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Rosetta Stone Would it be back to Egypt?

Art, Culture
The Rosetta Stone is one of the most important Egyptian artifacts that helped in reading the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was discovered in Rosetta in Egypt by a French soldier during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign. And it ended up displayed in the British museum. More about he finding of the stone in this link https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosetta-stone-found In 2003 zahy hawas who used to be the director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, began negotiations with academics and curators at the British museum asking to have it back in Egypt, but he failed. And then the topic died for a while.  Hers is a full speech for Professor Zahi Hawaas  taking about the importance of returning back all the artifacts taken from Egypt https:/

The Ugly Truth: The Armenian Genocide

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The Ugly Truth: The Armenian Genocide is a documentary about the history of the genocide that took place in 1915 by the Ottomans that Turkey until this day denies. Later this month, the Armenian communities around the world will commemorate the 103 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Decades of scholarly research has decisively established the systematic annihilation of Armenians. However, Turkey refuses to admit it. It also prosecutes anybody who mentions this historical fact, even if they were Turks. Taner Akcam is a renowned Turkish historian. In his ground-breaking new book “Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide”, he includes a ‘recently discovered document, a “smoking gun,” which points to the Ottoman government’s central role in plannin
Period leave: what is it and do we need it in the UK?

Period leave: what is it and do we need it in the UK?

Audio, Business, Gender
Periods, it seems natural for every woman, but based on the data, more than 1in 5 of women suffered from dysmenorrhea and rang from 37 to 91 percent of women may face heavy periods.    The painful periods can be as bad as heart attack according to the professor of family planning and productive health department at University College London, Dr. John Guillebaud.     Audio Credit: Spencer Zhang   What is Period Leave Policy ? To address this particular women issue, many Asian countries including Japan, South Korea, Indonesian and some areas in China applied period leave policy. The regulation allows women have the option to take time off during periods.  Coexist, the UK social enterprise company in Bristol has been the pioneer who intro
Anti Semitism: Are we reliving the past

Anti Semitism: Are we reliving the past

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What is anti Semitism? When did this agenda root out? Why has it been an element which is still existing in this time and century and what has the recent issue surrounding Jeremy Corbyn entailed to this subject. To Know more do tune in BBC Radio 4 Programme ‘Witness’ on Thursdays at 12:00 P.M. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/anti-semitism-mixdown/s-TnGrG  

How can we tackle childhood obesity?

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Childhood obesity is soaring across the world. The UK is the most obese country in Western Europe. 1 in every 10 young people aged 5 to 19, is obese. What causes the epidemic of childhood obesity? https://soundcloud.com/tianxing-tang/reasons-for-childhood-obesity-are-complicated What actions have been taken? Do they really work? In 2016, the government released Childhood obesity: a plan for action, centred on the sugar tax and the voluntary action by the food and drink industry. Public Health England has also launched the Change4Life 2018 Nutrition Campaign to tackle the obesity threat. From the following April, the sugar tax will apply to fizzy drinks, squashes and juice drinks with more than 5g or 8g of sugar per 100ml. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is beginning his s

Music: A Space for Liberation, Unity and Therapy

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The history of music can be traced back to the 18th century and since then it has grown and evolved over centuries. Today, Music is much more than entertainment. It is applied in the field of fitness to help on focus and remain relaxed at the same time at is also used to create mood shift by many ruling class party to gain political power. This shift in emotion created by music also plays a bigger role in in treating various mental conditions such as autism and dementia. Music here, is used as a therapy to improve their mental state by engaging in activates such as singing or playing instruments which include drums or pianos. It is applied in almost every other field and we, knowing or unknowing get influenced by it. In this documentary you will hear from Dave Randall- musician, pol...
The Decline Of Healthcare In Harrow

The Decline Of Healthcare In Harrow

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Is Harrow reaching an all-time low with its healthcare? With surgeries, medical centres and hospitals in the area receiving numerous complaints and poor reviews, it raises the question as to how this has all came to be. According to NHS data, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow’s main hospital was deemed as the hospital with the longest waiting times in all of the UK last year. On top of that, this North West London borough receives the lowest amount of NHS funding out of every single borough in London. Residents are fed up, hospital staff members are overworked and government officials are calling out for help. Join Emily Srebotnjak as she tries to uncover the main causes for the decline of healthcare in Harrow, and if there’s a plan in place to help make an improvement fo
#MeToo movement is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

#MeToo movement is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Culture, Entertainment, Gender, News, Social media
The “Silence Breakers” movement that went viral on social media was named Person of the Year 2017 by Time Magazine. The cover is a composite group photo that includes a number of women who had participated in this movement; such as actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift. Millions of women shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse in 2017 making it a global movement that was named #MeToo. It took off on social media and fuelled a worldwide discussion on just how endemic sexual harassment has been. It has been used millions of times in over 85 countries. https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/938385893307637760 The women, and men, who broke their silence to share their stories of victimisation gave traction to the #MeToo campaign. https://youtu.be/MkR8GY
Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

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Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp. Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp. According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015. The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/yemen-mixdown-1   As the food crisis worsens in

Over a million tumble dryers are still causing fires in the UK

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Whirlpool has admitted that up to a million faulty tumble dryers could still be in British homes. The manufacturer admitted to a government committee that it actually continued making tumble dryers for three years after being notified that the appliances were faulty in 2012. Whirlpool also had only repaired about half of the unsafe appliances since a scandal broke in 2015 after it became clear that Whirlpool manufactured 5.4 million faulty machines over an 11-year period.   Tumble dryers that are sold under the Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands, have been criticised and blamed for a number of UK fires, including a fire in a London tower block in August 2016 that forced more than 50 people to flee their homes. A woman that has been working for Curries for a number of years...