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Egypt, Morocco lose first World Cup matches after conceding last-minute goals

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Macron likes his china fancy

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World Cup kicks off; Trump hits back at critics; Migrant crisis divides EU

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The Jewish community's place in French society

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Football and tech: The data game is on!

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John Cameron Mitchell on his new film 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

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Iran's water crisis

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Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

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Turning pain into hope: Rwanda's children of rape

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We meet the people behind fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Saturday at 7.20 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2018-06-01

France’s disappearing birds

Across France, fields have gone quiet… In 20 years, one-third of the country’s birds have disappeared. Meadow Pipits and Partridges have nearly been wiped out. It’s a biodiversity crisis triggered by intensive agriculture. The Down To Earth team met with ecologists and bird watchers who are sounding the alarm and working to help bird populations take flight once again.

By Marina BERTSCH , Valérie DEKIMPE , Molly HALL , Guillaume BRUNET

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2018-06-15 Iran

Iran's water crisis

It's an environmental issue that's become a thorny political problem. Iran has been experiencing severe drought for several years. A growing population, increased water...

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2018-05-18 environment

Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone deadly viruses?

In the remote town of Longyearbyen, in Norway’s Arctic region, the ground is permanently frozen. As temperatures rise, the thawing permafrost could open a Pandora's box, with...

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2018-05-04 pollution

Will cleaner air accelerate global warming?

It's probably part of your daily life, even if you don’t notice it. And yet, it kills an estimated seven million people each year. Around the world, countries are waking up and...

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2018-04-17 agriculture

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

France is Europe's top agricultural producer and also its top consumer of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in history. Each year, nearly 8,000 tons of it are used in...

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