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Viral videos with 5by: Action Movie Kid is back for more

Watch Action Movie Kid's latest adventures, and take a jet ski joyride through a canyon Video Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:31pm In this week's collection of videos curated by The Week's video partner 5by, we find out what Action Kid has...Show More Summary

Rubble bucket challenge: ice is out in new charity craze

Credits: Mohammed Darwaza Alt Text: Rubble bucket challenge People asked to show support for Gaza by tipping a bucket full of rubble over their heads Briefing Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:44pm The ice bucket challenge, in which people...Show More Summary

Kate Bush makes triumphant return after 35 years

Title: Kate Bush Alt Text: Kate Bush First reviews of singer-songwriter Kate Bush's 22-night Hammersmith Apollo residency First Reaction Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:44am After 35 years without a public performance, singer-songwriter...Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire Episode 2 – Making Ourselves at Home Documentary – Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain’s empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world – in particular how they created a very British idea of home. Show More Summary

Friday Links and Updates 15th August

Here are a few things to find out more about this Friday afternoon: Birmingham Literature Festival This week Birmingham Literature Festival have released their full programme, running from 2-11 October 2014. For updates and news follow them here. Fierce Festival The Fierce Festival programme is also now live, running from 2-12 October 2014. They recommend […]

Brit Movies: First Preview Trailer Released for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Sequel to Hit Brit Film

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of the those great uplifting British films when it came out in 2012. It’s quickly become one of our favorites. So, we’re a combination of excited and dubious at the prospect of there being a sequel. Show More Summary

Yazidis: who are they and why is the Islamic State pursuing them?

Credits: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide Briefing Friday,Show More Summary

How your packet of crisps can spy on you

Credits: Twitter Alt Text: Crisps New video technology can listen in on conversations through soundproof glass One-Minute Read Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:01pm Everyday objects such as crisp packets and pot plants could soon be used...Show More Summary

Eid al-Fitr 2014: A video message from Nick Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister has recorded a message to wish Muslims in the UK and around the world a joyful Eid al-Fitr: View the  Video message by Nick Cleggor read a transcript : As Ramadan ends, I want to wish Muslims across the UK and around the world a joyful Eid al Fitr. I know […]

Lightning kills man on Venice Beach: what are the chances?

Description: GERMANY, SUNDAY: A thunderbolt lights up the Munich skyline. Credits: Peter Kneffel Alt Text: A thunderbolt lights up the sky above Munich. More than a dozen injured by California storm, but lightning is more common than...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Slow TV: Take a Thames River Cruise from Wesminster To Greenwich – Full Journey in HD – 41 Minutes

There’s a new trend in YouTube videos called Slow TV, where a camera is setup and then left to record a long journey. There’s a popular video going around of a 9 hour train ride in Norway. Going through our archives, I remembered I recorded...Show More Summary

Gaza conflict: the social media front line

Credits: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Alt Text: Social media: creating propaganda in the Israel-Palestine conflict? Israelis and Palestinians wage an online war of information, but is it just a 'minefield of propaganda'? Talking Point Friday,...Show More Summary

Why Apple is cosying up to former rival IBM

Credits: Ken Ishii/Getty Images Alt Text: Apple logo Apple and IBM's plan to co-produce apps will trouble rivals Microsoft, Google and Blackberry, say analysts First Reaction Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm Apple and IBM's new partnership...Show More Summary

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