Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, former East German sprinter Ines Geipel tells how the secret police ended her sporting career with a botched operation when she tried to defect to the West.

And the journalist and film-maker who took their learning disabled brother on a road trip to meet his hero, the drummer of the heavy rock band Metallica.

(Image: Will, Tom and Kate Spicer (L-R). Credit: Chris Floyd)

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Fri 29 Jun 2012 01:32 GMT

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