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Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.
Today, Jo Fidgen hears from an Islamic scholar who spent 17 years with the Taliban and has now swapped sides to join the Afghan government.
Also today, the founder of the Book Café in Harare - a symbol of freedom of speech in Zimbabwe - describes how he's managed to re-open it after being forced to shut down at the end of last year.
And a white water rafter describes how he helped save people from floods in the Philippines.