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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 : 2017-08-01

South Korea: 71-year-old grandmother becomes internet sensation

In South Korea, A 71-year-old grandmother has become the country's latest YouTube star. When the creators of the platform were born in the 1970s, she was already 30. Today, she's more than three times older than many of her online rivals and offers everything from beauty tips to travel advice. But thanks to social media, she also tries to reshape the way elderly women are seen in South Korea.

But first, in Vietnam, a team is harassed by police as it fights for democracy and human rights. But can the beautiful game lead to a beautiful change?

And want to get a buzz? Go to Indonesia where you can swim with millions of jellyfish. The best part, it's all natural fun and there's no chance of being stung.
 

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

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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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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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