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Wechat No.587 Christine Lagarde; Decriminalising abortion; Fell running

Jenni Murray interviews the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde The Royal College of Midwives has recently expressed their belief that abortion should be removed from the scope of the criminal law. Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the RCM discusses this with…

Wechat No.586 Trump, Fox s Kelly Square Off Again

Albania s long history of migration; Integrating refugees in Finland; Should Britain decriminalise late stage abortions? (Photos: Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Credit: Getty Images) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days…

Wechat No.585 Elements: Potassium

Potash plumps up fruit, vegetables and grains, and the potassium it contains is an essential nutrient. Yet India is completely dependent on imports of this critical fertiliser to feed its population. Presenter Justin Rowlatt visits a farm on the Ganges plains to see how this…

Wechat No.582 The Sprung Floor

The dancer, Dane Hurst, has bought a former Rambert Company dance floor (deep, protective, roll out vinyl) to take back to his home in South Africa, for under-privileged kids to dance on. Modern Dance is like a magic carpet. It transported young Dane out of…

Wechat No.581 US 9/11 Bill Passes Despite Saudi Threats

The US Senate has passed a bill that could allow the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Senators approved the legislation — called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act — despite opposition from the White House….

Wechat No.579 Wall Street Update

Stocks were slightly down today on Wall Street – Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading tells us why. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.578 Rooney: We don t deserve a Champions League spot

Alistair Bruce-Ball brings you reaction as Manchester United clinch a Europa League group spot by beating Bournemouth 3-1 in their rearranged Premier League match. We also round-up the Championship play-off second leg action where Hull saw off a spirited challenge from Derby, plus look ahead…

Wechat No.577 Aleppo Photographer

Covering Syrian war with a camera; People-smuggling profiteers; Magic mushrooms & depression. Photograph shows a Syrian boy is comforted as he cries next to the body of a relative who died in a reported airstrike in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Credit: Karam al-Masri/AFP) Direct…

Wechat No.576 17/05/2016

Pat is distracted, and there is an awkward moment at The Bull. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published