Human wall on Mexico-US border in Trump protest
18 February 2017 | 12:00 pm
Arm in arm and holding flowers, thousands of Mexicans formed a "human wall" on the border with the United States this Friday, in protest against President Donald Trump's plan to build a major barrier.
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A group in Segou, Mali is putting up buildings using a traditional method called the Nubian vault. Using local earth, it is cheaper and more sustainable than building with cement, metal or even wood.
7 Aug 2021
Three Tunisian brothers couldn't afford to buy a car, so they built one. Four years later, the trio manufactured the car of their dreams, and now hope to open up their own production line.
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Survivors build makeshift tents at a football stadium in Les Cayes after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed more than 1,400 people in southern Haiti over the weekend. The impoverished Caribbean country is now at risk of flash flooding and mudslides as a storm, Tropical Depression Grace, bears down on it.
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With a new type of simple blood test, Elizabeth Holmes wanted to revolutionize the health care industry. Her company Theranos was a Wall Street darling until it was exposed as a fraud. Now she is on trial in California.
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Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden have agreed that "open consultations" could have prevented the diplomatic row between Paris and Washington over a nuclear submarine deal.
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Dubai's accord with the Indian government to build infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir comes at a time when the volatile Himalayan region is witnessing a resurgence in violence.
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Hundreds of workers are racing to finish what officials say will be India's longest and highest tunnel connecting Kashmir Valley with Ladakh, which shares de facto borders with Pakistan and China.
30 Nov 2021
Black Friday was born in the US, but this day of sales and promotions has become an increasingly global event. Also, Turkish consumers grapple with a plunge in the lira, residents of Brussels awaken to a city without Uber, and British fair competition regulators win some new pledges from Google.
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A parliamentary committee has said holding the vote would be "impossible." The country's election board has now suggested January 24 as an alternative.
Refugees in Ivory Coast are starting to rebuild businesses affected by the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, through initiatives sponsored by the United Nation refugee agency (UNHCR), to help integrate refugees in the West African country.
Every year, more than 100,000 Mexicans living in the United States are deported to Mexico. Many of them have grown up and spent decades in the US, working, paying taxes and starting families. Some of them don't even speak Spanish. In a matter of days, they find themselves taken from their children and loved ones and escorted across the border, unable to appeal their deportation. FRANCE 24 brings you a special full-length documentary on their plight.
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