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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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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 : 2017-10-11

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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2017-11-06 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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2017-09-28 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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