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Chandlers' release: How Somali exile negotiated with pirates
Rachel and Paul Chandler, a British couple who were held by Somali pirates for more than a year, were freed two weeks ago. Dahir Kadiye, a Somali exile living in London, helped to negotiate their release.
6 mins
Cannabis and cancer: Research finds mixed results
Doctors in the US are increasingly prescribing patients marijuana for ailments including depression and pain. However, a study has found cannabis can suppress the immune system and increase risk of cancer. Prakash Nagarkatti led the study.
4 mins
African Performance 2010: Will Smith Look-Alike by Deborah Asiimwe
The tale of a 17-year-old schoolboy named Tereka, who realises that America is not everything that it might seem on TV.
29 mins
Exchanges at the Frontier
The philosopher AC Grayling presents a series of debates challenging established scientific theories.
How do South Koreans feel after the exchange of fire with the North?
At least two civilians and two soldiers died when the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong was shelled by North Korea on Tuesday. How does it feel in South Korea one day later? Bongwu Han and Hyewon Roh are students from Korea University in Seoul.
3 mins
Marching into History
In this two-part documentary, Michael Goldfarb examines the protest march as a force for change.
Moscow Metro builder to be sold off to private sector
It has been announced that the company that owns the Moscow Metro is being sold off to the private sector in a move to save money. Russian commentator Konstantin Eggert is a regular traveller on the Metro.
4 mins
BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010
BBC's listeners vote for the African footballer they feel has been the best this year.
Is Sarah Palin's new book a bid for the White House in 2012?
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and former Republican vice-presidential candidate is publishing a new book called America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag. Shushannah Walshe is a writer and biographer of Sarah Palin.
4 mins
Ireland's economic woes: a comedian's perspective
Ireland's economy is going through turbulent times, with an IMF and EU rescue package and an austerity budget both on their way. Comedian Tommy Tiernan reflects on the years of boom and bust.
4 mins
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