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Syria, Iraq, India, Papua New Guinea and Norway

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 08 December 2012

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

Lina Sinjab reflects on the impact of war on Syrian children's lives; Ed Butler visits Halabja, where the wounds of Saddam Hussein's 1988 gas attack are still painful; Rahul Tandon provocatively asks why urinating in public is still so common in India; Mark Tully spends the night on an Assam tea estate still run on traditional lines; Georgina Kenyon reflects on romance and violencein Papua New Guinea and Kieran Cooke enjoys - or survives - a festival devoted to rakfisk, the Norwegian delicacy of well-fermented trout.


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