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Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

By: Will HILDERBRANDT | Joanna COCKERELL | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO
1 min

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 is free but his life is far from certain, as the possibility of a retrial looms large. We bring you his story.

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Meanwhile, in India, tens of thousands of people live in the country's largest coalfield; a site that has been abandoned and where coal spontaneously bursts into flames. Rather than step in and address the health hazards, the government is playing a waiting game, hoping residents will leave so it can recover the land for more mining.

Finally, for many single women in China, marriage can be a dream, but it can also be a source of profound stress. The unwed are often called "Leftover Women". Being single has marked these women and changed the way their families and colleagues interact with them.

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