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More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing after Boko Haram attack

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Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

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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 : 2013-01-09

Turkish state censorship lifted (but only in part)

Ankara has just lifted a ban on some 500 books considered to be either contrary to Kemalist principles or opposed to state interests. The decision coincides with attempts to reconcile Turkish and European laws to aid Turkey’s application for EU membership. This reform only covers a tiny proportion of some 20,000 blacklisted publications and Turkish publishers and the press are far from appeased. Turkey is considered to be among the countries where freedom of expression is under greatest threat.

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2018-02-21 Europe

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

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2018-02-20 Africa

Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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2018-02-15 Europe

Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm

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