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Latest update : 2009-11-19

Does football need video?

Thierry Henry's controversial handball in France's match against Ireland on Wednesday gave Les Bleus a place in South Africa next year. But it has also sparked a debate: does the sport need video to catch cheating instead of a referee's naked eye?

Today's Focus guest is Peter Berlin, sports editor at the International Herald Tribune.


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2017-08-22 Mexico

Oil theft: A multi-billion dollar business fuels Mexican cartels

Mexico´s notorious drug cartels have thrived off drug trafficking, the arms trade and kidnapping as lucrative sources of revenue for years. But now, more and more cartels are...

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2017-08-21 Cameroon

Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

Aid workers are facing their most-feared season in the Lake Chad Basin, where one of the worst refugee crisis on the African Continent is taking place. Refugees fleeing violence...

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2017-07-27 French politics

France: Teething problems for Macron's fledgling party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful...

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2017-07-28 France

Was Jewish pensioner's murder religiously motivated?

We look at a recent murder in France that received relatively little media attention. In early April, Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman, was killed at her Paris home by...

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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