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Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

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Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

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EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

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PERSPECTIVE

Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Shaking up the workplace: How employers face the challenge of automation

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Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

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BUSINESS DAILY

Alibaba founder rolls back on pledge to create 1m US jobs

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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 : 2017-11-22

Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

For the first time in almost a century, the great ape family has a new member. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a new species of orangutan in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, after researching the animals for twenty years. But there are already concerns about whether it will survive, as its natural habitat is under threat. We take a closer look.

But first, with 50,000 Africans earning scholarships to study in China every year, we see how their success facilitates cultural exchanges and boosts Sino-African ties.

And as poor sanitation threatens billions of people, we find out what India's doing to clean up its act.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , William HILDERBRANDT , Tamara PAVAN , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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