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Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England (1-2)

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'Aquarius', refugees and 'Europe's soul'

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THE DEBATE

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

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ENCORE!

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

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How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

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THE INTERVIEW

'Changing FARC peace deal would be a huge historical error for Colombia'

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TALKING EUROPE

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

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TALKING EUROPE

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

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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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2018-05-28 Singapore

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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2018-05-15 China

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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2018-04-30 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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