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Kate Adie presents reporters' stories from Belgium, Indian Kashmir, Libya, Canada and France.

The polar bear's back in the news - this time it's at the centre of controversy in Canada where some believe it's a far better animal to be the country's national symbol than the one which currently holds the honour, the beaver. Lorraine Mallinder has been finding out that some Canadians reckon the beaver's just too boring for the job. At the end of another stressful week in the eurozone Chris Morris tells us that the Germans don't seem too concerned -- the Christmas party season's on their minds! The revolution's brought a new look to Libya but Tarik Kafala, who's been back to Tripoli after many years away, says not everything's changed. Jill McGivering's in Indian Kashmir where questions are being asked about thousands of unmarked graves. And a celebrated bookshop owner passed away this week in Paris and Christine Finn, who worked in his shop recently, tells us what made this store, over the bridge from Notre Dame, so special.

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30 minutes

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Sat 17 Dec 2011 11:30

Chapters

  • Introduction

    Duration: 00:30

  • German priorities

    At the end of another stressful week in the eurozone Chris Morris discovers the Germans do not seem too concerned - the Christmas party season is on their minds!

    Duration: 05:35

  • Unmarked graves

    Jill McGivering reports from Indian Kashmir where questions are being asked about thousands of unmarked graves.

    Duration: 05:44

  • Going home to a new Libya

    When Tarik Kafala returned to the country he left as a child, he found some things had barely changed.

    Duration: 04:59

  • Is Canada a beaver or bear?

    Canadians are facing a hot debate over the image they present to the world, says Lorraine Mallinder.

    Duration: 05:28

  • A literary haven on the Seine

    Following the death of its owner, Christine Finn reflects on a visit to a bookshop in Paris which has been a writer's refuge for years.

    Duration: 06:38

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