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France in focus

Football scandals: The ugly side of the beautiful game

This week, French police rounded up 12 football officials accused of foul play. Three were detained for questioning over the 2010 transfer of a player from Toulouse to Marseille and in a separate investigation, nine others were arrested over alleged match-rigging. Also, more and more people are sleeping rough in France: that number is up 44% since 2001, according to the latest figures which estimate that over 110,000 people have no home to go to.

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Finally, we take a trip to the French island nation of New Caledonia, where the Kanak, the native people who make up 40% of the population, want independence from France.

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