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Wechat No.688 EgyptAir 804 — Debris Found

Hunt continues for wreckage of MS804; a Syrian Christian from Aleppo on supporting Syria s legitimate government; the glory days of punk Picture: A screen grab taken from a handout video obtained from the Egyptian Defence Ministry on 20 May 2016 shows Egyptian Navy engaged…

Wechat No.686 Romany Gypsy Women; Rose Tremain

Today Rose Tremain s latest novel, The Gustav Sonata, is published. Her writing career spans more than forty years – her first novel appeared in 1976 – her fiction has been published in 30 countries. Shortlisted for the Booker, she has won many prizes, including…

Wechat No.685 Egypt Says Debris of Missing Plane Found

Boko Haram captives freed; Flying robot insects; How Mexico s machismo culture fuels violence. (Photo: EgyptAir planes on the tarmac of Cairo International Airport, 30 September 2015. Credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30…

Wechat No.683 Post Ebola Corruption

We examine a shocking corruption scandal: how millions of dollars earmarked to help the survivors of Sierra Leone s lethal Ebola outbreak may have been stolen by government officials. As well as the thousands who lost their lives, millions more have lost their livelihoods in…

Wechat No.681 Post Ebola Corruption

We examine a shocking corruption scandal: how millions of dollars earmarked to help the survivors of Sierra Leone s lethal Ebola outbreak may have been stolen by government officials. As well as the thousands who lost their lives, millions more have lost their livelihoods in…

Wechat No.680 Kia Ora: Maori Rights Breakthrough

In 1984, Naida Glavish, a New Zealand telephone operator became famous for greeting customers in her native Maori language. Instead of “good morning” she insisted on saying “Kia Ora”. The New Zealand prime minister supported her, and two years later Maori became an official language…

Wechat No.642 EgyptAir Flight Mystery Investigated

The fate of EgyptAir flight MS804 is still a mystery – nearly 24 hours after the plane went missing over the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo. The plane had just left the control of Greek air traffic control and entered Egyptian air…

Wechat No.640 Wall Street Update

Minutes of the latest meeting of policymakers at the US central bank have got investors thinking that another rise in American interest rates could be on the cards for June. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days…