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In the Indian state of Rajasthan, several NGOs are fighting against the tradition of child marriage. The practice is most often seen in families keen to marry off their daughters to ease economic burdens. The untimely unions often see children forced to leave school. Despite efforts from both teachers and families, old traditions die hard.
Also on the show, we head to Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia’s richest economies. The country recently entered a new political era after Malaysians voted out the party that had held power for six decades, this after a massive corruption scandal. The former prime minister himself now faces a corruption probe.
Meanwhile, for tourists looking for a destination off the beaten track, a once-bustling Chinese island-turned-ghost town could be just the answer. A shadow of its former self, Houtouwan is overrun by nature and reputed to be haunted. Only five people and some dogs inhabit the island today.
Finally, are you concerned that your flirting skills aren’t quite up to scratch? Fear note: dating gurus in China claim to have the recipe for success. We tell you more.
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