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today Donald Trump indicted by New Yok grand jury He is the first former US president to face criminal charges, over all...eged hush money paid to a porn star. Finland will become the thirty-first member state of NATO, after the Turkish parliament voted to back its application to join the alliance, and the lengths being gone to to get 2 Chinese pandas in a Danish zoo to mate. more Transcribed
yesterday Bolsonaro back in Brazil The controversial far right former president returns after his self-im...posed exile. Also; concerns after a Wall Street Journal reporter is arrested in Russia, King Charles becomes the first British monarch to address the German parliament, and why moths are crucial in pollinating plants. more Transcribed
3/29/23 World's top court to weigh in on climate change Low-lying Vanuatu has pushed for a legal opinion that could be cited i...n climate court cases. Also: Pope Francis has been taken to hospital with a respiratory infection, and Shaun the Sheep gets a hero's welcome following his trip around the moon. more Transcribed
3/29/23 Does failure to address climate change violate human rights? The European Court of Human Rights hears a case brought against the Sw...iss Government over lack of action on climate change. Also, hundreds of people ask for a pause in the development of Artificial Intelligence, and young British men told to stay away from Amsterdam. more Transcribed
3/28/23 IOC recommends return of Russian and Belarusian athletes The Olympic committee wants the athletes to compete as neutrals amid t...he ongoing ban in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Also: the scientists on a mission to make meatballs from the long-extinct mammoth, and the amateur Australian gold digger who has found a massive nugget. more Transcribed
3/28/23 39 dead in fire at Mexico migrant centre The facility houses people detained while trying to enter the US. Also...: Police say a mass shooting at a school in Nashville was a carefully planned attack, Elon Musk announces further changes to Twitter's blue tick, and the winners of the 2023 Polar Music Prize. more Transcribed
3/28/23 Israeli PM delays reforms after mass protests Benjamin Netanyahu's plans provoked an outpouring of anger across Isra...eli society. Also: a heavily-armed young woman has killed six people, including children, at a school in the US state of Tennessee, and rehabilitating fictional villains - from being portrayed as ugly or disabled. more Transcribed
3/27/23 Netanyahu under pressure over judicial reforms Israeli Prime Minister faces huge backlash, with widespread strikes an...d thousands protesting. Also: New leader of Scotland's main party pledges independence, and the eagerly awaited puffin migration to Northern Ireland. more Transcribed
3/26/23 Israel's Defence Minister sacked by Benjamin Netanyahu Yoav Gallant had called for plans to overhaul the judiciary to be scra...pped. Also: NATO allies condemn Moscow's plans to station nuclear weapons in Belarus, Lebanon gains an extra time zone, and we look back at the life of the founder of one of the world's biggest dumpling empires. more Transcribed
3/25/23 Putin deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus Russian President says move wouldn't violate nuclear non-proliferation... agreements. Also: Israel's defence minister calls for a freeze of planned changes to the judiciary following another day of mass protests, and we meet the creator and author of the Oscar winning animated short film The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. more Transcribed
3/25/23 The Happy Pod: The smiling cow Our new weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This w...eek, an unusual cow brings joy to Australia, the happiest places in the world are revealed and how shrimps are saving lives. Presented by Andrew Peach. Music produced by Iona Hampson. more Transcribed
3/24/23 Hotel Rwanda hero freed Paul Rusesabagina's life inspired a Hollywood film about the 1994 geno...cide. Also: The UN has expressed grave concern about the summary killings of civilians and prisoners of war during Russia's war in Ukraine, highlighting a litany of other abuses, and The City Killer asteroid that's set to make a close-ish call with earth. more Transcribed
3/24/23 King Charles's state visit postponed after pension protests in France There has been violence in some French cities in the latest round of d...emonstrations against proposals to raise the state pension age. Also: The US state of Utah gives parents control over their children's social media, and how a drawing by a Russian child sparked a police investigation. more Transcribed
3/24/23 US Congress harshly grills TikTok boss Video-sharing app accused of being an agent of the Chinese Communist p...arty amid calls for it to be banned. Also: The Israeli prime minister vows to press ahead with his planned overhaul of the judiciary but says he wants to unite the country behind the changes, and the campaign in New Zealand to help youngsters navigate their breaks ups amicably. more Transcribed
3/23/23 Protests as Israel passes law which protects PM Israel's parliament has passed a law limiting how a prime minister can... be removed from office. The Israeli opposition says the legislation is aimed at protecting the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu who is facing corruption charges. We hear the view of former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Also: A Nigerian senator and his wife have been convicted of trafficking a man to harvest a kidney for their daughter, and the good and the bad news about drinking coffee. more Transcribed
3/23/23 Johnson denies lying to parliament over partygate The former British prime minister was grilled about whether he lied ab...out breaching Covid lockdown rules. Also: The White House warns Uganda of possible economic repercussions if a new law banning people from identifying as LGBT comes into force, and could the mystery surrounding what killed Beethoven finally have been solved? more Transcribed
3/22/23 UN warns of looming global water crisis Overconsumption and climate change threaten future supplies. Also: Vol...odymr Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops near the embattled town of Bakhmut, Boris Johnson fights for his political life -- and everything you need to know about 3D cheesecake. more Transcribed
3/22/23 Earthquake hits Afghanistan as tremors felt in Pakistan and India The quake, with a magnitude of 6.5, was centred in the Hindu Kush moun...tains. Also: UK defends sending shells made with depleted uranium to Ukraine after Putin warning, and Gwyneth Paltrow in court as ski crash trial begins. more Transcribed
3/21/23 Russia's and China's leaders debate the war in Ukraine Xi Jinping calls Moscow and Beijing 'strategic partners and great neig...hbouring powers'; Also: Britain's biggest police force accused of racism, sexism and homophobia, and why do fish sing? more Transcribed
3/21/23 UN chief warns a 'climate time bomb' is ticking UN secretary general Antonio Guterres says that all countries should b...ring forward their net zero carbon plans by a decade. Also: France's government survives a no-confidence vote, and the Chinese city of Guixi launches its own dating app for residents. more Transcribed
3/20/23 UN says new report on climate change is 'a survival guide for humanity... Scientists say clean energy and technology can be exploited to avoid t...he growing climate disaster. But they warn a key global temperature goal will probably be missed. Also: Russia's playing host to the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, in Moscow, and twenty years on - we hear from our correspondent who was there at the start of the US-led invasion of Iraq. more Transcribed
3/20/23 UBS agrees 'emergency rescue' of Credit Suisse bank The deal, backed by the Swiss government, follows weekend talks aimed preventing the collapse of the Credit Suisse bank. Also: Saudi King invites Iran's president to visit Riyadh, and a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is to be auctioned in Europe. more Transcribed
3/19/23 Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday The case focuses on alleged hush money paid on Mr Trump's behalf to a ...former porn star. Also: Russia and Ukraine agree to extend grain deal, and the hunt for olive thieves in Spain. more Transcribed
3/18/23 The Happy Pod Our new weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This w...eek, how a computer data centre could heat pools around the globe, Paris Opera appoints its first black star ballet dancer, and a robotic elephant helping to improve animal rights in India. Presented by Andrew Peach. Music produced by Iona Hampson. more Transcribed
3/18/23 International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin It alleges the Russian President is responsible for war crimes for the... unlawful deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia. Also: Shares in the troubled banks, Credit Suisse and First Republic, have plunged again as fears persist about their financial health, and the former soldier who has spent nearly 6 years walking the coastline of Great Britain. more Transcribed
3/17/23 China's Xi to meet Putin in Moscow The visit comes as Beijing, an ally of Russia, has offered proposals t...o end the war in Ukraine, to which the West has given a lukewarm reception. Also: Slovakia follows Poland in sending fighter jets to Kiev and scientists say they have found a way to avoid peanut allergies… more Transcribed
3/17/23 Clashes as Macron pushes through controversial pension reforms The French President used special powers to force the bill through Par...liament without a vote. Also: Some of the biggest banks in the US pump billions of dollars into rescuing the struggling lender, First Republic, and the competition to help decipher scrolls that survived the volcanic eruption in Pompeii almost 2000 years ago. more Transcribed
3/16/23 Britain bans TikTok from government mobile devices US, Canada and EU have taken similar action amid concerns over data co...llection that they fear could be accessed by Beijing. Also: A United Nations commission says Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine but a genocide has not taken place, and the 'Home of Cricket' is forced to overturn a plan to modernise because of a backlash from its members. more Transcribed
3/16/23 More market jitters as Credit Suisse shares plunge Swiss financial regulators say they are ready to help the troubled ban...k. Also: Poland arrests a group of foreigners on suspicion of spying for Russia, and nearly 200,000 are hospitalised in Thailand because of air pollution. more Transcribed
3/15/23 Malawi floods: hundreds dead and thousands homeless The commercial capital, Blantyre, is worst-affected, with many having ...died in landslides. Also: the Pakistani authorities say they have suspended efforts to arrest the opposition leader, Imran Khan, because they're disrupting a prestigious cricket tournament, and celebrations - and controversy - over the re-introduction of wolves to Europe. more Transcribed
3/15/23 US drone crashes after incident with Russian fighter jet Washington said it was operating in international airspace, and accuse...d Moscow of recklessness. Also: The former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says police acted outside the law when they tried to arrest him at his home in Lahore, and why the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is making Tom Cruise's latest mission impossible. more Transcribed
3/14/23 China and Russia denounce a defence deal by the US, UK and Australia Beijing has described the move as embarking on a 'path of error and da...nger.' Russia said the submarine pact would bring years of confrontation to Asia. Also: India's supreme court has dismissed an appeal seeking more compensation for victims of the Bhopal gas leak, and riding motorbikes could become harder for tourists in Bali. more Transcribed
3/13/23 UK, US and Australia reveal details of nuclear submarine deal Their partnership aims to combat a perceived threat from China. Also: ...Russia and Ukraine extend a grain deal to prevent a global food crisis, and Dick Fosbury, the man who revolutionised the high jump in athletics has died at the age of 76. more Transcribed
3/13/23 BBC ends stand-off with Gary Lineker after impartiality row Lineker 'delighted' to return as BBC reviews social media rules. The B...BC Director General, Tim Davie, insists he has not backed down. Also: President Biden says the US banking system will hold up despite last week's collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, and the sci-fi movie Everything Everywhere All at Once wins seven Oscars, including best actress for Michelle Yeoh. more Transcribed
3/12/23 International concern after Saudi Arabia executes Jordanian accused of... The family of Hussein Abu Al-Khair say he was tortured until he made a... confession. Also: Nicaragua has suspended relations with the Vatican, and the head of the WHO says it is vital to find the origins of the Covid virus. more Transcribed
3/11/23 Italy's coastguard rescues more than 1,000 migrants from the Mediterra... The huge sea rescue operation comes nearly two weeks after a deadly sh...ipwreck involving migrants off the Italian coast. Also: South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is cleared of wrongdoing by anti-corruption authorities, and renewed calls to tighten Germany’s gun laws after a deadly shooting in Hamburg. more Transcribed
3/11/23 The Happy Pod Our new weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This w...eek, sharing the things about your home country that make you happy, NASA's new head of science on how her dad gave her a love of space, and how bees can not only solve puzzles, but teach each other how to do it. Presented by Andrew Peach. Music produced by Iona Hampson. more Transcribed
3/11/23 Iran and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties They broke ties in 2016 and have taken different sides in wars in Yeme...n and Syria. Also: The US sees its first major bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis, and Donald Trump has been invited to testify to a grand jury over the Stormy Daniels case. more Transcribed
3/10/23 Xi Jinping begins historic third term as China's president It caps a consolidation of power that has made him China's most domina...nt leader in generations. Also: rare and deadly Cyclone Freddy is expected to hit Mozambique for a second time, and scientists create the first detailed map of how an insect's brain is wired. more Transcribed
3/10/23 Biden: US Budget 'for those who hold country together' It includes big spending plans, worth more than six trillion dollars, ...with the focus on social programmes. Also: Italy's prime minister announces tough new penalties for people smugglers, after a cabinet meeting on the coast where dozens of migrants drowned last month, and the UK reveals its entrant for the Eurovision song contest. more Transcribed
3/9/23 Nuclear watchdog head demands action to prevent disaster in Ukraine Rafael Grossi's remarks came after more Russian shelling of the Zapori...zhzhia plant in southern Ukraine. Also: Tens of thousands of Israelis have been staging mass protests against proposed judicial reforms, and we look back at the life of Chaim Topol who's died aged 87. more Transcribed
3/9/23 Mass protests in Georgia against 'Russian-style laws' Demonstrators say the legislation is aimed at stifling the opposition.... Also: A US congressional probe into the origins of the Covid pandemic opens, with a former top health official saying he believes the virus probably escaped from a Chinese lab, and the scientist who has created eggs from the cells of male mice. more Transcribed
3/8/23 Afghan women protest against Taliban rulers on International Women's D... The United Nations says Afghanistan is the "most repressive country in... the world" for women's rights. Also: Demonstrations continue in Georgia over fears a new law could limit free speech, and the world's first 3D printed space rocket prepares to launch. more Transcribed
3/7/23 Six Palestinians killed in Israeli army raid in Jenin Israel claims one of the dead killed two Jewish settlers. Also: Five w...omen have sued the American state of Texas, saying they were denied abortions even though their lives were in danger, and we go behind the scenes of David Attenborough’s new wildlife documentary on the British Isles. more Transcribed
3/7/23 China’s leader makes direct rebuke of US Xi Jinping blames it for trying to 'contain', 'encircle' and 'suppress...' his country. Also: Britain sets out legislation designed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English channel on small boats, and the head of Japan's space agency apologises for the failed launch of a new flagship rocket. more Transcribed
3/6/23 Ukraine to strengthen positions in embattled Bakhmut The city has been under sustained Russian bombardment for months. Also...: Turkish opposition parties agree on a single candidate to challenge President Erdogan in elections due in May, and the couple jailed for 4 years in Spain for stealing wine. more Transcribed
3/6/23 Turkey-Syria earthquakes one month on UN says millions of people still homeless and living in fear. Also: El...on Musk mocks BBC report about abuse on Twitter, South Korean plan to resolve wartime labour dispute with Japan and Toblerone loses iconic Swiss mountain logo. more Transcribed
3/5/23 Violence erupts at Greek train crash protests Petrol bombs were thrown at police who fired tear gas and stun grenade...s. Also: A fire in a refugee camp in Bangladesh has left thousands homeless, and a deal has been reached to protect the world's oceans. more
3/4/23 UN and Iran announce deal on nuclear access Iran has agreed to restore surveillance cameras and allow inspections its sites. Also: The Russian army and Wagner mercenaries put increasing pressure on Ukraine's soldiers to withdraw from the shattered city of Bakhmut, and the latest on what is believed to be the biggest drug bust in Australia's history. more
3/4/23 The Happy Podcast Our new weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world along w...ith the sounds that bring joy to our listeners. This week, the naughty Finnish huskies who've found a new home, the Caribbean sailor who survived 24 days at sea on ketchup, and the crafty octogenarian who knits for Hollywood. Presented by Andrew Peach. Music produced by Iona Hampson. more
3/3/23 Prominent US lawyer gets life in prison for double murder Alex Murdaugh shot his wife and son on the family estate in South Caro...lina. Also: Pressure mounts on the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over what he said about Covid lockdown parties, and the White House reveals that President Biden has had a cancerous skin lesion successfully removed from his chest. more
3/3/23 Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski jailed for 10 year... Bialiatski's protest group Viasna has documented human rights abuses c...arried out by the regime of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko. Also: Dozens of police officers are taken hostage in Colombia, and women footballers are unhappy with Fifa's choice of ambassador. more
3/2/23 Putin accuses Ukraine of border 'terrorist act' Kyiv denies Moscow's claim that saboteurs fired at civilians in a village. Also: The head of Britain’s domestic intelligence service apologises for MI5's failure to prevent a terrorist attack in Manchester in 2017, and the celebrated jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter has died aged 89. more
3/2/23 India G20: War in Ukraine overshadows talks The meeting fails to produce a joint statement, as US and Russia clash... over Ukraine. Also: there's growing anger in Greece after the country's worst ever train crash, and Egyptian archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a hidden tunnel in the Great Pyramid of Giza. more
3/2/23 Greek PM: 'Unprecedented' train collision was 'human error' The transport minister resigns and three days of mourning are declared... after more than 40 people are killed in a rail disaster. Also: Guinea and Ivory Coast are sending planes to evacuate their citizens from Tunisia following inflammatory remarks by the president against sub-Saharan Africans, and the singing legend Joni Mitchell is honoured by the US Library of Congress. more
3/1/23 More than 30 dead in Greek train collision Search and rescue operations are ongoing, with more than 70 people tak...en to hospital. The Greek prime minister has visited the site of the disaster near the city of Larissa. Also: The FBI chief says Covid-19 most likely originated in a Chinese laboratory, Indigenous protests against wind turbines continue in Norway, and the Bolivian man who spent a month lost in the Amazon. more
2/28/23 Nigeria: Anger and frustration over claims of 'sham' election The electoral commission says complaints should be taken to court once... all the results are in. Also: The US Supreme Court is considering a challenge to President Biden's plan to forgive billions of dollars' worth of student debt, and the smart suit that is transforming disabled children's lives. more
2/28/23 Nigeria opposition calls for election to be scrapped Opposition parties in Nigeria say the presidential election was a sham... and demand for it to be rerun. Electoral officials have rejected the criticism. Also: Tik Tok, the video app, is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Beijing and Washington. We hear an Israeli settler's view about the escalation of violence in the occupied West Bank, and we find out the secret of health and happiness. more
2/27/23 UK and EU agree new Northern Ireland deal British Prime Minister hails it as a new chapter after years of fraugh...t relations with Brussels. Also: The strange case of the schoolgirls being poisoned in Iran, and Nigeria's main opposition parties allege fraud as votes are still being counted after the presidential election. more
2/27/23 Bao Fan: Missing Chinese billionaire 'assisting authorities in investi... His company, China Renaissance Holdings, reported him missing ten days... ago. Also: more than 100 people feared dead in Italy migrant shipwreck; and the multiverse drama, Everything Everywhere All at Once, sweeps up the prizes at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, ahead of the Oscars. more
2/27/23 Israel and Palestinians agree to end escalating violence Security chiefs from both sides met for talks for the first time in ye...ars. Also: A boat carrying migrants has sunk off the coast of southern Italy, killing around 60 people, and Ian Fleming's famous Bond novels are being altered to reflect modern times. more
2/26/23 Nigeria counts votes after tightest-ever election The Nigerian presidential election is the biggest democratic exercise Africa. Also: G20 deadlock after China refuses to condemn Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and Australia's PM first to march in gay rights parade. more
2/25/23 G7 threatens Russia sanctions busters with 'severe costs' Moscow is accused of selling embargoed oil and other products through ...third parties. Also: a humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Ethiopia due to a severe drought, and elephants may remember the smell of relatives they haven't seen for years. more
2/24/23 Ukraine marks first anniversary of the start of Russia's invasion President Zelensky pledges to do everything to achieve victory in the ...year ahead. China urges both sides to hold peace talks as soon as possible. Also, health officials in Cambodia test a dozen people for the H5N1 strain of bird flu and, a university in Ireland is asked to return human remains taken without permission more than a hundred years ago. more
2/24/23 UN condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine one year on On the eve of the anniversary, the UN vote called for the withdrawal o...f Russian troops from Ukraine and a halt to the fighting. Also: the former US film mogul Harvey Weinstein begs for mercy as he is sentenced for another rape. more
2/23/23 Final day of campaigning in Nigeria's tight elections Nigeria's political parties urged to stand firm on violence. The comes hours after three separate attacks took place in the south-east of the country. Also: The UN's Middle East envoy is in the Gaza Strip as tensions rise between Israel and the Palestinians, and Europe's first sanctuary of darkness. more
2/23/23 Nato countries in eastern Europe ask US to boost their security presen... The countries - known collectively as the Bucharest Nine - denounced R...ussia as a significant threat to Nato security in the region. Also: Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in Nablus, and do you want an olive oil latte? more
2/22/23 President Biden to meet Nato leaders from Eastern Europe The Bucharest Nine are set to discuss security guarantees and regional... defence with Mr Biden who is coming under pressure to offer further support. Also: A British woman who joined ISIS at fifteen loses her citizenship appeal, Haiti reaches the Women's World Cup for the first time, and we hear from a storytelling festival in Morocco. more
2/22/23 'Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia' - Biden US President says democracies are stronger and autocracies weaker in d...efiant speech in Poland. Also: A court in New York finds Mexico's former anti-narcotics chief guilty of pocketing millions in return for allowing safe passage for drugs, and what could be the oldest flushing toilet in the world has been discovered in China. more
2/21/23 President Putin delivers anti-Western address to justify his war in Uk... Mr Putin accuses the West of trying to dissolve Russian culture and va...lues in his State of the Nation address. President Biden is expected to challenge Mr Putin's vision of the war in a speech in Poland. Also: Yet more devastation in Turkey from the latest earthquake, and the world's biggest trial of a four-day working week. more
2/20/23 No phones and 10 hours on a train - Biden's secret trip How the US President's surprise visit to Ukraine was kept a secret. another earthquake hits south-eastern Turkey, and the experimental therapy restoring movement in stroke victims. more
2/20/23 Biden makes a surprise visit to Kyiv US President assures Ukrainians American support will continue. Also: ...heavy flooding and landslides in Brazil lead to carnival cancellations, and we look back on the life of Japanese legend of Manga, Leiji Matsumoto. more
2/20/23 US warns China not to supply weapons to Russia Beijing says it won't be dictated to over its relationship with Moscow.... Also: Burkina Faso marks the official end of the French military operation there amid speculation it could turn to Moscow for support for its fight against Islamist insurgents, and why it was a big night for the German language film All Quiet On The Western Front at the BAFTAS. more
2/19/23 Western countries call for long-term support of Ukraine World leaders are discussing their next steps at the Munich security c...onference. Also: The UN announces the largest-ever allocation from its Central Emergency Fund to help Africa tackle what it calls "forgotten crises," and why the language used in Roald Dahl's classic children's books is being reviewed. more
2/18/23 Islamic State accused of killing truffle hunters in Syria Scores of people were killed by jihadists on motorcycles in the Syrian... province of Homs. Also: Qatar's Sheikh Jassim and Ineos bid for Manchester United football club, and how difficult is it to be optimistic? more
2/17/23 Munich security conference under way without Russia The war in Ukraine is top of the agenda as Kyiv presses for more weapo...ns. Also: Britain jails former embassy guard for passing secrets to Moscow, and cheetahs roam India again. more
2/16/23 Belarus: Moscow can launch attacks from our soil President Lukashenko says he’ll allow Russia to use his country for ...attacks on Ukraine. Also: the UN launches an appeal for Turkey’s earthquake victims, President Biden says objects shot down over North America appear to have nothing to do with China, and a study looks into baby formula milk claims. more
2/16/23 Turkey not ready to let Sweden join Nato Turkey's foreign minister says Sweden hasn't done enough to stop terrorism. Applications to join Nato must be approved by all member countries. Also: The leader of Belarus says his forces will only fight alongside Russia in Ukraine if his country is attacked, and why South Korea is removing women-only parking spaces. more
2/15/23 US: White teen sentenced for shooting dead 10 black people Payton Gendron gets life without parole for killing 10 black people in... New York state. Also: Unrest breaks out in Nigeria over a shortage of cash caused by the replacement of old banknotes, and the Hollywood star Raquel Welch has died aged 82. more
2/15/23 Nato promises Ukraine more weapons to fight Russian forces New pledges for Ukraine include heavy weapons and military training. A...lso: Nicola Sturgeon announces her resignation as Scotland's First Minister, and one of the world's most expensive drugs saves the life of a toddler. more
2/15/23 Much needed aid begins arriving in north-west Syria from Turkey, devas... A truck convoy used one of two new crossings permitted by the Syrian P...resident Assad to bring in relief. Also: US makes arrests over Haiti leader's assassination, and scientists say they have developed a drug for use in a contraceptive pill for men. more
2/14/23 BBC India offices searched by income tax officials It comes after the broadcast of a documentary critical of the Prime Mi...nister Narendra Modi. Also: The UN welcomes Syria's decision to allow more earthquake aid, and how TikTok sent sales soaring for one American author. more
2/14/23 Turkey quake search and rescue efforts winding down The focus is now increasingly on providing food, shelter and healthcar...e. Also: Tens of thousands of Israelis have protested outside parliament against controversial plans for judicial reforms, and the Czech star Jakub Jankto has become the first international player in men's football to come out as gay. more
2/13/23 Mystery surrounds UFOs shot down by US military President Joe Biden ordered another object - the fourth in total this ...month - to be downed on Sunday. Also: Angry scenes inside the Israeli parliament as the government is accused of turning Israel into a dark dictatorship… and did she slay or was she just ok? The internet responds to Rihanna’s Superbowl performance. more
2/13/23 World 'letting down' Syrian quake victims International community accused of having blood on its hands for aband...oning those in north-west Syria. Also: Israel's president has warned that the government's plan to reform the judiciary is pushing the country towards constitutional collapse, and British pop star Harry Styles sweeps the board at the UK music awards - The Brits. more
2/12/23 Turkey-Syria quake worst natural disaster in a century The comments were made by the United Nations humanitarian chief Martin... Griffiths. Also: Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has said a United States military fighter jet, acting on his orders, has shot down a high-altitude airborne object over the northwestern Yukon territory, and we get a rare glimpse inside Iran on the 44th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. more
2/11/23 US fighter planes shoot down unidentified object over Alaska The Pentagon said President Biden gave the order to destroy it, withou...t revealing what it was. Also: More than twenty-three thousand people are now known to have died in the Turkish-Syrian earthquake disaster, and Michelle Yeoh tells us about her Oscar nominated performance in the surreal adventure Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. more
2/10/23 Turkey's president admits quake response 'shortcomings' Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking as more than 22,000 people confirmed dea...d in Turkey and Syria. Also: Ukraine renews threat to boycott 2024 Olympics if Russians compete, Amsterdam to outlaw cannabis smoking in red-light district and new Harry Potter video game controversy. more
2/10/23 Icy weather stokes fears as earthquakes toll in Turkey and Syria conti... The United Nations calls for aid workers to get more resources and war...ns the full extent of the disaster in Turkey and northern Syria is still unfolding. Also: Zelensky takes fighter jet bid for Ukraine to EU leaders, and the songwriting legend Burt Bacharach dies ages 94. more
2/9/23 Earthquake deaths rise to over 19,000 WHO warns of second disaster as survivors are homeless in freezing tem...peratures. Also: Ukraine's President Zelensky makes a fresh appeal to the EU for more weapons and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, appears at a huge military parade with his young daughter - could she be the country's next ruler? more
2/9/23 Turkey's president defends his government's response to Monday's massi... Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted the Turkish government had encountered s...ome problems but said the situation was now "under control". Also: British PM tells Zelensky nothing off the table after jet plea, and is Basil returning to the Fawlty Towers? more
2/8/23 Race to find Turkey and Syria quake survivors With more than 11,000 people now confirmed dead, rescuers continue efforts. Also: Ukraine's president makes an unexpected visit to Britain, and an update on the investigation into flight MH17. more
2/8/23 Newborn baby pulled from collapsed building in Syria The baby girl was rescued from beneath the rubble of a building, destr...oyed by Monday's earthquake. Also: Russia's African footprint grows with Lavrov's trip to Mali, and Spain's new commuter trains are too big for tunnels. more
2/7/23 Scramble to find survivors after Turkey and Syria earthquakes Turkey declares a state of emergency as efforts to rescue people conti...nue in the wake of Monday's devastating earthquakes. The UN warns that the flow of aid into north-west Syria has been disrupted because of damage to roads. Also: Russia's foreign minister is in Mali, and the biggest collection of Vermeer paintings is going on show. more
2/7/23 Rescuers work through the night after earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria Rescue teams are racing to save people trapped beneath rubble after th...ousands of buildings collapsed in both countries. Also: China accused of indoctrinating a million Tibetan children, and the novelist Salman Rushdie gives first interview since 2022 stabbing. more
2/6/23 More than 2,000 dead after major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria Rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble and for international support. Also: Beijing confirms another high altitude observation balloon was also from China and the hidden history of the 'real' French revolution, being brought into the open. more
2/6/23 Turkey earthquake edition Two devastating earthquakes rip through south-eastern Turkey and north...ern Syria. Thousands have died and many more are injured. There have been appeals for international rescue support and aid. more
2/6/23 Some anti-government protesters pardoned in Iran The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued them in response to a pro...posal by the head of the judiciary. Also: Pakistan's former president and military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, has died in exile at the age of seventy-nine, and a prominent British family has paid reparations and apologised to Grenada for their historic links with the slave trade. more
2/5/23 US shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic Beijing denies Washington's claims it was being used to spy on the US.... Also: Thousands of Israelis protest in Tel Aviv against the plans by the Netanyahu government to give itself more powers over appointing judges, and the English National Opera prepares to stage a newly translated version of Wagner's The Rhinegold. more
10/10/22 Special episode: Indigenous peoples We hear from our Indigenous and tribal listeners around the world, as ...we mark US Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We also meet an Amazon tribe defending their land from illegal loggers; a Maori singer who makes pop music in his traditional language; Native American chefs bringing cultural foods to the restaurant scene; and more. more
9/8/22 Live special episode: Cost of living The global price crisis. Our first ever “live audience show” – r...ecorded in Malaysia. Listeners around the world and in the audience in Kuala Lumpur share their experiences and ask questions about spiralling costs and what can be done. Hear from our panel of BBC correspondents. What are the implications of the increases in food and fuel prices? How are governments and communities responding - and what does the future look like? more
7/1/22 Special episode: Abortion rights around the world In June, the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and ended the const...itutional right to abortion in America. In a special episode, we investigate the changing dynamic of abortion rights globally in countries like Colombia, China and Ireland. We'll also be examining the restrictions still faced by women in Africa and places like Malta and El Salvador. Audio for this episode was updated on 4 July 2022, due to a factual error in an earlier version. more
3/25/22 Young voices special Is the nuclear threat real? What does Putin want? Who is winning the in Ukraine? We took questions on the invasion from young people around the world and looked for answers from BBC correspondents. Jackie Leonard speaks to Martin Forster, a senior child psychologist with the healthcare company, Kry, in Sweden. Listeners' questions are tackled by Vitaliy Shevchenko, Paul Adams, Theo Leggett, Lyse Doucet and Mark Lowen. more
3/24/22 Special: Global News Ukrainecast part 2 A month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are collaborating Ukrainecast again. We answer more of your questions. Jackie Leonard, presenter of the Global News Podcast, alongside Gabriel Gatehouse and Vitaliy Shevchenko from Ukrainecast, guide us through questions about civilian life in the country, military tactics, and the international response to the invasion. BBC chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, joins us from Kyiv to talk through what is happening on the ground there, and BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner, tells us the latest on the physical and information war. This episode was made by Chris Flynn. The studio director was Ash Taylor. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham. more
3/8/22 Special: Global News Ukrainecast BBC correspondents tackle questions from listeners around the world ab...out Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jackie Leonard speaks to Gabriel Gatehouse, Vitaliy Shevchenko, Lyse Doucet and James Landale. more
1/28/22 Russia-Ukraine: On the brink of war? Our experts in Moscow, Kyiv and London answer your questions about the... crisis. more
12/21/21 Omicron versus the world: Your questions answered As the Omicron variant spreads around the world and cases surge, BBC c...orrespondents tell us how Covid-19 is impacting our lives, our businesses and our economies. more
8/30/21 Afghanistan Special: Your Questions Answered BBC correspondents answer your questions about the Taliban's takeover ...of Afghanistan. We ask how did the Taliban overthrow the Afghan government so quickly? What now for human rights, the economy and international relations? Photo:People on board an evacuation flight out of Kabul airport, August 21, 2021 Credit:MoD/PA Wire more
10/25/19 Global News Brexitcast We team up with the award-winning Brexitcast team to bring you a update on what Britain leaving the EU means for you. You’ve sent us questions from around the world and Jackie Leonard puts them to the experts from the podcast that’s all about Brexit. There’s also cake, phew. Spread the word! #GlobalNewsPod #Brexitcast Find the Brexitcast podcast here: more
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