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Wechat No.10253 The Eruption of Mount Pinatubo

On 15 June 1991 one of the largest volcanic eruptions of recent times occurred at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The volcano had been dormant for over 600 years. The eruption produced high-speed avalanches of hot ash and gas, giant mudflows, and a cloud of…

Wechat No.10247 Seattle s $15 Minimum Wage

Edwin Lane reports from Seattle – the first major city in the United States to introduce a $15 minimum wage. Union leader David Rolf explains how it came about, and why the Fight for 15 campaign has spread across the US. Jacob Vigdor from the…

Wechat No.10109 Black, White and Beethoven

Britain s music scene today is a rich, multi-cultural feast that draws on talent from all corners of society. Unless, that is, your passion is classical music. In Britain, and across Europe, performers, composers, teachers and institutions remain resolutely, predominantly white. Why should this be,…

Wechat No.10069 US Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules

A US Federal Appeals Court has upheld the US government s so-called “net neutrality” rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. We get reaction from the Federal Communications Commission official who was in charge of defending the government s case….

Wechat No.10005 Ronaldo will never be an all-time great

Kelly Cates, Chris Waddle and journalist Guillem Balague bring you reaction as Iceland earn a memorable point on their European Championship debut, holding Portugal to a 1-1 draw in Group F. There is plenty to talk about post-match, and one fan is not happy with…

Wechat No.10003 Wall Street update

US Court of Appeal upholds net neutrality. Plus Wall Street wobbles on Brexit fears. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.9992 Obama and Trump clash over Orlando shooting

More on Orlando shooting; Russia faces Euro disqualification; Diving to a sunken ship (Photo: Orlando gunman Omar Mateen. Credit: AFP PHOTO / MYSPACE.COM) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.9986 Day at the European Paliament

We are live at the European Parliament hearing from young people about what the EU means to them, How do they think the European Union should be dealing with issues like migration and European economies? And with the British EU referendum just days away, how…

Wechat No.9984 German Government Bond Yields Turn Negative

For the first time in history the yield on German government debt is below zero. We have analysis of why investors are now paying for the privilege of owning 10-year bunds, rather than being paid, from BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed, and Holger Schmieding, chief…