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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. Sunday at 9.10 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2017-04-07

Video: Ebola survivors set on rebuilding their lives

Just over three years after the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa, our reporters returned to Guinea - where the outbreak began - and Liberia. They met locals who are still mourning their loved ones, but determined to rebuild their lives.

The Ebola epidemic that hit West Africa three years ago affected 28,000 people and claimed 11,000 lives. It began in Guinea in December 2013, and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria, Mali and Senegal were also affected, although to a much lesser extent. The virus even spread out of Africa, with registered cases in the US and Europe. The most affected countries declared a state of emergency, shut their borders, and deployed the army to remove the bodies and isolate the sick.

The fight against Ebola was long and tough. Health workers paid a heavy price, making its control even more difficult. The international community mobilised, sending medical teams and money. Eventually the routes of infection were broken, and on March 29 2016, the World Health Organisation lifted the state of public health emergency.

The WHO has now revealed that an effective vaccine is available, which could hopefully prevent any new major epidemic - at least for the same strain of the virus. As for the survivors, they live in mourning for their loved ones, and sometimes with the suspicions of their neighbours. Our reporters went to meet them.

By Katerina VITTOZZI , Mark NAFTALIN

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2017-10-20 Europe

Video: In St. Petersburg, legacy of Nazi siege lives on

As Russia’s cultural hub, St. Petersburg delights millions of tourists every year. Founded by Peter the Great, the city was renamed Petrograd during World War I then Leningrad...

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2017-09-28 Asia-pacific

Video: Indian city of Pondicherry proud of its French touch

Our reporters returned to the Indian city of Pondicherry, in the Gulf of Bengal, a former trading post of the French East India Company. Fifty-five years after it was handed back...

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2017-09-15 Asia-pacific

Video: Dried-up Aral Sea springs back to life

Straddling the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest saline lake in the world, an inland sea of 66,000 square kilometres. But in...

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2017-09-01 Nigeria

Shadow of Nigeria’s Biafra war still looms large, 50 years on

On May 30, 1967, General Emeka Ojukwu declared Nigeria’s southeastern Biafra region an independent state, sparking what would become a bloody civil war that claimed more than one...

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2017-07-07 Americas

From Rust Belt to Tech Belt: US city of Youngstown set on reinventing itself

The US city of Youngstown, in the state of Ohio, once symbolised the glory days of the "Steel Belt", an industrial area in the northeast. For decades, the US steel industry put...

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