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Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia Trump visits Israel

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Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman stars in 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

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EU health check: Should the EU increase cross-border care?

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France's new president: Can Macron keep spirit of hope alive?

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FOCUS

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

Help the aged - or else

Beijing is considering introducing a law that makes it compulsory for people to visit their elderly relatives, with people being given the chance to sue their family members if they feel they have been abandoned. Talk of the new law goes right to the heart of a major problem currently facing China. Its population is rapidly aging - 400 million Chinese will be over 60 by 2040, with no social safety net to look after them.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Joris ZYLBERMAN , Henry MORTON , Evelyn Rao

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2017-05-22 health

'Healing viruses' offer hope in fight against 'superbugs'

Antibiotic resistance is fast becoming a crucial global health problem. It occurs when bacteria evolve and transform into superbugs, which are resistant to existing antibiotics....

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2017-05-19 Asia-pacific

India's ambitious plan to get its rail network back on track

Stretching over 70,000 miles, India boasts one of the largest rail networks in the world. But it's also the deadliest. Thousands of people die every year in train accidents in...

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2017-05-18 Middle East

Video: Social inequality on the rise in Tehran

More than 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in Friday's presidential election. Four candidates are vying for the top job, including incumbent Hassan Rouhani and hardliner...

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2017-05-17 Europe

Spain: 'Stolen babies' scandal finally goes to trial

In Spain, tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their parents under the Franco dictatorship and as late as the 1990s. The infants were sold to people who had difficulty...

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2017-05-16 Middle East

War-torn Yemen sinks deeper into humanitarian crisis

The war in Yemen has just entered its third year. The fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president has left at least 10,000 people dead and displaced...

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