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Latest update : 2011-01-27

Tunisia's Facebook revolution, Solidarity after Brazil floods and Italy's gentle volcano

Derek Thomson presents a news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs: photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 8:10 am Paris time.

Presentation: Derek Thomson. Editorial Team: Julien Pain, Lorena Galliot, Segolène Malterre, Sarra Grira and Paul Larrouturou.

STORY 1 : TUNISIA

We begin today with the amazing events in Tunisia. It took just four weeks for demonstrators to bring down a president who'd been in power for 23 years and who'd ruled with an iron fist. Our Observer was right in the thick of it. He says the demonstrators' best ally was Facebook.

Observer : Sahbi Khalfaoui in Tunis.

STORY 2 : BRAZIL

Now to Brazil, and the horrific floods that have killed hundreds of people. The toll is still going up, as rescuers pull more bodies from the mud. Our Observer visited one of the towns that was in the flood's path.

Observer : Pedro Serra in Teresopolis, north of Rio de Janeiro.

STORY 3 : ITALY

Our last Observer today… lives close to his work. He's a vulcanologist... and yes, he lives on a volcano. Mount Etna, no less. The famous Sicilian volcano.

Observer : Boris Behncke in Trecastagni, on the southeastern flank of Mount Etna.

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