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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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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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#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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Legal highs: the pros and cons of legalising cannabis

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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 : 2018-06-13

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 to ease economic burdens. The untimely unions often see children forced to leave school. Despite efforts from both teachers and families, old traditions die hard.

Also on the show, we head to Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia's richest economies. The country recently entered a new political era after Malaysians voted out the party that had held power for six decades, this after a massive corruption scandal. The former prime minister himself now faces a corruption probe.

Meanwhile, for tourists looking for a destination off the beaten track, a once-bustling Chinese island-turned-ghost town could be just the answer. A shadow of its former self, Houtouwan is overrun by nature and reputed to be haunted. Only five people and some dogs inhabit the island today.

Finally, are you concerned that your flirting skills aren’t quite up to scratch? Fear note: dating gurus in China claim to have the recipe for success. We tell you more.

By Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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