348 - China Bans Pooh!

August 14, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an extraordinary story from China with reports detailing that a new movie centred around the character of Winnie the Pooh will be banned. The new film, which reintroduces Pooh to his grown up owner Christopher Robin, has just been released around the world, but it seems that it will not be available in China. Yet this is not the first time the bear has been banned. Why has China banned Winnie-the-Pooh? What happens next?
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August 14, 2018
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347 - Sweden’s Crown Jewels Nabbed!

August 03, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a daring jewelry heist of some of Sweden’s royal jewels from a cathedral in the country’s capital of Stockholm. Two thieves organised a lightening raid on a cathedral that held some of the funeral regalia of Sweden’s King Charles IX. In front of amazed witnesses the thieves broke a glass cabinet inside the cathedral before escaping my motorboat. What jewels were stolen? How did the thieves pull off the theft?
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August 03, 2018
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346 - Eunuch Bodyguards on Duty

July 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a remarkable story from India. Bihar State, located in the north-east of the country and the third largest by population in India has decided to implement a policy to help protect vulnerable girls and women in the state. How will they do this? Well, Bihar State has decided to hire eunuchs as security guards in women's homes operated by the state. Why have they decided to do this? What are the ramifications?
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July 27, 2018
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345 - The Scorpion Invasion!

July 20, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on scary news from Brazil where a huge increase in the number of people being stung by scorpions in towns and cities have been reported. Brazil is home to four of the deadliest scorpion species in the world and one type in particular has been found living and breeding in urban areas around the country. What kind of scorpions are they? What kind of danger do they pose to humans? How is Brazil trying to stop the scorpions?...
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July 20, 2018
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344 - Are you Afraid of Friday 13th?

July 13, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on something a little bit different from our usual news stories from somewhere around the world. This week our podcast centres on a date, the date this podcast will be released on – Friday 13th. We will explore why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky and what mysterious events have occurred on this date through history. So, if you are a little bit superstitious – don’t’ worry because in this podcast...
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July 13, 2018
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