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One is not enough: China to encourage people to have more children

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Britain’s Labour Party: No home for Jews?

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Outfoxed: The mystery of the ‘Croydon Cat Killer’

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Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-06-22

Crisis averted: What lessons have been learned from Cape Town's water shortage?

In today's Perspective we shine the spotlight on the water crisis in South Africa. Late last year, things got so bad that the government even announced the prospect of "Day Zero", a day when the taps in the country's largest city would run dry. But a series of measures jolted residents of Cape Town into action. To talk more about this story we're joined by Christine Colvin, freshwater programmes manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature in South Africa.

By Delano D’SOUZA

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2018-09-21 Perspective

Sobel Aziz Ngom: Mentoring the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs

Sobel Aziz Ngom is a 28-year-old Senegalese entrepreneur inspiring, educating and mentoring the next generation of African entrepreneurs and leaders by giving them access to...

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2018-09-20 Perspective

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

"Secularism has been used to justify the subordination of women" is the provocative argument at the heart of the latest book by acclaimed cultural historian, scholar and author...

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2018-09-19 Perspective

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

"If the poles are melting and if the ice was to be gone, temperatures would be 10°C higher and humanity would not exist". So says world-renowned climate change activist Sebastian...

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2018-09-18 Perspective

Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

Paediatric neurologist Ghislaine Dehaene has spent much of her life studying the brain capacities of infants. She looks at how babies respond to sights and sounds around them,...

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2018-09-14 Perspective

Raj Patel: 'Nothing cheap lasts forever'

In recent times, a plethora of books have been published urging us to hurry up and do things or change our habits: "101 Things to Do Before You Die" or "750 Everyday Ways You Can...

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