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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:00amColouring in the spaces between the headlines. In this edition: from elected government to Death Row, the change in fortunes of the Muslim Brotherhood is creating ripples throughout the Middle East; livelihoods devastated by a cyclone - Vanuatu is the kind of place that only makes the news when it's bad news; the Cubans and Americans are talking at last, historic announcements seem imminent, but on the ground in Havana, it's clear the process of change is already well underway; 'it's lean, fast and elegant,' not a racing car, but the Danube Salmon, a fish whose very future, we hear, is under threat. And the only grand piano in Gaza has been located. We tell the story of how it was found and how it's being lovingly restored.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:31amAround the world in less than half an hour! In this edition: euphoria in the Nigerian army as successes are notched up in the battle against the jihadis of Boko Haram; a stunning election victory for Benjamin Netanyahou in Israel -- but it means frustration, anger and dismay for the country's Palestinian population; bombs explode in a Christian neighbourhood in Pakistan - we hear how Christians there are regularly targetted by extremists and feel abandoned by their government; how the argument between states and the White House over immigration to the US is raising profound questions about what kind of a country the United States is and a community in China exclusively for those who are short in stature - we're off to find out whether its residents feel exploited or happy with their lot.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:00amNews and current affairs story-telling. In this edition, the foreign fighters signing up to join the battle against Islamic State - some British and without military experience; China's political event of the year is coming to an end with most people completely unaware of what's been going on there; could Indian Bollywood inspire Pakistan to lavish more attention on one of its ancient cities, crumbling through neglect? There's a close encounter with the surprisingly flexible tax authorities in Bamako, the capital of Mali and with a horseman who could well be the oldest gaucho in Chilean Patagonia.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:32amReporters' stories. Obstacles to President Obama's immigration reforms pile up -- it could mean a long wait for those who came looking to become legal US citizens. Will prime minister Modi's plans for investment in India's infrastructure adversely affect the country's longterm development? Sixty thousand Indian troops were killed fighting for the British in World War 1 -- we visit the battlefield in France where they fought their first major engagement. A freak injury in China provides an unexpected opportunity to examine the accident and emergency facilities in a Chinese hospital. And we meet a group of young men in the DRC capital Kinshasa whose outrageous dress sense brings rush hour traffic, even football games, to a standstill.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:00amThe best in news and current affairs story-telling. In this edition, the music which once provided the soundtrack to life in eastern and central Europe is fading into history, Nick Thorpe; a despatch by Fergal Keane from the Ukrainian city reduced to rubble by shelling; the Indian tea business hit by scandal and reports that workers face routine abuse, Humphrey Hawksley; Stephen Sackur's been to the Philippines to see how its economy is coping with a rapidly growing population and Heather Simons is on the island of Komodo in Indonesia, getting up close to the world's largest venomous reptile.