Claire Bolderson explores how Macau overtook Las Vegas to become the gambling capital of the world.
An aspiring pop star meets Jacques Attali, who predicted today's music crisis, in 1976.
Edward Snowden tells Peter Taylor why he still believes his leaking of top-secret intelligence files was the right thing to do.
Delia Radu looks at how the 'Decade of the Roma Inclusion' has changed things for Europe's largest minority since 2005.
Should the city that owes $18 billion sell its art collection?
How Eleanor Roosevelt helped shape the role of First Lady
A portrait of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black poet to win the Pulitzer Prize 1950
Comedian Henning Wehn investigates the invisible barrier that still divides Germany
The hunt for gravitational waves from space as the LIGO observatory prepares to go live.
A true story of brain injury, recovery and discovery
Does Aid Work? Ulli Schauen visits several projects in Kenya to assess their efficacy
The ancient Japanese art of sit-down comedy, known as Rakugo
Professor Sunil Khilnani tells the life stories of great characters from the history of the Indian subcontinent.
Why women have proven to be some of the most ruthlessly effective terrorists
Hugh Sykes visits four African nations, finding surprising stories of change despite the huge problems they face.
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Arabic hip hop artists explore the effect of politically charged words on the Arab Spring
Young British women students dating rich older men via websites. Who's exploiting who?
Could recent developments in 3D printing benefit the natural world?
Britain's mould-breaking ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher.
Trista Goldberg looks at the story of Vietnamese Amerasians - children fathered by Amer...
Masoumeh Ebtekar discusses Iran's place in the world.
Exploring the audio archive found in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Afghanistan.
Deserted beaches and empty hotels: a package holiday after the terror attack in Sousse.
Why did HSBC close the accounts of a number of British Muslim individuals and charities?
The harrowing story of a young Afghan woman brutally murdered by a mob of men.
Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died from polonium poisoning but who wanted him dead?
Are there more productive ways of dealing with ugly attitudes to ageing?
New Zealand has dozens of tiny libraries, reflecting its distinct history and culture.
The ordinary Italians who are dealing with the impact of the Mediterranean migrant crisis
President Obama talks about the US and Africa, Britain and the EU and US gun laws