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Hoping for a better future: refugees stranded in Tunisia -- Tackling teenage pregnancy in Thailand -- Making religion sustainable in India -- Challenging traditional lifestyles in Uruguay
Prdoucer: Anke Rasper
Refugees stuck in TunisiaMany people fleeing Africa try to reach Europe via boats across dangerous waters. One of the most tragic examples was the sinking of a boat off the Italian island of Lampedusa some three months ago. Our reporter met refugees who are stranded in Tunisia, have lost relatives, and are still willing to embark on the dangerous journey.Tourism threatens traditional lives of fishermen in UruguayPunta del Diablo was once a sleepy fishing village on Uruguay's Atlantic coast. But over the past decade, it's become a popular vacation spot for surfers and hippies. Tension has emerged between those who want the town to keep growing and those who see the changes as a threat to their traditional way of life.Tackling teen pregnancies in ThailandIn Thailand, the government is under pressure to act to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies as the country has the second highest rate in Southeast Asia. Despite a five-year plan to tackle the issue, thousands of teens are forced to break strict abortion laws to terminate their pregnancy.Recycling Temple flowers in DelhiThe flowers offered in hundreds of thousands of temples in India are disposed of after the religious ceremonies - and they're often thrown into rivers. An NGO, based in the Indian capital, New Delhi, has come up with the idea of eco-friendly prayers. A special machine processes used flowers, the by-product can be used for sticks of incense and biofuel.