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The New Pirates of the Caribbean

The Venezuelans who have turned to smuggling drugs and guns and kidnapping fishermen from Trinidad. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world.

The impact of Venezuela's economic crisis is being felt far beyond its shores; Colin Freeman hears how some former Venezuelan fisherman have turned to kidnap and smuggling guns and drugs into Trinidad to make money.

Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world:

How will the Trump administration judge its allies in the Middle East? wonders Barbara Plett Usher. She joined the US Secretary of State on part of his rapid round of diplomacy in the region where one word kept cropping up – Iran.

63,000 jobs and 19 million applicants – Rahul Tandon joins some of the people hoping to work on India’s railways.

Juliet Rix joins the celebrations to mark 100 years since the Bauhaus school of art and design was founded.

And Bethany Bell struggles through the snow in Austria to report on record falls in the Alps.

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