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Wechat No.207455 Wall Street Update

Alex Ritson gets the latest on the day s trading on Wall Street where the Dow Jones ended the day down 0.2 per cent at 18,170. His guest is Cary Leahey of Decision Economics. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link:…

Wechat No.207445 Belgians break CETA deadlock

Wallonia in Belgium has lifted its blockade on the CETA trade deal between the EU and Canada. CETA had been seven years in the making and that had been approved by twenty-seven of the twenty-eight members of the EU. We talk to Trade Campaigner at…

Wechat No.207444 27/10/2016

Helen doubts her actions, and Kate delegates all responsibility. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.207091 How do you read your news?

Free, digital news is threatening traditional newspapers. Sophie and Neil discuss the pros and cons of news in print Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.206988 John Dalton

The scientist John Dalton was born in North England in 1766. Although he came from a relatively poor Quaker family, he managed to become one of the most celebrated scientists of his age. Through his work, he helped to establish Manchester as a place where…

Wechat No.206760 Dying for Cocaine

The world of Pablo Escobar, one of the world’s most infamous drug traffickers, is dramatised in the Netflix TV drama series Narcos. We find out the truth behind the series’ claim about the number of deaths involved in Colombia’s drug trade. A taxi driver’s political…

Wechat No.206364 Diamonds from Land, Sea and Air

Stones aren t just dug up out of the ground anymore – increasingly they re also grown out of thin air and dredged from the bottom of the sea. Presenter Ed Butler visits the workshop of innovative jewellers 77 Diamonds at a secret location in…

Wechat No.205349 Wall Street Update

Alex Ritson on the day s trading in the US, where the Dow Jones ended the day up 0.2 per cent at 18,199. His guest is Doug McIntyre of financial news site 24/7 Wall Street. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC…

Wechat No.205348 Tasers’ Effect on the Mind

Tasers are used by police to immobilise people by in violent or potentially violent situations. They inflict physical agony, but what about their effect on the mind? A remarkable number of students volunteered to be tasered in the name of research –significantly reducing their cognitive…

Wechat No.205347 EFL Cup preview

Bill Rice and former Manchester United striker Danny Webber preview tonight s EFL Cup tie against Manchester City and ask does manager Jose Mourinho have the right approach. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published