Weekend Edition 18/08/12

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world, presented by Pascale Harter. In this edition:

YOLANDE KNELL analyses why lawlessness has taken over Egypt's Sinai peninsula - and meets one of its victims;

KATE McGEOWN hears the stories of Filipino migrant workers who've escaped from the thick of the conflict in Syria;

PAUL ADAMS walks through the dusty fields of shrivelled corn in Nebraska, suffering the USA's worst drought in decades;

CHRIS STEWART finds that the economic crisis in Spain might actually be reviving the old ways of cultivating the land of rural Andalucia;

MARY HARPER explores a ruined cathedral in Mogadishu, untouched by the new commercial energy on display on the streets of the Somalian capital;

and JOANNA ROBERTSON explains why some Parisians are only too happy NOT to abandon their city to the hordes of tourists, but stay and stick it out through the dog days of August.

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