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Albania's Cannabis Boom

December 1st, 2016

Linda Pressly and Albana Kasapi investigate the 'Green Gold' rush in the Balkan nation

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The BBC’s Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, interviews the CIA Director, John Brennan.

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The Taboo of Feminism

November 30th, 2016

The BBC’s Katy Watson travels to Los Angeles and asks why feminism is still regarded by many as a word to avoid. Despite an ongoing gender pay gap, and a lack of female business-leaders, why does the word continue to raise an eyebrow?

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Jobs for the Girls - Part Two

November 29th, 2016

Divya Arya meets the women from rural parts of India who are bucking the trend and working in jobs traditionally done by men. She meets the 'Solar Mamas' learning solar engineering, a widowed railway porter taking on the tough job her husband used to do, the women in rural Karnataka finding a voice in local radio, and those learning the...