A Syrian boy's story; a Burmese building with a past

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Pascale Harter introduces personal stories, impressions and analysis from writers and correspondents around the world. In this edition: James Harkin learns some valuable lessons from one young resident of a refugee camp in Turkey. The story of a boy called Saleh, his pet turtle, and an unexpected visit from Angelina Jolie has plenty to tell about how - and why - the conflict in Syria has grown ever more complex. Vaudine England tunes into the echoes of a diverse past amid the decaying buildings of Rangoon. As Burma opens up to the outside world again, she wonders whether historic traces of the city's once-cosmopolitan mix - of migrants of all trades, religions and countries of origin - might pave the way for new understanding.

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Thu 9 May 2013 18:50 GMT

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