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Why Chinese migrants risk death to get to Britain

The bodies of 39 people, thought to be Chinese, were found in a lorry container in eastern England on Wednesday.

The bodies of 39 people, thought to be Chinese, were found in a lorry container in eastern England on Wednesday. While many Chinese migrants enter the UK legally, some are smuggled into the country and forced into slavery.

Also in the programme: the remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco have been moved from a vast mausoleum to a low-key grave; British PM Boris Johnson pushes for an election on December 12th; and what role will former FARC rebels play in this weekend's Colombian elections?

Picture: Lorries at the port in Dover on the south coast of England. Credit: AFP / Getty Images.

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