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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-11

Video: Indigenous Filipinos risk their lives to defend their land

The Philippines was the world's deadliest country for land rights and environmental activists last year, according to a report released in December. Rights advocacy group PAN Asia Pacific recorded 61 deaths, many related to conflicts over mining and agribusiness. Those who resist big business often find themselves in the firing line of private security companies and state forces, this amid a growing climate of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Our correspondent reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By Jack HEWSON

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David CAMROUX

Co-editor, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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2018-04-16 Africa

Video: Embedded with French troops in eastern Mali

Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport....

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2018-04-13 France

Is Paris ripe for a boom in alternative transportation?

As French rail workers continue their rolling strikes against planned reforms, millions of passengers are looking for other ways to get around. In Paris, several private...

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2018-04-12 Asia-pacific

Video: 'Modicare' aims to provide healthcare to half a billion Indians

India is soon to implement what could be the world's largest public healthcare programme. Dubbed "Modicare", the ambitious scheme is designed as a safety net for millions of...

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