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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 : 2014-07-03

Northern Ireland reconnects with its Gaelic roots

Hundreds of years of British rule on the island of Ireland saw the native language demoted to the vernacular of peasants and the poor. English was the language for advancement. After partition, Irish republicans in West Belfast were determined to revive their native tongue. During the violent years of the Troubles, jailed IRA men became synonymous with the revival of Gaelic. But over the past 20 years, and as peace takes hold, many say that speaking Irish must be allowed rise above politics.

Watch Clare Murphy’s special report: Northern Ireland: Old wounds reopened in Belfast

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Clare MURPHY

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2017-09-21 Burma

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

During Burma's half a century of military dictatorship, the country's Buddhist monks became one of the main pillars of non-violent protest against the junta. But in the last few...

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2017-09-20 Asia-pacific

Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

In recent years in Pakistan, a growing number of students from prestigious institutions have taken part in terrorist attacks. Unlike students from madrassas, which are under...

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2017-09-19 Americas

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was...

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2017-09-18 Asia-pacific

Rohingyas crowd into makeshift camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Burma

On the border between Burma and Bangladesh, the exodus of Rohingya people continues. In less than a month, more than 400,000 of them have crossed the border into neighbouring...

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2017-09-15 Africa

Violent youth gangs spread terror in Abidjan

In Ivory Coast, violent youth gangs are spreading terror across the economic capital Abidjan. For several weeks now, these groups of delinquents - some as young as ten - have...

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