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The Documentary Podcast

Afghanistan and me (Sat, 18 Sep 2021)
As Afghanistan reaches a turning point with American troops leaving the country, BBC Pashto presenter Sana Safi tells the story of how her own life has been intertwined with the fate of her country. She tells the story of what it was like for a child to survive in a country caught between the crosshairs of geopolitical conflict, of surviving religious fundamentalism, of growing up in a country without music or books. She describes how violence and conflict forced her family to move from Kandahar to Helmand, only to find themselves caught in the crossfire of a gun battle. How under Taliban rule she effectively became a prisoner in her own home. How the continuing decades of conflict brought tragedy to her own family – and how she could only find security by moving to the UK, where she suffered the pain of separation from her family and homeland.
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Dreams (Sat, 18 Sep 2021)
Can sticking to our dreams end up holding us back? Diane and her husband promised they would sell their home on retirement and travel the world. Sadly, he passed away before they could do that. Diane wants to carry on with that plan but the pandemic has made her realise the richness of her community and given her a sense that as she gets older she needs to make best use of the time she has. Perhaps she is wrong to turn her back on where she lives and what she has. Sister Dang Nghiem, a Buddhist Nun, offers gentle counsel and helps Diane towards a resolution. She discusses with the BBC's Sana Safi that the long-long dreams we hold may be found to actually be a distraction from what really matters.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Rich nations must increase climate support funds, says Boris Johnson (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
The UK prime minister says he is "increasingly frustrated" at support offered to poorer countries.
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SpaceX: Inspiration4 amateur astronauts return to Earth after three days (Sun, 19 Sep 2021)
The four amateur astronauts landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean after three days orbiting Earth.
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Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans (Fri, 17 Sep 2021)
Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.
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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Covid-19: Art project a lightning bolt of inspiration for lockdown shielders (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
The Southbank Centre asked thousands of vulnerable and isolated people to get creative in lockdown.
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John Challis: Why Serbians have soft spot for late Only Fools actor (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
Only Fools and Horses is hugely popular in Serbia, where tributes have been paid to John Challis.
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Sex Pistols at Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall films sell for £15k (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
The "only known footage" of two shows that inspired a generation of bands sells at auction.
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Higgs and Englert: winners of Nobel Prize for Physics

Alice Munro: nobel Prize in literature.

"Selfie"- word of the year

Words that should be banned- 

Eurozone crisis in graphics

The eternal Middle-East crisis. Israel-Gaza.

The exodus of Syrian people escaping the civil war

Spy-leaks:Snowden case

Football is not everything: Brazilians protest against World Cup and its high cost. 

Meteors crash in Russia

North African inmigrants crossing Spanish frontier in Melilla

Inflation of the universe proven fact: Dr. Kovac trying to prove Dr. Guth's hypothesis.

The World Wide Web is 25 years old!

Why did the Chinese show up no. 1 in education? 


Ebola epidemic

Malaysian plane shot in Ukraine

Ten years after, Rosetta probe meets a comet.

Rosetta: orbitting a comet.

Nobel for literature: French writer Patrick Modiano.

Nobel peace prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailas Satyarthi

Get further information about the protests asking for democracy taking place in Hong-Kong 

US citizens organize marches to protest against the brutality of security forces.

The rise of militant jihadists: ISIS

Some cities are removing "love locks" from their bridges on security terms.


Migrants in Europecausing cold frontiers 

The story of Google: the new Silicon Valley.

Svetlana Alexievich: Nobel Prize in Literature 2015.

Chemistry: Nobel Prize 2015

Neutrinos have mass! Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Paris attacks.

Zuckerberg gives away 99 % of his fortune to start a foundation which commemorates his daughter's birth.

22 things Donald Trump believes or claims to believe.

Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money....Can the world get richer and richer and richer and..?

Countries which want to become independent-

A girl threatened to be suspended from school for "unkempt hair".

Climate change: the fight against rising waters.


Latest news on Brexit.

Everything you want to know about Zika.

Pokémon Go craze!

Burkini ban in France divides people's minds.

Mars simulation crew is back on earth after a year.

How does it feel after a year in Mars?

Very good news for patients suffering for Alzheimer.

Health has become an obsession. Can we avoid going to the gym?

Smartphone batteries are exploding. What's the problem with lithium?

Bob Dylan: awarded with the Nobel Prize of Literature.

A hundred years later: the story of Mata Hari


Magaluz and the Brits

Charlie Gard and euthanasia

Usain Bolt: goodbye to athletics.

Catalan crisis.

North Korea:missiles threat

Me too: sexual harassment.

Houston: we've got a problem! Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma

Voyager: 40 years old!

Building a complete new world.