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Latest update : 2017-07-18

Making a splash: Why indoor water parks are a hit in China

With an aversion to sun, sand and salt water, Chinese swimmers prefer to beat the heat by flocking to overcrowded indoor pools. Some people in China want to avoid getting a tan and many don't know how to swim. This goes to explain the growing popularity of gigantic water parks across the country, reproducing the elements of the seaside without any of the hassle.

But first, we bring you a story of modern-day slavery: thousands of people across Asia are forced to work on fishing boats. It's a practice that has broken bodies and torn apart families.

And we head to an alternative energy paradise tucked away in the Himalayas. Bhutan is leading the fight against global warming by teaching children the importance of going green.

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

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2018-06-13 Camille FEVRIER

India struggles to fight against child marriage

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, several NGOs are fighting against the tradition of child marriage. The practice is most often seen in families keen to marry off their daughters...

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2018-05-29 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Kim Jong-un impersonator roams Singapore streets

In Singapore, a doppelganger of North Korea's Kim Jong-un has tourists doing double takes. Between selfies, the Chinese-Australian impersonator said he was there to encourage...

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2018-05-17 Camille FEVRIER

China introduces 'social credit score' for citizens

China has begun a controversial experiment to get to know its people better. The government is tracking its citizens' behaviour, from smoking on a train to jaywalking. If a...

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2018-05-02 William HILDERBRANDT

Uzbekistan seeks to expand Silk Road tourism

Uzbekistan isn't high on many holidaymakers' lists of must-see destinations. But its reform-minded government is opening up the country, easing travel restrictions for dozens of...

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2018-04-17 Camille FEVRIER

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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