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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 : 2015-03-17

Pakistan's Shiite community under increasing threat

In just a month and half, Pakistan has seen four deadly Taliban attacks against Shiites, a Muslim minority under siege from Sunni extremists. But it is not just the Taliban that want to force the Shiites out. Extremist groups in Islamabad are also believed to be recruiting anti-Shiite militants, and with reports of an alliance between the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State group, the Shiite community could face even more bloodshed. Our team in Pakistan reports.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Phoebe Lanzer Wood

By Taha SIDDIQUI

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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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2018-10-12 Focus

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast

In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000...

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2018-10-11 Focus

White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid

Some 27 years after the abolition of apartheid, there are still communities of white South Africans who refuse to mix with their black fellow citizens. It's the case in the town...

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2018-10-10 Focus

Why four million people risk being left stateless in India

Imagine losing your nationality and even being deported if you don't have papers to corroborate your heritage. Some four million people are facing that very scenario in the...

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