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A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

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FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-04-17

Bitcoin in the US: A monetary revolution?

Even if you're not into finance or technology, there's a good chance you've heard of Bitcoin. The mysterious digital currency equals no middlemen in your financial dealings: no banks, no transfer fees and no need to give your real name as you buy and sell online. More and more companies and traders are starting to accept Bitcoins, notably in New York, but there has been controversy surrounding the lack of regulation of this "crypto currency".

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Jessica LE MASURIER , Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

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2017-05-23 Asia-pacific

A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one...

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2017-05-22 health

'Healing viruses' offer hope in fight against 'superbugs'

Antibiotic resistance is fast becoming a crucial global health problem. It occurs when bacteria evolve and transform into superbugs, which are resistant to existing antibiotics....

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2017-05-19 Asia-pacific

India's ambitious plan to get its rail network back on track

Stretching over 70,000 miles, India boasts one of the largest rail networks in the world. But it's also the deadliest. Thousands of people die every year in train accidents in...

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2017-05-18 Middle East

Video: Social inequality on the rise in Tehran

More than 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in Friday's presidential election. Four candidates are vying for the top job, including incumbent Hassan Rouhani and hardliner...

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2017-05-17 Europe

Spain: 'Stolen babies' scandal finally goes to trial

In Spain, tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their parents under the Franco dictatorship and as late as the 1990s. The infants were sold to people who had difficulty...

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