317 - The Most Visited City

November 17, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reveals the results of the most visited city in the world – by foreign tourists. The winning city has for the 9th time come out ahead of all other global metropolis with more than 26m tourists stopping by in 2016. Why did this city top the list again? Which other cities have made the list? Did any Japanese cities sneak into the top ten?

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November 17, 2017
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316 - Stolen Shipwrecks!

November 10, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on troubling news from the South China Sea where World War II shipwrecks from countries including the UK, USA, Australia, Netherlands and Japan are being raided. Almost all of these ships contain the remains of naval servicemen and as such are designated as war graves. Why are these shipwrecks being raided? How many have been stripped? What will happen next?

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November 10, 2017
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315 - Too Many Holes in the Wall?

November 03, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a story from very close to our hometown in north-east England! One of the country's most well-known cultural landmarks and a UNESCO WHS is in trouble of falling down. Hadrian's Wall a nearly 2,000 year-old stone wall which used to dissect England from east to west is suffering from having too many overseas visitors. What will happen next? Can the wall being saved?

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November 03, 2017
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313 - Hysterical Mob Attacks Vampires!

October 28, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on disturbing news from southeast Africa where a spate of attacks on people suspected of being vampires have led to nine deaths. The attacks by groups of over 100 people have been occurring over the last two months across Malawi, an impoverished African country. Why are the people being attacked? Why are these people being suspected of being vampires?

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October 28, 2017
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312 - Viking Revelation!

October 20, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a fascinating discovery from Sweden that could alter Viking history. Garments recovered from 9th and 10th Century Viking graves have revealed Arabic writing – including the words 'Allah' and 'Ali' embroidered on some of them. Researchers from a Swedish University claim this is the first time such discoveries have been found. What does this mean? Why is this interesting?

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October 20, 2017
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