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Wechat No.13688 Space Crash

In June 1997 a resupply vessel crashed into the Mir space station. It was worst collision in the history of space flight and it sent Mir spinning out of control. Michael Foale was one of the three astronauts on board who had to try to…

Wechat No.13657 Housekeeper Makes History on Everest

Lhakpa Sherpa from Nepal works as a housekeeper in the US. But she has an extraordinary secret: she has climbed Everest more times than any other woman. She recently reached the summit for a seventh time. Erick Karangwa was a refugee from Rwanda working as…

Wechat No.13585 EU Referendum Special

The view from Brussels; Australia army abuse; India launches 20 satellites (Photo credit: EPA) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.13566 The German View of Brexit

We hear from Berlin one day ahead of Britain s Brexit referendum. What would a British exit from the EU mean for Germans and the region s largest economy? We hear from Dr Alexander Gauland, the head of the AfD group in the Brandenburg state…

Wechat No.13391 Manto: Uncovering Pakistan

Sa’adat Hassan Manto was a writer who confronted social taboos in Indio-Pakistani society. Even though he died in 1955, an alcoholic and penniless, his work still speaks to 21st Century Pakistan. As a film and radio script writer, a journalist and most significantly as short…

Wechat No.13344 Leave And Remain Clash In UK-EU TV Debate

Voters in the UK now have little time left to make up their minds in how to vote in the referendum on Britain s membership of the European Union. Leading figures on either side have been putting forward their arguments in the biggest live television…

Wechat No.13305 Wall Street Update 21/6/16

Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey on the day s trading. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published