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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 : 2014-03-19

Crimea's pro-Russian militias: Fiercely loyal to Moscow

They say they're making a stand against fascism and nationalism, and call Ukraine a "fake state". Pro-Russian forces in Crimea are vowing to fight anyone who tries to stop the peninsula being absorbed into the Russian Federation. As FRANCE 24's team in Crimea discovered, young local recruits are signing up in droves, willing to take an active part in what they see as history in the making.

By Romeo LANGLOIS , Patrick LOVETT , Abdallah MALKAWI

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2017-03-22 Asia-pacific

Pakistan faces water crisis

To mark World Water Day we head to Pakistan. According to the UN, the country's water crisis is becoming the most pressing issue of our times. Pakistan is the fourth-largest...

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2017-03-21 France

World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone,...

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2017-03-20 Middle East

Caught in the crossfire: The human cost of the battle for Mosul

It's been one month since the Iraqi government launched its operation to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State group. The government says more than 180,000 people have fled...

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2017-03-17 Europe

After Brexit, is Scotland heading for independence?

In Scotland, a second independence referendum could well be on the cards, and it is all due to Brexit: Scotland voted by 62% to remain in the EU in 2016. This week, Scottish...

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2017-03-16 France

How French firms deal with religion in the workplace

The EU’s top court ruled that companies can ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols earlier this week, including headscarves. In this report, FRANCE 24 takes a look at...

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