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Scotland Votes: What’s at Stake for the UK

Scotland is close to a momentous decision about its future, the stakes could not be higher. Scotland will vote to stay with or become independent from the United Kingdom on September the 18th of 2014, the campaign north of the boarder has been raging for months, but in much of the rest of the UK the silence has been deafening. If the Scots decide to quit the union what would it mean for the 55 mil

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Blood, Smack Tears Afghanistan’s Heroin Hell

Afghanistan, this country is the worlds biggest heroin producer, 90% of all opiate based drugs come from here, but now it is also one of the worst consumers of narcotics anywhere. The nations drug habit is taring society apart, life by life. This BBC film follows two young addicts witnessing their efforts to kick heroin addiction and attempt to get their lives back on track.

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Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup

In 2007 Fifa choose Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup, it seemed like a brilliant idea hosting the World Cup in the most football fanatic country on the planet. Little did they know that it would become the focus of some of the largest protests Brazil has seen in decades. The mass civil uprising began in June 2013 and it surprised even some of the most jaded Brazilians.The World Cup itself is

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Reggie Yates’s Extreme South Africa

South Africa, the continents biggest success story and one of the most stunning countries in the world, but this country has a very dark past. For over a century a white supremacist government controlled the nation and brutally oppressed black people. This system of racial separation was known as apartheid and was only abolished 1994 when Nelson Mandela and the AMC came to power. Poverty is still

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Educating North Korea

Panorama find themselves with unique access to one of the most unusual academic institutions, situated in North Korea its surprising that a country renowned for its secrecy and isolation would allow foreign lectures teach the sons of some of the countries most powerful men. This university which is funded by the west is attempting to open the minds of the future elite.

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South Africa: The Party is Over

In June 2010 the eyes of the world were fixed on South Africa as it hosted the worlds largest international sporting event, the Football World Cup. It was billed as FIFA's most successful world cup to date and its president gave South Africa a nine out of ten. More over the tournament provided a month long break from the usual bad news about crime, corruption and property that has plagued the nati

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No Sex Please, We’re Japanese

In a world where people panic about the rising global population, Japan is facing a very different future which could see their population shrink by a third in just 40 years. One reason is that the Japanese are not having enough babies and the causes of that form the basis of Anita Rani's intriguing journey.Part of a season of programmes on population for This World, No Sex Please, We're Japanes

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Ageing Japan

Japan faces a demographic crisis. Its population is falling rapidly due to an ageing population and declining birthrates.In two decades from now, seniors will outnumber children under 15 by nearly four to one. The situation is now so critical that adult nappies outsell baby nappies in the country.Japan's overall population fell by a record quarter-million to 127.8 million last year, and by

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