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ACCESS ASIA

Exclusive reports, features and analysis on political and social events from across the Asian continent. Every Monday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-04-13

Pakistan: Despite rights gains, transgender community still at risk

This week, we meet the transgender women fighting for equality and protection in Pakistan, the world's only Muslim country to formally recognise the existence of a "third gender". The category covers a wide range of gender identities and can apply to transgendered people, as well as eunuchs and transvestites. But those choosing to shun traditional male/female gender roles still face discrimination and violence on a daily basis.

We'll also take a look at how the environment is affected in the pursuit of five-star luxury in the Maldives.

And we head to Japan, where men and women appear to be losing interest in each other, as they turn instead to the romantic opportunities offered by digital avatars.

By Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-04-16 Myanmar

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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2018-04-02 cricket

Australian cricket under mounting scrutiny amid ball-tampering scandal

In Australia, cricket is reeling from a ball-tampering crisis. Skipper Steve Smith and senior batsman David Warner have been banned from the sport for 12 months. The scandal has...

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2018-03-19 India

India's missing women: The dark legacy of sex selection

In India, officials say the population is missing more than 60 million women, equivalent to the entire population of the UK. It's the result of a decades-old preference in India...

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2018-03-05 Maldives

Trouble in paradise: Political crisis deepens in Maldives

The Maldives may be best known for its white beaches, but recently the nation's been engulfed by political turmoil. The president declared a state of emergency last month,...

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2018-02-19 North Korea

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families...

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