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An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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  • India's Forgotten War

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    In the Indian capital Delhi stands India Gate, the largest memorial to the war for which 1.5 million Indian men were recruited. But Anita Rani discovers that World War One is something of a forgotten memory today, seen as part of its colonial history. She sets out to uncover some of the forgotten stories.

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  • Ireland’s Forced Labour Survivors - 23 Oct 2014

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Women abused in institutions run by the Catholic Church are demanding answers from religious authorities and the government. But will the latest inquiry give them any peace?

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  • Ebola: What went Wrong

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ebola is now regarded as an international threat to peace and security, according to the World Health Organisation. Up to 10,000 people a week could soon be infected in west Africa, with cases also reported in Europe and the US. Simon Cox asks why it took so long for the world to wake up to the threat posed by Ebola.

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  • The Politics of the Lone Star State - Part 2

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Texas is crucial in the race for national power. Gary O’Donoghue travels to the Lone Star State to find out about the challenges the Republicans face on divisive issues like immigration and shifts in social attitudes - and what this could mean for the party and Texas

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  • St Petersburg: Revolution

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    The Romanovs ruled Russia for centuries until World War One brought revolution and an abrupt end to their imperial reign. Allan Little explores the legacy of revolution and the hidden impact of WW1 on Russian policy today.

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  • Songs from Africa

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Music from the rising stars of Africa, including wordsmiths M.Anifest from Ghana and Tumi from South Africa, whose conscious rap uses lyrics to challenge and delight. Also featuring Aziza Brahim from western Sahara, Songhai Blues from Mali, Lala Njava from Madagascar, Nigerian pop diva Omawumi, and The Good Ones from Rwanda.

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  • Libya: Last Stand Against Jihad? 16 Oct 2014

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Tim Whewell is one of the few foreign reporters who’ve made it to Tobruk, last toehold of Libya’s elected authorities – holding out against a growing jihadi menace

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  • A Bombay Symphony

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    India is falling in love with Western classical music. In his home-city Mumbai, Zareer Masani encounters the country's first national ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra of India. He visits Furtado's, the city's oldest music shop, which sells hundreds of pianos a year, and discovers that thousands of children learn a Western instrument. Yet, Zareer finds that this is not the total success it seems.

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  • The Politics of the Lone Star State

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Everything's bigger in Texas and that goes for the personalities who run for election there. While the Republican party is dominant, Democrats believe that they can change the reddest of the red states blue in the coming years. Can the Democratic Party make big gains in the mid-term elections?

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  • Docs: Kosovo’s Jihadis - 9 Oct 2014

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Linda Pressly travels to Kosovo and meets the sister of ISIS’ first suicide-bomber from the Balkans. How could Europe’s most pro-American state have fostered such extremism?

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