Full story - May 18, 2017
Stivinson Mena lost his left leg, one finger and suffered genital injuries when he stepped on a land mine in Colombia
Many soldiers in Colombia's 53-year-long war have sustained wounds to their sexual organs. Here are the stories of a few remarkable men who've undergone surgery and rehabilitation to get on with their lives.
Full story - March 02, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive for a statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2016.
The battle for Brexit is currently stalled on the rights that will be maintained by EU citizens in the UK after the separation. But what about Brits living on the continent?
Full story - August 01, 2016
The secret library in Syria
When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes rescued from bombed buildings — and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
Full story - August 02, 2016
Hunger in Venezuela
It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, as the BBC's Vladimir Hernandez discovered when he returned to his native Venezuela to report on its failure to get food on people's tables.
Full story - March 04, 2016
The so-called Islamic State defacing the defacing the Lamassu in Nineveh in 2015
The years of armed conflict across the Middle East — from Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan — have wrecked havoc on the antiquities that remain in what is considered the cradle of civilization. But here's one way their memory is being preserved.
Full story - March 03, 2016
Saranjit Kandola (right) runs a matchmaking service for Sikhs, which also offers background checks.
A growing number of British Asian families are hiring detectives to check on potential spouses. But does "honeytrapping" cross the line?
Full story - February 17, 2016
African Renaissance Monument - From Above
"These statues look like they're made to be toppled," says historian Adrian Tinniswood. "They're statements of liberation but they represent a failure of confidence — where are the African designers and African sculptors who'd be better representing African consciousness?"
Full story - February 03, 2016
The gold plated pistol soon after it was seized by anti-Gadaffi rebels near Sirte
When Libyan rebels celebrated the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the colonel's gold-plated pistol was held up as a symbol of their victory — I watched as they passed it among themselves. Four years on, I've been back to Libya to find the man with the golden gun.
Full story - January 20, 2016
Up to 40% of the population is thought to have type 2 diabetes and life expectancy is falling.
Up to 40 percent of those on the Pacific island of Tonga is thought to have type 2 diabetes and life expectancy is falling. What do sheep have to do with it?
Full story - January 18, 2016
The Catturandi
The Mafia has been part of Sicilian life for generations, and so has the battle by police to arrest its leaders. The elite unit that goes after them is called the Catturandi — from the word meaning "to catch" — one of its officers described the shadowy world in which he works, and how he kept his job hidden from his girlfriend until she recognized his bottom on TV.

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