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Knife crime on the rise in London

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FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2015-03-18

Thailand set for final act in army's battle with Shinawatra clan

Ten months after Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra was deposed in a coup, we wanted to find out how popular the Shinawatra family remains. If found guilty of negligence, the former prime minister could be jailed for up to ten years, which could turn her into a pro-democracy icon. Ever since her brother Thaksin was ousted, also by force, Thailand has been embroiled in a cycle of political instability.

Programme prepared by Phoebe Lanzer Wood and Elise Duffau

By Cyril PAYEN

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2018-07-20 Europe

Knife crime on the rise in London

The homicide rate has surged in the British capital this year. On average, one person is now killed every three days in London. Murder victims are getting younger and often come...

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2018-07-19 Europe

Spain's strawberry farms from hell

Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and...

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2018-07-18 Asia-pacific

Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

This summer, thousands of young female graduates in China will undergo cosmetic surgery to reshape their nose or enlarge their eyes. Competition in the labour market is so fierce...

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2018-07-17 Charlotte PRUDHOMME

Is French oak under threat?

Is French oak under threat? Around a third of France is covered with forests, and the country is the largest oak producer in the EU. But as international demand soars, the...

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2018-07-16 Sylvain LEPETIT

Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by...

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