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Wechat No.570 PM: World powers discuss Syria truce

Top Chinese leader visits Hong Kong, Taseer describes Pakistan kidnapping, Thailand to close island to tourists Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.569 My Mission to Unite Somali Clans

Adam Matan left Somalia to escape the clan violence that split his community, but when he arrived in London he found the same divisions in the Somali community there. Now, as founder of the Anti-Tribalism Movement in London, he campaigns against clan conflict wherever he…

Wechat No.568 Turkish MPs Debate Contraversial Bill

Reform of parliamentary immunity debated in Turkey; Released hostage recounts 4 years in captivity; Bob Dylan s electric legacy (Picture: Turkey s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Credit: AFP / Getty) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30…

Wechat No.567 Brix Smith Start, Tanya Byron, Maggie O Farrell

Brix Smith Start, former guitarist with The Fall, on her life, career and memoir The Rise, The Fall and The Rise. Does the lifestyle you share with your partner have a greater influence on your chance of becoming overweight than your upbringing? Clinical psychologist Professor…

Wechat No.566 Fresh Syria Peace Talks

The night Bob Dylan changed music; Child sex exploitation now “endemic”. (Image: International Syria meeting. Photo by EPA) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.564 Which Way for Oil and Gas?

There s been a recovery in the global oil price. We ask Total s chief executive, Patrick Pouyann√©, whether it will last. Also, Andreas Schierenbeck, chairman of ThyssenKrupp Elevators, tells us about a new kind of lift the company is developing that goes not only…

Wechat No.562 Marcus Garvey

In 1916 Marcus Garvey arrived in the US and began a movement for black pride. His dream was that black people would live independently of whites in a new empire in Africa. Photo: August 1922 Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the…