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Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

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The 'Académie française': Guard dog of the French language

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Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

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A rare documentary on life in Iraq, before and after the US invasion

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'So it turns out Einstein was right all along'

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India's growth spurt: What's driving the world's fastest-growing economy?

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Congolese 'expelled' from Brazzaville appeal for help

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'Mister DIY'

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Behind the Scenes of One of the World’s Deadliest Borders

You’ve heard the statistics about drug violence deaths along the US-Mexico border – more than 70,000 lives lost in the last six years alone. Acclaimed journalist Ed Vulliamy spent years travelling the frontier to write his book "Amexica". He takes us behind the scenes and tells Catherine Nicholson why he thinks we’re all implicated.

Also on the show, we discover a Mexican artist who’s making his own "call to arms" against the cartels, by turning seized weapons into musical instruments.

Finally, the B-boys of Mumbai are breakdancing across our screens, with their own, American-inspired, escape from poverty and boredom. 

By Catherine Nicholson

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