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Latest update : 2014-03-13

Echoes from the Dien Bien Phu battlefield

Sixty years ago today in Vietnam, communist Viet Minh forces attacked an isolated French military outpost in the north-western town of Dien Bien Phu. The battle lasted two months, claimed thousands of lives, and effectively ended French colonial rule in Indochina. Afterwards, Vietnam was split into North and South. Our reporter Cyril Payen travelled to the former battlefields for this special report.

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2014-12-17 Central African Republic

Hunt for Joseph Kony and LRA militants continues

The Lord's Resistance Army is a rebel group infamous for its brutality. Driven out of Uganda nearly a decade ago, LRA militants are now scattered across the Democratic Republic...

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2014-12-16 Denmark

Video: Denmark ‘rehabilitates’ returning jihadists

Denmark has taken a different approach to young Muslims returning to the country after waging jihad abroad. FRANCE 24's Malcolm Brabant reports.

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2014-12-15 Japan

Is the fuel cell the future of the car industry?

In Japan, the world's first mass market fuel cell car has gone on sale. Toyota's Mirai, or "Future", recharges in less than five minutes, its electricity supply is produced on...

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2014-12-12 France

Video: Proposed French law stops short of euthanasia

In the wake of two senior lawmakers submitting a report Friday that French President François Hollande said would be the basis of new legislation to help the terminally ill die...

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2014-12-11 Pakistan

Despite rising sea levels, Karachi continues to destroy its coastal belt

Deforestation, air pollution, uncontrolled industrialization and urbanization... all these problems are being discussed at the UN's climate change conference, which is drawing to...

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