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Welcome to Start Here. We contextualise, simplify and beautifully present the building blocks for both big and small stories from around the world – in around seven minutes.
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Sandra Gathmann
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Who are al-Qaeda?
Why al-Qaeda are still a threat 20 years after 9/11.
09:50
8 Sep 2021
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How the Taliban Took Over Afghanistan. Again. | Start Here
How did the Taliban takeover happen so fast and what does it mean for the country?
07:25
17 Aug 2021
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What’s going wrong in Cuba? | Start Here
Cubans are calling for change, with rare protests breaking out in July.
09:01
9 Aug 2021
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South Africa and the Zuma Factor | Start Here
What’s behind the recent unrest in South Africa?
09:15
26 Jul 2021
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Tokyo Olympics — The Essentials | Start Here
The Olympics are on – here’s your guide to Tokyo 2020.
08:39
19 Jul 2021
What on Earth is Ecocide? | Start Here
The planet is in trouble. Can international law make a difference?
07:11
13 Jul 2021
Murder in Haiti| Start Here
The president of Haiti has been assassinated. What happened to Jovenel Moïse?
03:49
8 Jul 2021
What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative? | Start Here
Why are G7 countries worried? And what’s China’s endgame?
09:44
7 Jul 2021
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Gun Control in America | Start Here
Are more gun laws the answer to America’s gun violence problem?
10:07
30 Jun 2021
Are deepfakes dangerous? | Start Here
What are deepfakes and should we be worried?
07:45
22 Jun 2021
Who will be Iran’s next president? | Start Here
Why are some people saying the election is already a done deal?
07:47
15 Jun 2021
Israel-Palestine: The politics at play | Start Here
The bombs and rockets have stopped but the problems that divide the Palestinians and Israelis are still there.
09:38
7 Jun 2021
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Who are the Taliban? | Start Here
Who are the Taliban really? And how is it that they have so much power?
08:55
30 May 2021
How did fighting between Israelis and Palestinians get so bad?
Confused about what’s going on in occupied East Jerusalem and Gaza? Start Here explains.
11:31
20 May 2021
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