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Wechat No.635 PM: EgyptAir jet disappears over Mediterranean Sea

Search underway for EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo, with 66 passengers on board, superbugs could kill more than cancer, Venezuela: a country in crisis Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.634 Passenger Plane Missing

Hunt for Egyptair flight MS804; Bloomberg on presidential race; The rise of superbugs. Photo: Egyptair Airbus 320. Credit: Reuters) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.629 Sam Lee: Reinventing Ancient Folk Songs

Sam Lee is a London-born folk singer who s become a guardian for the ancient songs of traveller communities in the British Isles. For 10 years, he s been gathering songs and stories which are in danger of dying out and recording new versions of…

Wechat No.627 The Muses

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Muses and their role in Greek mythology, when they were goddesses of poetry, song, music and dance: what the Greeks called mousike, the art of the Muses from which we derive our word music. While the number of Muses,…

Wechat No.623 EgyptAir Flight from Paris to Cairo Disappears

Ghana s illegal gold mines; Britain s identity in Europe; Sketching London s homeless people (Picture: Woman reporter files copy near to EgyptAir poster Credit: Reuters) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.619 Philanthropy s Big Giveaway

We look at the growing influence of the world of philanthropy in global giving. Statistics indicate philanthropy by super-rich individuals is greater than ever before. Some of the world s most wealthy, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, are pledging huge slices of their billions…

Dien Bien Phu

In 1954, French forces surrendered after a bloody 56 day siege of their base at Dien Bien Phu in the north of Vietnam. Their defeat by the communist independence movement, the Viet Minh, signaled the end of French colonial rule in Indochina. We hear from…

Wechat No.606 Ghana: The Obuasi Stand-Off

Illegal miners have invaded three Ghanaian gold mines in recent months. We visit the largest where some locals are claiming that the land is rightfully theirs. The multinational owners disagree, and are demanding the military force them off their concession. For its part, the government…