New fashions and passions are reported daily on the language services, so we’ve brought together some of our favourites: freediving in Colombia, Sufi fusion music in Pakistan, dreadlocks in Nigeria, and a new kind of tourism in South Korea. With Beatriz de la Pava of BBC Mundo, Julie Yoonnyung Lee of BBC Korean, Princess Abumere from BBC Lagos, and Farah Karim from BBC Africa, whose Global Beats programme this week discovers new music in her second home, Pakistan.
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An Egyptian take on Algeria's protests
Large scale protests in Algeria forced President Bouteflika to stand down last week. BBC Arabic's Marwa Nasser visited Algiers to meet the protesters demanding change, bringing back memories of her own country's 2011 protests in Tahrir Square.
Image: People carry a national flag during a protest to push for the removal of the current political structure, in Algiers
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The women who joined IS
Thousands of women and children associated with foreign IS fighters are now in limbo following the defeat of the ‘caliphate’. Tse Yin Lee and Matilda Welin are part of a BBC Monitoring team who have been researching why these women joined IS and what happens to them now.
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Helmand to Hull: an Afghan journey
Auliya Atrafi of BBC Afghan has been reporting from the northern city of Hull, which was his home for 12 years after he arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker in 2000. The city voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, and Auliya wanted to assess the impact of the vote.
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A tale of two Somalias
BBC Somali journalist Qalib Barud reports on Somalia for a living. His family left in the early 1990s when civil war erupted, and he'd never visited Mogadishu, so when the opportunity came to spend three months reporting in the capital, he jumped at the chance.
Image: Somali children playing on the beach in Mogadishu.
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