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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…

Wechat No.561 Rebel Song Journey

On the last days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, in 2009, surviving in a bunker with what was left of his family, the only thing Santhan wanted to do was to sing. He lost his son and daughter in a shell attack. The…

Wechat No.560 Game On – Infinity ends, Battleborn begins

Disney Infinity s end discussed and Battleborn explored. Gearbox s Randy Varnell interviewed and Jon Denton from Eurogamer joins Adam to talk about their MOBA-FPS hybrid. And Disney s Infinity is, it turns out, finite. The Wall Street Journal s Disney watcher, Ben Fritz and…

Wechat No.559 Warren Buffett reveals $1bn Apple stake

The billionaire investor Warren Buffett has revealed that his investment firm has bought a $1bn stake in the technology firm Apple. Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a holding of 9.81 million shares in the iPhone maker in a regulatory filing. Larry Magid, a technology journalist in the…