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Why so many are keen to flee a continent perceived to be on its way up?
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The role of the state in bringing new goods and services to market
Life along Highway One in Afghanistan
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Michael Bradley discusses Roma's good form and his father's role as Egypt coach
Both tourists and refugees in the US are feeling the impact of the government shutdown
Lampedusa search resumes, deadly Cairo clashes, free-trade talks postponed by shutdown.
Correspondents' tales from libraries, bookshops and classes of stories which change lives
How much does debt matter?
What does fracking involve and what impact does it have on the environment?
We hear how fifty-thousand dollars of fund raising is helping Mallory Weggerman walk again
Israel's nuclear whistle-blower; Mao's American comrade; and Betty Ford gets sober
Khamenei on trusting the US; Ireland votes on upper house; Nasa bans Chinese scientists.
Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.
A special debate from the BBC World Service with the Asia Society in San Francisco
Desmond Tutu's successor talks about education, apartheid, gun running, and homosexuality
Kenya names 4 gunmen; Former Iranian nuclear negotiator; Ireland votes to keep its Senate
Burial is a practice that’s been carried out for centuries – but why do we do it?
Drama producer Marion Nancarrow offers her tips for new writers
Are we too obsessed with metrics and are we measuring the right values?
Have mosquitoes been responsible for the death of half the people who have ever lived?
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Elton John - 'Why I’m going to perform in Russia, despite the anti-gay laws.'
Explorations in the world of science.
Could the Eden Patera structure found on Mars indicate supervolcanic activity?
Sunday 6 October 2013