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UNICEF report : Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan 'hellholes'

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Trump's bid to increase defence spending draws criticism

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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

Beijing tackles worst drought in decades

China has deployed 7,000 technicians, funnelled off 14 billion cubic meters of water, dug thousands of wells and sent silver iodide into the air to cause rain. It's all in an attempts to stave off the extreme dry spell that's crippling the country's agricultural industry. There hasn't been any rain for 150 days, meaning it's China's worst drought for decades.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Hervé Carriou , Baptiste FALLEVOZ

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2017-03-01 Japan

The return of Japan's imperialists

Nippon Kaigi, or the so-called Japan Conference, is the country's most influential conservative lobby. Its members deny Japanese wartime atrocities and want to create a new...

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2017-02-28 France

Paris suburbs simmer after police rape allegations

Widespread protests have spread in France over the past month after four police officers stopped a 22-year-old black man, known only as Théo, in a Parisian suburb and allegedly...

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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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