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From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

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Holmes alone: the fall of Theranos

Jan 17 • 26:08

She was once feted as the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire who promised that her blood testing start-up would transform the future of healthcare but now Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of fraud....

Is the party over for Boris Johnson?

Jan 13 • 25:53

Boris Johnson admitted he did attend a gathering during the first lockdown....

The No-vax Djokovic saga

Jan 12 • 25:57

The Australian Open hasn’t started yet, but there has already been drama and back and forth. ...

Covid in 2022: learning to live with the virus?

Jan 10 • 23:12

It’s been nearly two years of lockdowns, restrictions, variants and vaccines; a global pandemic that nobody saw coming, and that continues to dominate our lives. So what can we expect from the year ahead? ...

The UK in 2022: what to expect

Jan 7 • 26:44

Last year we saw political scandals, supply issues, petrol fares, energy companies going bust and a general sense that things aren't really going to plan. So what will 2022 bring us both politically and economically in the UK?...

Ghislaine Maxwell is guilty

Jan 5 • 29:39

Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of grooming and trafficking underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein....

The world in 2022: what to expect

Jan 3 • 26:17

Last year there were many huge foreign news stories, the  Taliban returning to power in Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis that followed, conflict in Ethiopia, China’s rise as the superpower of the 21st Century and the threat of cyber warfare. ...

Revisited: China’s feminist fightback

Dec 31 • 21:05

In China, many women have had enough. There’s a feminist awakening, as groups challenge laws and customs, which they believe are entrenched in sexist ideas. ...

Revisited: How can we make birth safer for Black mums?

Dec 29 • 23:11

Black women are four times more likely to die in childbirth than women of other ethnicities, with many reporting that they’re being dismissed and neglected by healthcare professionals throughout pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.So, could inducing pregnant Black women and bringing their birth forward early address that problem? That’s what one prominent medical committee, N...

Revisited: Italy: from Covid hell to ‘redemption’

Dec 27 • 20:51

Italy was the first European country to feel the full force of Covid-19. Stark images of army trucks carrying bodies, ICU wards beyond capacity and the deserted streets of Milan and Rome, were a ringing alarm bell to Europe, of what was to come....

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