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Latest update : 2017-12-20

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 your seatbelt and leaving your car. A Japanese company is offering the world's first drive-through funerals, as Laurent Berstecher explains.

We also meet the Frenchman who's working hard to turn Thailand's arid rice fields into something more lush and green.

And we meet the Chinese man who has become a master in French fromage, after coming to Corsica to learn how to make magic out of sheep's milk. Alexander Aucott has more on Beijing's one and only artisan cheese maker.

By Thomas WATERHOUSE , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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2018-01-13 unemployment

Fighting unemployment: Millions of Indians face layoffs amid shrinking job market

For several years now, India has been selling its wares as one of Asia's biggest economies. But despite the government's claims that things are getting rosier, there's been no...

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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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