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Wechat No.714 21/05/2016

Georgie Ainslie plays host as her guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for nonsense and lack of conviction in answers. The top two panellists go head…

Wechat No.713 The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

French forces surrender in Vietnam after the battle of Dien Bien Phu, signalling the end of French colonialism in Indochina. Plus, Marcus Garvey s black nationalism; the filming of Citizen Kane; Maori rights; and the 1968 riots in Paris. (Photo: a French military Red Cross…

Wechat No.710 Fish Fight

Fish are a vital source of protein around the world, but there are ever more fishermen chasing ever fewer fish. Most wild fisheries are at, or near, breaking point and it is estimated up to a third of all fish are caught illegally, feeding an…

Wechat No.708 Weekend Extra

Nigerian army claims rescue of women and children held by Boko Haram; Fighting drug-resistant infections; Man Booker winner Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.705 Speaking Up and Uncovering Secrets

Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine with her song 1944, about the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars. She reveals why it was important to her to tell this little known story in Ukraine, and the reason she cannot visit her parents in Crimea….

Wechat No.703 EgyptAir: Smoke detected Inside Cabin Before Crash

Greek and Egyptian searchers say they have found remains from the crashed Egyptair plane that disappeared on Thursday. Now, reports of smoke inside the cabin are emerging as the investigation continues into the disaster, in which 66 people lost their lives. Although the cause remains…

Wechat No.701 AM: Zika detected in Africa

The search for the EgyptAir airliner s flight recorders / Uber joins race to develop driverless cars / Science on young clumsiness Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.699 Wall Street Update

Market analysis from Jay Morelock at FTN Financial and a profile of Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published