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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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2018-05-15 China

China introduces 'social credit score' for citizens

China has begun a controversial experiment to get to know its people better. The government is tracking its citizens' behaviour, from smoking on a train to jaywalking. If a...

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2018-04-30 Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan seeks to expand Silk Road tourism

Uzbekistan isn't high on many holidaymakers' lists of must-see destinations. But its reform-minded government is opening up the country, easing travel restrictions for dozens of...

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2018-04-16 Myanmar

Myanmar builds over destroyed Rohingya villages

In Myanmar's Rakhine state, military and local officials are building over the area where 700,000 Rohingya were forced to leave their homes behind. The stateless Muslim minority...

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2018-04-02 cricket

Australian cricket under mounting scrutiny amid ball-tampering scandal

In Australia, cricket is reeling from a ball-tampering crisis. Skipper Steve Smith and senior batsman David Warner have been banned from the sport for 12 months. The scandal has...

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2018-03-19 India

India's missing women: The dark legacy of sex selection

In India, officials say the population is missing more than 60 million women, equivalent to the entire population of the UK. It's the result of a decades-old preference in India...

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