Outlook from BBC World Service

True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme Witness. Or join us for the best of Outlook on Saturdays.

Outlook: Saving Colombia's Teenage Mums

Catalina Escobar who devotes her life to helping teenage mums in Colombia; Hedy Pagremanski the Holocaust survivor who paints pictures of the disappearing landscapes of New York City, Zoia Skoeopadenko - the Ukrainian artist who makes sculptures out of octopus and DJ Yemi - said to be Ethiopia's first female club DJ.

Outlook Weekend:Nigerian Pastor, Bears, Poor President

Pastor Daniel Awayi's church in north-east Nigeria is under threat from Boko Haram; Jose Mujica, Uruguay's no-frills president; India's 'forest man', Jadav Payeng; rescuing Sun Bear cubs in Cambodia.

Outlook: Apartheid Assassin: Time to Forgive?

After 20 years in prison, Eugene de Kock, who headed a death squad in South Africa, is seeking parole / Bamboo bicycles in Ghana / Actor Reese Witherspoon on new film Wild.

Outlook: Pastor living in fear of Boko Haram

Pastor Daniel Awayi's church in north-east Nigeria is under threat from Boko Haram / Reviving an ancient Vietnamese musical tradition / Rescuing sun-bear cubs in Cambodia / Horse breeder's epic journey to remote Kyrgyzstan to prove the origins of a rare horse.

Outlook: Democracy Day - Shurooq Amin

Shurooq Amin, Kuwaiti artist and poet; Hellen Nadolu's extraordinary life story.

Outlook: Uruguay's No-frills President

Jose Mujica, Uruguay's no-frills president; Davey du Plessis on his perilous Amazon adventure; Welsh novelist Grace McCleen; India's 'forest man', Jadav Payeng.

Outlook Weekend: Rebels, Disappeared, Climber

A Mexican woman's quest to find her kidnapped son; Thor Heyerdahl Junior is the son of explorer Thor Heyerdahl who crossed the Pacific on a raft; Romanian orphanage campaigner Visinel Balan; Journalist Aris Roussinos on rebels in warzones; Shailee Basnet is the leader of an all-female Nepalese climbing team who have just conquered the highest mountains on all the seven continents.

Outlook: Mexican Mum's Search for Her Missing Son

A Mexican woman's quest to find her kidnapped son; Dancer Aakash Odedra on dyslexia and James Brown; Journalist Aris Roussinos on rebels in warzones; and Shann Jones, the US radio host who ended up rearing goats said to have healing powers.

Outlook: Fighting for Street Children in Manila

Father Rocky - the Filipino priest who's rescuing Manila street kids; Shailee Basnet - the leader of an all-female Nepalese climbing team who've become the first team of women to conquer the highest mountains on all the seven continents; The American runner with Multiple Sclerosis who can't feel her legs when she runs fast; and Russian ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov on why he's taken up photography.

Outlook: I was a murder suspect for 18 years

Robin Lee - wrongly suspected of murder for 18 years, former Romanian orphan Visinel Balan who nows helps orphans, Chris Kyle - America's most lethal sniper and Chinese artist Shen Wei best known for choreographing for the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Outlook: Afghanistan's Martial Arts Megastar

Hussain Saidiqi - Afghanistan's Bruce Lee; Jeff Kinney - author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' children's books; Concetta Antico - an artist who can see millions more colours than most people; Thor Heyerdahl Junior and Pal Hagan - the son of explorer Thor Heyerdahl and the actor playing him in a new film.

Outlook Weekend: Judge Judy,Slack-Lining,Afghan TV soap

Shukri al-Assouli - survived Malta shipwreck that killed hundreds; Levison Wood - I walked the Nile; Munjed Al Muderis - forced to flee Iraq after refusing to mutilate deserters; Trudi Ann Tierney - Australian Queen of Afghan Soaps; Caio Salomão - Brazilian high liner; TV's Judge Judy - how to negotiate a multi million dollar fee.

Outlook: Shukri al-Assouli Malta shipwreck survivor

Shukri al-Assouli - survived Malta shipwreck that killed hundreds; Ravi Singh - from mobile phone salesman to humanitarian; Concetta Antico - artist with superhuman vision; Toni Morrison -Nobel Prize winning author; Caio Salomão - Brasilian high liner.

Outlook: Judge Judy: How I became a TV star

Judge Judy: Handing out justice on TV; Jessa Balote: from slums to ballet dancer in the Philippines; Levison Wood: I walked the Nile; Ennio Morricone: On composing the most famous film scores in Hollywood.

Outlook: Australian Queen of Afghan Soaps

Trudi Ann Tierney - Australian Queen of Afghan Soaps; Fadel Barro - co-founder of Senegal's Y'en a Marre collective; Tsuki Ayano - artist re-populating Japanese village with human-sized dolls.

Outlook: Iraqi Doctor Ordered to Maim Deserters

Munjed Al Muderis: Forced to flee Iraq after refusing to mutilate deserters; Dickon Stone: Making music with bugs; James Ellroy: crime writer; Alaa: The catman of Aleppo.

Outlook Weekend: Best of Outlook 2014 - Conflict

Born under fire in the Mumbai attacks; Surviving Hiroshima and learning to forgive; Somali man reunited with his daughter after 14 years; Pakistan's polio angel; the former child soldier from Rwanda adopted by actors Emma Thompson and Greg Wise.

Outlook: A Family of Fighters for Human Rights

Pakistani activist family Gulalai and Saba Ismail and their father Muhammad; American singer Donny Osmond

Outlook: Syrian Painter: "War Changed My Art"

Syrian artist in exile; "Iron nun" on the run; young Afghans taking on corruption; the son who found his late father's secret children; the man who can make music out of vegetables.

Outlook: Big Eyes Art Fraud: My Story

The artist Margaret Keane, whose husband took credit for her Big Eye portraits; the Syrian woman who fled and became an award-winning cheese maker; Kyung Wha Chung, the celebrated South Korean violinist

Outlook: I got an infection and lost my limbs

The man who caught a cold and lost his limbs; South African township tourism by bike; award wining Ghanaian actress; "singing" graphs for blind maths students.

Outlook: Best of Outlook 2014 - Animal Stories

The people who've faced a wild Bengal tiger and survived to tell the tale; the woman who opened her home in Suriname to scores of sloths; working to protect the Lear's Macaw in Brazil; the pilot who rescued a baby elephant in his light plane; adopting orphan gorillas in the DRC; swimming with sperm whales.