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Wechat No.155247 French Aid Workers Killed in Syria

Anoushka Shankar finishes her father s opera; Protests turn violent in North Carolina; Iraqi PM confident Mosul will be taken (Photo: A damaged humanitarian aid truck in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of Aleppo, 20 September 2016, the morning after an…

Wechat No.154945 Domestic Violence in Brazil

In September 2006 ground-breaking legislation came into effect in Brazil that for the first time recognised different forms of domestic violence. The “Maria da Penha” law was named after a women s rights activist who was left paraplegic by her abusive husband. Mike Lanchin has…

Wechat No.154885 Elements: Gold

Why do we value this practically useless metal so highly? And does it bring out the worst in human nature? Justin Rowlatt hears both sides of this age-old argument. Swiss investor and gold enthusiast Marc Faber explains why he keeps gold bars tucked away at…

Wechat No.154218 Blind Man Roams the Globe: Rio

When Peter White jets, sails or walks into a new city, it is the sounds, not the sights, which assail him. He sets off to Rio on the eve of the Paralympics. In Rio he finds a city poised with excitement as the Paralympics are…

Wechat No.153910 Obama Hosts Migration Crisis Summit

President Obama is hosting a summit in New York on the global migration crisis – with a stated goal of increasing humanitarian funds by a third and doubling the number of refugees being resettled. Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva is an associate professor at the Centre on…

Wechat No.153702 Fabregas still one of the worlds best

Cesc Fabregas fires Chelsea into the EFL Cup fourth round with a 4-2 win over Leicester. We also round-up the other ties, which saw both Everton and Bournemouth knocked out by lower league opposition. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link:…