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British MPs have rejected possible UK military action in Syria
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US Secretary of State John Kerry says there's clear evidence Syria using chemical weapons.
The history of hair removal and what it tells us about notions of female beauty
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US case for military intervention in Syria; Cuban boxing goes pro; remembering poet Heaney
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The US blames President Assad's government for a chemical attack in Syria last week
How Zambia is doing business, despite electricity cuts and limited access to water
The US role in chemical attacks during the Iran-Iraq War
Presented by Julian Worricker with studio guests Baria Alamuddin and Declan Walsh.
Saturday 31 August 2013