The pick of recent dispatches from Mongolia, Sweden, Egypt, Pakistan, Japan and Colombia
BBC World Service
A frequent flyer on Indian plane etiquette; a reporter bids goodbye to Quito's old airport
Why Iraqi Kurdistan wants more visitors; plus, meeting a desert smuggler with 27 children.
Simon Atkinson wrestles with red tape in Dubai; Daniel Owen visits Al Ghaydah's fishmarket
Justin Rowlatt unearths how an Asian mining boom began; Jim Carey follows Oz wine upmarket
Celeste Hicks on Moroccan tactics in Laayoune; Anthony Denselow on the widows of Vrindavan
Personal stories from Burma, Bangladesh, the Amazon, New York City and cowboy country.
Shahzeb Jillani returns to a dangerous Pakistani city; Sarfraz Manzoor meets a film legend
How sectarian violence still plagues Lahore; why Rajasthanis are queuing up for new IDs.
A new constitution can't lift a pall of fear; why Egypt's railways still dice with death.
Tough at the top, the challenges of leadership for Aung San Suu Kyi and President Obama.
Exploring prehistoric rock art in Monte Alegre; meeting Maronite hermits around Qannoubine
Pascale Harter introduces personal stories from Russia, South Africa, Nepal and Lebanon.
Richard Nield on signs of a cash crunch in Juba; Mariko Oi queries Tokyo's history lessons
Why 1971's news still roils Bangladeshis today; how chaos might feed literary creativity.
What might Erdogan and Ocalan have in common? And is hope or fear winning out in Tunisia?
Allan Little on why Catholics want "a pastoral man" for Pope; Steve Vickers visits Kiruna.
Paul Henley on the trials of being a gay correspondent reporting on anti-homosexual views.
Personal stories from Uganda, Guatemala, Mexico, India, Georgia and Western Australia.
60 years on Stalin is commemorated by some; but few remember Hitler in his birthplace.
Neil Trevithick in Western Australia, where land is rich in memories as well as minerals.
Nick Thorpe on the protests rocking Sofia and Kevin Connolly on what's in Iraq's future.
Meeting "La Maestra" doesn't go to plan; plus the young Portuguese leaving home in droves
How Mexico's drug wars are spreading south; why Canadians have concerns about free trade.
Pascale Harter presents dispatches from Australia, Kenya, India, Thailand and France
The roots of today's divides in Kenya; Natasha Breed on a way to avert clashes
Personal stories, insight and wit from Craig Jeffrey in Meerut and the BBC's Rahul Tandon.