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Kate Adie pulls together reports on optimism in Yemen, a state funeral in Sicily, a sex-trafficking town in Mexico, a rubbish tip in Riyadh, and the unhappy people of Vienna.

Portia Walker on how optimism in Yemen after the overthrow of an unpopular president was punctured this week by a devastating bomb blast in the capital.

Alan Johnston on how a state funeral's being held in Sicily to honour a man who dared to take on the Mafia -- and paid the ultimate price.

Laura Trevelyan's been to a town in Mexico which has grown rich on the profits of sex trafficking.

Matthew Teller has been finding out how the authorities in the Saudi capital Riyadh transformed a public rubbish tip into lush parkland complete with lakes and walkways.

and Bethany Bell examines why the people of Vienna, who live in one of the world's most desirable capital cities, still seem to have plenty to moan about.

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28 minutes

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Thu 24 May 2012 11:00

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  • Introduction

    Duration: 00:26

  • Honouring an anti-Mafia campaigner 60 years on

    More than 60 years after he was killed for challenging the Mafia in his hometown of Corleone, Sicilian union leader Placido Rizzotto is finally being laid to rest. Alan Johnston reports.

    Duration: 05:40

  • On the trail of the traffickers

    Laura Trevelyan visits the Mexican town of Tenancingo – a place which has grown rich on the profits of sex trafficking.

    Duration: 05:10

  • Green technology restores Riyadh's parkland oasis

    A billion dollar project to restore a Saudi valley provides a sociable place to escape the heat says Matthew Teller.

    Duration: 05:41

  • Bomb bursts Yemen’s high hopes

    A suicide bomb blast which killed more than 90 soldiers in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, has punctured the optimism of a brighter future says Portia Walker.

    Duration: 05:13

  • Vienna: The city that loves to grumble

    In Vienna Bethany Bell finds the city is one of the world's best places to live, but you would not guess it from talking to residents.

    Duration: 05:23

The city that loves to grumble

The city that loves to grumble
Vienna is one of the world's best places to live, but you would not guess it from talking to residents, says Bethany Bell. Read more...

An oasis where Saudi citizens can really relax

An oasis where Saudi citizens can really relax
A $1.5bn project to turn a Riyadh rubbish dump into a leisure oasis has had unexpected social consequences. Read more...

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