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06/05/2011 (1300 GMT)

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 May 2011

Syrian crackdown continues; Bin Laden protests; and the sign language of chimps


10 items
  • Syria protests

    An anti-government protestor in the coastal city of Banias discusses his defiance of government calls to halt protests.

  • Syria protests

    With foreign journalists officially banned in the country, hear from a reliable source we have in Damascus.

  • Syrian military

    Oxford University's Dr Alan George assesses the strength of the Syrian military.

  • Japan quake

    Roland Buerk on the north east coast of Japan looks at the long term psychological impact of the recent disaster.

  • Libya funds

    Acting foreign minister for the Libyan Transitional National Council, Ali Al Essawi discusses plans to channel frozen funds to his rebel cause.

  • Al Qaeda bin Laden

    Security correspondent Gordon Correra looks at the significance of Al Qaeda confirming their leader's death.

  • Bin Laden protests

    Lyse Doucet at Islamabad's Red Mosque reports on some Pakistanis protesting against the killing of Bin Laden on Pakistani soil.

  • Africa's new middle class

    The chief economist of the African Development Bank Mthuli Ncube discusses the new class structure uncovered in the bank's study.

  • Chimps

    The United Nations Envoy for Great Apes Ian Redmond on research that has found that wild chimpanzees use at least sixty six different, distinct hand gestures.

  • Syriana

    The band discuss their politically poignant album The Road to Damascus.



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