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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh 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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PERSPECTIVE

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 : 2018-09-18

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, and how they manage to digest that information and use it to their advantage. Her research even shows how babies can tell the sounds of their own language, compared to another, before their first birthday. Ghislaine Dehaene is the author of the book "Mon cerveau à l'école" or "My brain at school".

By Stuart NORVAL

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2018-10-23 Perspective

Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

France is noted as a world leader when it comes to education, with 23% of the budget earmarked for it. But it was only in 2005 that France changed its laws to make access to...

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2018-10-22 Perspective

Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

He has traits of Latin American dictators, of leaders of former Eastern European regimes but he distinguishes himself through his unique propensity to violence. That's the...

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2018-10-19 Perspective

UK filmmaker on fate of unaccompanied minors in Calais

British filmmaker Sue Clayton's recent documentary "Calais Children: A Case to Answer" tracks unaccompanied minors at the infamous Jungle migrant camp in Calais. Clayton followed...

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2018-10-18 Perspective

Gay couple speak out on surrogacy: 'It's not about exploiting someone'

In this Perspective segment we're focusing on surrogacy. Our guests are David-Jean and Philippe Thareaut-Vigny, who became fathers to twin girls last year. Although a family...

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2018-10-17 Perspective

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

"The land is our identity, our heritage. The land is everything". That's the view of campaigner Nonhle Mbuthuma, who says she faces a life of constant intimidation and thanks God...

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