Days after declaring independence East Timor was invaded by Indonesia in 1975
BBC World Service
5/6 A witty and unashamedly rational look at the science of biodiversity and conservation.
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Mark Doyle investigates the new threat from Africa's Islamist militants.
2/4 Tarek Osman explores the rise and fall of Arab nationalism.
In December 1963 the 19-year-old son of Frank Sinatra was kidnapped for a ransom
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Marie-Louise Muir joins a play as it travels from Londonderry to the Bosnian city Mostar.
2/2 The stories of the Prophets Miriam and Elijah of the Old Testament
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
Bob Cabana and Sergei Krikalev were the first on board the International Space Station.