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Geneva and New Delhi

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11 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 February 2014

When the first round of the long-awaited Geneva II peace talks concluded, it seemed like little had been achieved. Yet Bridget Kendall, reporting from Geneva, has been speaking to journalists and politicians on both sides of the Syrian conflict. She sees grounds for optimism in the changing tone of debate, despite the continuing violence.

Traffic in the Indian capital, New Delhi, is infamously noisy. Anu Anand gets an earful when he investigates the popularity of the car horn there. As Indian motorists rip out their standard-issue horns for even more deafening models, he finds that some angry residents are taking matters into their own hands.

(Photo: Syria's Foreign Minister and head of the Syrian government delegation Walid Muallem give a press briefing on peace talks at the United Nations headquarters, Geneva. Credit: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

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