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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 : 2017-10-23

Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered?

International forensics experts have concluded that Pablo Neruda didn't die of cancer, as currently stated on his death certificate. The Chilean poet and senator from the Communist party died in 1973, just two weeks after the military coup led by Augusto Pinochet toppled the leftist government of Salvador Allende. The experts' conclusion increases speculation that Neruda may in fact have been murdered. Our correspondents report from Chile.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, François Wibaux and Florence Viala.

By Laurie FACHAUX , Gideon Long

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2018-10-12 Focus

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast

In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000...

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2018-10-11 Focus

White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid

Some 27 years after the abolition of apartheid, there are still communities of white South Africans who refuse to mix with their black fellow citizens. It's the case in the town...

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2018-10-10 Focus

Why four million people risk being left stateless in India

Imagine losing your nationality and even being deported if you don't have papers to corroborate your heritage. Some four million people are facing that very scenario in the...

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2018-10-09 Focus

Scandal in Japan: Tokyo Medical University restricted number of female doctors

Following recent media revelations, Tokyo's prestigious Medical University has admitted that for 12 years, it manipulated entrance exam scores to restrict the number of female...

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2018-10-08 Focus

Helping Iraq's Yazidi children overcome trauma of IS group rule

Hundreds of Iraqi children from the Yazidi ethnic minority were forcefully recruited or enslaved by the Islamic State group. One French NGO is now trying to help these children...

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