'Like Hell': Quebec oil-train inferno

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Canadian Raymond Lafontaine tells Matthew Bannister how he fought the fire which killed three members of his family after a runaway oil freight train exploded in Quebec.

UK pop star Jessie J on the many obstacles she had overcome to get to the top. She was bullied at school and suffered a stroke which left her in hospital for weeks.

Also, the Iranian film-maker Mania Akbari discusses why she had to leave her homeland

And Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest, describes why she's using her skills to help survivors of the recent floods in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Picture: Firefighters douse the blaze after an oil train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada.
Picture credit: Francois Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images

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Bachendri Pal

Bachendri Pal

Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest, describes why she's using her skills to help survivors of the recent floods in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Picture Credit: Gayathri Sreedharan

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