Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, Kemal Pervanic goes back 20 years to remember how his village was attacked by the Bosnian Serb army and he ended up in the Omarska concentration camp.

Also, two star linguists - James Whinnery learned to speak Arabic in five months for a TV challenge, while Mary Hobson took her first degree in Russian in her sixties and now, in her eighties, is an acclaimed translator of Russian literature.

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Fri 25 May 2012 01:32 GMT

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