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From Our Own Correspondent - The Robots Come Out at Night

Reporters around the world examine what lies behind the headlines in the USA, Spain, Denmark, Sri Lanka and China. Presented by Kate Adie.

Robots are doing the cleaning up in an old people's home in Denmark. Are they popular? Jake Wallis Simons has been finding out. A journalist in Sri Lanka is stabbed to death in her home. Charles Haviland says colleagues are now talking of a society brutalised by years of violence, where the value of life has been eroded. What do Judaism and Confucianism have in common? Quite a lot apparently, as Michael Goldfarb's been discovering in the Chinese city of Jinan. American schoolchildren are now being taught what to do should a gunman start opening fire in their school. Laura Trevelyan in New York's been talking to children and to parents about it. And as a corruption scandal swirls around the Spanish royal family, Tom Burridge goes to two royal palaces to try to learn how the Spanish royals can win back their popularity.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 11:30AM Sat, 8 Feb 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11:30AM Sat, 8 Feb 2014
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  • Duration 30 minutes

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