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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 : 2012-04-20

Olympic fever begins to take hold in Hackney

100 days from now, all eyes will be on London as the Olympic games get underway. The biggest sporting event on the planet will give the British economy a welcome boost. Local communities stand to benefit a great deal too, and not just in the short-term - regenerating London's deprived east end is a key part of the run-up to the Games. A year after violent riots across London made the headlines, the borough of Hackney will again be in the spotlight, but this time for all the right reasons.

By Mark Thompson

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2017-04-28 Middle East

Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

The Pope's visit to Egypt comes at a particularly tense time for the country's Coptic Christians, who are regularly targeted by the Islamic State group. Based in North Sinai, the...

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2017-04-27 Asia-pacific

Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

In Burma, de facto leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has just celebrated her first year in power. Her NLD party has to govern with the army and the democratic transition...

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2017-04-26 Europe

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

For several weeks, journalists and NGOs have been drawing attention to a campaign of terror against the LGBT community in Chechnya, a Muslim-majority region of Russia in the...

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2017-04-25 Americas

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

With his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico, Donald Trump has made combatting illegal immigration a pillar of his presidency. But Mexico is already the US's firm...

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2017-04-21 France

Fighting fuel poverty in France

Fuel poverty affects more than 10 million people in France. Financial aid programmes have been stepping in to help these people to heat their homes, many of which are poorly...

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