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Kate Adie introduces correspondents with stories to tell from Damascus, Kabul, Juba, Paris and Berlin.

Why two crumpled pieces of paper are among the most precious reminders Lyse Doucet has of her reporting trip to beleaguered Syria; Nick Danziger's been back to Kabul and wonderd why the voices of Afghan women are too often ignored; Steve Evans in Berlin on the row surrounding the return of twenty skulls to Namibia; building a new nation is never easy but now Rosie Goldsmith tells us that South Sudan faces an additional challenge: introducing English as the official language; and Hugh Schofield in Paris on how new technology has breathed fresh life into the ghosts of Montparnasse.

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30 minutes

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Sat 8 Oct 2011 11:30

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  • Introduction

    Duration: 00:26

  • Syria on the edge

    Why two crumpled pieces of paper are among the most precious reminders Lyse Doucet has of her reporting trip to beleaguered Syria.

    Duration: 05:07

  • Afghanistan's invisible women

    Nick Danziger reports from Kabul on why the voices of Afghan women are too often ignored.

    Duration: 05:44

  • German regret for colonial past

    Steve Evans reports from Berlin on the row surrounding the return of 20 skulls to Namibia.

    Duration: 05:07

  • Language challenge for South Sudan

    Rosie Goldsmith is in South Sudan as the country adopts English as its official language but learning it proves difficult when 85% of the people are illiterate.

    Duration: 05:28

  • Brought to life in Paris cemetery

    Hugh Schofield finds a new way of discovering the joys of one of Paris's great 19th Century cemeteries, Montparnasse.

    Duration: 07:09

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