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Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

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Dior trots out Cruise collection at Chantilly stables

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France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

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Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

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Motorsport innovation

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Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Patrick Melrose' and all-female casts

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Video: Turkey tracks down the opposition, beyond its borders

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Crisis averted: What lessons have been learned from Cape Town's water shortage?

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-09-29

Egypt's push against atheism and 'non-believers'

In Egypt a growing number of young people are identifying as atheists. On paper, Egypt protects freedom of religious beliefs, but this does not extend to those who reject organised religion altogether. Over the Summer, the government launched a campaign to actively fight atheism... But despite the risks, more and more atheists are speaking out, increasingly using the internet to express their views.

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Sonia DRIDI

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2018-06-22 Ludovic DE FOUCAUD

Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

As the World Cup group stage continues, we focus on binational footballers, who often have to weigh up the pros and cons of playing for their home country. Ahead of the...

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2018-06-21 Julien SAUVAGET

Rubbish piling up in France's illegal landfills

Mountains of trash are piling up in French villages, sullying the image of the countryside. In one town less than 40 kilometres outside Paris, rubbish covering the equivalent of...

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2018-06-20 Asia-pacific

Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 people, out of nearly 19,000 applicants. Officially, Japan refuses to allow mass immigration and remains one of the most closed...

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2018-06-19 Asia-pacific

Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

Young Chinese people living in urban areas have never had it so good. They have better access to education and healthcare services, and a higher quality of life overall. But...

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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