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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

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

A closer look at France's World Cup victory

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ENCORE!

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

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REPORTERS

Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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THE INTERVIEW

Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-04-19

Turkey referendum: What does the 'yes' vote really mean?

This week, we focus on the disputed referendum in Turkey that will significantly expand President Erdogan's powers. The "yes" result approves 18 constitutional amendments to replace the current parliamentary system with a presidential one. With European observers pointing out irregularities in the vote, opponents say the changes give too much power to a man who's shown increasingly autocratic tendencies. So what does the "Yes" vote mean for Turkey? We take a closer look.

We also head to Lebanon, where the Beirut-based NGO March is encouraging reconciliation between two warring neighbourhoods in Tripoli. Our correspondents report.

And Iranian transsexual actor and director Saman Arastou joins us on the show to talk about his country, which performs more sex change operations than any other except Thailand.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a controversial "nation-state" bill will pass into law in the coming days. The bill has sparked intense debate, with critics...

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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Battle for Deraa: Hundreds of Syrians stranded near Jordanian border

The Syrian city of Deraa is where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some seven years ago. But the current battle over this hotspot between rebels and...

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2018-07-04 Sanam SHANTYAEI

Actress Fatima Al-Banawi on the wind of change for women in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women finally receive the green light to get behind the wheel legally, we focus on women being at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. Artist and actress Fatima...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

Behind the wheel: Saudi women can now legally drive

For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women got behind the wheel legally this week. Until now, women in the kingdom had to rely on drivers or male relatives to get...

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2018-06-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

This week our special guest is Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Tunisia. He's an atheist Arab of Muslim upbringing. With Islam being one of the most controversial,...

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