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Newsday

Massive Explosions in Chinese Port City

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Hundreds injured and at least 17 killed in Chinese blasts; the teeny-tiny supermassive black hole; how music can reduce pain during operations. Show more

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Newsday

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Health Check

Can Tweets Trace Food Poisoning Outbreaks?

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC World Service Online

Available for over a year

Claudia Hammond on why tweeting about your night-long vomiting attack could be good for public health; beating bilharzia in Uganda; and the therapeutic power of music. Show more

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Newsday

The Shockwave Blew in the Windows

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

A resident describes the Tianjin blasts; The UN's 'shame' in CAR; Doing business in Cairo. Show more

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Newsday

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BBC News 2015

13/08/2015 GMT

Duration: 5 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.

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Newsday

13/08/2015 GMT

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Live news, business and sport from around the world.

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Global Business

A Night at the Opera

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for over a year

Opera is expensive and receives large public subsidies. Can that be justified and does it have a future? Peter Day visits top opera houses, a summer festival and pub performers. Show more

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Newshour

China Warehouse Death Toll Rises

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for over a year

Chinese helping out in Tianjin following two major explosions in a warehouse; Tamils say they are still being tortured in Sri Lanka; An app to identify birdsong. Show more

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Business Daily

Ethiopia's Economic Miracle

Duration: 18 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Available for over a year

Ethiopia was once a byword for hunger and poverty but is now one of Africa's fastest growing economies. Ed Butler reports from Addis Ababa. Show more

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Global Business

A Night at the Opera

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Available for over a year

Opera is expensive and receives large public subsidies. Can that be justified and does it have a future? Peter Day visits top opera houses, a summer festival and pub performers. Show more

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Assignment

Cuba on the Move

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Available for over a year

Will Grant takes a ride in Cuba to discover how people get around and whether the thaw in relations with the United States will make any difference to their lives. Show more

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The Newsroom

Greek Parliament Debates Bailout Deal

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Death sentences for Peshawar school attackers, China explosion, tennis players in spat. Show more

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Science in Action

Searching for Flight MH370

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Available for over a year

Barnacles, sea currents and the search for flight MH370; Ecological worries about Suez Canal extension; Finding clues for captive breeding in Doucs monkey droppings. Show more

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Outlook

Albie Sachs: Freedom Fighter to Judge

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC World Service Europe and the Middle East

Available for over a year

Albie Sachs was imprisoned, tortured and almost killed for his work opposing apartheid. He was exiled but on his return to South Africa he helped write its new constitution. Show more

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Outlook

Albie Sachs: Freedom Fighter to Judge

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for over a year

Albie Sachs was imprisoned, tortured and almost killed for his work opposing apartheid. He was exiled but on his return to South Africa he helped write its new constitution. Show more

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Newsday

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HARDtalk

James Ellroy - Crime Writer

Duration: 23 minutes

on BBC World Service Online

Available for over a year

Stephen Sackur talks to James Ellroy whose novels are a nightmare vision of crazed killers and corrupt cops. His mother was murdered, so is this the key to understanding his work? Show more

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Science in Action

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World Football

Saudi Super Cup, Nakhid for Fifa & violence in Turkey

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC World Service Online

Available for over a year

The president of Saudi Arabia's FA outlines his vision for the future. Show more

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BBC News 2015

14/08/2015 GMT

Duration: 5 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.

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Newsday

14/08/2015 GMT

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Live news, business and sport from around the world.

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