Bangladesh - Growing Pains of a Nation

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A fresh look at the week's global news from across the World Service's 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.

WHAT IF? NEWS FROM THE FUTURE
Pakistan becomes an Island Nation, human beings are born on Mars, and no more commuting into work, just send your hologram instead. We take a look at what the world will be like in 2050 with World Service journalists Olexiy Solohubenko and Amber Shamsi from BBC Urdu in Islamabad. As part of the BBC World Service 'What If?' season.

BANGLADESH - GHOSTS OF WAR.
More than four decades on, a war crimes tribunal that was meant to bring closure has instead exposed the growing pains that haunt a new generation in Bangladesh. We explore the legacy of independence with Mahfuz Sadique, Sabir Mustafa and Shahzeb Jillani.

ONLINE GREATEST HITS
BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites this week, including summer time from BBC Russia, inflatable wedding dowries on the Hindi service and an old wound from BBC Brasil.

GREEN-ON-BLUE - AFGHANISTAN
Why does a policeman working with foreign soldiers in Afghanistan suddenly turn his gun against them? Known as green-on-blue attacks, the incidents have been rising as the US prepares to pull out. BBC Uzbek's Firuz Rahimi on reporting these insider attacks and the challenges he faced.

(Image: Protesters in Dhaka Credit: Getty)

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Mon 1 Apr 2013 00:32 GMT

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