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Latest update : 2017-08-16

India: Cows at heart of political debate

In India, the humble cow is proving the cause of controversy. With numbers of bovines on the up, authorities are facing a headache over what to do with them. And that's not all, cows are also at the heart of political disagreements and even targets for lynch mob attacks.

Then, we head to one of the world's last communist countries, where training as a monk offers one way out of poverty.

We also go to Burma, where the Moken have lived a semi-nomadic life off the coast. But the fact that many of them are stateless means it's difficult for them to defend their rights.

By Christopher MOORE , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-10-17 Access Asia

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

In western China, officials say they are fighting extremism by opening so-called "vocational training centres". But human rights groups argue these are actually mass detention...

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2018-10-09 Access Asia

Indonesia tsunami: Survivors describe ordeal

On September 28, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was rocked by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the twin disasters,...

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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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