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The Meat Lobby: Big Business Against Health?

Have you noticed that whenever you see an advertisement for ham on television, it's often set in the countryside with a nice family and a rustic backdrop and the ham itself is always pink? It's usually very pink and 100% natural of course. But what if behind this delicious pink color hid one of the biggest health scandals of our era. In 2015, the World Health Organisation listed processed meats a

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Fall of The USSR: The Soviet-Afghan War

The soviets deployment in Afghanistan which occurred in 1979 managed to trigger a 10-year long conflict that would ultimately change the world. In this documentary, we learn why this war marked the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union.In April 1978, Afghanistan’s President Mohammed Daoud Khan was overthrown and murdered in a coup d’état led by communist rebels. However, this new communi

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Murder on the Streets

Serious violence is on the rise across Britain, with 100 violent deaths in London in 2018 alone, including at least 16 teenagers. During the summer of that year, Panorama went to the heart of one community affected by the violence, filming with the family of a murdered teenager. A 17-year-old boy who was shot dead in Southwalk, South London, his name was Rhyhiem Barton. Barton was a well-known ra

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

For over 70 years Pittsburgh has done nothing but love their football team the Steelers. Pittsburgh is known to be a tough town with a tough mentality and the way the Steelers play the game meshed perfectly with the people, they love that hard-hitting, punishing, brutal defense that they play. This style of play just fit perfectly into the way they saw their own lives and what they had to be in o

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The Nightmare

What is it that makes us afraid of the dark? does the supernatural exist outside of the imagination? If we experience something that is not possible is our experience false or are the boundaries of reality more vast than science can currently explain?Something happened to the film director Rodney Ascher, something that changed his perception of reality forever. It was something that would le

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The Baby Stealers

Every year hundreds of children disappear from the streets of Kenya but who takes them and where is it that these children end up has always been a mystery, until now. For over a year BBC Africa Eye has been investigating the underground trade in Kenyan children, going undercover to expose the networks that snatch babies from homeless mothers and sell them to the highest bidder in underground cli

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The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

As an arts journalist John Wilson has covered the theft of many great paintings over the years, most never return but when they do it usually makes headline news, and a journalist like him will tell the story of how it was recovered, once the art is safely hanging back on a wall. However, in June 2019, Wilson got a tip-off from a reliable source promising to take him on a journey to recover paint

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Lebanon in Freefall

Stay or go, give up or fight? The question is can Lebanon still be saved? The political and economic crisis in Lebanon started long before the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020, it was more the result of an accumulation of corruption through the decades that blew up that day. Ever since then, Lebanon has been in freefall. Young people in particular are asking whether or not they have a futu

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Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story

Frank Gardner was the BBC's first-ever security correspondent, he travelled the world unhindered until June 2004 when Frank was shot six times by al-Qaeda gunmen whilst he was reporting on the growing terrorist activity seen in Saudi Arabia. At the age of just 43, Frank was left paralysed as the bullets which hit him damaged his spinal nerves, he has relied on a wheelchair ever since.In 2020

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