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Stories for Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Medical Miracle or False Hope for Thousands?   
Produced by Madison White

Today the world celebrated as 38 year old Bulgarian man Darek Fidyka became the first paraplegic to walk after ground breaking surgery to repair his severed spinal cord.

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Global warming debate heats up   
Produced by Jordan Curtis

The majority of climate scientists believe that global temperatures are still increasing, but there are still a number of scientists who believe the rise in temperature has ceased. Is the time for climate concern over or is it all a lot of hot air?

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A world without water   
Produced by Jessica Ball

The world won’t survive without water but as sources continue to decline what more can be done to preserve the crucial, yet fragile natural resource? Governments can make rules, but it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure water sustainability for the future. Michael Spencer, Chair of the International Alliance for Water Stewardship says the business sector must be held accountable for the water use.

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Health groups call for shisha crackdown   
Produced by Stephanie Richards

Health groups have called for a crackdown on indoor shisha smoking in Victoria, the only state in Australia where shisha smoking is permitted indoors. A shisha (also known as a hookah or waterpipe) is an instrument used for vaporising and smoking flavoured tobacco. Whilst Victoria's Tobacco Act forbids cigarette smoking in enclosed areas, it fails to recognise shisha smoke as a form of tobacco.

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From thug to role model - Luke's story   
Produced by Annie Hastwell

Luke Kennedy began fighting when he was at primary school. From a respected boxing family, he took the darker road and became a violent gang leader and thug, and almost a murderer. "Stabbed Ego" is the story of how he turned his life around.

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