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Building Helmand

If the West's strategy in Afghanistan is to succeed, the victory will have to be more than military. David Loyn travels to the frontline province of Helmand to find out if British aid and development can deliver a hard-won peace.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Apr 2011 03:30

Going hungry in Venezuela

Supermarket shelves

The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez on Venezuela's failure to get food on people's tables.

House of horrors

Red House

The house where the Philippines' forgotten 'comfort women' were held.

Disabled and Displaced: How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?

(L) Syrian refugee Moead and BBC correspondent Nikki Fox (R)

Read more from disability correspondent Nikki Fox.

Killing the Ganges: Can the poisoned river be saved?


The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is slowly being poisoned.