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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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2018-04-16 Myanmar

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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2018-04-02 cricket

Australian cricket under mounting scrutiny amid ball-tampering scandal

In Australia, cricket is reeling from a ball-tampering crisis. Skipper Steve Smith and senior batsman David Warner have been banned from the sport for 12 months. The scandal has...

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2018-03-19 India

India's missing women: The dark legacy of sex selection

In India, officials say the population is missing more than 60 million women, equivalent to the entire population of the UK. It's the result of a decades-old preference in India...

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2018-03-05 Maldives

Trouble in paradise: Political crisis deepens in Maldives

The Maldives may be best known for its white beaches, but recently the nation's been engulfed by political turmoil. The president declared a state of emergency last month,...

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2018-02-19 North Korea

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families...

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