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Cameroon's Paul Biya wins 7th term in poll marred by low turnout

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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in US midterms

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The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

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Prominent Iraqi women in danger

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Music show: SLAP!, Boy George and Culture Club, plus Nao

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'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

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Have your fish and eat it: Can British fishing fleets net a Brexit bonus?

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'Must never happen again': Australia apologises to victims of state sex abuse

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Italy determined to stick to budget plan despite EU warnings

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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 : 2018-09-18

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

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.

By Will HILDERBRANDT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-10-17 Access Asia

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

In western China, officials say they are fighting extremism by opening so-called "vocational training centres". But human rights groups argue these are actually mass detention...

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2018-10-09 Access Asia

Indonesia tsunami: Survivors describe ordeal

On September 28, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was rocked by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the twin disasters,...

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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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