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Gorbachev - Part 2, The Great Dissident

Part two of this two-part series taking an in-depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the Cold War.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 31 Dec 2011 20:30

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.