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Latest update : 2011-11-07

Slaves to sulphur

They descend into the hellish conditions of a volcano, inhale toxic fumes, and carry their bodyweight in sulphur ore - all for $3 a day. This is the plight of the miners of Kawa Ijen in Java, who toil at one of the last mines in the world to employ such methods. Our report takes you into the choking atmosphere of a working day unthinkable for most of us.

By Régis DESCONCLOIS , Cyril PAYEN

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2015-05-14 Jacques Chirac

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20 years after Jacques Chirac was voted into power, how should we view the foreign policy of a president who famously said "non" to the US war on terror?

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2015-05-08 Colombia

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2015-04-24 World War I

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2015-04-17 Armenia

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In 1915, during World War I, the Ottoman Empire ordered the extermination of the Armenian people. One and a half million were killed in the first genocide of the 20th century....

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