AFP Features and Focus Advisory

Duty editor: Nancy Shields

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We will shortly move the following features and focus stories:

+ Beaujolais on the way, Burgundy on the way up

+ Climate compensation bedevils UN talks after Typhoon Haiyan

+ Flight of Iraq Christians resumes amid surge in unrest

+ Kabul's school of rock offers lessons for life

+ Style queen: Isabella Blow's wardrobe on display



It's that time of year again. At one minute past midnight on Thursday, wine buffs and fun lovers all over the world will raise a class of slightly lurid purple liquid to the heavens and declare: "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive" -- It's Beaujolais Nouveau time again!

725 words by Angus Mackinnon. File Picture


Warsaw, POLAND

The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan has become a rallying cry at UN climate talks in Warsaw for developing nations demanding guarantees of assistance for future climate change damage.

700 words by Mariette le Roux. Pictures by Janek Skarzynski. Graphic. Videographic



Awshalim Benjamin is desperate to leave Iraq, where a sack of faded photographs is all that remains of the happy life he and his ancient, dwindling Christian community once knew.

875 words by Prashant Rao. Pictures by Ahmad al-Rubaye. Video



With a sense of showmanship that would have impressed Freddie Mercury, Salahdeen, aged seven, struts his way through a passionate rendition of "We Will Rock You" -- all part of the learning process at Kabul's "school of rock".

700 words by Edouard Guihaire. Pictures by Massoud Hossaini. Video



Stylist, muse, mentor or simply an eccentric aristocrat with a penchant for wearing lobsters -- late British fashion editor Isabella Blow was hard to pin down, but most agree she was extraordinary.

650 words by Alice Ritchie. Picture. Video

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