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Latest update : 2017-03-14

Is this the most dangerous school run in the world?

In much of western Nepal, basic infrastructure is sorely lacking. Some children, who live in remote villages, have to brave makeshift cable cars and even zip wires to get to class. It's dangerous, and some have died trying to reach the other side, but a decent network of bridges is still a long way off. We meet the Nepalese children risking their lives every day to get an education.

Also, after being stigmatised and taunted in the wake of their city's nuclear disaster, we see how former Fukushima residents are turning to theatre to share their story.

And you might not yet be familiar with Indian wine, but we meet one Franco-Indian businessman who hopes that's all about to change.

By Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Narimène LAOUADI , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-01-13 unemployment

Fighting unemployment: Millions of Indians face layoffs amid shrinking job market

For several years now, India has been selling its wares as one of Asia's biggest economies. But despite the government's claims that things are getting rosier, there's been no...

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2017-12-18 Funeral

Japan offers world's first drive-through funerals

In Japan, paying your final respects to your nearest and dearest needn't be a long, drawn-out affair. You can now bid your last farewells to loved ones without ever unbuckling...

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2017-12-04 North Korea

North Korea: Global sanctions hit Pyongyang’s ‘experiment in capitalism’

In North Korea, the port city of Rason has a special status as an economic zone. Attracting foreign businesses in manufacturing, tourism and transportation, some even speculate...

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2017-11-20 Indonesia

Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

For the first time in almost a century, the great ape family has a new member. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a new species of orangutan in northern Sumatra,...

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2017-11-06 North Korea

The painful history of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea

Donald Trump has made his first visit to Japan as US president and met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The top talking point was the rising threat from North Korea. But that threat,...

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