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Here are the This World stories from Europe, sorted by date, from January 2004.

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Under constant threat from poachers, the world's tigers are critically endangered.

Some Muslim schoolgirls still search for a compromise over France's headscarf ban.

Property values in Moscow rose by 40% in 2004. But as big business moves in, are ordinary Russians being forced to move out?

How London's Tate gallery recovered two Turner masterpieces, stolen while on loan to a gallery in Frankfurt.

Stem cell therapy may be seen as futuristic and untested, but desperately ill people want cures now.

Is there a link between heavy metal song lyrics and a series of gruesome crimes?


Exclusive interviews with the agents sent to find those responsible for killing Israeli Olympic athletes in 1972.

With unprecedented access, This World films behind the Kremlin walls and talks to the men and women who work for the Russian president.

An entertaining look at the clash of religious and secular values in Turkey through the prism of Istanbul's vibrant fashion industry.

An unseen interview with Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian journalist whose murder Alexander Litvinenko was investigating before he died.


Across Russia, hundreds of people have been killed and 10,000 poisoned after drinking illegal alcohol which has been spiked with a mystery chemical. This World sends reporter John Sweeney to Pskov to investigate the truth behind the poison which is turning Russia's people yellow.

This World follows two pilgrimages and investigates the impact miracles and saints have on the Catholic Church.

Investigation into "extraordinary renditions", the alleged illegal CIA transfer of terror suspects to secret prisons in Europe.

The tale of how Bernardo Provenzano, the boss of the Sicilian mafia, was finally captured after one of the world's longest manhunts.

Mark Franchetti gains unprecedented access to former KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi, the prime suspect in the poisoning of Litvinenko.


This World offers a unique insight into an all-women's prison in Siberia, where hardened criminals who participate in beauty pageants can win early parole.

Tom Mangold reports for This World on the undercover sting which finally brought alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to justice.


Across Europe Romanian Gypsy children are being forced onto the streets to beg and steal. Liviu Tipurita talks to the authorities and institutions dealing with this disturbing phenomenon.

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

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