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President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

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Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

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Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis

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France raises a glass to tourism

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France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

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Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

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The future of surgery

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The tiny parasite threatening your salmon sushi

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Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

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ACCESS ASIA

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 : 2017-06-20

Philippines: Meeting residents of Marawi who fled fighting

We focus on life under martial law in the Filipino city of Marawi. Many people have died as the government fights militants linked to the Islamic State group. Most of the city's 200,000 residents have fled. Rescuers fear that hundreds of people may still be trapped as fighting continues, and that many of them face starvation or have been killed in the crossfire.

Also, more than 100 countries are attending the World Expo in Kazakhstan. While the former Soviet state is eager to show off how far it's come, the country ranks among the worst in terms of press freedom.

And the producer of an Afghan TV show says: "In a country full of tragedies, we make people laugh". Despite receiving threats, the creators believe laughter really is the best medicine for a country ravaged by war.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Will HILDERBRANDT

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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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2017-10-23 Taiwan

Taiwan tackles dangerous betel nut addiction

Around one-tenth of the world's population chews betel nuts. The stimulant is hugely popular in Asia: it is used as a pick-me-up like coffee, but is also a symbol of love and a...

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2017-10-10 Thailand

Thailand's Thammasat Massacre: Historians unearth memories of 1976 tragedy

It's one of the darkest chapters in Thailand's history. On October 6, 1976, state forces and far-right militants killed dozens of pro-democracy students who had protested the...

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2017-09-28 Burma

Burma: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

With the UN accusing Burmese authorities of targeted persecution of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, our correspondent went to meet the ultranationalist Buddhists who...

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2017-09-11 music

Korean violinist Hyung Joon Won on building harmony through music

This week, we're joined on the set by Hyung Joon Won, an acclaimed violinist from South Korea. He has the resume of a musician - he trained at Julliard and has performed around...

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