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“Who Is Nelson Mandela?”

Nelson Mandela has died of a lung infection at the age of 95 in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was a hero and an icon of freedom as he fought for many years of his life to have rights for his people. Yet shockingly, this life-changing, historical figure was not even known by […]

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What Black Friday Is & Why It’s Bad

As an American in London it’s often surprising that stuff so routine to me is completely obscure to people here. Take ‘Black Friday’, an annual shopping extravaganza with massive sale stock and huge item discounts that’s the complete norm in the US, but doesn’t really have an equivalent here, though Boxing Day sales may be […]

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Phone App That Stops Mugging Denied

A recently introduced mobile software, LoJack, provides owners with the ability to secure their device, should it get into the wrong hands. This software, which performs the same functions already available on the iPhone, would come pre-installed on all Samsung devices for protection. LoJack enables the deletion of files, GPS tracking, and, crucially, a complete […]

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Superhero Surfer

A Brazilian man has hit the world headlines after surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal, thought to be the biggest ‘ride’ on record. Carlos Burle was taking part in the Ride of the Year category in the Billabong XXL competition in Portugal, when he braved the towering slope. Onlookers clearly were astonished and enthralled at […]

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Malala: World’s New Civil Rights Hero

Over the centuries, we have witnessed many inspirational stories that have changed the world drastically. There are many different people, from all over the globe, such as Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony, Mahatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa and Joan of Arc. Despite having completely different lives in different time periods, they have all […]

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Lou Reed RIP

Brian Eno, godfather of ambient music, once observed that although not a lot of people bought The Velvet Underground’s debut album, all those who did went on to form a band. Such is their cultural influence and indeed the influence of Lou Reed who acted as frontman and songwriter. The world of music is therefore […]

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Films

Sexual health vox pop

A short vox pop video and improvised spoken word poem

A short vox pop video on the complex nature of domestic...