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Latest update : 2017-05-04

'Desperate' asylum seekers at Hungary border speak out

Hungary recently passed a controversial law allowing asylum seekers to be detained. The move has been condemned by human rights groups, who say it violates the country's obligations under international and EU laws. Around 7,000 migrants are now being held in Serbia while waiting to enter the EU, but Hungary only lets in around five people per day. Our team went to meet some of these asylum seekers stranded at the Hungarian border, who feel increasingly desperate.

By Anne MAILLIET , Clément PERROUAULT , Jessica SALTZ

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Céline SCHMITT

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2018-01-19 Americas

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan,...

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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

Sandstorms have long been known to cause chaos in the Middle East - blocking out the sun in the middle of the day, or leaving passenger jets grounded on the airport tarmac. But...

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

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