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PostSubject: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:16 pm

1999:


  • 3rd December
    Is Christmas too commercial?
  • 16th December
    US Hands back Panama Canal
  • 9th December
    Russian military responds to international criticism
  • 2nd December
    World Trade Organisation
  • 25th November
    Detention of army officers in Paraguay
  • 18th November
    Abortion of female fetuses in India
  • 11th November
    Downfall of a sporting superpower
  • 4th November
    The relief operation in India after October's devastating cyclone
  • 28th October
    End of hereditary peers
  • 21st October
    Mayor of London
  • 14th October
    Nuclear Power
  • 7th October
    Monsanto Terminator Gene Technology
  • 23rd September
    The death of Raisa Gorbachev
  • 16th September
    Bomb attacks in Moscow
  • 9th September
    Cambodian Women’s Conference
  • 2nd September
    Swiss spy scandal


  • 26th August
    Turkish earthquake: the aftermath
  • 19th August
    Turkish earthquake
  • 12th August
    Downing of Pakistan aircraft by India
  • 5th August
    Weather - monsoons and typhoons in Asia
  • 29th July
    Talking chimpanzees
  • 22th July
    The moon landing 30 years on
  • 15th July
    Violent teenagers in US detention centres
  • 8th July
    Gold sell-off and falling prices
  • 1st July
    Swiss banks - compensation for Holocaust victims
  • 24th June
    Cloning the giant panda
  • 17th June
    Kosovo peace deal
  • 10th June
    Jonathan Aitken
  • 3rd June
    Mir space station
  • 27th May
    US/China - Espionage Report
  • 20th May
    The election of Ehud Barak
  • 13th May
    Anti-American sentiment in Asia
  • 6th May
    The discovery of George Mallory's body on Mount Everest


  • 29th April
    The Chernobyl computer virus
  • 22th April
    The opening of the Cairo meto
  • 15th April
    Malaysia: the trial of Anwar Ibrahim
  • 8th April
    The handover of the Lockerbie bombing suspects
  • 1st April
    A trial in America about tobacco damages
  • 25th March
    Global water shortages
  • 18th March
    The resignation of the European Commission
  • 11th March
    The death of Stanley Kubrick
  • 4th March
    Kidnap and killings in Uganda
  • 25th February
    Anti drink-driving law in New York
  • 18th February
    Genetically modified food
  • 11th February
    Testing an AIDS vaccine in Thailand
  • 4th February
    Football and Buddhism
  • 28th January
    Earthquake in Columbia
  • 21st January
    Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's divorce
  • 14th January
    Ted Hughes posthumous popularity
  • 7th January
    Industrial action by Cathay Pacific Staff


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PostSubject: Re: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:21 pm

2000:

  • 28th December
    Pink flamingos arrive in Kenya
  • 21st December
    Embryo research in Great Britain
  • 14th December
    President Clinton in Ireland
  • 7th December
    Turkish economic crisis
  • 30th November
    Chinese concert against music piracy
  • 23rd November
    World Climate Conference warning
  • 16th November
    HIV genetic risk
  • 9th November
    Dome diamond raid
  • 2nd November
    English v French language in Quebec
  • 26th October
    Flood education in Vietnam
  • 19th October
    Disarray in Middle east
  • 12th October
    Difficult way ahead for Yugoslavia
  • 4th October
    John Lennon's killer to stay in jail
  • 28th September
    Rush to buy Hong Kong rail shares
  • 21st September
    UK gives Enigma machine to Poland
  • 14th September
    Gulf oil cash bonus
  • 7th September
    The fate of Burma's Aung Sun Suu Kyi


  • 31st August
    Food scares
  • 24th August
    Singapore's baby shortage
  • 17th August
    Mobile phone technology
  • 10th August
    Financial crisis at the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • 3rd August
    Concorde, one week on.
  • 27th July
    Seabirds: back from the edge of extinction
  • 20th July
    Changes in global market economy
  • 13th July
    Return to Srebrenica
  • 6th July
    Oil production
  • 29th June
    Mapping the human Genome
  • 22nd June
    Easing of trade sanctions of North Korea
  • 15th June
    Death of President Assad of Syria
  • 8th June
    Illegal diamond trade
  • 1st June
    Martial law in Fiji
  • 25th May
    Israel withdraws from South Lebanon
  • 18th May
    Japanese PM criticised for describing Japan as a divine country
  • 11th May
    Genetic mapping of the Down's syndrome chromosome
  • 4th May
    Return of Kohinoor diamond demanded
  • 27th April
    Security breach at the US State Department
  • 20th April
    Compromise reached on ivory trading
  • 13th April
    Proposed Korean Summit
  • 6th April
    Famine in Ethiopia
  • 30th March
    Controversial new theory on how speech began
  • 23rd March
    Russian Elections
  • 16th March
    Flooding in Mozambique
  • 9th March
    Combating piracy in the South Pacific
  • 2nd March
    Many dead in Nigeria after violent clashes
  • 24th February
    Mayon volcano
  • 17th February
    Malaria vaccine intitiative
  • 10th February
    Race riots in Spain
  • 27th January
    Stockholm hosts Holocaust Forum
  • 20th January
    Merger creates the world's largest drugs company.
  • 13th January
    Capital punishment in the US
  • 6th January
    What does this millennium hold?
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PostSubject: Re: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:26 pm

2001:

  • 26 December
    Radio's first 100 years
  • 24 December
    Shoe bomber to appear in court
  • 19 December
    International migration of Afghans
  • 17 December
    Search continues for Osama Bin Laden
  • 12 December
    North Korea and the West
  • 10 December
    Cheap AIDS drugs for Nigeria
  • 5 December
    Israel pulls out of conference
  • 3 December
    Swiss army referendum
  • 28 November
    Russians and Americans open new pipeline
  • 26 November
    Court helps victims of environmental disasters
  • 21 November
    Cricket outrage in India
  • 19 November
    Toilet summit in Singapore
  • 14 November
    Northern Alliance takes Kabul
  • 12 November
    Northern Alliance expected to push to Kabul
  • 7 November
    Global Warming
  • 5 November
    Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba
  • 31 October
    Colombia hands over alleged drugs lord to USA
  • 29 October
    Milosevic before Tribunal again
  • 24 October
    IRA: the mechanism of decommissioning
  • 22 October
    Left-handedness linked to a better memory
  • 17 October
    Mazar-I-Sharif
  • 15 October
    Japan apologises to Korea
  • 10 October
    Freed journalist tells of her Taleban ordeal
  • 8 October
    US threatens more strikes on Afghanistan
  • 3 October
    Berlusconi apologises
  • 1 October
    Spanish minister visits North Africa
  • 26 September
    Australia set for new refugee laws
  • 24 September
    Pope urges harmony between faiths
  • 19 September
    European Commission counter-terrorism measures
  • 17 September
    Russian troops on high alert
  • 12 September
    America attacked
  • 10 September
    Refugees go to Nauru
  • 5 September
    Space Tourism
  • 3 September
    Burmese General visits Thailand
  • 29 August
    Macedonian rebels surrender weapons
  • 27 August
    Notting Hill Carnival
  • 22 August
    Concorde: return to the skies?
  • 20 August
    Russia: 10 years on from the coup
  • 15 August
    Che Guevara's photographs
  • 13 August
    Indonesian and Australian leaders meet
  • 8 August
    Pressure over Japanese PM's visit to a shrine
  • 6 August
    India asylum blaze
  • 1 August
    Original music charity event
  • 30 July
    New President for Peru
  • 25 July
    Sri Lanka airport attack
  • 23 July
    Russia and the US to discuss 'star wars'
  • 18 July
    India's reaction to the Agra summit
  • 16 July
    Beijing wins Olympic bid
  • 11 July
    Ivanisevic wins Wimbledon
  • 9th July
    Macedonia - talks begin
  • 4th July
    Bosnian Serbs face tribunal pressure
  • 2nd July
    President Wahid fights impeachment
  • 27th June
    US under pressure over Kyoto agreement
  • 25th June
    Preventing crop shortages
  • 20th June
    Refugee crisis in Sri Lanka
  • 18th June
    Former King wins Bulgarian elections
  • 13th June
    President Bush visits NATO
  • 11th June
    Britain's new Foreign Secretary
  • 6th June
    Copying music from the internet
  • 4th June
    Nepal in Crisis
  • 30th May
    Echelon spy network
  • 28th May
    South Africa Arms deal
  • 23rd May
    Middle East diplomacy
  • 21st May
    Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or Winner
  • 16th May
    Silvio Berlusconi, wins Italian General Election
  • 14th May
    AIDS Orphans in Africa
  • 9th May
    UK General election announcement
  • 7th May
    Pope John Paul II visits Damascus Mosque
  • 2nd May
    Refugees in Afghanistan
  • 30th April
    Anti-tobacco treaty
  • 25th April
    Weapons for Taiwan
  • 23rd April
    Climate summit
  • 18th April
    Middle East tensions increase
  • 16th April
    Child 'slave' ship missing
  • 11th April
    England's law on contempt of court
  • 9th April
    American spy plane: Bush writes
  • 4th April
    Reactions to Milosevic arrest
  • 2nd April
    America rejects climate treaty
  • 29th March
    Nuclear waste protest in Germany
  • 22nd March
    Brazilian oil platform sinks
  • 15th March
    Zapatistas in Mexico City
  • 8th March
    Protecting Kenya's forests
  • 1st March
    The spread of foot and mouth disease
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PostSubject: Re: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:30 pm

2001:

  • 22nd February
    FBI agent arrested for spying
  • 15th February
    Napster court ruling
  • 8th February
    Israel: Ariel Sharon elected
  • 1st February
    Earthquake hits India
  • 25th January
    Regulating the internet
  • 18th January
    Turning the desert green
  • 11th January
    Depleted uranium shells
  • 4th January
    An image of a mathematician

Business stories

  • 28th December
    Pre-euro monetary unions
  • 21st December
    Argentina's economic troubles
  • 14th December
    China joins WTO
  • 7th December
    IMF blocks loan to Argentina
  • 30th November
    The collapse of Enron
  • 23rd November
    The price of oil
  • 16th November
    IMF predicts global slowdown
  • 9th November
    World Trade Organisation meet in Doha
  • 2nd November
    dot-com disaster
  • 26th October
    Britain: is entry to the euro inevitable?
  • 19th October
    The German economy
  • 12th October
    Eurozone leaves interest rates unchanged
  • 5th October
    North and South Korea tourism talks
  • 28th September
    Consumer confidence falls
  • 21st September
    Future economic effects of New York bombing
  • 14th September
    IMF Statement on world economy
  • 7th September
    Thai Airways in trouble
  • 31st August
    China's Communists recruit capitalists
  • 24th August
    Brazil to break AIDS drug patent
  • 17th August
    Argentinian loan repayments
  • 10th August
    Court reduces smoking damages award
  • 3rd August
    The car industry's hydrogen powered future
  • 27th July
    Conflicting financial predictions for Europe
  • 20th July
    Genoa summit underway
  • 13th July
    Argentina's financial difficulties
  • 6th July
    Marconi share slide shock
  • 29th June
    Microsoft court victory
  • 22nd June
    Japan/China trade friction
  • 15th June
    Shanghai six to strengthen economic links
  • 8th June
    Telecom giant in trouble
  • 1st June
    U.S.corporate fight
  • 25th May
    London Stock Exchange floats
  • 18th May
    De Beers goes private
  • 11th May
    Brazilian energy crisis
  • 4th May
    Global economic slowdown
  • 27th April
    Japanese economy
  • 20th April
    Big business v public opinion
  • 13th April
    Black business opportunites in South Africa
  • 6th April
    Financial troubles in South Korea
  • 30th March
    Dollar counterfeit ring broken
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PostSubject: Re: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:32 pm

2001:

Sports and music stories



  • December 2001 - Golf
    Tiger Woods
  • November 2001 - Softball
    Women's softball
  • October 2001 - Baseball
    Home-run king
  • September 2001 - Motorsport
    Formula 1
  • August 2001 - Athletics
    World Athletics Championships
  • July 2001 - Cycling
    Tour de France
  • June 2001 - Tennis
    Wimbledon - without grass?
  • 13th December
    Britney Spears to appear in anti-fur campaign
  • 29th November
    Imbruglia CD sparks complaints
  • 15th November
    Berlin Love Parade will go ahead
  • 1st November
    Latin Grammies finally revealed
  • 18th October
    The UK's most popular music show still tops
  • 4th October
    EMI to share music with online rival
  • 20th September
    Jackson's new record to aid attack victims
  • 6th September
    The world's longest music performance
  • 30th August
    Craig David aims to repeat Mobo success
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PostSubject: Re: Learn English From BBC (1999 - Now)   Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:37 pm

2002:

News stories


  • 31 December
    Kofi Annan's plea for access to information
  • 30 December
    New president for Kenya
  • 25 December
    Silkworms help surgery
  • 23 December
    New diet for pandas
  • 18 December
    Women's rights in Afghanistan
  • 16 December
    Al Gore and the Democrats
  • 11 December
    Peace monitors arrive in Aceh
  • 9 December
    Iraqi weapons dossier
  • 4 December
    Tanker blacklist from Brussels
  • 2 December
    Russia and China joint declaration
  • 27 November
    East Timor militia leader found guilty
  • 25 November
    Miss World demonstrations

  • 20 November
    UN launches global appeal
  • 18 November
    Weapons inspectors return to Iraq
  • 13 November
    Microsoft into India
  • 11 November
    Ethiopia famine warning
  • 6 November
    Football wages
  • 4 November
    Turkish elections
  • 30 October
    Rural China health plan
  • 28 October
    First Rwandan genocide film openes in Kigali
  • 23 October
    Canadian wins the Booker Prize
  • 21 October
    Ireland Votes 'Yes' to European enlargement
  • 16 October
    US police confirm 9th sniper victim
  • 14 October
    Bali bomb attack - Australians in shock
  • 9 October
    European Union enlargement
  • 7 October
    Super tanker oil slick
  • 1 October
    Smoking ban in Greece
  • 30 September
    Sweden releases hijack suspect
  • 25 September
    UN Security Council and Iraq
  • 23 September
    German elections
  • 18 September
    Chinese poisoning
  • 16 September
    Ukraine protest
  • 11 September
    How America has changed
  • 9 September
    Palestinian MPs meet
  • 4 September
    World Summit - the scientific agenda
  • 2 September
    Win a job
  • 28 August
    Bhopal hearings will go ahead
  • 26 August
    World Summit - Johannesburg
  • 21 August
    Better rice, less global warming
  • 19 August
    Afghanistan's poppy production
  • 14 August
    Global weather problems
  • 12 August
    Grown in space
  • 7 August
    Indian woman commits sati suicide
  • 5 August
    Twins to be separated
  • 31 July
    FARC release three kidnapped men
  • 29 July
    Anti-gravity device could change air travel
  • 24 July
    President Mugabe criticises Western countries
  • 22 July
    California gets landmark green law
  • 17 July
    Saving Venice
  • 15 July
    Assassination attempt on French President
  • 10 July
    Asia Road Link
  • 8 July
    AIDS conference
  • 3 July
    Contour space mission
  • 1 July
    UN fights to save Bosnia mission
  • 26 June
    Russian land sales bill
  • 24 June
    Zimbabwean farmers
  • 19 June
    Round the world balloon trip
  • 17 June
    Watergate anniversary
  • 12 June
    Afghanistan’s loya jirga
  • 10 June
    New comic Superhero
  • 5 June
    World Heart Federation obesity warning
  • 3 June
    State of the British Monarchy
  • 29 May
    British Foreign Secretary in Pakistan
  • 27 May
    Ice reservoirs found on Mars
  • 22 May
    Quarter of mammals face extinction
  • 20 May
    Taiwanese boyband in China
  • 15 May
    NATO - Russia Council
  • 13 May
    Jimmy Carter visits Cuba
  • 8 May
    European immigration
  • 6 May
    Chirac's election victory
  • 1 May
    Controversial Russian stamps
  • 29 April
    Iran's reformists and conservatives
  • 24 April
    Global health fund
  • 22 April
    French election shock
  • 17 April
    Vietnamese bike racers
  • 15 April
    Venezuelan President
  • 10 April
    Iran oil
  • 8 April
    Israel opinion poll
  • 3 April
    Bleak outlook for the world's forests
  • 1 April
    Prince Charles's tribute to The Queen Mother
  • 27 March
    US backs major NATO expansion
  • 25 March
    74th Oscars ceremony
  • 20 March
    WHO in fight against smoking
  • 18 March
    North Korean defections
  • 13 March
    United Nations calls for Palestinian state
  • 11 March
    Attack on World Trade Centre remembered
  • 6 March
    Indian novelist jailed
  • 4 March
    Women and Islam conference
  • 27 February
    Germany's biggest cash robbery
  • 25 February
    Winter Olympics come to close amid controversy
  • 20 February
    Cairo train fire
  • 18 February
    Speight sentence commuted
  • 13 February
    Milosevic trial - Belgrade's reaction
  • 11 February
    Afghan defence minister visits Moscow
  • 6 February
    British prime minister urges action on Africa
  • 4 February
    People smuggler arrested
  • 30 January
    State of the Union address
  • 28 January
    US criticises Yasser Arafat
  • 23 January
    Rumsfeld defends treatment of prisoners
  • 21 January
    Afghan Aid Conference
  • 16 January
    Press Freedom in Malaysia
  • 14 January
    Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers
  • 9 January
    USA - War on Terrorism Phase Two
  • 7 January
    Blair - India and Pakistan talks
  • 2 January
    Euro Cash Launch
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