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India’s Daughter

On the 16th of December 2012, at around 8:30pm a 23 year old medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend. The couple boarded a private bus which was going their direction, her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back of the bus, where she was gang raped by six men as the bus drove round and round the highways. According to the latest government figures a women is raped in India every 20 minutes, but most of these are unreported. This particular rape however, lead to unprecedented protests erupting across India. The silence has been broken. The...

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Don King, Unauthorized

If Don King were a city he would be Las Vegas, flamboyant, awake 24 hours a day, driven by money, routed in gambling and the mob. In March of 1991 reporter John Newfield went to Vegas searching for Don King, the man himself is bigger than boxing, he is a cultural phenomenon, he's been on the cover of just about every national magazine and Newfields purpose was to get beneath the electrified hair and mesmerising personality, but after asking Don King his first question he exploded in anger. The public may see him as a benign rouge but his roots go back to a violent past in Cleveland, Ohio...

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Strangeways: Britain’s Toughest Prison Riot

Twenty-five years ago nearly 2,000 inmates broke out of their cells and took over strangeways prison in Manchester, the worlds media caught every moment of the rooftop siege, but what made strangeways remarkable was that cameras has already captured the brutal conditions that existed inside the prison, a stark warning of what was to come. When this hidden world finally erupted men died and hundreds were injured. Now for the first time the riot leaders, the inmates who followed them and the prison officers who fought them take us inside Britain's toughest prison...

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Millionaire Basement Wars

The super-rich are beginning to take full advantage of their properties located within the hearth of London, maximising their value by building downwards, tearing up the ground and creating mega basements or 'iceberg homes' as they are called. Over the last ten years central London has seen an estimated 2000 new basements being dug, much of which are being built to house private cinemas, swimming pools, beauty parlours, squash courts, wine cellars and servants' quarters. Some take close to three years to complete and once built many just lie dormant as the owner's rarely visit. Life for...

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Gangs of Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape province, 20 years after apartheid it is still of the most unequal cities in the world. The wealthier Cape Town residents live close to the city centre were as the poor mostly live in the cape flats, an expansive are situated to the south east of Cape Town. This segregation by income is paralleled with racial segregation, it is mostly the Coloureds and Black Africans that live in the Cape Flats, but it wasn't always like this. Prior to the 3 decades of white rule it used to be a fairly united city with...

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Celtic vs Rangers: Clash Of The Titans

A study of one of the biggest rivalries in football to date, two of Scotland's biggest teams, Glasgow Rangers FC and Glasgow Celtic FC. The rivalry itself is deeply rooted in Scotland's religious divide between catholics and protestants. Originally aired in the late 90's from this film we get a glimpse into this 'Old Firm' rivalry which fuelled many assaults and some deaths, on days were the two teams played against each other. A group that monitors sectarian activity in Glasgow has reported that acts of violence increase ninefold over your typical levels on match...

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Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

"Near the end of Floyd Mayweather's career there remained one epic disconnect, what the public wanted from him and what he promised himself, never to be treated as a peer, in Mayweather's estimation he has none. It was no longer about being the best fighter in the world but the most powerful ever. So why Pacquiao? why now? what changed? Not Mayweather, in the end it all went in his favour, the purse, the protocol, he got everything he wanted and now he has everything to loose." - Showtime releases their four part documentary on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight scheduled for this...

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Laos: Saviours of the Street

Across Asia car ownership is soaring, but so to is the number of people dying on the roads. In this 101 East episode we see Al Jazeera correspondent Drew Ambrose travel to Laos, a poor mountainous nation that has one of the regions worst road fatalities per capita. In the capital, Vientiane, an ambulance service run by a French paramedic and his band of volunteers is the only hope for crash survivors. Ambrose takes us inside this small medical unit in order to reveal just how bad things are...

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Ancient Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

In the spring of 1900, at the tiny rocky island of Antikythera a violent storm drives a group of sponge divers to take shelter, after three days the storm finally subsided and one of the divers decided to try his luck under water, he finds something entirely unexpected. All around him on the seabed are corroded human limbs, horses and faces. It is the largest horde of ancient marble and bronze sculptures ever found, the cargo of an overloaded galley that sank over 2000 years ago, carrying treasure from Greek colonies in the Mediterranean conquered by rome. Over the next 9 months the...

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