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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: March 3, 2012

March 3rd, 2012

Episode 196 of 818 episodes

'A revolution with almost no co-ordination or planning.' That was Ian Pannell's assessment as he toured northern Syria trying to work out the extent of the rebellion against President Assad. Meanwhile, James Harkin's in the capital Damascus where international sanctions are starting to leave their mark on everyday life. Rachel Harvey's been meeting a group of Burmese opposition figures recently released from long jail sentences. Do they believe the new government is genuinely committed to a process of reform? There's a story of connectivity, turtles and love from Huw Cordey in the central American state of Costa Rica. And how would you like to get the tea for 49 young children? Catherine Fellowes has been talking to a mum in Kenya who does it every day!

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