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20/02/2013

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Wednesday 20 February 2013

Round up of the day's news, with Ritula Shah. The Vicky Pryce case is going to a re-trial. After stinging comments by the judge, is it time for a re-think on the jury system? We'll hear from one of the country's leading QC's, Michael Mansfield.

Also tonight, why London schools are doing so well in GCSE results in comparison to other parts of the country. Sanchia Berg has been to London and Barnsley to compare and contrast.

The French government said today that the Islamic militant group Boko Haram are responsible for the abduction of a family of seven in Cameroon. Paris has told French citizens to leave the country, and avoid a waste swathe of west and central Africa altogether. We'll ask whether the Hollande government has fully considered the implications of the French intervention in Mali.

In our second report from Kosovo, we hear from Mitrovica, the town which is home to the country's largest remaining ethnic-Serb community. Kosovan Serbs there tell us how they fear they'll be sacrificed in Belgrade's push for EU membership.

And also tonight - it's harder to concentrate if you live in a city. So what, you might say? We'll hear the surprising new evidence from rural Namibia tonight about the extent to which that is true.

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