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Indonesia: The Mercury Time Bomb

Up to 20 per cent of the world's gold is produced by informal mining, with millions of people in the developing world relying on it for a living. But the quickest and easiest way to produce gold is by mixing finely ground rock with mercury and burning it off. Linda Pressly visits Indonesia, where mercury is used to produce gold, and discovers workers and communities who are already showing signs of poisoning.

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Sun 22 Sep 2013 22:30 GMT

Nepal: Survivors' Stories

Yalda Hakim speaks to a survivor of the Nepal earthquakes

Yalda Hakim and filmmaker Vara Szajkowsk meet the survivors of Nepal's quake-hit villages

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