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12 Sep
Gambling in Japan operates in the shadows, yet it accounts for nearly half of sales in the country's leisure sector. And for some, a harmless pastime can turn into a dangerous addiction. About three million Japanese are thought to have experienced a gambling addiction at some point in their lives. Earlier this year, the government approved plans to build Japan's first casino, a long-awaited move that has divided public opinion. Our correspondents report on Japan's troubled relationship with gambling.
5 Sep
In a renewed attempt to broker peace, Colombia's leftist President Petro agreed on a ceasefire with an armed dissident group. The EMC is a splinter group that rejected the 2016 deal broadly honored by the larger FARC.
3 Sep
On 17 August 2023, popular protests over the high inflation rate and deteriorating economic situation in Syria erupted in the Druze majority city of Al-Suwayda, with hundreds of participants. These grew, and by 20 August, thousands of protesters chanted slogans demanding the downfall of Assad regime.
27 Aug
Property mogul-turned-politician Srettha Thavisin will lead a coalition government of former archrivals, while the winner of the election will remain in opposition.
25 Aug
As Pakistan waits for elections, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar's alleged proximity to the country's powerful military has raised concerns.
23 Aug
July's general election produced a hung parliament in which no clear ruling majority has been formed. The king now decides who will go on to form a new government.
4 Aug
A nationwide strike called by Nigeria's labor unions to protest against the removal of a petrol subsidy and demand a new minimum wage got off to a slow start on Wednesday as most businesses were open, though with reduced traffic in some spots.
30 Jul
A top court in the semi-autonomous territory has turned down an effort to ban the protest song "Glory to Hong Kong." The anthem emerged from the city's widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019.
12 Jun
Food prices have almost doubled within a year, and increasing numbers of retired people are falling below the poverty line. Meanwhile, the government continues to invest heavily in the arms industry.
7 Jun
Trust in South Africa's government is waning due to assassinations, corruption, and power outages. For the first time since the end of apartheid, the African National Congress (ANC) party is fighting to stay in power.
31 May
People in rich countries can lead clean lives quicker if governments make it easy for them to ditch dirty habits.
21 Apr
The Indian government has altered textbooks to remove references to Mahatma Gandhi's opposition to Hindu nationalism and other controversial issues.

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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.
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