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We get to know the man behind the Thai military junta, we visit Syrian refugees going to the polls in Jordan and we meet a witness of the Tiananmen Square massacre, 25 years on. Plus, we accompany Tony Brown as he tries to stop big business from ruining the Great Barrier Reef.

Produced by Christoph Groove, Nancy Isenson, André Leslie and Neil King

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Who is General Prayuth?

General Prayuth Chan-ocha declared martial law on May 20 in Thailand, appointing himself head of the "Peace and Order Maintaining Command" (POMC). Bangkok correspondent Ron Corben tells us more about the man behind the uniform.

Interview: André Leslie

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Syrian refugees go to the ballot box

Polls have opened in the Syrian Presidential elections for refugees on Wednesday, around a week before Syrians in their country cast their vote on June 3rd. We follow Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan, and ask for their opinions on the election outcome.

Report: Natalie Carney

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Tiananmen Square: 25 years on

Yang Jianli witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing in 1989. Now, 25 years on, he's still fighting for democratic reforms in China.

Interview: Neil King

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Gezi park victims call for compensation

Anti-government anger continues in Turkey after a sweeping corruption scandal and a mining accident that killed 301 earlier this month. Public anger is also building over a series of slow-moving investigations into police violence during the Gezi park protests one year ago.

Report: Noah Blaser, Istanbul

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Australian Tony Brown runs a tourism business on the reef and says he’s worried that a new coal port project will have an irreversible effect on water quality and marine life in the area. He's come to Europe to talk to some of the world's biggest banks about it.

Report: Natalie Muller, Frankfurt am Main

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World Cup under fire

All is not well in the Land of Pelé. Recent polls have shown that almost half of Brazilians do not support the world cup and actually think it will be bad for the country.

Report: Sam Cowie, Rio de Janeiro

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Bagpipes in the Palestinian Territories

Most people associate bagpipe music with Scotland and the British Isles. For Palestinians though, bagpipe music has become the music of defiance.

Report: John Laurenson, Bethlehem

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