An Afghan boxer fighting for peace

Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi explains how he turned his back on a life of crime to become a boxing champion. He is now using sport to bring peace to his war-torn homeland.

Also, one of the last surviving ninjas in Japan teaches the BBC's Mariko Oi some of the secrets of his dying art.

And British actor Peter Elliott tells Matthew Bannister about the challenges of making a living impersonating chimpanzees.

Image: Hamid Rahimi in the boxing ring Picture credit: Hamid Rahimi

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Thu 22 Nov 2012 12:05 GMT

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