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Wechat No.186334 Outlook Weekend: Troubled Water

In 2013 Luca Parmitano spent five months onboard the International Space Station. He was carrying out a space walk outside the station to perform essential repairs when he realised something was wrong with his spacesuit. Water was leaking into his helmet. Soon he was at…

Wechat No.186297 Drilling the ‘Dinosaur Crater’

Scientists have obtained remarkable new insights into the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. They have been examining rock drilled from the Chicxulub Crater, made by a 15km-wide asteroid, dug out of what is now the Gulf of Mexico some 66 million years ago….

Wechat No.186289 Die Klassen: Waiting and Hoping

It is now a year since the German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw Germany’s borders open to thousands of stranded Syrian refugees. We follow five of them and for most it has been a year of uncertainty, a year of unending bureaucratic hurdles, and a year…

Wechat No.186235 15/10/2016

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two panellists go head to…

Wechat No.186209 Kristjan Jarvi, Viola Tunnard and Sally Beamish

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Including interviews with conductor Kristjan Jarvi and composer Sally Beamish, plus a tribute to forgotten pianist Viola Tunnard. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.186080 Should We All Be Vegans?

What would happen if we all became vegans? Veganism – cutting out animal products from your diet, and often your wardrobe – suddenly seems more mainstream than ever. It is attracting followers from Beyoncé to Al Gore, and there’s a new breed of vegan, too:…

Wechat No.186079 Chile Votes Against Pinochet

This week: Chile s referendum to end General Augusto Pinochet s brutal rule, a Russian dissident poet tells us how she resisted the KGB, the Spanish flu which killed millions after World War One, the last days of Lebanon s bitter civil war and the…

Wechat No.185949 Muhammad Ali on Stage, Iraq in 100 Years

Tina meets the American playwright Kemp Powers whose play One Night in Miami imagines what took place between Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X, the night Clay became world heavyweight champion at the age of 22 in 1964. Also in the programme, Iraqi writers…

Wechat No.185467 Wall St Update

The big US banks post better than expected results Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published