The Last of the Founding Fathers

Kate Adie introduces pieces by Kevin Connolly on Shimon Peres, John Sweeney on horror and hope in Syria, Mary-Ann Ochota on life in Tibet and Nick Thorpe on Hungary's plebiscite.

Kate Adie introduces dispatches from around the globe. This week, Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem recollects his last meeting with Shimon Peres, and assesses the late president's legacy; John Sweeney, trying to cover the bloody conflict in Syria, calls on unorthodox sources in Aleppo to do it; Mary-Ann Ochota explores the reality of contemporary life amid the yaks and motorbikes in the thin air and vast expanses of Tibet; Nick Thorpe in Budapest considers this Sunday's referendum in Hungary on EU migrants and how likely it is the country's prime minister will win the vote he has called; and Mary Margaronis travels to the Western Pyrenees to learn about the language which has so many words for rain.

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