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The Worst Possible News

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Despatches from reporters across the globe.

Jon Donnison was in Gaza as the city came under Israeli attack and a BBC staffman took a distressing phone call.

Gabriel Gatehouse was in Goma as rebels took the town in eastern Congo with UN peacekeepers standing by, unable to intervene.

Petroc Trelawny was in a part of France which is taking a special interest in the vote in Catalonia which many feel could be a step along the road to Catalonian independence,

Owen Bennett Jones has been talking to a famer in New York state who feels consultancy might be a better earner than growing onions.

And cup cakes? Salsa classes? Nightclubs? Mary Harper's been seeing signs of Africa both old and new in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Producer: Tony Grant.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 24 Nov 2012 11:30
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