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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 October 2011

Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, Mohamed Al-Murabit, the Libyan doctor who treated rebel fighters who were being refused care in hospitals taken over by Colonel Gaddafi's troops. Now he wants to set up a political party.

Plus, a Sierra Leonean teacher who fled Libya during the battle to oust Colonel Gaddafi.

Also, a Japanese woman who defied her family's wishes to help tsunami victims.

And, the British grandmother who survived her own 'James Bond moment'.

  • Libya Crisis

    Libya Crisis

    Follow the latest developments in Libya with BBC news, photos, maps, features and analysis on the country's post-Muammar Gaddafi future

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • Libya: The fall of Gaddafi

    Libya: The fall of Gaddafi

    Using audio commentary by Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, find out how the crisis unfolded, and Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule came to an end

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • Japan Earthquake

    Japan Earthquake

    News updates, photos, graphics, features and analysis following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear alert in north-east Japan

    Read more on the BBC News website


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