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Latest update : 2017-11-08

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, at least for Japan, goes beyond the rockets, missiles and nuclear bombs. The two leaders also discussed the decades-old issue of Japanese citizens being abducted by North Korean agents.

Meanwhile, in India, farmers outside Jaipur have been angry at government plans to acquire their land for a housing project. The Rajasthan officials plan to build around 10,000 houses in the area, but the leader of the protest argues the government has offered insufficient compensation. Gaelle Faure, from the FRANCE 24 Observers desk, tells us more about this unusual protest movement.

And more and more university graduates in China think that plastic surgery could boost their employment prospects. This year, some 14 million Chinese are expected to have cosmetic surgery, a whopping 42 percent surge from last year.

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

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2018-08-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

HIV rates on the rise among Chinese youth

China has seen an alarming spike in HIV cases, with the infection rate among those between the ages of 15 and 19 tripling over the past decade. The upturn comes as young people...

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2018-07-27 Jeanne LAVENANT

Japan: Record-breaking heatwave takes a toll on population

Japan is dealing with record-breaking high temperatures as an intense heatwave sees over 9,000 people hospitalised with heatstroke. It's prompted concerns about how Tokyo will...

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2018-07-10 William HILDERBRANDT

Playing undead for a living in Indonesia

In Indonesia, zombies are on the rise! Zombie impersonators are becoming a common sight on Jakarta streets, as hit TV shows such as “The Walking Dead” fuel their popularity. At...

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2018-06-26 Camille FEVRIER

Bangladeshi farmer provides safe haven to Rohingya refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in Bangladesh for months, following the army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state last August. An estimated 700,000...

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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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