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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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IN THE PRESS

‘Space Farce’? Alternative logos for new US military branch flood social media

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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MEDIAWATCH

#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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ACCESS ASIA

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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2018-08-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

HIV rates on the rise among Chinese youth

China has seen an alarming spike in HIV cases, with the infection rate among those between the ages of 15 and 19 tripling over the past decade. The upturn comes as young people...

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2018-07-27 Jeanne LAVENANT

Japan: Record-breaking heatwave takes a toll on population

Japan is dealing with record-breaking high temperatures as an intense heatwave sees over 9,000 people hospitalised with heatstroke. It's prompted concerns about how Tokyo will...

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2018-07-10 William HILDERBRANDT

Playing undead for a living in Indonesia

In Indonesia, zombies are on the rise! Zombie impersonators are becoming a common sight on Jakarta streets, as hit TV shows such as “The Walking Dead” fuel their popularity. At...

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2018-06-26 Camille FEVRIER

Bangladeshi farmer provides safe haven to Rohingya refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in Bangladesh for months, following the army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state last August. An estimated 700,000...

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2018-06-13 Camille FEVRIER

India struggles to fight against child marriage

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, several NGOs are fighting against the tradition of child marriage. The practice is most often seen in families keen to marry off their daughters...

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