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Controversy surrounds govt move to lease agricultural land to Saudi

In Pakistan where the food crisis is worsening, the government has decided to lease hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland to Saudi Arabia, which would be used to produce food for the Saudi market.

 From Islamabad, France 24 correspondent Stephan Kloss explains the problem of food security in Pakistan.

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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2014-10-17 Cameroon

Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

Infertility affects up to 30% of couples in Cameroon, a figure that's well above the worldwide average. This in a part of the world where the social pressure on women to have...

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2014-10-16 China

Hong Kong: Beijing stifles any risk of protests spreading

In Hong Kong, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" has entered its third week. Protesters continue to demand universal suffrage by demonstrating against the Chinese Communist...

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2014-10-14 South Korea

South Korea's army: a proud institution under fire

In South Korea the issue of military service is in the news after a series of reports of bullying and even deaths among young recruits. President Park has promised a full...

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2014-10-15 Mozambique

Mozambique elections: Voters want more jobs, greater economic equality

It's a country with high growth, massive construction projects and which sits on enormous reserves of natural gas. Life for Mozambique is looking good. Today the country goes to...

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