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Debra Granik: 'There aren't many women who love making films about blood and gore'

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Medical breakthrough? Researchers find way to tackle Alzheimer's

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Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

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A controversial pastor in Haiti, pollution in Casablanca, and more

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Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

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Instagram founders quit photo app

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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

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Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

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Iran under pressure: Tehran vows retaliation after Ahvaz attack

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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 : 2017-06-20

Philippines: Meeting residents of Marawi who fled fighting

We focus on life under martial law in the Filipino city of Marawi. Many people have died as the government fights militants linked to the Islamic State group. Most of the city's 200,000 residents have fled. Rescuers fear that hundreds of people may still be trapped as fighting continues, and that many of them face starvation or have been killed in the crossfire.

Also, more than 100 countries are attending the World Expo in Kazakhstan. While the former Soviet state is eager to show off how far it's come, the country ranks among the worst in terms of press freedom.

And the producer of an Afghan TV show says: "In a country full of tragedies, we make people laugh". Despite receiving threats, the creators believe laughter really is the best medicine for a country ravaged by war.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Will HILDERBRANDT

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2018-09-18 Access Asia

Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

In Japan, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada spent half a century on death row before being released. But the former professional boxer is still locked in a legal back and forth. Today he...

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2018-09-06 Access Asia

Replacing plastic: China tries to clean up its act

As we get a clearer idea about just how dangerous plastic pollution is for the environment, the race is on to find ecological replacements for everyday plastic objects,...

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2018-08-28 Access Asia

Korean families reunited after decades apart

As ties between the two Koreas improve, a group of elderly South Koreans have met long-lost family members in North Korea. This after being separated by the war that broke out 68...

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2018-08-08 Access Asia

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 Access Asia

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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