30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

It's been 30 years since one of the 20th century's biggest historic events: the fall of the Berlin Wall. Although the East German dictatorship subsequently collapsed, cultural and political divisions remain, more than a generation after reunification. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on the wall's legacy, the polarizing issue of immigration and the lingering stain of anti-Semitism.


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Watch the video and find out how global warming and deforestation are melting the vast snow fields of Mount Kilimanjaro. Complete the following statements:
1-Mount Kilimanjaro is also known as __________________.
2-It is located in ____________________.
3-People travel there to ____________and______________.
4-Ernest Hemingway described the ice fields as________________.
5-The glaciers are a vital source of ___________ and __________ water.
6-Since 1912, the glaciers ________________ by more than 80%.
7-The NASA satellite has been taking pictures for _____________.
8-As the Kilimanjaro is located in the tropical area, glaciers _____.
9-Deforestation means that trees _________ in large quantities.
10-Some consequences of the loss of the glaciers include: __________ and__________.

1-the roof of Africa
2-North Eastern Tanzania
3-climb the mountain_and view the gracier-covered peak
4-wide as the world, great high and unbelievably white in the sun
5-drinking_ and _farming
6-have shrunk
7-more than a de…


A fertility doctor says that he can help parents choose a lot more than the baby's gender. Hattie Kauffman reports on the controversy surrounding designer babies.

PGD was created to screen for _____________________.It was then used for ___________________.By next year eye-colour will have been determined with an 80% _____________.Dr Jeffrey Steinberg is a pioneer in ___________________.Kirsten and Matt Landon used Dr Steinbers’s clinic to select ______________.Most people support PGD when it comes to ___________________ serious diseases.Dr Steinberg is in favour of using technology for _____________________.Dr Caplan thinks we will be able to choose certain characteristics just because we will have a(n) _____________________ for them.Dr Caplan disagrees with the idea that a doctor has the obligation to offer his patients the possibility to choose if the technology is ______________________.Dr. Caplan wonders if everything is ____________________ at the fertility clinic.Dr. Caplan …