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Week 29 2016
Nice Bastille Day attack
(17/07/16) Five held by French police & IS claims responsibility
French PM Valls booed at commemoration
‘You killed my sister. You’re not a Muslim’ (video report in French, with English subtitles)
The ‘heartbreaking’ picture of the attack [Warning: this story contains a distressing image]
Turkey’s coup attempt
Will Turkey’s failed coup mean a return to the death penalty?
What you need to know
Why did Turkish coup plot fail?
Crackdown (la répression) toll passes 45,000
OTHER WORLD NEWS
German train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’
The threats and abuse outspoken Pakistani women receive
Why jihadists stalk the French Riviera
What do liberty, equality, fraternity mean to France now?
UK, USA & Canada
Theresa May shakes-up government with new-look cabinet
An image that reveals as much as it hides (Theresa May kneeling before the Queen – an eerie echo of the 16th century)
Speeches that sound the same (Trump’s wife & Michelle Obama + 2 other examples)
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Brexit throws ‘spanner in the works’ of global growth
How do you react when you’re online and an ad pops up?
Fracking linked to asthma flare-ups
The Aids secret kept from a husband
Doctors warn acne could become resistant to antibiotics
Nadia Comaneci – the first perfect score
Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions after McLaren report
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
Why Google wants your medical records
Why Pokemon Go is a taste of the future
CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)
Does Singapore really need a Michelin star guide?
David Bowie art collection revealed for the first time
Fantasy food at exhibition by famed Japanese animator Studio Ghibli
The last Neanderthal (a strangely loving fictional reconstruction)
Qandeel Baloch case: Brother held for Pakistan celebrity’s murder
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?