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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

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Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

20120531

Mitt Romney's triumph in securing the Republican nomination this week will focus new attention on his faith, Mormonism. Paul Adams has been to the church's home state of Utah to learn how people there view the prospect of a Mormon President of the United States.

They used to be labelled 'untouchables.' And, as Natalia Antelava's been learning, the Dalits say they are still being discriminated against six decades after the prejudice was officially outlawed.

Peter Day returns from China with news that the days when every country had its own idea of what an electric plug should look like could now be drawing to a close.

What's in a name? In Cuba, the names get more eccentric by the day and Sarah Rainsford's been finding out why.

And Jake Wallis Simons has returned from Sweden to illustrate how a single error can have far-reaching consequences both in political life and on the football field.

20120602

The BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

20120607

Correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

A Funny Old Game20170513 (R4)

A diplomatic dance, football-playing politicians, mountain music and robotic sex dolls.

Getting Out20170422 (R4)

Birthday cakes, icons of cool and the candidate coining new words in the French election.

In Search Of Happiness20170429 (R4)

The Afghan Taliban's spring offensive, surprises in North Korea and happiness in UAE.

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The BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

Kate Adie introduces colour, wit and analysis from correspondents around the world.

Kate Adie introduces BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the headlines.

Correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

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BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world's headlines.

Introduced by Kate Adie.

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie.

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With a political crisis, a push for freedom and talk of vegetables, Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from across the world.
Guy Hedgecoe is with the unionist Catalans, opposed to independence from Spain of their region.
In Saudi Arabia, the Crown Prince has called for a return to moderate Islam in the Kingdom. Kirsty Lang sees some noticeable changes for women in the country.
In the mountains of Nicaragua, Margaret Ward goes off grid but also sees the progress has made in using renewable energy.
500 years ago Europe was torn apart by the Reformation. One of the leading actors in it was Martin Luther, and he used a new technology, the printing press to get his message out. Jenny Hill follows in his footsteps.
The we talk vegetables - tubers, to be precise - with Christine Finn, who reveals which one the people of Vermont voted for.

Why women must walk fast and certainly not answer back in Egypt. Shaimaa Khalil remembers a childhood episode which impacts her even now when she visits her home city. James Coomarasamy is in the Russian countryside, where having links to President Putin can stave off the poverty affecting many other areas. Canada's healthcare system is often touted as one of the best, but Sian Griffiths finds that even here they're struggling to cope with an opioid crisis. Cricket isn't usually associated with Francophone countries. Yet in Rwanda, it's giving the country something else to be remembered for, as Jake Warren hears. And Jack Garland visits the Florida high school with a special connection to American football, to see if they're taking a knee during the national anthem.

Twisted metal, smashed concrete and anger on the streets of Mogadishu. Bridget Kendall introduces stories, analysis, and insight from correspondents around the world.

After decades of war and years of terror attacks Somalia has seen a lot of violence, but this time it's different says Alistair Leithead following the truck bomb which killed hundreds of people in the capital.
As the Chinese Communist Party meets for its five-yearly congress, Carrie Gracie goes underground on the Beijing subway to gauge the mood in the city.
John Sweeney is in Malta where the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, has raised questions about corruption and organised crime.
Linda Pressly reports from Sweden where hundreds of migrant children appear to have switched off from the world around them - refusing to talk, eat or get out of bed. How can 'Resignation Syndrome' be cured?
And on the Faroe Islands, Tim Ecott joins the annual gannet hunt - the young birds are a prized local delicacy.

Prouder: Joe Kent.

Continued confusion has taken its toll on Catalonia since the disputed referendum. Bridget Kendall introduces correspondents' stories from around the world.

On the streets and at the school gates the question of independence is dividing the people of Barcelona. It is also disrupting their lives finds Pascale Harter.
Owen Bennett-Jones hears tales of abandoned babies in Pakistan; unwanted infants hurled into ice-cold rivers and others saved from disaster by caring strangers.
Mike Wendling meets masked Antifa activists in America. Who are these left-wing activists? And what do they really want?
Lucy Ash explores an often forgotten chapter in the history of WW1 - the invasion of Russia by Britain, Canada and the US.
And Leon McCarron gets a shave on the West Bank and a lesson in the history of the Samaritans.
Producer: Joe Kent.

The spiritualists selling costly 'cures' and offering exorcisms for mental health problems. Kate Adie introduces stories, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.

Nicola Kelly is in Zanzibar where spiritual healers are getting rich as the country struggles to deal with rising demand for mental health services.
Mark Lowen ponders what the future may hold for Iraqi Kurdistan.
Zeinab Badawi explores Charleston in America's Deep South. The carefully maintained Georgina houses are impressive, but look closely and the marks of the child slaves' hands that built them are still visible on some of the bricks
Phoebe Smith visits a restaurant for vultures in Nepal.
And Hugh Schofield has become a dad again. He's discovering that a lot has changed in France since his last child was born 18 years ago.

Election day was peaceful in Liberia, but are sinister forces at play? Kate Adie introduces analysis, wit, and story-telling from correspondents around the world.
As the ballots are counted in Liberia’s presidential election, Tamasin Ford asks what influence did Charles Tylor have on voting?
In China, the censors are hard at work, says Stephen McDonnell. Ahead of the Communist Party Congress, there is an increasing number of things you can't say.
Bill Law asks whether the most significant impact of the blockade on Qatar could be caused by family division rather than economic upset.
James Jeffrey walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain - no longer just a pilgrim's pathway but an economic lifeline.
And Nick Higham has his wallet stolen in Ukraine and receives an unexpected insight into how the country functions. There is always a story behind the story

Hurricane Maria has exposed the complex relationship between Puerto Rico and the mainland USA. Kate Adie introduces insight, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.

Puerto Ricans are getting used to a new way of life on their storm-ravaged island but not, they tell Aleem Maqbool, getting the help they need from the rest of the United States.

In France, Stephen Sackur assesses President Macron's chances of rebooting the nation's economy and asks whether history is repeating itself.

John Sweeney is in Mesquite, once the hometown of Stephen Paddock, as he searches for clues as to what may have motivated the deadliest mass murder in modern America.

In Somalia, Yasmin Ahmed hears young men's dreams of footballing glory and life in Europe - at whatever cost.

And Justin Rowlatt has a confession to make.

Having fled violence in Myanmar 40,000 Rohingya live in India, but for how much longer? Kate Adie introduces insight, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.

In Delhi, Melissa van der Klugt visits the makeshift homes of Rohingya refugees built on land donated by a local charity. The Indian government wants to deport them.

Fear and loathing on the streets of Spain - Nial O’Gallagher is among the Catalans voting on independence.

While the Egyptian military and the so-called Islamic State continue to attack each other in North Sinai, locals in the South are keen to show Jacob Burns more peaceful scenes.

In China, Frank Hersey stumbles across piles of tiny cages, huge nets strung between trees, and speakers blaring out birdsong. He joins the battle against avian poachers.

And in Italy, Dany Mitzman reports on the latest health food – gelato.

Pascale Harter introduces analysis, reportage and wit from reporters and correspondents around the world.

Borno State in Northeastern Nigeria has been bombed, battered and traumatised by the Boko Haram insurgency - but Sally Hayden finds an unexpected aspect to the damage it has wrought. Many of the militant group's former captives, civilian victims and vigilante enemies are now turning to drugs to ease their trauma - and becoming addicted.

Rahul Tandon reflects on why, so many years after independence, wearing Indian clothes or speaking Indian languages can still mean that some doors are closed to you in India's more elite spaces.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Sultan has announced he wants to return the Kingdom to "a more moderate Islam" - and visiting Riyadh and Jeddah recently, Kirsty Lang noticed visible signs of a new attitude to the arts and to women's rights.

And Nick Higham reveals all - or as much as he can - about what really happened to his wallet, stolen on the Kiev Metro, as he worked with a group of journalists trying to tell the stories behind the stories in Ukraine.

Photo: A patient rests on a bed in the substance abuse ward of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria on September 16, 2016. (STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A president in exile? The Brussels' press pack is in pursuit of Carles Puigdemont. Kate Adie introduces stories, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.

It's been a busy week for Adam Fleming in Belgium, as he tried to track down the sacked Catalan leader and figure out what is really going on.
Colin Freeman reported from Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis and has been back to see what has changed. Shaking hands is once again permitted, he finds, and the nation's health service has been transformed. Justin Rowlatt has a tale of prince and poverty from the ridge forest in Delhi, India. And Amy Guttman is in Okinawa, Japan, home to thousands of American soldiers.
And Stephen Smith has the story behind Dr Zhivago - one of the best-known love stories of the 20th century.

The Nigerian militants who rely on drugs to fight their fears and the displaced people taking them to forget the violence. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories.

Sally Hayden reports from Madhugiri where the battle against Boko Haram is creating a growing problem with drug abuse.
Tom Stevenson is in Diyarbakir, the Turkish city which has for decades, been at the heart of the conflict between Kurdish rebels and the state.
Caroline Eden explores the Brodsky synagogue in Odessa and sifts through its archive which tells of controversies old and new.
Rahul Tandon finds out that what you wear, what you drive and how you speak can affect which shops and restaurants are willing to take your money in India. It is, he says, one of the most class-conscious societies in the world.
And David Chazan once owned a work of art worth tens of thousands of pounds - not that he knew it - opting instead to replace it with a coat of blanc cassé on the walls of his Paris flat.

Producer: Joe Kent.

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The BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

Kate Adie introduces colour, wit and analysis from correspondents around the world.

Kate Adie introduces BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the headlines.

Correspondents take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.

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