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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.


Miracle on the Beach

September 26th, 2015

Episode 722 of 807 episodes

Filling in the gaps between the headlines: shock, horror, remorse, guilt -- how a piece of gold triggered an emotional tsunami on a beach near Cape Town. Why the Pope's been so in demand on his visit to Washington, a city where it's usually money that's talking the loudest; robbed of everything she had, even her blanket: it's one of the stories of those fleeing the violence in South Sudan, the world's newest nation; electioneering gathers pace in Myanmar, formerly Burma, and there's at least one point the human rights lawyer and the man who's been called the Buddhist Bin Laden can agree on and Germany might seem the promised land to many of the migrants making the long trek up through Europe but, it seems, not all of them are happy with what they find

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