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Wechat No.189110 Iraq Troops Make Gains in Push on Mosul

A huge offensive has begun by the Iraqi government to recapture the city of Mosul. We find out how Iraq s economy is bearing up from Amar Karim, a journalist with Agence France Presse, based in Baghdad. Also in the programme, China has launched two…

Wechat No.189109 Iraq Troops Make Gains in Push on Mosul

A huge offensive has begun by the Iraqi government to recapture the city of Mosul. We find out how Iraq s economy is bearing up from Amar Karim, a journalist with Agence France Presse, based in Baghdad. Also in the programme, China has launched two…

Wechat No.188985 Saving Lives Via Video Link

Dr Maher Saqqur is originally from Damascus in Syria, but has lived in Canada for many years. He s a neurologist, who doesn t just treat patients where he lives, but also thousands of miles away in rebel-held eastern Aleppo – which has seen heavy…

Wechat No.188729 Antonyms

One good way of building vocabulary in English is to learn words with opposite meanings. We call a pair of words with opposite meanings antonyms Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.188574 Education in Liberia

War and the ebola epidemic have crushed Liberia s education system and the government has now called in private firms to fix it, among them Bridge International Academies, the largest operator of low-cost private schools in Africa. We hear from Pauline Vata, executive director of…

Wechat No.188367 Bugging the US Embassy in Moscow

In the mid 1980s the US discovered that the Soviets had hidden listening devices deep inside the walls of its new embassy building in Moscow, while it was still under construction. It sparked a trans-Atlantic row between the two super powers. President Reagan threatened to…

Wechat No.187098 16/10/2016

Rex is argumentative, and Alice wants to make amends. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.186557 Losing My Sight and Learning to Swim

Singer and broadcaster Mônica Vasconcelos is slowly losing her sight. As her vision gradually fades, she goes in search of people who may show her new possibilities – new ways of being. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in…

Wechat No.186480 Wrestling with God

David Baker is a practising and proud Jew. He is also gay and in the eyes of many of his fellow Jews the two cannot go together. He has had to wrestle with these two sides to his identity leading to many hours of praying…