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Can Afghanistan find peace?

As Afghanistan goes to the polls Lyse Doucet reflects on the country's paused peace talks. Plus, John Sudworth looks ahead to China's big birthday bash.

As Afghanistan goes to the polls this weekend, Lyse Doucet reflects on the country's paused peace talks.

Frank Gardner finds service with a smile in Saudi Arabia, but wonders if conflict could interrupt the kingdom’s economic reforms.

There's a birthday parade in Beijing next week, as the People's Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary. In that time China has been transformed beyond recognition, and next week's events are more than just a commemoration says John Sudworth.

Could you be convinced to swap a steak for a plate of tasty crickets? Emilie Filou visits a noisy farm in Madagascar, to find out how one company wants to put 'cricket powder' in everyone's kitchen cabinet.

And in the North Atlantic ocean, on the Faroe Island of Stóra Dímun, Tim Ecott lends a hand on what's been described as the 'loneliest farmhouse in the world'.

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