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A show about human spirit and achievement in the face of adversity. We return to places which have been in the news - often a long time ago, sometimes recently - to see how local people are rebuilding their lives. Every other Sunday at 8.40 pm.

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Latest update : 2013-04-24

Return to Fukushima, two years on

Two years after the nuclear disaster, Fukushima is still a ghost town. Our reporters went to meet the men and women whose lives were torn apart on March 11, 2011.

Yoshiharu Sue, 61, is one of 160,000 people evacuated from the area near the Fukushima nuclear plant after the accident triggered by the earthquake and tsunami. The disaster of March 11, 2011 cost the lives of almost 19,000 people in Japan.

A former engineer-turned-farmer, Sue had to leave his home after the disaster. “I saw a purple cloud, I thought it was best to run,” he told us. Sue also left behind his fields and the cemetery where his ancestors are buried. Like thousands of other nuclear refugees, he is now living in a dull, prefabricated housing unit. He shares just 50 square metres with his wife and mother.

Yet with his smile and pleasant manner, he showed us a brighter side to Fukushima. He is not the only one: there are grandmothers who meet up every afternoon to fold origami paper or play games, as well as volunteers who organise concerts and workshops. All of these people are trying to rebuild their lives, far from home.

By Guillaume BRESSION , Marie LINTON

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2013-06-04 Chechnya

Chechnya: Grozny Revisited

In early 2000, Chechnya's capital Grozny was left in ruins after Moscow’s two brutal wars against Chechen separatists. Today, local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov and a tide of Russian...

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2014-11-21 Lebanon

Is Beirut still haunted by ghosts of the civil war?

When Lebanon's civil war ended in 1990, it wasn't clear to many Lebanese how or why. Warlords swapped their fatigues for the suits of political office, then issued an amnesty...

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2014-11-07 India

India: Scars of Bhopal disaster hard to heal

On the night of December 2 1984, an explosion at a chemical plant caused the death of thousands of people in northern India.

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2014-10-24 Norway

Norway: Utoya massacre survivors still seeking answers

The horror of July 22, 2011 is forever seared in Norway’s collective memory. That was the day that Anders Breivik opened fire on a summer camp of the Workers' Youth League on the...

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2014-10-10 Ireland

Belfast: The legacy of the Troubles

The 1998 Good Friday agreement ended a 30-year conflict between republicans and loyalists in Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” were over – peace broke out. In the years since,...

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