Personal stories behind the news from all over the world. With Roger Hearing.

Escape from North Korea, Iraqi bird survey, saviour siblings, Gurkha grandfather

Escape from North Korea
Kim Seong Min tells Roger Hearing how he risked his life by defecting to South Korea, where he set up Free North Korea Radio to broadcast to his isolated former home.

Iraqi bird survey
Ornithologist Omar Fadil is travelling the length and breadth of Iraq to carry out bird surveys for Nature Iraq. He tells us about a recent field trip, when his pursuit of the endangered Sociable Lapwing, complete with military escort, took him into a security hotspot.

Designer Babies
We hear from Laurie Strongin about her controversial attempt to save the life of her child by genetically designing a so-called "saviour sibling".

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Fri 2 Apr 2010 12:05 GMT

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