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Latest update : 2013-03-21

Ever wondered where New Orleans' French influence came from?

In the southern US, French is spoken by a community of 500,000 people. These are the Cajun people, descendants of French-speaking Canadians who were forced from their homes by the English in the 18th century. Today they make up a tenth of Louisiana and their presence over the years have left a marked influence on the state. These days, the Cajuns continue their traditions through music and song, which help them to keep their linguistic heritage alive.

By Doug Hanks

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2015-04-01 India

The rise of Hindu far-right groups

Ten months after an unprecedented victory, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a tricky problem: the rise of a militant, chauvinistic and violent Hindu nationalism....

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2015-03-31 Oman

Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

In the past months, Iran has been negotiating its way back into the international community, hoping to secure a potential easing of the West's economic embargo. Meanwhile...

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2015-03-30 UK

How integrated is Britain's Muslim community?

In the UK, government ministers have written to British mosques thanking them for their response to the attacks in Paris. But they have also called on Muslim leaders to do more...

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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