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Wechat No.528 Genetics and Educational Attainment

The biggest study of the relationship between genes and educational attainment – in this case, basically the measure of how long you stay in education – has been published this week. A huge number of environmental factors influence this trait, but genes also play a…

Wechat No.527 Should Refugee Camps Be Closed Down?

David Miliband calls for closing of refugee camps; FIFA audit chief resigns; Eiffel Tower sings (Photo description: Dadaab refugee camp, the world s largest refugee camp. Credit: Reuters) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.526 Benitez says he is open to Newcastle challenge

Caroline Barker rounds up the day s football news as Rafa Benitez reveals he could continue as Newcastle manager next season. There is also reaction to Hull s 3-0 win against Derby in their Championship play-off semi-final, and Arsenal s victory over Chelsea in the…

Wechat No.525 Erik Satie at 150

Tom Service re-appraises Erik Satie, the man and his music, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Satie was an eccentric figure in Paris: the velvet gentleman with identical suits, who lived in a cramped cupboard in Montmartre before moving to the suburbs in Arcueil….

Wechat No.524 Boxing Let me Shine a Light on Child Abuse

We hear the powerfully moving story of former British welterweight boxing champion Kevin Lueshing. His formative years growing up in South London were dominated by physical and sexual abuse, but it was boxing that saved him and allowed him to shine a light on abuse….

Wechat No.523 Weekend Extra

Migrants return to Turkey voluntarily; Berlusconi still the pulling strings in Italy; Reformed art forger; Importance of school architecture Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.522 Argentina Corruption Charges

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been indicted over accusations that she oversaw irregularities in the central bank s sale of dollars in the futures market. The number of migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey has fallen dramatically…as Ankara tightens the border, but elsewhere in…

Wechat No.520 Pfizer ends supply of execution drugs

Last major firm to block drugs for lethal injection, Senegalese diplomat named as first female FIFA chief, Czechs mark 700th anniversary of Charles IV s birth, Did Donald Trump pretend to be his own publicist? Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC…

Wechat No.518 Mediterranean Migrants

The EU-Libya anti-smuggling mission has been criticised by a UK House of Lords report; Thousands attend the funeral of Hezbollah leader Mustafa Badreddine; Dung beetles navigate by the stars. (Picture: Migrants arrive on the Italian coastguard vessel Peluso in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta; Credit:…

Wechat No.517 Waddle: John Terry is still a big asset to Chelsea

Will Perry brings you the news that Chelsea captain John Terry is considering whether to accept a “different role” at the club after being offered a new one-year deal. We also round-up the Championship play-off semi-final action between Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton. Direct Link: Cdn…