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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 nationalities. This "openness" policy aims to bring in more tourists to the once repressive and isolated former Soviet state. Ivana Scatola reports.

Also, after the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade, the two countries are on the long road to reconciliation. On four different occasions in the past, North Korea has pledged denuclearization, but has never stuck to its agreements. Will this time be different? Clement Bonnerot takes a look at reactions in Seoul.

And Pakistan's devotional music of Sufis has thrived since the 13th century, but are Qawwali's days numbered? We check in, nearly two years after its star singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down.

By William HILDERBRANDT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2018-05-29 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Kim Jong-un impersonator roams Singapore streets

In Singapore, a doppelganger of North Korea's Kim Jong-un has tourists doing double takes. Between selfies, the Chinese-Australian impersonator said he was there to encourage...

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2018-05-17 Camille FEVRIER

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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2018-04-17 Camille FEVRIER

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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