an FBI inquiry into the Supreme Court nominee before she'll testify at the Senate. University professor...

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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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