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Latest update : 2013-03-07

300,000 still homeless 2 years after Fukushima disaster

Monday 11th March will mark 2 years since the tsunami that killed 16,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless when their houses were washed away by the tide, while others were evacuated from the zone surrounding the nuclear power plant. Yet 24 months later, some 300,000 survivors are still living in makeshift residential "camps" and the effort to build new homes for those affected could take another ten years.

By Marie LINTON , Guillaume BRESSION , Justin McCURRY

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group is defeated, according to the army. But the city is still seeing sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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