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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-03-23

Asylum seekers: aftermath of the Christmas Island tragedy

On December 16th, a boat carrying around 90 asylum seekers was swept onto jagged rocks off the coast of the Australian island of Christmas Island – some 300 km out of Indonesia. We may never know exactly how many people were on board but it’s estimated around 50 died following the incident. The tragedy shocked Australians and pushed the thorny question of boat people back on the political agenda.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Fanou FILALI

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2017-02-27 Thailand

America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

It began as a bilateral drill between the US and Thai armed forces. Thirty-six-years later, Cobra Gold has ballooned into the biggest multinational military gathering in the Asia...

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2017-02-24 France

France: Migrants offered financial incentives to return home

France is one of several countries in Europe that offer financial incentives to migrants who agree to go back home. The system is seen as one way of dealing with the migrant...

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2017-02-23 Middle East

Arms race: Delegations eye lucrative deals at Abu Dhabi military fair

The world's largest military fair is wrapping up in the United Arab Emirates. The IDEX exhibition attracts mainly African, Arab and Asian officials who are shopping for weapons....

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2017-02-22 Africa

#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

Since mid-January, minority English-speaking regions of Cameroon have had their internet access cut off. These regions have seen anti-government protests in recent months, and...

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2017-02-21 Europe

Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

In a bid to crack down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean, the European Union and Libya are working together. As part of the EU's operation Sophia, officers in the Libyan...

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