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              • The World’s Richest Terror Army

                Sat, 23 May 15

                Duration:
                51 mins

                The story of how Islamic State, a small band of fanatical jihadi fighters, became the world’s richest terror army.

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              • Somalia – Back from the brink - 21 May 2015

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Andrew Harding speaks to defectors inside the militant group Al Shabab and asks if Somalia is turning the tide against extremism.

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              • Singapore: Workers Without Borders

                Wed, 20 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Claudia Taranto visits Singapore, which is increasingly reliant on labour from abroad - 40% of the population are in the country temporarily for work. She hears from locals who feel anger at being squeezed out of the job market and from exploited migrant workers who are in despair at Singapore's complex and bureaucratic system for resolving workplace problems.

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              • Nepal: Workers Without Borders

                Tue, 19 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Claudia Taranto travels to Nepal where - until the recent disasters - 1600 people were leaving each day to travel overseas for work. The earthquakes are only likely to add to this exodus in the coming years. Claudia discovers the benefits of money earned in the Middle East, but also hears appalling accounts of exploitation. She discovers the benefits of money earned in the Middle East, but also hears appalling accounts of exploitation.

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              • Peru's Wildlife for Sale - 14 May 2015

                Thu, 14 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Peru is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world. But its precious wildlife is threatened by traffickers. Crossing Continents goes on operations with the wildlife police.

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              • African Students Abroad

                Wed, 13 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Over 35,000 African students studied at British universities last year - part of a growing number of foreign students coming to the UK. Bola Masuro charts the progress of four students from Africa. What do they want to take back with them from the British way of life? And what could the UK learn from Africa?

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              • Jordan Takes On the Islamic State's Digital Machine

                Tue, 12 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Jordanian social media campaign run in response to the burning of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. Dominic Casciani examines Islamic State’s social media strategy and the attempts to combat it.

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              • The Alistair Cooke Memorial Lecture 9 May 2015

                Sat, 9 May 15

                Duration:
                50 mins

                American historian David Blight explores the legacy of the American Civil War - especially regarding the issue of race-relations. He joins the dots between events from 150 years ago through to the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s to more recent protests in the US cities of Baltimore and Ferguson.

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              • Georgia: Orthodoxy in the Classroom - 7 May 2015

                Thu, 7 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Natalia Antelava asks if the creeping influence of the Orthodox Church in Georgia’s schools is turning them into a breeding ground for radical Christianity.

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              • Lost Children of the Holocaust

                Wed, 6 May 15

                Duration:
                50 mins

                Following the end of World War Two, the BBC began a series of special radio appeals on behalf of a group of children who had survived the Holocaust but were now stranded as orphans in post-war Europe. Alex Last finds out what happened to the 12 children named in the recordings.

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