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Sharbat Gula: The tumultuous life story of Afghanistan's ‘green-eyed girl’

This week, we take a look at the tumultuous life story of Sharbat Gula – the young girl with the piercing green eyes whose unforgettable portrait featured on an iconic National Geographic cover more than 30 years ago. We also get a taste of the sweet success of Vietnam's growing chocolate industry. And finally we introduce you to a new TV show in Kazakhstan which is breaking the mold by addressing the taboos of ancient history.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Juliette LACHARNAY , Molly HALL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-06-13 Camille FEVRIER

India struggles to fight against child marriage

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, several NGOs are fighting against the tradition of child marriage. The practice is most often seen in families keen to marry off their daughters...

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2018-05-29 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Kim Jong-un impersonator roams Singapore streets

In Singapore, a doppelganger of North Korea's Kim Jong-un has tourists doing double takes. Between selfies, the Chinese-Australian impersonator said he was there to encourage...

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2018-05-17 Camille FEVRIER

China introduces 'social credit score' for citizens

China has begun a controversial experiment to get to know its people better. The government is tracking its citizens' behaviour, from smoking on a train to jaywalking. If a...

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2018-05-02 William HILDERBRANDT

Uzbekistan seeks to expand Silk Road tourism

Uzbekistan isn't high on many holidaymakers' lists of must-see destinations. But its reform-minded government is opening up the country, easing travel restrictions for dozens of...

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2018-04-17 Camille FEVRIER

Myanmar builds over destroyed Rohingya villages

In Myanmar's Rakhine state, military and local officials are building over the area where 700,000 Rohingya were forced to leave their homes behind. The stateless Muslim minority...

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