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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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Are there other universes like ours?

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US Congress rolls back some crisis-era bank regulation

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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 : 2018-05-17

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 person's score drops low enough, he or she could be banned from travelling or taking out a loan. Our team on the ground reports.

Meanwhile, Japan's trains run like clockwork. Over the course of the entire year, Japanese high-speed trains are behind schedule by only 30 seconds. And if they leave early, they even apologise. This punctuality goes beyond engineering, it's also cultural.

Finally, we discover a dance group in Taiwan that specialises in hip-hop. Its members wear shiny shoes, headbands, and bright purple basketball jerseys with big afros on the front. None of that may sound particularly remarkable, but their average age is more than 70 and their oldest member is 91 years old.

By Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Will HILDERBRANDT

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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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