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Latest update : 2017-10-11

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 return of military rule. Today, 41 years later, no one has been held responsible for the Thammasat University massacre. But a group of Thai academics is hoping to change that - we find out more.

Meanwhile, thousands of Vietnamese women are looking for love in South Korea. It's a top destination for women trying to escape poverty. Many of the marriages are arranged illegally, but the brides are undeterred by the prospect of tying the knot with a complete stranger.

Also, in China, the country hasn't forgotten its Communist history. We take a look at the Red Culture Camp, a three-day retreat run by the ruling party. The camp is run in Jinggangshan, considered the "cradle of the Chinese revolution". Its aim is to ignite the Communist spirit in China's younger generations.

And finally, we take a look at the industry of essential oils in India. Just a couple of drops can relieve headaches, back pain or rashes. They are a popular alternative for treating common health complaints, and sales here in France have jumped by 20 percent annually in the past few years.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Gaëlle ESSOO , Julia KIM

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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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2017-08-28 India

India: Where old clothes go to get a new life

Cheap labour and global fashion trends mean that people are consuming and disposing of an ever greater amount of clothing. But in India, these tattered rags are reincarnated....

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2017-08-14 India

India: Cows at heart of political debate

In India, the humble cow is proving the cause of controversy. With numbers of bovines on the up, authorities are facing a headache over what to do with them. And that's not all,...

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