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July 29, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new record for the hottest temperature experienced on Earth. This week in Kuwait, in the Middle East, the outpost of Mitribah in the north-west part of the country experienced temperatures never measured on the Earth's surface before. How hot was the weather? What caused this spike in temperature?
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July 29, 2016
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255 - Honour Killing Shock

July 22, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the serious topic of honour killings. Following the murder of Qandeel Baloch a Pakistani social media personality by a family member. Honour killings are carried out usually by male family members upon female family members who they deem to have brough disgrace upon their families. Why has Miss Balloch's death caused such a big controversy?
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July 22, 2016
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254 - Culture? Sport? Or Just Cruel?

July 15, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the controversial sport of bullfighting. The sport has once again been in the world news as this week saw the tragic death of a Spanish bullfighter during a contest in northern Spain. The bullfight was being broadcast live on Spanish TV when the bullfighter died. What was the reaction in Spain? What was the fall-out?

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July 15, 2016
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253 - No Timetable, No Grades, No Classes

July 08, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new type of schooling that has become very successful in Berlin, Germany. The school has not set syllabus, no daily timetable and the only subjects students must study are German, English and mathematics. For the rest of the schedule, the students choose what they want to study, when they want to study and for how long. Does this type of education really work?

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July 08, 2016
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252 - Burgers, Fries & Language Skills Please!

July 01, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a plan from one of Japan’s leading fast-food chains, Mos Burger to hire staff who can speak one of five foreign languages. The Japanese based company hopes that many foreign nationals, including overseas students will apply for the new part-time jobs. Which five languages do Mos Burger want? What are the reasons for this plan?

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July 01, 2016
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