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February 01, 2019
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364 - Colour-coded Buildings?

January 26, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast, the second in January 2019, examines a decree by one North African president who is demanding that his country adopt a unified colour scheme for all its buildings. The idea is simple – to make the country’s homes, offices, schools and factories look more ascetically pleasing. Like many countries around the world Egypt’s buildings have been built in different decades, styles and materials. This has resulted, according to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, in an uncivilised vista. What colours will the buildings be painted? How will it work?
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361 - 24 hrs, 160km, 7,000m & 3,000 Obstacles!

December 14, 2018


This week's ENW podcast reports on an epic race held in Iceland than pushes athletes to the very limit of physical endurance. In one race, a competitor will have to complete 160 km through forests, rivers and muddy fields. This route also includes 7,000 metres of climbing and 3,000 obstacles to clamber over in Iceland in December! One more thing – there are no breaks! So why do ultra-athletes and even amateur runners take part?
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December 14, 2018
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360 - Should Museum Artefacts be Returned?

December 08, 2018


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a controversial subject – should artefacts in famous museums be returned to the places they were originally taken from? A delegation from Easter Island has appealed for the return of several statues that they claimed were illegally removed and are now on display in museums across the world. The islanders’ claim is part of a wider debate over whether museums should return artefacts to their country of origin. What will happen with the Easter Island statues? Will they be returned? Should they be returned?
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December 08, 2018
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356 - Controversy Hovers over World’s Tallest Statue

November 02, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the unveiling of the world's tallest statue in northern India. The 182m giant commemorates one of India's independence leaders and is an incredible 50 metres taller than the next highest statue. The Statue of Unity is the newest in a seemingly competitive building race involving China and India over who can build the world's tallest statue. What is the response to the statue? Are all Indians pleased to have the world's tallest statue?
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November 02, 2018
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355 - The Only $7 Banknote in the World!

October 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the country in the world that issues a $7 banknote. At first this might seem a bit different, but when Zimbabwe once had a $100 trillion banknote then perhaps it isn't that strange! So which country has issued this unusual banknote? The Pacific Island nation of Fiji. The reason that Fiji has issued this unique denomination is not because they are trying to be different – but to celebrate something that Fiji is the best in the world at!
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October 27, 2018
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