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'It's a jungle': Living on the street in the City of Light

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Boko Haram Kidnappings: Can Nigerian schoolgirls be protected?

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Gun control in the US: A glimmer of compromise?

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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 : 2018-01-18

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 impact on the country's massive unemployment rate. Prime Minister Modi's promise to create ten million jobs has come to almost nothing, with the jobless rate climbing by five percent. Our correspondents Suyash Shrivastava and Alice Lejeune report.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, despite being staunchly conservative about many social customs or lifestyles, people are surprisingly open to smoking hash. According to a UN survey a few years ago, cannabis was the most widely consumed drug there, with around four million users. In a country where alcohol is banned, smoking is often seen as the lesser of two evils.

And in Burma, electro music now has a massive fan base, with some of the world's biggest DJs coming to set out their decks. But the craze has also led to the emergence of a host of local acts hoping to delight crowds with their beats. We take a look.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Thomas WATERHOUSE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sonia BARITELLO , Anne POUZARGUES

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2018-02-19 North Korea

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families...

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2018-02-05 China

China's 'Great Green Wall': Country battles large-scale desertification

Decades ago, China began building a so-called "Great Green Wall" to halt desertification. Despite this, some 3,000 square kilometres of land are lost every year, ravaging...

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2018-01-22 Hong Kong

Why Hong Kong produces 200,000 tons of electronic waste per year

Where do your computers, tablets and smartphones go to die? Electronic waste is an environmental problem throughout Asia, but nowhere more so than in Hong Kong. For a long time...

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2017-12-18 Funeral

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...

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