Archive for November of 2015

222 - Brussels Lockdown: Tweet Cat Photos!

November 27, 2015


This week's ENW reports on how people in the Belgian capital of Brussels have responded to severe security measures that has curtailed daily life. After the terrorists attacks on Paris on November 13th police arrested 16 people in Brussels and closed the city as they searched for more terrorists. How did the people of Brussels respond? They tweeted photos of their cats! Why...?
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November 27, 2015
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221 - G7 Manga Character Courts Controversy

November 20, 2015


Japanese manga is one of the country's most famous pop- culture exports. The colourful comic books cover topics as wide-ranging as elderly people, gender issues and blue robotic cats. Yet, manga has also been used to highlight controversial topics in Japanese society. Why has some manga characters become controversial?
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November 20, 2015
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220 - World Athletics in Meltdown!

November 13, 2015


The sport of athletics has been rocked this week by serious allegations against Russia, one of the sport’s most successful track and field countries. WADA – the organisation that monitors sport for drug-doping claims Russia has been operating a decades-long drug cheating programme. What does Russia say? What happens next?
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November 13, 2015
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219 - The Emotional Robot

November 06, 2015


Would you like to own or meet a robot that understands your emotions just by looking at you? Well, if you are then you should meet ‘Pepper’. This robot from Japan has become so popular since its launch in June that when 1,000 new Pepper’s were released this week - all of them sold out in less than 60 seconds. Why is Pepper special...?
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November 06, 2015
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