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Saving India's Dancing Bears

A British-led coalition of international animal rescue groups has made history by taking the last dancing bears off the streets of India. This brings an end to a centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears. BBC reporter Claudia Sermbezis was given exclusive access to the work being done to care for the bears and retrain their handlers.

30 minutes

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Thu 31 Dec 2009 14:30

Going hungry in Venezuela

Supermarket shelves

The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez on Venezuela's failure to get food on people's tables.

House of horrors

Red House

The house where the Philippines' forgotten 'comfort women' were held.

Disabled and Displaced: How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?

(L) Syrian refugee Moead and BBC correspondent Nikki Fox (R)

Read more from disability correspondent Nikki Fox.

Killing the Ganges: Can the poisoned river be saved?


The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is slowly being poisoned.