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Foreign correspondents in Libya, Pakistan, Beirut, New England and Mongolia share their stories with Kate Adie.

Katie Adie presents more despatches from foreign correspondents. As forces try to oust Gaddafi loyalists holding out in his home town of Sirte, our correspondent Alastair Leithead ponders the dilemmas of keeping the story in the news. In Pakistan the monsoon season has left thousands homeless once again - Aleem Maqbool travels through Sindh, one of the worst-affected provinces and find people feeling abandoned by their government and the world. We're up close and personal as Robin Irvine takes part in a wrestling match on the grasslands of Eastern Mongolia. In Beirut, appearances are everything - even when giving birth as Georgia Paterson-Dargham finds out. And in New England Julian May discovers why lobster fishing is apparently helping to increase the crustacean's numbers.

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30 minutes

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Thu 22 Sep 2011 11:00

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  • Introduction

    Duration: 00:31

  • Hazards of reporting from the Libyan front line

    Following anti-Gaddafi forces, Alistair Leithead considers the risks of bringing the reality of Libya's war to our TV screens.

    Duration: 05:23

  • Is Pakistan 'failing' the people hit by the floods?

    In the province of Sindh, Aleem Maqbool finds people who feel abandoned by their own government and the world.

    Duration: 05:13

  • Social status reaches Beirut's maternity wards

    Georgia Paterson-Dargham finds out that appearances are everything - even when giving birth.

    Duration: 04:49

  • Secrets of Maine's lobster success

    In New England, Julian May learns why fishing for lobsters is good for keeping up the population.

    Duration: 05:52

  • Grappling with traditional Mongolian culture

    Robin Irvine takes part in a wrestling match on the grasslands of Eastern Mongolia.

    Duration: 05:32

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