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Latest update : 2017-04-12

The painful journey home: Returning to Afghanistan

This week, we take a look at the asylum seekers returning to Afghanistan after being deported by European authorities. An agreement signed between the European Union and Kabul last October called for the return of 80,000 migrants whose asylum applications had been denied. People are being deported daily yet with little improvement in the security situation in Afghanistan, and rebuilding their lives there is often an almost insurmountable challenge.

Also, we meet the Chinese families who send their children to the United States to better their prospects when it comes to higher education.

And we check out the chart-topping hits that are breaking down barriers in India, as a new generation of music fans shuns the social divisions created by the caste system.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Narimène LAOUADI , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , 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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