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Latest update : 2014-04-15

Russia’s military build-up south and east of Donetsk

In eastern Ukraine, tensions are on a knife edge after a weekend that's seen several reported deaths, masked gunmen seizing government buildings and accusations at the highest level that Russia is planning to invade. For its part, Moscow says leaders in Kiev are waging war against their own people. But just what is happening on the ground? Our correspondents Gulliver Cragg and Ksenia Bolchakova have been to take the pulse on both sides of the Russia-Ukraine border...

A show prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Gulliver CRAGG , Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA

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2016-08-23 Niger

In Niger the maluntrition of children is worsening

In Niger the combination of food insecurity, scarce water resources and lack of infrastructure are affecting children’s lives. The country holds the highest infant mortality in...

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2016-08-22 Burma

Video: Can Burma overcome decades of bitter ethnic conflicts?

Today's Focus takes an in-depth look at one of Burma's many ethnic guerillas. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) is one of the armed groups invited to the 21st Century...

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2016-07-29 nuclear power

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Taiwan is on an earthquake faultline and exposed to typhoons. These environmental factors have parallels with Japan, so people are nervous of a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear...

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2016-07-28 India

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Alcohol consumption in India claims a life every 96 minutes. As alcohol-related violence also continues to rise, women are at the forefront of a war against alcohol in the...

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2016-07-27 guns

Europe struggles to crack down on weapons trafficking

After a series of terrorist attacks in Europe, people are urging their governments to find ways to protect them. One of the major concerns is the number of illegal weapons...

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