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Exclusive reports, features and analysis of political and social events from across the Asian continent. Every Monday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Exclusive reports, features and analysis of political and social events from across the Asian continent. Every Monday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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    Australia bushfires: Over a billion animals feared dead in mega-blazes

    Australia bushfires: Over a billion animals feared dead in mega-blazes

    More than 60,000 square kilometres have already burned, hundreds of fires are still raging and experts say Australia's bushfire crisis could get worse before it gets better. And though people can flee or be evacuated, the flames are devastating wildlife. Even for the animals that do survive, their habitat is destroyed, so the true scale of loss is not yet clear. We take a closer look.

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    Hong Kong: Underground medic network treats injured demonstrators

    Hong Kong: Underground medic network treats injured demonstrators

    For over six months, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have been taking to the streets in a sometimes violent face-off with police. At their side, volunteer medics provide frontline care to those injured in the clashes; medical help that protesters avoid seeking elsewhere for fear of arrest. The doctors themselves are also facing a crackdown by authorities. Our colleagues from our sister channel France 2 followed these masked first aiders.

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    Suicides of K-pop singers spark soul-searching in South Korea

    Suicides of K-pop singers spark soul-searching in South Korea

    In the span of just six weeks, two beloved K-pop singers have ended their lives in South Korea. The suicides have sparked soul-searching in the country, where female stars are expected to adhere to puritanical expectations. Those who don't become victims of online attacks, which can take a mental toll. We take a closer look.

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    Uzbekistan addresses forced labour in state-run cotton industry

    Uzbekistan addresses forced labour in state-run cotton industry

    For a decade, hundreds of Western firms have boycotted cotton from one of the world's largest producers, Uzbekistan. That's because the country is accused of using one of the largest state-orchestrated systems of forced labour to exploit the crop. But recently, the government has changed some of its labour policies. We take a closer look.

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    Why Japan's oldest cemetery is becoming a tourist attraction

    Why Japan's oldest cemetery is becoming a tourist attraction

    Tourists from around the world are flocking to Japan's biggest and oldest cemetery, a World Heritage site. The idea of a night-time visit to a graveyard may sound frightening, but visitors say it's inspiring. We tell you more.

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    Hong Kong protests: Taking the path of radicalisation

    Hong Kong protests: Taking the path of radicalisation

    Hong Kong's Legislative Council has become a microcosm of a city divided between pro-democracy demonstrators and those loyal to Beijing. Angry lawmakers were dragged out of the chamber after heckling Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and violence in the surrounding streets has continued in recent days. More than 2,300 people have been arrested in the pro-democracy demos so far, as some protesters take a more radical approach. Our reporters Antoine Védeilhé, Thomas Blanc, Charles Pellegrin and Vivien Wong tell us more. 

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