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Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

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Nigerian army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

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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 : 2014-04-17

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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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

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2018-01-11 Asia-pacific

Video: Indigenous Filipinos risk their lives to defend their land

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