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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

BBC Radio 4

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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June 21st, 2012

Episode 243 of 818 episodes

Kevin Connolly has the latest from Cairo, awash with conspiracy theories after the authorities delayed the results of Egypt's presidential election. Jill McGivering's travelling across northern India investigating a growing water crisis. Major rivers are contaminated by pollution and wells are running dry. As delegates at the Rio conference study papers on future energy sources, Jonny Dymond's been to Kentucky where livelihoods built around coal mining are now in doubt. There's a building boom going on in the central African state of Chad but Celeste Hicks tells us it's still blighted by violence, poverty and disease. South Koreans are being urged to dress down now that high summer's arrived. But Lucy Williamson's been finding out they won't listen to entreaties that they should slip into something something cooler.

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