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A burning issue with some Samsung smartphones – BBC Learning English (Oct 11, 2016)

Learning English Samsung has suspended sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports that the South Korean company could permanently stop producing the phone. The move follows continuing reports that battery problems are causing a few to catch fire, … Continue reading

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Colombia rejects deal to end conflict with rebels | News Review – BBC Learning English (Oct 04, 2016)

Learning English The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, has met opposition leaders to find a way to salvage the peace process after voters rejected a deal that was four years in the making. He’s appointed senior officials to discuss ways … Continue reading

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Trump vs Clinton: first US presidential TV debate | News Review – BBC Learning English (Sep 27, 2016)

Learning English Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have clashed over their policies and their characters in the first televised debate of the US Presidential campaign. The broadcast covered a range of issues including the economy, race relations and security. Nick … Continue reading

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China’s huge telescope | News Review – BBC Learning English (Sep 20, 2016)

Learning English China has completed the installation of the world’s largest radio telescope. The last panel was fitted into the centre of the giant dish located on a remote mountain in the South Western province of Guizhou. Celia Hatton – … Continue reading

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A hidden illness | News Review – BBC Learning English (Sep 13, 2016)

Learning English The democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has said in an interview that she didn’t disclose her pneumonia diagnosis originally as she didn’t think it would be a big deal. She’s been facing criticism that she hadn’t revealed her … Continue reading

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A major problem with our oceans | News Review – BBC Learning English (Sep 06, 2016)

Learning English A report compiled by 80 scientists from 12 countries says the global impact of ocean warming has been severely underestimated. The study launched by the International Union for Conservation of Nature suggests that climate change is pushing plankton, … Continue reading

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Thousands of migrants have been rescued | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Learning English The Italian coastguard says it coordinated the rescue of six and a half thousand migrants from the Mediterranean on Monday. It made more than 40 separate sorties across the day, making it one of the busiest days in … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games closing ceremony | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 23, 2016)

Learning English The Olympic Games have officially ended with a colourful ceremony in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The entertainment included Brazil’s world-famous samba music. The president of the Rio organising committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman said he was … Continue reading

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Brazil wins gold medal in athletics | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 16, 2016)

Learning English In Rio, the Brazilian pole vaulter, Thiago Braz da Silva has won the host country its first athletics gold medal of the games. In a thrilling final, he broke the Olympic record to defeat the world record holder … Continue reading

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World’s longest hunger strike ends (News Review) – BBC Learning English (Aug 09, 2016)

Learning English One of India’s best known political activists, Irom Sharmila, has told a court that she’s ending a 16-year hunger strike, during much of which she’s been force-fed in hospital. She was protesting against a law that gives the … Continue reading

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