Writer Bernard Hare tells a story of poverty and hope from Northern England.
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A buffet of treats from the most interesting stories of 2012. Presented by Pascale Harter.
A year-end tour of the world concludes with stories from Europe.
China's superlatives, pushy Indian parents, sweaty South Korea and animist rites in Burma
Highlights of the year from Africa. Presented by Pascale Harter.
This week, highlights of the year from around the world. In this edition: Latin America.
Pascale Harter presents highlights of the year from the United States.
With stories from Equatorial Guinea, Poland, El Salvador, Cuba, China and Saint Helena.
Holiday-themed stories from the Atlantic island of St Helena and Finland.
Stories on Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, and eating hairy crab in Shanghai.
Pascale Harter presents stories from South Africa and El Salvador.
Stories on the new Europe and meeting Castro’s bodyguard. Presented by Pascale Harter.
How much has changed for Tunisia's youth two years after the Arab Spring began?
Going behind the scenes of a Turkish soap opera, plus how to make olive oil.
Why Malians must wait for any foreign intervention; female power on the streets of Kigali.
Dissecting crime, impunity and apathy far from Moscow; harvesting olives near Verona.
Istanbul's smash-hit TV soap operas and food for revolutionary thought in Cairo.
Rural roots and urban divides in Damascus by Jeremy Bowen.
The confused identity of South Tyrol; Plus offering medicine with a prayer.
Personal stories, experiences and insight from reporters and writers around the world.
The loss of childhood in Syria; plus looking for tribes in West Papua.
Into the tunnels from Egypt to Gaza; plus how murder still blights Jamaican society.
How to make good quality tea; plus is it ever OK to urinate in the street?
The battle for political power in Cairo and the struggle to keep culture alive in Bamako.
The legacy of the chemical attack in Halabja - and a celebration of Norwegian food.
Farmers seeking the American dream, while in Iraq one athlete dreams of stardom.