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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 10 February 2012

Bomb attacks in Aleppo; sexual abuse of girls by gangs; the BBC editor turned film star.


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  • Devastating blasts rock Syria's second city

    The government says two bombs in Syria's biggest city, Aleppo is the work of terrorists but an opposition activist tells us it's the government who is to blame

  • Explosions hit Aleppo as Homs siege continues

    The BBC's Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Lebanon as the violence in Syria spreads

  • China moves to contain Tibetan unrest

    The authorities in China have launched a huge security operation to try to contain some of the worst unrest seen in Tibetan areas in recent years. Our China Correspondent Damian Grammaticas reports

  • Help for female gang members

    Former gang member Tracey Miller talks about the rape and sexual exploitation which the girls within gangs are subjected to

  • Afghan soldier who killed French troops was 'mentally instable'

    The BBC's Bilal Sarwary investigates how the Afghan soldier who killed four French troops and injured seventeen others last month was allowed to serve in the army

  • Should schoolchildren be separated according to ability?

    Melissa Benn, the author of School Wars: the Battle for Britain's Education and Katherine Birbalsingh, a teacher and the author of To Miss with Love, discuss the pros and cons of streaming students

  • Cuba economy

    Sarah Rainsford reports on life in Cuba under an economic embargo imposed by America fifty years ago

  • Nigeria re-arrests Christmas bomber

    The authorities in Nigeria say they've recaptured a man suspected of masterminding the deadly bombing of a church on Christmas Day. The BBC's Bashir Saad Abdul has the reports

  • Virtual dementia

    Jerry Sullivan reports on the training course which simulates symptoms of dementia to help carers better understand the challenges facing sufferers

  • From newsroom to red carpet

    We hear from Rabindra Mishra, the editor of the BBC's Nepali service who is now also the star of a new Nepalese film 'Highway'



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