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On this week's show: as more details on the Boston bombers emerge, we'll be hearing how the Chechen community in Russia is reacting, we head to Paraguay to hear about the country's new president and we have a look to the future, with a coverage of children's issues across the world.

Produced by: Gerd Georgii, Neil King, and André Leslie.

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Chechen reactions to Boston terrorism attack

The Chechen community in Russia has reacted with concern to the news that the two suspected bombers at the Boston marathon were terrorists of Chechen origin. The incident comes as a serious blow to attempts by ordinary Chechens to improve their nation’s image, they say.

Report: Geert Groot Koerkamp

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Impressions of a new president

Paraguay's president-elect is the millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes. He's new to politics and made a living in the tobacco industry but he promises big changes for the impoverished Latin American nation.

Interview with Ed Stocker, Asuncion

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Alabama's Children's Crusade

This coming week marks the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Crusade, when thousands of boys and girls marched through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, in protest at racial segregation. Gwendoline Webb was 14 at the time and remembers the events of May 1963 vividly.

Report by Ashley Byrne

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Sesame Street, Afghan-style

'Baghch-e-Simsim', or 'Sesame Garden' as it is known in English, is the name of the Afghan version of Sesame Street. It's been running in Afghanistan since 2011 and is adapted to the domestic market to be culturally appropriate and more educational.

Interview with Farhad Hashimi, Kabul

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Hope for Pakistan's streetkids

In Islamabad, a self-sustaining organization called Lettucebee Kids is working to help out young people who have very adult responsibilities. An art exhibition by the street kids is giving those affected, a cause for hope.

Report by Beenish Ahmed, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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Children and their toys

Children around the world all have different stories to tell. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti has travelled through 58 countries and has taken photos of children with their toys.

Interview with Gabriele Galimberti

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