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New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

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EYE ON AFRICA

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

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Macron's bodyguard scandal grows

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's first scandal, Nicaragua's crackdown

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

A closer look at France's World Cup victory

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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

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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 , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-10 William HILDERBRANDT

Playing undead for a living in Indonesia

In Indonesia, zombies are on the rise! Zombie impersonators are becoming a common sight on Jakarta streets, as hit TV shows such as “The Walking Dead” fuel their popularity. At...

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2018-06-26 Camille FEVRIER

Bangladeshi farmer provides safe haven to Rohingya refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in Bangladesh for months, following the army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state last August. An estimated 700,000...

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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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