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Europe is heading into autumn. And that means millions of birds will start flying south to warmer regions. Every year the skies above Cyprus are filled with the spectacular sight of these migrating birds. But many of them won't be flying any further — tens of thousands of them are illegally trapped by hunters and never leave the island. Nathan Morley has more.
In Lebanon, power outages in some areas last for up to 12 hours a day. Now, the country's first wind farm is hoping to provide an extra 90 minutes of power supply nationwide, but the war in neighbouring Syria, the question of who actually owns the land and migrating birds flying through the area are posing more than a few difficulties.
German veterinarian Margit Müller is the unlikely recipient of United Arab Emirates' highest civilian medal — for taking care of the sheikhs' beloved falcons. She runs a medical clinic for the birds in Abu Dhabi, complete with operating rooms and incubators. Müller is one of the kingdom's most respected falconers, and has earned the sheikhs' trust. Emma Wallis presents a report by Anna Osius.