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Week 30 2016
Germany attacks: What is going on?
Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up
Munich shooting: Gunman had ‘no connection with Islamic State’
Turkey coup attempt: ‘Arrest warrants issued’ for journalists
Aleppo: Is besieged Syrian city facing last gasp?
Kabul IS blast: Afghan capital buries victims of huge bombing
Threatened with death for working on TV
French church attack
Faith leaders call for more security
How France is wrestling with jihadist terror
Orlando and Nice attacks: Domestic violence links to radicalisation
UK, USA & Canada
Donald Trump’s convention speech and ‘the truth’
30 days on, how does the UK feel about leaving the EU?
UK Brexit: Could Cyprus inspire pro-EU Scotland?
USA ‘divided’? USA ‘always been divided’? and who do they blame?
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
South Africa exports online courses back to the West
University of food awards ‘Nobel prize for chefs’
Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success
When to talk about mental health issues; Prince Harry & others
How Japan came to believe in depression
Rio Olympics 2016: Russian athletes are arriving, but how many will compete?
Isis targeting misfits and mentally ill to commit lone-wolf terror attacks, claims UK police chief (from 2015)
EDUCATION & FAMILY
Warning over leaving children home alone
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
Inside Tesla’s gigantic Gigafactory
An underwater drone to explore the deep
WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended
CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)
The mystery of Van Gogh’s madness
The most expensive cheese in the world
The world’s most venomous stings
Dutch men confirmed as world’s tallest (average heights of populations around the world, 1914-2014 – and what this means)
Girl, 16, on being arrested at school
South Africa’s gay radio station makes waves
Does altruism actually exist? (tales from the animal kingdom)
Question types (for telephone lessons)
On the title of the article: What does it mean? Do you agree with it?
On the subject of the article: What do you know about (the subject – names mentioned in the article)
Factual questions from the article; e.g. Which is Europe’s most popular airline?