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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 : 2013-11-07

Ukraine: Chernobyl revisited

The world’s worst ever nuclear disaster took place in Chernobyl, Ukraine on April 26th, 1986. The environmental impact was catastrophic. A 30-kilometre exclusion zone around the power station is still in place. But many of the worst-affected villages in the zone are now inhabited again.

A new town has been built to house the former liquidators - the men and women called in to clean up the nuclear mess. Today, it has one of the highest birth rates in the Ukraine and regularly comes top in the rankings of the best places to live. FRANCE 24 reports from Chernobyl. 

By Gulliver CRAGG

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2015-02-26 Crimea

Yalta, the symbol of a new Cold War?

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2015-02-19 Sri Lanka

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2013-06-04 Chechnya

Chechnya: Grozny Revisited

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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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