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Mariko Oi on why adult adoption is big in Japan; Nick Thorpe on Hungarian healthcare.
Katya Adler speaks to German economist Hans-Werner Sinn.
Live news, business and sport from around the world.
Twenty-five years ago, a shipment of mules was sent from the USA to Afghanistan.
Personal stories from the BBC's Jennifer Pak in Kuala Lumpur and Will Grant in Mexico City
Why would families in Japan adopt grown men? Find out in this edition of Assignment.
In 1998 a Roman Catholic Bishop killed himself in protest at Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
News and issues making the headlines each day.
Some Indians are striking against plans for global supermarkets in the country.
The Italian mafioso who found redemption through acting.
Indian strikes against foreign supermarkets; Kenya mass graves; Burma and The West Wing.
After various anti-Muslim statements appear in the media, we ask are Muslims under attack?
Mogadishu suicide attacks; Syrian air strike kills 54; Libya US ambassador funeral
Friday 21 September 2012