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Living with leprosy
Aleks Krotoski on the history of leprosy and its stigma.
World War Two: The economic battle
How the countries involved in WW2 fought to feed their people and fund their armies
The imam and the artist
Searching for justice for South Africa’s Imam Abdullah Haron who spoke against apartheid
America's child brides
In America children can get married legally in most states. Jane O'Brien investigates.
How to buy your own country
The winners and losers from the booming global citizenship trade.
Doctor Fake News
Medical student Elena ran out of money, so she started writing fake news stories for cash
Where the homeless elephants go
Forced off their usual feeding routes, wild elephants surround a village in Assam, India
Eighteen Greeks a week
Dead bodies travel along mountain passes for cremation in another country
Imran is stateless
Imran fled violence in Myanmar – now he is in detention in Papua New Guinea
The last cola in the desert
A Costa Rican city is an unexpected home for people in search of a better life in the US
Passport to paradise
In Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific Island Nation, a controversial passport scheme is a concern
Translating for mum and dad
Meet the children who help their immigrant parents navigate life in the UK by translating
Cuba's digital revolution
Cubans are getting online – so how is the internet transforming this communist country?
My personal history of sormeh
Black eye eyeliner is more than just make-up. It's a symbol of the power of Persian women
The Gospel of Wealth
Gordon Brown meets billionaires inspired by the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Meet the inspirational women on whose shoulders today's female sport stars stand
Looking for love: The Zoroastrian way
Nalini Sivathasan meets young Zoroastrians trying to save their religion from extinction
Uganda's war in the bush
The guerrilla war in Uganda, which led to the current leadership.
Northern Ireland 1969
How the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles began in August 1969
The violence spreads
Ruth Sanderson looks back at the Scarman testimonies and the violence in Belfast in 1969
Francis Ngannou: Cameroon's MMA champion
Francis Ngannou's odyssey from child labour in a sand quarry to superstardom in the UFC
Moondog: Sound of New York
Singer Huey Morgan celebrates the life and work of blind musician Moondog.
How Communist East Germany tried to influence Africa via radio during the Cold War
Hong Kong: Love in a divided city
How have the protests affected the married lives between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese?
The Malawi tapes
Preserving the treasure trove of traditional harmonies, rhythms and instruments of Malawi
Huang built China’s first 'privatised city'. Is it utopia or his personal fiefdom?
Schubert’s B-Flat Piano Sonata D960
How Schubert's B-Flat Piano Sonata D960 has shaped the lives of three remarkable pianists
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
How The Beach Boys iconic song helped people discover what it means to be in love
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
How Amy Winehouse's song to tragic love, addiction and loss, inspired a generation
British music’s Caribbean roots
The colourful roots of how British black music has entered the mainstream
Giving peace a chance
Francine Jones returns to the scene of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 bed in for peace.
The digital election: How social media is reshaping UK democracy
US political media expert Travis Ridout assesses efforts to influence UK voters.
My Big Korean-Iranian Wedding
What happens when an Iranian marries a South Korean and their families meet?
The Secret History of GCHQ
How Scarborough saved the world
GCHQ's Scarborough station and its role in WW2, the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis
From Bude to Berlin
GCHQ's listening station at Bude, its hidden past and how it was forced out into the open