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Wechat No.595 18/05/2016

Lilian and Jennifer are party planning, and Eddie and Joe drum up trade. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.594 18/05/2016 GMT

The BBC news programme where you set the agenda. Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.592 US Hits China With New Steel Import Duties

China has reacted angrily to the imposition of a 522% US tariff on cold-rolled steel. Steel analyst Peter Brennan from S&P Global Platts fills us in on the likely impact of the row. Also in the programme, there are protests in Nigeria as its cash-strapped…

Wechat No.591 Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores missing

Venezuela braced for anti-Maduro protests, Suzuki admits flawed fuel tests, On board the world s largest cruise ship Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.590 Venezuela opposition takes to the streets

The army has been deployed in the Venezuelan capital as opposition activists protest against a state of emergency imposed by the president, Nicolas Maduro; One of the 276 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria in 2014 has been found; A New Zealand…

Wechat No.589 Archaeologist… and stand-up comedian

Ella Al-Shamahi is a paleoanthropologist and Neanderthal expert, who is also a stand-up comedian. Ella specialises in cave digs in hostile environments. She was planning her own excavation project to Yemen last year, but a few days before she arrived, war broke out. Matthew Bannister…

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…