Nik Sindle

Nik Sindle appears in the following:

Congo rebels withdraw after meeting with U.N.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Baz Luhrmann's Australia premieres

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"The Australian Tourist Ministry is really looking at this as a feature-length advertisment, in the hope it will replicate the 'Crocodile Dundee Effect.'"
--Nick Bryant on Baz Luhrmann's new film, "Australia"


A Putin briefing for Obama

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Russian parliament is fast-tracking legislation that would create a path for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to return to the Kremlin as president for another two six-year terms. Putin had already served two four-year terms as president from 2000 to 2008, but the current constitution prevents a president from serving more than two terms consecutively. With one-party control, the measure is expected to pass, and quickly, meaning there could be a President Putin in place soon (well before the end of the first term of the President-elect Barack Obama) and until 2021.

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From survival of the fittest to survival of all: Is evolution over?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

As medicine, technology and culture advance, we’ve gone from survival of the fittest to survival of just about everyone. Evolution is about weeding out the weak and ensuring that the strong survive. But geneticist Steve Jones thinks our advances have effectively put an end to natural selection.

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Why you should care about the price of milk in Skopje

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

US consumers have been paying 5.2 percent more for their food over the past year. So the BBC world service embarked upon a little global experiment to see how much consumers were being affected. Every week reporters from eight cities around the world visit the same store, buying the exact same items to compare how the price of food fluctuates over time. Richard Collings joins us with the World Service Food Price Index, next on The Takeaway

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New York Beats London

Monday, August 11, 2008

In the ongoing rivalry between New York City and London, a new report suggests that NYC beats out London on safety and affordability. Rosemary Scanlon, Associate Professor at NYU, and Nik Sindle, London producer for the Takeaway, join us to discuss the new findings.

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President Bush talks human rights on the way to Beijing

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Stopping in Thailand on his way to Beijing for the Olympic Games, President Bush gave a speech on religious freedoms and human rights which some people found surprisingly firm. The official Chinese response was… no comment.


BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes takes the scenic route to the Olympics

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Western journalists will be swarming Beijing later this week. Meanwhile, BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes has been on quite a different path through China.


Iraq explodes into violence

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yesterday, Iraq saw one of its bloodiest days of the year. The city of Kirkuk exploded into a cauldron of ethnic violence. Separate suicide bombings shook Baghdad. All told, at least 61 people were killed.


Indian parliament set to vote on a landmark nuclear energy accord with America

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Today, the Indian parliament votes on an energy deal crafted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George W. Bush. If the bill is ratified, India will gain access to American fuel and technology imports as long as it opens its civilian nuclear facilities for inspection. A no-confidence vote will force Singh’s resignation and bring the opposition party to power.


Back from the brink: Journalist Sean Langan recounts Taliban captivity

Thursday, July 17, 2008

While filming a documentary on the Afghanistan–Pakistan border, Sean Langan ("Fighting the Taliban") was abducted and held captive by the Taliban for three months. His captors were his contacts. Three weeks after his release, Langan speaks about his harrowing experience.


In an epic Wimbledon final, Rafael Nadal dethrones tennis king Roger Federer

Monday, July 07, 2008

On Sunday, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought out the longest Wimbledon final ever. Some are calling it the greatest, too.


The xenophobic vibe in South Africa should have been a harbinger for recent violence

Thursday, May 29, 2008