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Latest update : 2017-01-26

Russian 'slapping law' a setback for victims of domestic violence

In Russia, certain forms of domestic violence are set to be decriminalised. On Wednesday, MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would reduce the punishment for those convicted of domestic violence. Supporters of the legislation, known as the "slapping law", say they to want to protect the right of parents to discipline their children and reduce the state's ability to meddle in family life. But feminist organisations see it as a way of encouraging abuse.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble. 

By Elena VOLOCHINE , Thomas LOWE

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2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

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2017-12-05 mental health

Mental health deteriorates for isolated refugees

Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather: This is the situation for asylum seekers currently stuck on Greek islands and many of them say they're actually...

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2017-12-04 Pakistan

Corporal punishment still widely accepted in schools

More than 70 percent of teachers in Pakistan still believe that if you spare the rod, you'll spoil the child. Corporal punishment in the education system is still widely...

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