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Published: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:26:27 +0100

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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:00:00 +0100

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Maids: The Untold Story Part 1

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 08:00:00 +0100

It reads like a soap opera, but this is not fiction: round-the-clock confinement, crippling illness, rape, escape, suicide and murder - women who go overseas to work as maids often encounter unforeseen terror and tragedy.

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World Stories: Letters from Partition

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 08:00:00 +0100

In the tremendous upheaval of Indian partition in 1947, two complete strangers, one Muslim and one Hindu, help each other to survive.

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Globesity Part 2

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 08:00:00 +0100

Paul Bakibinga explores some of the ways individuals, communities and governments are trying to tackle obesity.

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On Europes Edge - Part 3

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

Ukraine and Moldova... Are thay caught in a no man's land between the EU and Russia?

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Coming Out - Part 1

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:00:00 +0100

Homosexuality is one of the world's biggest taboos. Clare English explores what it is like to be gay and asks why some societies are more tolerant than others?

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World Stories: Fetish in Japan

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:00:00 +0100

Ilana Rehavia travels to Japan to uncover what is behind the country's intricate and highly specific sex industry.

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Globesity Part 1

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:00:00 +0100

Paul Bakibinga travels to the suburbs and townships of South Africa to meet people struggling with their weight, and to find out what lies behind the obesity explosion.

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On Europe's Edge - part 2

Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:00:00 +0100

Turkey seeks EU membership despite a fraught relationship with Europe.

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World Stories: Marrying into conflict

Fri, 13 Jul 2007 14:00:00 +0100

Two Ukranian women, classmates when they were at school in Kiev, married husbands in Israel and Lebanon, on different sides of the Middle Eastern political divide.

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