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Wechat No.11563 Russia Olympics ban remains

The IAAF maintains its ban on Russian athletes competing internationally, including at the Rio Olympics; An Auschwitz survivor reacts to the sentencing of a former Nazi guard at the death camp; Politicians and Syrian campaigners on the killing of British MP Jo Cox. Direct Link:…

Wechat No.11531 17/06/2016

Reality hits home for the Grundys, and Helen has a moment of happiness. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.11520 Russian Athletes at Olympics?

World athletics rules on Russia s doping scandal; will they let Russian athletes compete at Rio? Plus the debate over politicians security in the wake of a British MP s murder. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30…

Wechat No.11509 Missing Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks

Being a book-seller isn t usually a high risk occupation. But that seems to have changed in recent months in Hong Kong. Five Hong Kong book-sellers disappeared, ultimately finding themselves imprisoned and interrogated by the authorities in mainland China. Four have now been released –…

Wechat No.11496 The Launch of the Moral Majority

The launch of the Moral Majority in the USA, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, the fall of Paris to the Germans in 1940 and TV arrives in Bhutan – but not until 1999! (Photo: Ronald Reagan with Richard Viguerie in Atlanta, Georgia, 1975, courtesy of…

Wechat No.11470 Iraqi forces retake Fallujah city hall

US diplomats urge Syria military action, Life sentences over 2002 India massacre, Scientists launch Atlantic Ocean mission Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.11445 Fallujah Frontline

The Iraqi military says it s recaptured the main government buildings in the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group; British MPs pay tribute to their murdered colleague and express concern about their own safety; The international aid agency, Médecins Sans Frontières says it…

Wechat No.11404 The Fall of Paris

In June 1940, German forces, having swept across Belgium and Holland, and into France, were closing in on Paris. In the face of the German army, millions of French, Dutch and Belgians had taken to the roads in one of the biggest exoduses of people…

Wechat No.11362 Takeover week: Guest Editor Angelina Jolie Pitt

Guest editor Angelina Jolie Pitt brings her focus to health in refugee camps. How do women cope with something like a difficult pregnancy or everyday conditions like asthma? We hear from Esther Nyambu, who works in emergency reproductive health with the IRC (International Rescue Committee),…

Wechat No.11332 Tributes Paid to Killed British MP Jo Cox

Obama wrong not to intervene in Syria; Hunting the last wartime Nazis in Germany; What makes kimchi special? (Photo: Flowers surround a picture of Jo Cox during a vigil in London s Parliament Square Credit: EPA) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original…