259 - Snubs & Hugs in Rio

August 19, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on two contrasting incidents that show the sportsmanship in both its best and worst lights. Firstly on the judo mat an Egyptian competitor refused to shake the hand of his opponent. Whilst on the running track a New Zealand 5km runner helped a fellow athlete mid-race after she had fallen injured to the ground. What were the reasons behind these events in Rio?
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August 19, 2016
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258 - £93m, €110m or ¥12bn

August 13, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the most expensive football (soccer) transfer in history. Manchester United the most successful team in England have signed French midfielder Paul Pogba from Italian giants Juventus for $120m. What is even more surprising is that Pogba was originally a Manchester United youth team player and left the club in 2012 for a fee of just $1.4m. Why is this such an interesting story?
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August 13, 2016
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257 - Disarm the Smartphone!

August 06, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a symbolic gesture that will see a popular emoji character changed forever. Apple, maker of the iPhone, has decided to replace the black and grey pistol emoji with a green water gun. The Californian based company has followed its great rival Microsoft by deleting the pistol emoji character. Why has Apple done this? What has been the reaction to this news?
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August 06, 2016
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256 - 54 (Fifty-four)

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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