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Heartbreaking stories of cancer sufferers who need expensive and unfunded drugs abound. But some of those stories are helped into the spotlight by the drug companies that will also benefit. Read moreAudio
Hong Kong residents would prefer to concentrate on their business activities - but they realise they're losing their freedom to a Chinese government that's not remote enough for them, and they're… Read moreAudio
The Chinese scientist who shook the world by announcing he'd gene edited twin baby girls appears to have unfairly been labelled a rogue - it turns out he had a 60-strong circle of trust. Read moreAudio
Peter Ellis has always vowed he was innocent of the child sex charges he was jailed for in 1993. Now he's dying of cancer - and the Supreme Court has given him leave to appeal his convictions. Read moreAudio
A seemingly innocuous move by the social media platform Instagram of removing visible 'likes' could help lessen the pressure of those whose social media use is wrecking their mental health. Read moreAudio
Fifty years ago a very British-style ceremony marked the bicentennial of Captain Cook's arrival in Aotearoa. This year for the 250th, Māori have found their voices and will tell their version of… Read moreAudio
There have been 130 complaints of businesses breaking the law, and supermarket customers now pay for their bin liners - how is the country coping with the plastic bag ban three weeks in? Read moreAudio