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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Militants: Six Reasons They Have Not Been Defeated
Ishaq Khalid | BBC News, Abuja - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

17 May 2021 – The phrase that Nigerian militant group Boko Haram had been “technically defeated” is ringing increasingly hollow.

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Scots Become Automatic Organ Donors under New Law
Joanne Macaulay | BBC Scotland News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

26 Mar 2021 -From today, it is presumed that people have consented to donation unless they have stated otherwise. Everyone in Scotland is now an automatic organ donor.

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Myanmar Coup: What Is Happening and Why?
Alice Cuddy | BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

2 Feb 2021 – Myanmar hit headlines around the world on Monday [1 Feb] when its military seized control. The country’s leader, [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi, and members of her party are thought to be under house arrest.

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US Blacklisting of Houthis ‘Could Tip Yemen into Huge Famine’
BBC - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

15 Jan 2021 – The US plan to designate Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement as a terrorist group is likely to trigger a “famine on a scale that we have not seen for nearly 40 years”, the UN’s aid chief has said.

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Coronavirus: Trump’s WHO De-funding ‘as Dangerous as It Sounds’
BBC News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

15 Apr 2020 – US President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Africa Eye: Torture ‘Rampant’ among Nigeria’s Security Forces
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Mar 2020

10 Feb 2020 – BBC Africa Eye has uncovered shocking video evidence that torture is being used by multiple branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces. WARNING: This Film Contains Disturbing Scenes Including Images of Torture

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The Boss Who Put Everyone on 70K
Stephanie Hegarty – BBC News, 9 Mar 2020

28 Feb 2020 -In 2015, the boss of a card payments company in Seattle introduced a $70,000 minimum salary for all of his 120 staff – and personally took a pay cut of $1m. Five years later he’s still on the minimum salary, and says the gamble has paid off.

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Trump Lifts Restrictions on US Landmine Use
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

31 Jan 2020 – US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions on the deployment of anti-personnel landmines by American military forces. The decision reverses a 2014 Obama administration ban on the use of such weapons. The Trump administration said Mr Obama’s policy could put US troops “at a severe disadvantage”.

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Single-Use Plastic: China to Ban Bags and Other Items
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

20 Jan 2020 – Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using single-use straws by the end of 2020. China has for years been struggling to deal with the rubbish its 1.4 billion citizens generate.

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Smartphone ‘Addiction’: Young People ‘Panicky’ when Denied Mobiles
Sean Coughlan - BBC News, 2 Dec 2019

29 Nov 2019 – Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, suggests research by psychiatrists. The youngsters also cannot control the amount of time they spend on the phone. Such addictions have “serious consequences” for mental health.

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(Castellano) Crisis en Ecuador: Lenín Moreno vs. Rafael Correa, los antiguos aliados cuya enemistad divide al país
BBC News Mundo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Oct 2019

10 octubre 2019 – ¿El hombre que transformará la economía ecuatoriana o el que “traicionó” el “socialismo del siglo XXI” que quería implantar su antecesor? El presidente ecuatoriano, Lenín Moreno aka neo-coño, afronta la mayor crisis de su gobierno tras acabar con más de 40 años de subsidios a los combustibles, en lo que constituye un paso más en la dirección contraria a la política de su predecesor, Rafael Correa.

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India’s Goa ‘All Is Well’ Approach to Life
Charukesi Ramadurai - BBC, 7 Oct 2019

‘Susegad’ – which comes from the Portuguese word ‘sossegado’ for quiet – refers to the laidback attitude of Goans, who seem to live in a perennial state of contentment.

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Yemen: Western Powers May Be Held Responsible for War Crimes – UN
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

4 Sep 2019 – The UK, US, France and Iran may be complicit in possible war crimes in Yemen over their support for parties to the conflict there, UN experts say. The Western powers provide weapons and logistical support to the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels. The experts say both sides continue to commit violations with impunity.

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USA and Brazil Agree to Amazon Development
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2019

14 Sep 2019 – The US and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington on Friday the 13th. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rainforest to economic development was the only way to protect it. He also hit back at criticism of Brazil’s handling of the forest fires.

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One Day in Gaza 2019 Leaked Documentary (MUST WATCH)
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

One Day in Gaza is a Frontline/BBC documentary on Gaza which aired in Britain and was supposed to have aired in the U.S. on 14 May 2019 but was cancelled at the last minute. It was then made available on YouTube and Vimeo, but both have since taken it down. Frontline is now distancing itself from this publicly funded video, though it is still available for download in the UK.

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The ‘3.5% Rule’: How a Small Minority Can Change the World
David Robson – BBC Future, 20 May 2019

14 May 2019 – Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

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Milan Anti-Racism March Draws “Hundreds of Thousands”
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

3 Mar 2019 – Organisers said about 200,000 people turned out to protest against racism in the northern Italian city of Milan in Lombardy, a region where the right-wing populist League party has strong support.

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US Stops All Aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza
Yolande Knell - BBC News, 4 Feb 2019

1 Feb 2019 – More than US$60m in annual funds for the Palestinian security services has now ended, and – while Israel has backed some previous cuts in US aid for Palestinians – officials have expressed concern about this move. The US has confirmed the step linked to new anti-terrorism legislation.

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Myanmar, the Country Where Facebook Posts Whipped Up Hate
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts.

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India Court Legalises Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2018

6 Sep 2018 – In a historic decision, India’s Supreme Court has ruled today that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence. The ruling overturns a colonial-era law known as section 377. Author and commentator Sandip Roy told the BBC that although the ruling was a cause for celebration, there were still hurdles to overcome, and a need for anti-discrimination laws.

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U.S. to Cut US$ 200m Aid to Gaza and West Bank
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

24 Aug 2018 – US President Donald Trump has ordered more than US$200m in economic aid which was to be allocated to Gaza and the West Bank be redirected elsewhere. A State Department official said the decision was made after a review “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests”.

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What Happens to India’s Four Million ‘Stateless’ People?
Soutik Biswas – BBC News, 13 Aug 2018

30 Jul 2018 – Questions of identity and citizenship have long vexed a vast number of people living in Assam, one of India’s most multi-ethnic states. Among the residents are Bengali- and Assamese-speaking Hindus. A third of its 32 million residents are Muslims, the second-highest number after Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Which Country Dominates the Global Arms Trade?
Tim Bowler - BBC News, 14 May 2018

10 May 2018 – Brutal civil wars in Syria and Yemen, coupled with the return of great power rivalries between the US, Russia and China, have brought the world’s arms trade into sharp focus. It is a thriving global industry with the total international trade in arms now worth about $100bn per year. And it is the United States that is extending its lead as the globe’s number one arms exporter.

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How Exercise in Old Age Prevents the Immune System from Declining
Fergus Walsh – BBC News, 12 Mar 2018

Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.

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Could [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi Face Genocide Charges?
Justin Rowlatt – BBC, 18 Dec 2017

18 Dec 2017 – He’s the head of the UN’s watchdog for human rights across the world, so his opinions carry weight. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is determined that the perpetrators of the horrors committed against the Rohingya face justice. Aung San Suu Kyi could find herself in the dock on genocide charges.

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Brazil Opens Vast Amazon Reserve to Mining
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2017

24 Aug 2017 – Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. Covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapá and Pará, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals. It is larger than Denmark. WWF’s report said that a “gold rush in the region could create irreversible damage to indigenous cultures”.

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How BAE Sold Cyber-Surveillance Tools to Repressive Arab States
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

A year-long investigation by BBC Arabic and a Danish newspaper has uncovered evidence that the UK defence giant BAE Systems has made large-scale sales across the Middle East of sophisticated surveillance technology, including to many repressive governments. These sales have also included decryption software which could be used against the UK and its allies.

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The World in 2050 – Future of Earth
BBC Documentary – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

Can you imagine our world in 2050? By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the world climate crisis?

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(Burmese- မြန်မာ) မိတ္ထီလာ အစ္စလာမ်တွေ စုဝတ်ပြုရာ နေရာတွေပိတ်
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2017

4 ဇွန် 2017 – ဗလီတွေ ပြန်ဖွင့်ပေးဖို့ တောင်းဆိုတာကိုတော့ တိုင်းအစိုးရ လုပ်ပိုင်ခွင့်မှာ မရှိလို့ ဆိုပြီး ငြင်းဆိုလာခဲ့တယ်လို့လည်း သိရပါတယ်။ ရပ်ကွက်ထဲ ဝတ်ပြုခွင့် မရှိလို့ ဝတ်မပြုရသူတွေ ရှိတယ်လို့လည်း ဆိုပါတယ်။

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Libor: Bank of England Implicated in Secret Recording
Andy Verity - BBC, 17 Apr 2017

10 Apr 2017 – A secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in Libor rigging has been uncovered by BBC Panorama.

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The Big Bank Fix – Documentary
BBC Panorama – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2017

10 Apr 2017 – Following the acquittal of two former Barclay’s traders last week, Panorama asks if the right people are being blamed for what has been called the biggest financial fix of all time. Piecing together explosive new evidence, which calls into question the safety of other convictions, Panorama reporter Andy Verity reveals that manipulation of the world’s most important interest rate, Libor, was allowed and even ordered by people at the highest levels of the financial establishment.

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[Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi: No Ethnic Cleansing of Myanmar Muslim Minority
BBC News Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

6 Apr 2017 – Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses. Instead, Myanmar’s de-facto leader said the country would welcome any returning Rohingya with open arms.

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Australia: Great Barrier Reef Survival Relies on Halting Warming, Study Warns
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017 – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to reduce global warming, new research has warned. Attempting to stop coral bleaching through any other method will not be sufficient, according to scientists.

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Myanmar Muslim Minority Subject to Horrific Torture, UN Says
Jonah Fisher - BBC News, 13 Mar 2017

10 Mar 2017 – A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Plants Can See, Hear and Smell – And Respond
Josh Gabbatiss - BBC, 23 Jan 2017

10 Jan 2017 – Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, “are just very slow animals”. Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well.

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Could Turmeric Really Boost Your Health?
Michael Mosley – BBC Magazine, 3 Oct 2016

20 Sep 2016 – Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them? There are at least 200 different compounds in turmeric, but there’s one that scientists are particularly interested in. It gives this spice its colour. It’s called curcumin.

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Is Bloodied Syrian Boy Omran Daqneesh Just another Image?
Lina Sergie Attar – BBC News, 29 Aug 2016

The iconic image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance has sparked international compassion but can it now transcend being just a hashtag or viral moment and become a movement to end the war?

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Europe Migrant Crisis: Charity Rejects EU Funds over Migration Policy
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2016

Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy.

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US Remains Reluctantly Tied to Global Security Role
Mark Urban – BBC News, 22 Feb 2016

America’s military finds itself pulled in several directions – and even the $582bn (£403bn) defence budget rolled out earlier this month will not be enough to satisfy all of its needs. One of the headlines to come out of the new budget was a quadrupling of spending on US military preparations to defend allies in Europe.

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India Firm to Launch ‘World’s Cheapest’ Smartphone
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2016

17 Feb 2016 – Ringing Bells said their Freedom 251 phone would be priced under 500 rupees (€6.57; £5; $7.3), but Indian media reports said it would cost just 251 rupees (€3.29; $3.67; £2.56). India is the world’s second-largest mobile market and has one billion mobile phone subscribers.

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What Really Happened in the WW-I Christmas Truce of 1914?
Dan Snow - BBC, 28 Dec 2015

Along the Western Front, a scattered series of small-scale ceasefires did happen between some German and British forces. But this brief festive reprieve was far from a mass event. Where it didn’t occur, 25 December 1914 was a day of war like any other. Where it did, accounts suggest that men sang carols and in some cases left their trenches and met in No Man’s Land.

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EU Migration and Refugee Crisis: in Graphics
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2015

3 Sep 2015 – Asylum applications in Europe have surged this year – with numbers for Germany and Hungary already exceeding their totals for 2014. Altogether, 438,000 refugees had applied for asylum by the end of July – compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year.

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(Português) A polêmica ferrovia que a China quer construir na América do Sul
Gerardo Lissardy – BBC Brasil, 25 May 2015

Uma ferrovia que começa no Rio de Janeiro banhada pelo Oceano Atlântico, atravessa a Floresta Amazônica e a Cordilheira dos Andes e termina na costa peruana em pleno Oceano Pacífico: este é o ambicioso plano que a China quer consolidar na América do Sul.

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‘Innocent People’ on UK Police Photos Database
Nick Hopkins & Jake Morris - BBC, 16 Feb 2015

3 Feb 2015 – Police forces in England and Wales have uploaded up to 18 million “mugshots” to a facial recognition database – despite a court ruling it could be unlawful. They include photos of people never charged, or others cleared of an offence, and were uploaded without Home Office approval.

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Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Speaks Truth to Hostile Interviewer
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Feb 2015

Jan 30, 2015 – Greece’s new Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis interview on BBC’s Newsnight.

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Israel Bans Norwegian Doctor Mads Gilbert from Gaza
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Nov 2014

A Norwegian doctor has been permanently banned from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli government. Dr Mads Gilbert says he was stopped trying to cross into Gaza in October. He called the move “totally unacceptable”. Israel cited security reasons for imposing the ban.

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Cuba to Send Doctors to Ebola Areas
Smitha Mundasad - BBC News, 13 Oct 2014

Cuba is sending 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials say. Doctors, nurses and infection control specialists travel to Sierra Leone in October and stay for six months.

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UN Human Rights Council Backs Argentina on US Debt Row
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Sep 2014

26 Sep 2014 – The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution in Geneva condemning a group of American hedge funds that took Argentina to court.

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[MUST READ] USB ‘Critically Flawed’ after Bug Discovery, Researchers Say
Dave Lee, Technology reporter - BBC News, 11 Aug 2014

8 Aug 2014 – Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB. Most famously, the Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear centrifuges was believed to have been caused by an infected USB stick. “Basically, you can never trust anything anymore after plugging in a USB stick.” A USB device that appears completely empty can still contain malware, even when formatted.

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Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic Clergy Paedophiles
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper. He vowed to “confront it with the severity it demands”.

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(Português) Como O Reino Unido Ensinou os Militares Brasileiros a Torturar
Emily Buchanan, BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jun 2014

A BBC encontrou evidências de que o Reino Unido colaborou ativamente com os generais e os treinou com técnicas sofisticadas de interrogatório.

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Crop Diversity Decline ‘Threatens Food Security’
Mark Kinver - BBC News, 10 Mar 2014

Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago – raising concerns about the resilience of the global food system, a study has shown.

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Sochi 2014: Does Sochi Success Signal a New Russia?
Richard Conway – BBC, 24 Feb 2014

23 Feb 2014 – Russia Top Medal Table as Olympics Come To an End. The tagline of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games was “Hot, Cool, Yours”, but another slogan on display here, the phrase “Russia – Great, New, Open” provides a better insight.

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German Star Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger Announces He Is Gay
BBC Sport – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2014

The ex-Aston Villa midfielder, 31, who retired because of injury in September, revealed his sexuality on Wednesday [8 Jan 2014]. “We still have a long way to go before there will be an openly gay man playing in a top league because we fear a reaction and we don’t know what will happen,” Hitzlsperger, who won 52 caps for Germany, said.

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HARDTalk – Glenn Greenwald – Journalist
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Dec 2013

28 Nov 2013 – HardTALK speaks to journalist Glenn Greenwald – he broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that has gone too far?

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Chernobyl’s Arch: Sealing Off a Radioactive Sarcophagus
Nick Meo – BBC News, 2 Dec 2013

One of the biggest engineering projects in history, it has been likened to a gigantic metal igloo, built to seal off hundreds of tons of nuclear fuel and dust buried inside reactor number four, which in 1986 blew up and burned for 10 days. Everything about the project is epic: the size, the 1.5bn euro (£1.2bn) cost, the technical problems of working on a radioactive building site.

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Paxman Pocketet by Brand (Must Watch)
BBC Newsnight – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2013

Oct 23, 2013 – Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman in a hostile interview is clobbered by Russell Brand about [not] voting, revolution and changed consciousness.

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Glenn Greenwald ‘Hostile’ Interview on Snowden, NSA, GCHQ and Spying
BBC Newsnight – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2013

Oct 3, 2013 – BBC Newsnight exclusive hostile interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald.

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India: Army ‘Mistook Planets for Spy Drones’
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2013

25 Jul 2013 – India’s army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.

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(Português) Veja Mapa da Corrupção pelo Mundo
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2013

Segundo a pesquisa feita pelo Transparency International em 95 países, uma em quatro pessoas já subornou algum orgão público no último ano.

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Patience Running Out in Bulgaria
Nick Thorpe, BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2013

Protesters in Bulgaria pack the streets of Sofia each evening, but after 35 days in a row, their patience with Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s government is wafer-thin.

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1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin All Lived in the Same Place
Andy Walker – BBC News, 22 Apr 2013

A century ago, one section of Vienna played host to Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin.

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HSBC Faces New Money Laundering Claims in Argentina
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2013

Banking giant HSBC, which was hit with a US fine for money laundering last year, is facing fresh accusations of illegal activity in Argentina, which has alleged that the bank used “fake receipts” to facilitate money laundering and tax evasion, and launder 392m pesos ($77m; £50m).

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The Money Trap: How Banks Control the World through Debt
BBC Documentary – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2013

Exposing the Truth of Our Devious Financial System

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Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Avoids Appearing in Court
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2013

Haiti’s former ruler Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has been ordered to appear in court in Port-au-Prince after failing to attend a hearing. Relatives of some of those allegedly killed or tortured by his militias in the 1970s and 1980s want him charged with crimes against humanity.

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(Português) Conheça 10 Transgênicos Que Já Estão na Cadeia Alimentar
Thomas Pappon - BBC Brasil, 11 Feb 2013

Salmão: É a primeira vez que um animal geneticamente modificado é aprovado para consumo humano. Mas muitos consumidores nos Estados Unidos, Europa e Brasil, regiões em que os OGMs em questão de poucos anos avançaram em velocidade surpreendente dos laboratórios aos supermercados, continuam desconfiados da ideia do homem cumprindo um papel reservado à natureza ou à evolução – e guardam na memória os efeitos nocivos, descobertos tarde demais, de “maravilhas” tecnológicas como o DDT e a talidomida.

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Amia Bombing: Argentina and Iran Agree Truth Commission
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2013

Argentina and Iran are to jointly set up a commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (Amia) Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. The commission will be made up of five independent judges, none of whom will be from either Argentina or Iran. The Jewish organisation was reported to be vehemently opposed to the move.

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Swiss Bank Wegelin to Close After US Tax Evasion Fine
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2013

Switzerland’s oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin, which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8m (£36m; 44m euros) in fines to US authorities. It said that once this was completed, it “will cease to operate as a bank”. The bank had admitted to allowing more than 100 American citizens to hide $1.2bn from the Internal Revenue Service for almost 10 years.

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TRANSCEND Member Prof. Vandana Shiva – The Original Tree Hugger (Video of the Week)
HARDtalk – BBC News, 10 Dec 2012

19 Nov 2012 – BBC HARDtalk speaks to the original tree hugger. The phrase was coined back in the seventies when she, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop them from being chopped down. In the decades since, Vandana Shiva has become known throughout the world for her environmental campaigns.

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What Really Happened In Gaza 14-22 November 2012
Owen Jones, BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2012

On BBC’s Question Time on 22 Nov 2012, journalist Owen Jones described the reality– largely ignored by the mainstream media — of Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza, 14-22 November 2012, that left over 170 killed, more than 30 of them children.

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(Portuguese) EUA: Primeira Senadora Abertamente Gay É Eleita Sem Levantar Bandeira do Movimento
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2012

A democrata Tammy Baldwin tornou-se na terça-feira [6 nov 2012] a primeira senadora americana abertamente gay, embora as bandeiras do movimento GLBT (Gays, Lésbicas, Bissexuais e Transgêneros) não tenham sido temas centrais nem em sua campanha, nem no discurso de agradecimento feito após o anúncio da vitória.

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(Portuguese) Mesmo Crescendo Menos, Emergentes Continuam Resistentes à Crise, Diz FMI
Pablo Uchoa - BBC Brasil, 1 Oct 2012

O Fundo Monetário Internacional (FMI) acredita que as economias emergentes continuam resistentes aos efeitos da crise financeira, mesmo que suas taxas de crescimento já não sejam tão robustas quanto indicavam projeções passadas.

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(Portuguese) Gay Conta Ter Gasto Mais de US$ 30.000,00 Para Tentar ‘Conversão’ à Heterossexualidade
Karen Millington – BBC Brasil, 1 Oct 2012

O americano Peteson Toscano conta ter gasto US$ 30 mil (cerca de R$ 60.500), recorrido a três tentativas de exorcismo e passado por um casamento fracassado até conseguir superar seus dilemas pessoais e aceitar que era gay.

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(Portuguese) Computadores Alugados Fotografaram Secretamente Usuários Fazendo Sexo
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Oct 2012

Uma investigação feita por autoridades americanas com sete companhias que alugam computadores nos Estados Unidos revelou que diversas das máquinas registraram secretamente fotos de seus clientes, alguns deles durante atos sexuais.

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(Portuguese) Doença Renal Misteriosa Atinge Milhares em 2 Continentes e Intriga Pesquisadores
Kate Sheehy e Rhitu Chatterjee, The World – BBC Brasil, 24 Sep 2012

Uma doença renal misteriosa vem atacando milhares de pessoas em comunidades rurais do sudeste asiático e da América Central. O aparecimento da doença intriga os pesquisadores, que ainda não conseguiram identificar as causas exatas da enfermidade.

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(Portuguese) Projeto de Cidades Privadas Gera Polêmica em Honduras
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2012

Um polêmico projeto que prevê a construção de cidades privadas com leis, sistema fiscal, polícia e políticas de imigração próprios está causando polêmica em Honduras. Na última semana [7 Set 2012], o governo hondurenho deu sinal verde para a construção da primeira das “cidades-modelo”. As “cidades-modelo” serão construídas por investidores privados e geridas de forma autônoma.

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The Other 9/11: Chile – Coup d’état – September 11, 1973
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2012

The BBC made this documentary about the coup. Don’t mind the sometimes dreadful choice of music; the film is actually the only full-length English-language documentary that interviews people from both sides, and provides a number of fascinating insider accounts of the coup that was to unleash the era of Neoliberalism onto Latin America and the world.

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(Portuguese) Microsoft Identifica Computadores Que Já Vêm Infectados por Vírus de Fábricas
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2012

Cerca de 20% dos computadores comprados em diferentes cidades chinesas foram infectados com programas maliciosos ainda na fábrica, segundo a Microsoft.

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(Portuguese) Empresas Monitoram Pessoas Que Baixam Vídeos e Músicas Ilegalmente, Diz Estudo
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2012

Segundo pesquisadores, qualquer download feito pelo BitTorrent pode ser identificado por agência de monitoramento em apenas três horas.

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(Portuguese) Paraolímpicos Revelam Histórias de Guerras, Doenças e Violência ao Redor do Mundo
Camilla Costa – BBC Brasil, 3 Sep 2012

Nas delegações dos 166 países que competem nos Jogos Paraolímpicos de Londres 2012, portadores de deficiência desde o nascimento dividem espaço com vítimas de acidentes, de doenças e de violência que evidenciam problemas geopolíticos, de segurança e de saúde pública de seus países. Delegações têm atletas que foram vítimas de minas terrestres, conflitos internos, polio e acidentes de trânsito.

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(Portuguese) Brasil Eleva Exportações e É 5º em Ranking de Vendas de Armas de Pequeno Porte
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Sep 2012

O Brasil aumentou suas exportações de armas de pequeno porte de US$ 273 milhões para US$ 382 milhões em apenas um ano, segundo o recém-divulgado levantamento “Small Arms Survey 2012”. Com isso, de acordo com os dados utilizados pelo estudo, o país se mantém como o quinto maior vendedor desse tipo de armamento no mundo.

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(Portuguese) Londres 2012: Um Quinto dos Atletas Brasileiros nos Jogos É Militar
Luis Kawaguti - BBC Brasil, 30 Jul 2012

Aproximadamente 20% dos atletas que integram a delegação brasileira que competirá nas Olimpíadas de Londres são militares da Marinha e do Exército. Eles somam 51 esportistas de um total de 259, segundo o Ministério da Defesa, e devem competir em 12 modalidades, entre elas atletismo, esgrima, tiro, natação, pentatlo, judô e taekwondo.

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Norman Finkelstein – Political Scientist
BBC HARD Talk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2012

May 2012 – What happens if American Jews fall out of love with Israel? That’s what the Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein claims is happening. He says they are now so unhappy with what Israel is doing that they want to distance themselves from the country.

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(Portuguese) Rede Britânica de Supermercados Adere a Boicote a Produtos Israelenses
Guila Flint – BBC Brasil, 7 May 2012

Uma conhecida rede de supermercados britânica anunciou a suspensão de acordos com quatro empresas exportadoras de alimentos de Israel, devido a “cumplicidade na violação de direitos humanos dos palestinos”. Com a decisão, a Co-op, quinta maior rede de supermercados da Grã-Bretanha, engrossa a lista de companhias europeias que boicotam produtos israelenses.

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(Portuguese) Na Fronteira Brasil-Peru, Índios se Mobilizam Contra Obras Binacionais
João Fellet – BBC Brasil, 23 Apr 2012

A anexação do Acre pelo Brasil em 1904 deixou em países distintos povos que habitavam uma mesma região. Mas a exploração econômica da área tem estimulado a aproximação entre esses grupos indígenas, em prol de uma estratégia comum na defesa de seus direitos.

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(Portuguese) Leilão de Ferramentas de Tortura É Suspenso na França após Polêmica
Daniela Fernandes – BBC Brasil, 9 Apr 2012

A venda incluía ainda uma ”pera da angústia”, como era chamado o instrumento colocado na boca e que ia aumentando de volume para sufocar os gritos dos prisioneiros que podiam ”incomodar” os juízes dos tribunais da Inquisição e também era usada nas partes genitais de homossexuais ou de mulheres suspeitas de ter relações com o ”diabo” na Idade Média. Os objetos e documentos pertenciam ao ex-carrasco francês Fernand Meyssonnier, que realizou, sob ordens do governo da França, quase 200 execuções na Argélia entre 1957 e 1962, no período da guerra de independência do país.

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(Portuguese) BRICS Criam Novo Modelo de Ajuda a Países Pobres, Diz Relatório
Iracema Sodré - BBC Brasil, 2 Apr 2012

Os países que formam o grupo BRICS – Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul – aumentaram sua participação em ajuda a nações pobres em um ritmo dez vezes maior que o do G7 (Estados Unidos, Japão, Alemanha, Reino Unido ,França, Itália e Canadá) entre 2005 e 2010, e estão criando novos modelos para a cooperação internacional, segundo dados de um relatório divulgado nesta segunda-feira [26 mar 2012], em Nova Déli, na Índia.

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(Portuguese) Comércio Mundial de Armas Cresceu 24% nos Últimos 5 Anos, Aponta Estudo
BBC Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Mar 2012

O comércio internacional de armas aumentou substancialmente nos últimos cinco anos, segundo um relatório divulgado nesta segunda-feira [19 Mar 2012] pelo Instituto de Pesquisas para a Paz de Estocolmo (Sipri, na sigla em inglês).

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(Portuguese) Filhotes Deixados na Neve Ilustram Campanha Contra Abandono de Cães Após Natal
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2012

Dois cãezinhos abandonados na neve e no frio no fim do ano passado, e readotados em seguida, foram usados por uma fundação britânica em uma campanha para que os animais não sejam dados de presente de Natal, para evitar o seu abandono depois do período de festas.

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(Portuguese) Presidentes Latino-Americanos Criam Novo Bloco Regional e Deixam EUA de Fora
Claudia Jardim em Caracas - BBC Brasil, 5 Dec 2011

Presidentes e representantes dos 33 países da América Latina se reúnem nesta sexta-feira [2 Dez 2011], em Caracas, para formalizar a criação da Comunidade de Estados Latino-americanos e Caribenhos (Celac). Será a primeira vez que os países do continente se articulam em uma mesma plataforma política – com a tarefa de tentar aprofundar a integração regional – sem a presença dos Estados Unidos e do Canadá.

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Eurozone Debt Web: Who Owes What To Whom?
Bank of International Settlements - BBC, 28 Nov 2011

The Bank for International Settlements data, represented by the proportional arrows, shows what banks in one country are owed by debtors – both government and private – in another country. It does not include non-bank debts. Only key eurozone debtors and their top creditors are shown. Although China is known to hold European debt, no comprehensive figures are available.

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(Portuguese) Governo Argentino Quer Mais Marx e Menos Neoliberalismo em Faculdades de Economia
Marcia Carmo de Buenos Aires - BBC Brasil, 17 Oct 2011

O ministro da Economia da Argentina, Amado Boudou, e seu vice, Roberto Feletti, defendem que as faculdades federais de economia do país modifiquem a atual grade escolar para dar “mais espaço” para as teorias do alemão Karl Marx, do inglês John Keynes e do argentino Raul Prebisch (fundador da Cepal), segundo confirmou à BBC Brasil o subsecretário de Coordenação Econômica do Ministério da Economia, Alejandro Robba.

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(Portuguese) Saiba Como o Álcool Afeta Seu Corpo
Philippa Roxby, Repórter de Saúde - BBC News, 10 Oct 2011

Os efeitos do consumo do álcool a curto prazo são conhecidos: ressacas, cansaço, má aparência. A longo prazo, a ingestão da substância está associada a várias condições, entre elas o câncer da mama, câncer oral, doenças cardíacas, derrames e cirrose hepática, entre outras. Pesquisas também associaram o consumo de álcool em doses elevadas à problemas de saúde mental, perda de memória e diminuição da fertilidade.

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(Portuguese) Centenas de Vítimas de Tráfico Sexual São Resgatadas na Amazônia Peruana
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2011

Quase 300 mulheres foram resgatadas de situação de exploração sexual na Amazônia peruana, informou a polícia do país na última segunda-feira [3 out 2011].

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“Governments don’t rule the world; Goldman Sachs rules the world.”
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2011

In a scary and painfully frank interview a freaked out BBC interviewer is visibly shaken when market trader Alessio Rastani predicts that the “Market is Toast.” Apparently, there is nothing Euro governments can do. “Anyone can make money from a crash,” he affirms. The worst thing to do now is nothing. People should act to protect themselves against an inevitable crisis still approaching.

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WikiLeaks Memorabilia Auction on eBay to Raise Funds
BBC News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2011

The computer, which has a buy it now price of $552,615, was used to “prepare the cables for media partners and releases”. “In this exclusive auction item you will get the full set of WikiLeaks Cables, the WikiLeaks computer and its passwords,” WikiLeaks said in a statement released on Twitter.

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9/11: BBC Reported Building 7 Collapse Twenty Minutes Before It Fell (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
BBC – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2011

Evidence of a planned event – An astounding video uncovered from the archives shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows a BBC reporter talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head.

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(Portuguese) Submarino Nuclear Pode Alterar Equilíbrio da Região e Fomentar Sentimento Anti-Brasil em Populistas
Maurício Moraes - BBC Brasil, 25 Jul 2011

A construção de quatro submarinos nucleares no Brasil, iniciada nesta semana, coloca o país na antesala do seleto grupo das cinco nações detentoras de uma das mais avançadas tecnologias militares do mundo. O avanço, no entanto, deve aprofundar diferenças com os vizinhos sul-americanos e eventualmente fomentar o discurso antibrasileiro por parte de setores populistas da região, segundo especialistas.

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(Portuguese) Cronica – Guia Para se Livrar de Um Zumbi
Ivan Lessa - Colunista da BBC Brasil, 11 Jul 2011

Nesta semana que viu um centenário jornal bater as botas e ir para a cucuia (meu estilo é popular como um tabloide de Rupert Murdoch), optei por falar da imprensa alternativa, que mencionei na coluna de sexta-feira, sob a forma simpática e inofensiva do jornal de bairro, uma tradição sem grampos, escândalos ou mulher pelada na terceira página. Leviandade por leviandade, eu prefiro as minhas “traje passeio”, conforme se dizia.

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(Portuguese) O Pi e coisa e Tau (uma cronica)
Ivan Lessa – BBC Brasil, 4 Jul 2011

“Assim era Paris antigamente quando éramos muito jovens e muito felizes.” Se você nunca foi Ernest Hemingway na vida e não chegou sequer a escrever Uma Festa Móvel, não fique chateado. Há 75% de probabilidades de que você passou os olhos ao menos uma vez no fabuloso Almanaque do Biotônico Fontoura.

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