271 - Hero or Tyrant..?

December 02, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the death and legacy of one of the 20th Century's most important figures – Fidel Castro. The Cuban revolutionary leader, and former president, has died aged 91 years-old. Since his death was announced, debate over Castro's legacy has raged amongst Cubans at home and in exile, as well as world leaders around the world. In death why is Fidel Castro so controversial?

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December 02, 2016
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270 - A Very Dangerous School Run!

November 25, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on how the most dangerous school run in the world has become a littler safer for school children. Twice a month children from as young as 4 years old in Atuler, China have to climb an 800m cliff to get to and from school. Until this week, the only way up / down the mountain was an ancient wooden ladder. What has happened to make their commute a bit easier?

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November 25, 2016
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269 - Gridlocked in Africa

November 18, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the rising problem of air pollution and traffic congestion in Africa. Focusing on the Ghanaian capital city of Accra, one of the most gridlocked cities in the world. What plans are in place to combat exhaust emissions and ease traffic congestion in the West African metropolis?

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November 18, 2016
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268 - Trump Triumphant

November 13, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a momentous moment in the United States as the most powerful democracy on Earth elects a man with no political experience. In a surprising election result, Donald Trump a New York born businessman defeated former First Lady, Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. How did this happen?

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November 13, 2016
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267 - Japanese Icon - A Bad Influence?

November 06, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the worrying news from India and Pakistan for one of Japan’s most iconic animated characters – Doraemon. The blue robotic-cat is being blamed in these South Asian nations as having a bad influence on young Indian and Pakistani children. There have even been calls to ban the character from India and Pakistan! Why is Doraemon causing such a big fuss?

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November 06, 2016
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