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South Korea adoption law: More harm than good?

Perhaps you are one of the millions of people who viewed the online trailer for a documentary called "The Drop Box". It's about a church leader in South Korea behind a scheme which has seen hundreds of abandoned babies adopted. FRANCE 24 went to meet him at a time when the country is seeing a drastic rise in the number of babies abandoned by their mothers. It's an unintended side effect, ironically, of a change to the adoption law last year to reduce unregistered adoptions of children overseas.

By Marie LINTON , Guillaume BRESSION , Justin McCURRY

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-05 children

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A generation ago, only adults would go through the daunting, but often liberating, process of changing their gender. Today, a growing number of children and adolescents undergo...

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2016-02-04 Syria

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2016-02-03 jihad

Belgium's Molenbeek seeks to restore tarnished image

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