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Hundreds of thousands of troops on streets for Afghan presidential poll. As a German journalist is shot by a policeman, Lyse Doucet and David Loyn report on the mood of voters, and the election runners and riders.

As David Cameron again defends his Culture Secretary Maria Miller, a former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Sir Alistair Graham criticises MPs' system of policing their expenses.

We hear from Medecins Sans Frontieres in Guinea about the ebola outbreak in West Africa, about the remarkable discovery of a Faberge egg earmarked for scrap, and from Nick Thorpe in Budapest about Hungary's continuing political drift to the right.

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

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Fri 4 Apr 2014 22:00

Louis MacNeice's Snow (read by Anton Lesser)

Louis MacNeice's Snow (read by Anton Lesser)

Part of Four Seasons - a day of poetry celebrating the Winter Solstice.