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Thursday 19 January 2012

The women are in charge -- and the men don't seem to be doing much about it. Timothy Allen tells us that's the position in one of the states in northern India where a nascent men's liberation movement is having little impact. Mark Lowen is in Libya where one of the biggest problems facing that country's new rulers is disarming the many fighters whose efforts helped overthrow the dictator Colonel Gaddafi. One of the consequences of China's big migration, from country to town, is rising tension in some of the city areas where the migrants have set up home - Mukul Devichand's been investigating in the southern city of Guangzhou and Nick Haslam has been to Ecuador finding out who's expected to pick up the bill when the developed world asks a developing country to forgo economic growth in favour of the world's environment.


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