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Parents of Daniel Fitzsimons ask for fair trial
A former British soldier working as a security guard is awaiting trial in Iraq on charges of killing two of his colleagues and wounding a third. If he's convicted he could face the death penalty. 29 year old Daniel Fitzsimons was involved in a drunken argument which ended with Briton Paul McGuigan and Australian Darren Hoare being shot dead. Iraqi worker Arkhan Mahdi was shot and injured. But Daniel's father Eric and stepmother Liz say he's suffering from PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, and should be returned to the UK to face trial.
Mohammed Ali goes back to his Irish roots
In 1860, John O'Grady, a young man from Ennis, Ireland, crossed the Atlantic to escape the Great Famine. Almost one hundred and fifty years later his great grandson, boxing icon Mohammed Ali, has returned to the land of his ancestors. Last week Mohammed Ali was given the freedom of Ennis and met some of his relatives. Matthew Bannister speaks to one of them.
BBC listener helps seriously ill Ugandan
Last month, the BBC Africa Great Lakes service reported the plight of elderly Ugandan Gabriel Kyotera who was so seriously ill that he'd paid for his tomb and coffin. Gabriel's story prompted listener Denyse Nyetera, a Belgian of Rwandan origin, to offer help. She provided the funds for Gabriel to be flown from his home to the capital Kampala to receive treatment.