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Wechat No.158591 The Curious Story of Mary Toft

In September 1726, a Surrey woman called Mary Toft claimed to be giving birth to rabbits. The case became a sensation which gripped Georgian England – but the real story may have been much darker. Witness hears eye-witness accounts from the time, and historian Karen…

Wechat No.157688 Egyptian migrants rescued

The Egyptian authorities have arrested four members of the crew of the boat carrying migrants that sank off the coast of Egypt. Survivors say there were about 550 people on board when the vessel capsized. Internet company Yahoo has confirmed hackers stole information from about…

Wechat No.157550 Syrian army announces Aleppo offensive

Syrian army announces new offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo / Attack on Yahoo hit half a billion users / The Tate Modern and a very British argument about net curtains Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days…

Wechat No.157543 Collymore: Footballers are milked like cows

Stan Collymore joins Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the latest allegations surrounding Jack Grealish s social life. Plus, reaction to newspaper reports that Ryan Giggs could be set to take over at Swansea City. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired…

Wechat No.157542 Aleppo s Worst Day of Bombing

An Aleppo resident describes his city as “hell”; white supremacist power in Montana; Italy s politics of the packed lunch (Picture: A woman reacts in a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 21, 2016. Credit: REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail)…

Wechat No.157536 Zeno s Paradoxes

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic philosopher from c490-430 BC whose paradoxes were described by Bertrand Russell as “immeasurably subtle and profound.” The best known argue against motion, such as that of an arrow in flight which is at a series…

Wechat No.157535 22/09/2016

Emma offloads her worries to Peggy, and the quest for Flower and Produce Show success begins. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.157533 Penicillin: breaking the mould

Alice and Neil discuss penicillin, the so-called wonder drug discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.157532 22/09/2016

Emma offloads her worries to Peggy, and the quest for Flower and Produce Show success begins. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published