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Wechat No.172416 Fleeing Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen Mustafa was born with cerebral palsy, and for most of the first 16 years of her life had barely left her home in the Syrian city of Aleppo. When the war made life there too dangerous, Nujeen had to make the perilous journey to…

Wechat No.172405 Discourse markers: showing attitude

Fortunately, obviously, seriously, ideally. These words do a very useful job. How do we use them – and other phrases – to express our attitudes and ideas? Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.172286 Colombia Referendum: Voters Reject Farc Peace Deal

Italian anonymous author “unmasked”; Portraits from Turkey s post-coup purge; Funding French mosques (Picture: A woman looks distraught after hearing the referendum result, with her friend onlooking Credit: AFP) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after…

Wechat No.172227 Deutsche Bank in Trouble

Could the world be heading towards a new banking crisis? A massive fine facing Germany s Deutsche Bank might, some argue, be just the tip of the iceberg for the world s big banks, already struggling amidst tighter regulation and low interest rates. Stress tests…

Wechat No.172116 The Founding of Mensa

In 1946, Roland Berrill and Lancelot Ware were travelling on a train when they sparked up a conversation about intelligence testing. That chance encounter sparked the high IQ club, Mensa. Rachael Gillman speaks to the society s archivist Ian Fergus about those early days. Photo…

Wechat No.171461 Pleat: Spurs have opened up title race

Reaction from David Pleat, Kevin Kilbane and Trevor Sinclair to Sunday‚Äôs Premier League games. Tottenham inflict a first Premier League defeat on Pep Guardiola s Manchester City, Jose Mourinho praises his Manchester United following their draw with Stoke and there is a look at Arsenal…

Wechat No.171460 02/10/2016

Kaz has a visitor, and Rob wants to talk strategy. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.171145 The Sunday Feature: Vape Culture

Tim Smith went to meet vaping enthusiasts at a west London vape bar and reports on the medical community s divided opinion on this smoking alternative. (Photo of a man vaping by Tim Smith) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link:…

Wechat No.170798 Sushi Marriages

When a Sunni and a Shia Muslim in Britain tie the knot, this is sometimes jokingly referred to as a Sushi marriage. Such marriages are not uncommon but the wars in Syria and Iraq have led many Muslims in Britain to identify more strongly with…