In France, the deportation of hundreds of Roma people began early this morning. With 300 euros in their pocket, they are being sent back to Romania. Since the eastern European country joined the EU in 2007, its citizens can circulate freely within the EU zone - including France. Many are therefore asking how effective these deportations will be, and if they conform to EU regulations.
While concerns about climate change are growing, Australia is planning to double its coal exports by 2030. Australia is already the biggest coal exporter in the world, extracting over 300 million tons every year.
Indonesia is a country which is still trying to balance the old order with the new. Out of the six candidates who ran for the presidency and vice-presidency, three were former generals who served the dictator Suharto.
A retired French general recently cast doubt on the official version of the massacre of seven French monks in Algeria in 1996. We speak to Professor George Joffe, a lecturer on politics and international studies at Cambridge University.
In Pakistan, the burqa is associated with protecting women's modesty by hiding their faces, hands, wrist and ankles from people other than their family members. In Western society it symbolises women's repression.
Riots on Sunday in the north-western Chinese region of Xinjiang have killed at least 150 people, according to China. To try to understand why, Focus talks to China specialist Marie Holzman and our Beijing correspondent, Henry Morton.