Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today the Syrian actress who fears for her life after supporting anti-government protests, the Alaskan bookseller who is about to become an international literary sensation and the man dubbed "the world's most famous butler" reveals some of the tricks of the trade.

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Thu 22 Dec 2011 13:05 GMT

Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world

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