Personal stories, insight and wit from Craig Jeffrey in Meerut and the BBC's Rahul Tandon.
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The human and urban wreckage of civil war around Aleppo; the migrants keen to leave Patras
An unheralded rebellion in Thailand, plus unintended consequences of wealth in Australia.
Dispatches on rising inflation in Uganda and anger over newcomers in Singapore.
The pick of recent personal stories and dispatches from correspondents around the world.
Stories on nepotism in Italian universities and a church in France devoted to rugby.
Efforts to prevent sickle-cell disease and a visit to a Romanian slaughterhouse.
Stories on the strange jobs that prop up Japan’s economy and a reporter returns to Kenya.
Joining US forces in the Philippines plus the story of a poignant reunion in New York
From Swiss trains that run like clockwork, to Nigerian trains on a more leisurely pace
Stories on a rebel in Syria, a trip through Bangladesh’s richest region, and more.
Winning over the people with food in Syria, while Italian protesters object to a tunnel.
Is the shine coming off Tunisia's revolution? Plus the party arming women in India.
Crime isn't putting off the tourists in Corsica; while the death toll rises in Syria.
The building with the biggest carpet in Europe; and a reporter's crippling fear of flying
How microbreweries run by women is a new trend breathing life into Britain's pubs
Stories about Mali, Hungary, Lebanon and more.
Stories on an Afghan governor who’s a crack shot, and journalists descend on Timbuktu.
Why Americans are so divided over guns and the fight to save rare rhinos in Kenya
Stories about divisions in Mali and a trip through one of Bangladesh’s richest regions.
Darius Bazagan reports on a militia leader’s change of heart in Lebanon.
Meet the extravagant subculture scandalising South Africa and tour Harlem's Apollo Theater
Stories about Amazon farmers, Iranian journalists, and Frenchmen learning the art of love.
Why are Egyptians still protesting against an elected government? Aleem Maqbool listens in
What working for the BBC means for an Iranian; why Swedes know so much about each other