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Wechat No.29091 Juan Gabriel Vasquez – The Sound of Things Falling

This month we’re talking to acclaimed Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez about his dark and compelling novel The Sound of Things Falling. Vasquez explores the recent tortured history of his home country through a complex interweaving of personal stories and confronts the disastrous consequences of…

Wechat No.29032 Plough Your Own Furrow?

The British people have voted to quit the European Union. That would leave the UK once again in charge of its own agricultural and fisheries policy – so what should that future look like? Could we see a return to the Cod Wars, where countries…

Wechat No.28915 Weekend Extra

The constitutional mechanics of Brexit; 100 days of democratic rule in Myanmar; Lionel Messi retires from international football Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.28914 The Battle of the Somme

First-hand accounts from the BBC archive of the horrific WW1 battle, plus forced sterilisation in Peru, London s Great Plague of 1665, Ukraine s wartime ultra-nationalists and the US river that caught fire. Photo: British soldiers advance during the Battle of the Somme, September 1916…

Wechat No.28651 Caine Prize Short Stories

The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer of a short story published in English. Ahead of the announcement of this year’s winner, we’ve invited each of the 5 shortlisted authors to share their work, insights into their writing processes…

Wechat No.28448 Bale: We always believed we could go this far

Mark Chapman brings you reaction to Wales 3-1 victory over Belgium at Euro 2016 which saw them reach the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time. Former Wales internationals Dean Saunders, Kevin Ratcliffe and Robbie Savage react to a historic day for Welsh…

Wechat No.28436 Bangladesh Shooting

Hostage crisis in Dhaka; Russian hurdler seeks neutral competing; Battle of the Somme. Photograph shows people helping an unidentified injured person after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. (Credit: Associated Press) Direct…