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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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News & Politics

Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

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FOOC: 18 Feb 2012

February 18th, 2012

Episode 184 of 818 episodes

Guns remain the ultimate arbiter of disputes in post-Gaddafi Libya. And in Benghazi Gabriel Gatehouse says disarming the militias is a priority for the country's new leaders. Bill Law's been in Bahrain as violence between protestors and security forces has left many casualties in recent days. Justin Rowlatt meets a Brazilian who admits to cutting down swathes of Amazonian rainforest. But maintains he was doing what his government considered appropriate. There's growing resentment between the people of Hong Kong and Chinese mainlanders - Juliana Liu's been exploring the tensions... while in New York City Reggie Nadelson looks around a vast wedding emporium where you can spend thousands on a wedding dress - and many do!

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