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Blood and Gold: Inside Burma's Hidden War

Deep in the wilds of northern Burma's Kachin state a brutal civil war has intensified over the past year between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army.

Stranded: The Stateless Haitians

Up to a million Haitians, and descendants of Haitians, are being affected by a new law about citizenship in the Dominican Republic. Many could face deportation, despite being born in the country.

Part 1- Iraq: Beyond the Wall

Muqtada al-Sadr and his armed group, the al-Mahdi army, have been America's most intractable opponents in Iraq, the only major Shia party to make the demand for US troops to withdraw.

For five years, they have controlled large sections of the country, they have also defied attempts to marginalise them politically, and have fought pitched battles with US Marines. Despite all this, al-Sadr's al-Mahdi army has only grown in size and influence.