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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 : 2017-05-23

Afghanistan's new TV channel by and for women

In Afghanistan, watching women on TV is nothing out of the ordinary. But a channel run by women for women is something new, especially in a society dominated by men. Operating out of Kabul on a shoestring budget, Zan TV is the country's first channel dedicated entirely to women. It's hoping to give women's issues a more prominent platform in conservative Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, India's rickety rail system is on track to get a $100 billion safety overhaul. Overcrowding, trainsurfing and unsafe crossings have led to the deaths of thousands of commuters each year. 

Finally, potato chip lovers in Japan are feeling a different kind of crunch. The popular snack is out of stock in many supermarkets after typhoons battered potato harvests last year.

By Mariam SAAB , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , 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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