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Evo Morales: US exit from Paris accord is 'unforgivable'

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Niger's Agadez: Pearl of the Sahara turned migrant hub

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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 : 2017-12-05

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 that Rason might be a North Korean experiment in limited capitalism. One thing does appear certain though: The wellbeing of the economic hub is at odds with the communist regime's nuclear ambitions.

And in India, it's been five years since the fatal gang rape of a young woman who was attacked by six men on a bus in New Delhi. The attack caused global outrage and prompted thousands to protest an increase in the country’s sex attacks, calling for new laws, more enforcement and raising a long-overdue debate over gender-based hate crimes. Five years on, The Thomson Reuters foundation recently named the Indian capital, along with Brazil's Sao Paulo, as the world's worst megacity for sexual violence against women.

Although Hong Kong has one of the world's most recognisable skylines, the view from atop its skyscrapers may change your perspective of the city. In a city so densely populated, space is at a premium. Rooftops provide a setting for anything from death-defying stunts to slums that have a better view than a penthouse.

By William HILDERBRANDT , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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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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2017-10-10 Thailand

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...

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