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Weekend Edition 22 Sep 2012

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 September 2012

Pascale Harter introduces personal insights, analysis and wit from writers, correspondents and travellers around the world. In this edition:

Kevin Connolly considers some lessons from history, on the dangers of foreign meddling in Syria;

John Laurenson encounters both faith and hardship in the shanty settlement of Canada Real near Madrid;

Mariko Oi unearths the historical reasons for the phenomenon of adult adoptions in Japan;

Will Grant struggles through a new emergency in Mexico - an egg crisis leaving the nation's favourite breakfasts at risk;

Judith Kampfner, newly-naturalised American citizen, finds that volunteering as a poll worker in New York may be asking for trouble;

and Nick Thorpe recounts an epic tale of injury, bravery, and friendship - after a bike accident in Hungary.

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