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My life in the eye of the storm

US army General Russel L. Honoré was the man in charge of bringing order to the chaos in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now he is a well-known environmental campaigner.

Born during a hurricane, Russel L. Honoré grew up as a black man in Louisiana during segregation, but he found his calling in the military. He rose through the ranks to become a Lieutenant General, and when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 he was the man in charge of the joint military and civilian relief effort. Having seen the power and devastation caused by nature during his career, in his retirement he formed a ‘Green Army’ of environmental campaigners in his home state.

Minh Thu and Truc Nhu are two Vietnamese women who took part in a TV show called The Bachelor, where a group of contestants compete for the attention of a single man. Instead of falling in love with him, Minh Thu and Truc Nhu fell in love with each other and their story went viral in Vietnam, where homosexuality is still a taboo.
 
Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: June Christie
 
(Photo: Russel Honoré. Credit: Robert Sullivan/Getty Images)

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