Tag Archives: BBC

children of the Holocaust

Following the end of the World War Two, the BBC began a series of special radio appeals on behalf of a group of children who had survived the Holocaust but were now stranded as orphans in post-war Europe. A recording … Continue reading

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End of the road for Jeepneys

London has the red double-decker bus, New York the yellow taxi, and the Philippines has the Jeepney. The country’s most popular means of public transport zipping by adds a flash of vibrancy in the often frustrating, gridlocked streets of metropolitan … Continue reading

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Icelandic elves

From the BBC:  Plans to build a new road in Iceland ran into trouble recently when campaigners warned that it would disturb elves living in its path. Construction work had to be stopped while a solution was found. From his … Continue reading

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Professional letter writers

By Geeta Pandey   BBC News, Delhi:    For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities – but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS | UK Magazine | Bowing to a higher authority

Bowing to a higher authority – Clive James ….. the minimal definition of democracy that was devised in New Zealand by the exiled philosopher Karl Popper during Word War II still holds: it’s a democracy if the government can be … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | From ‘palazzo’ to pastures new

As correspondent David Willey leaves his apartment in the 1,000-roomed palazzo in the centre of Rome where he has lived and worked for the past two decades, he reflects on the microcosm of daily life in one of the few … Continue reading

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