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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 : 2018-07-09

Parallel justice: How India's traditional councils are failing women

In India, traditional councils made up of village elders - known as Panchayats - have no judicial power but wield immense influence in local communities. Their role is being debated in light of a tragic case. In May, a 16-year-old girl approached such a council to complain about two men who had raped her. The men were fined but then went on to kill the girl in revenge. The case made national headlines and revealed how local councils can complicate the road to justice. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Rebecca Martin and James Vasina.

By Alban ALVAREZ , Suyash SHRIVASTAVA , Philomène REMY , Mandakini GAHLOT

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2018-09-21 Focus

Britain’s Labour Party: No home for Jews?

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is gearing up for its annual conference. This past summer has been dominated by toxic allegations of anti-Semitism at all levels in the...

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2018-09-20 Focus

Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

Immigration is on the menu as EU leaders gather in the Austrian city of Salzburg. But the issue is also high on the domestic agenda. Austria's coalition government, made up of...

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2018-09-19 Focus

Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

In 2015, a political crisis in Burundi sparked deadly violence. Since then, more than 400,000 Burundians have fled the country, some of them to Kenya. But even there, many still...

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2018-09-18 Focus

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

This summer, Mexico's Caribbean coast has looked nothing like a dream holiday destination. Dozens of tons of algae have been covering the turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches...

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2018-09-17 Focus

Spaniards divided over future of Franco monument

On September 13, Spanish lawmakers approved a controversial decree to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco. He is buried at a giant basilica near Madrid which...

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