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South Africa Finance Minister Arrest Rumours Hit Currency

August 25th, 2016

Episode 810 of 897 episodes

South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is reportedly facing imminent arrest - we assess the impact the rumours have had on the country's stock exchange. Plastic microbeads from beauty products are entering the food chain prompting calls for action to preserve marine life. The businesswoman behind the Burkini gives us her reaction to the decision of the Mayor of Nice to ban the full body swimsuit, after the mayor called it "incompatible with European culture". Sales of Burkinis have actually increased. And we head to North Korea for its beer festival.

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