Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

By BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

Episodes

Burkina Faso soldiers mutiny at barracks

Protesters set fire to the ruling party's headquarters. Also: Taliban leaders are in Norway seeking aid for Afghanistan, and why are images of God so controversial?
24/01/2228m 43s

Fierce battle between IS militants and Kurdish forces in Syria

IS fighters attacked a prison where thousands of jihadists are held. Also, Kiribati imposes its first lockdown, and the robot vacuum cleaner that got away.
23/01/2226m 50s

Yemen: scores killed in air strike on prison

Saudi-led coalition steps up air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. Also: there's cautious optimism as Russia and the US agree to futher talks over Ukraine, and Che Guevera's daughter publishes a book of his very personal letters.
22/01/2231m 6s

Ukraine tension: US and Russia hold talks

Both sides said they were open to further dialogue. Also, the UN says initial estimates of the effects of Typhoon Rai that hit the Philippines last month badly underestimated the damage it caused and, tributes are paid to the singer Meatloaf who's died aged 74.
21/01/2229m 25s

Many feared dead after huge explosion in Ghana

Videos show many destroyed buildings near the mining town of Bogoso. Also: Ukraine hits back at Biden amid Russia tensions, and teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round the world record.
21/01/2230m 45s

Former Pope Benedict accused of failing to act over child abuse cases

Report claims he failed to act to prevent abuse when he was Archbishop of Munich. Also, the ICRC is targeted by cyber hackers and, the first aid flights arrive in Tonga.
20/01/2231m 5s

Biden believes Putin will 'move in' on Ukraine

The US President has warned that Washington will do significant harm to Russia if it decides to invade Ukraine. Also: DR Congo inmates found guilty of rape during prison riot, and airlines cancel dozens of flights to the US because of safety concerns surrounding aircraft altimeters and 5G technology.
20/01/2229m 0s

British PM under increasing pressure to go

Boris Johnson is accused of misleading people about lockdown parties; US urges Russia to take "peaceful path" as fears mount of a new invasion of Ukraine. And we remember the ground breaking life of the African American journalist André Leon Talley.
19/01/2227m 58s

Washington says Moscow could 'at any point launch an attack on Ukraine'

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will meet his Russian counterpart on Friday to warn Moscow to de-escalate the situation. Also, the rollout of 5G technology at US airports is postponed, and a Rome villa with Caravaggio mural fails to sell.
19/01/2230m 26s

Tonga says it has been hit by an 'unprecedented disaster'

The Pacific island nation of Tonga was hit by volcanic eruption and tsunami. Also, US airline bosses are worried about 5G. And some of the world's best known cricketers get a telling off.
18/01/2224m 33s

UAE condemns Houthi attack in Abu Dhabi as 'heinous crime'

The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen. Also, a distress signal has been detected in low-lying Tongan islands after volcano eruption, and the Scottish poet Robert Burns ignored advice not to write in Scots.
18/01/2228m 44s

Tonga tsunami: Anxious wait for news and aid

There are reports of significant damage and no mass casualties. Communications with the country are extremely limited. Also, thousands are without power as the US is hit by a winter storm, and a suspect is identified over Anne Frank’s betrayal.
17/01/2230m 6s

President Biden says hostage-taking at synagogue was act of terror

President Biden says the hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue was an act of terror. Also New Zealand sends a plane to Tonga to assess the damage caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami. And the Australian Open tennis gets underway without Novak Djokovic.
16/01/2228m 24s

Tsunami waves reach Hawaii and Japan

An underwater volcano erupts near Tonga. Also: worshippers at a synagogue in Texas are taken hostage and Nino Cerruti, one of Italy's great fashion designers, has died at the age of 91.
15/01/2230m 15s

US warns Russia preparing for war in Ukraine

Moscow denies the claim which followed a cyber attack on Ukrainian government websites. Also: Malians rally after army calls for protests over ECOWAS sanctions, Google's UK boss on hybrid working and French dressing freed from strict US rules.
15/01/2230m 44s

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again

His lawyers are trying to prevent his deportation. Also: the Ukrainian government is hit by a major cyber-attack, and Britain's Prime Minister apologises to the Queen for two lockdown parties the night before Prince Philip's funeral.
14/01/2229m 43s

Chinese spy 'infiltrated' UK parliament

MI5 says Christine Lee engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Also: Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH, the murders of a family who fought to protect endangered turtles, and French bakers in pain over cut-price supermarket baguettes.
14/01/2231m 40s

Germany convicts Syrian of crimes against humanity

The trial of Anwar Raslan was the world's first criminal case over state-led torture in Syria. Also: terrified Afghan teachers still hiding from Taliban and Be My Baby singer Ronnie Spector dies aged seventy-eight.
13/01/2231m 58s

Prince Andrew to face sex assault case

Queen Elizabeth's son is to face a civil case in the US after decision by judge; Israel detains what it claims is an Iranian spy ring. And the couple on their first date who were trapped together for four days.
12/01/2227m 8s

British PM apologises for attending lockdown drinks party

The British prime minister Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after lockdown party apology. Also: Russia talks to Nato in Brussels, and planting the right trees for red squirrels.
12/01/2226m 38s

Biden pushes for voting reforms

President Joe Biden says changing the way elections are held is crucial to saving US democracy. Also, Liberia places an entire ministry under investigation following allegations of corruption, and Palestinian militants accuse Israel of using dolphins for military purposes.
11/01/2226m 24s

Half of Europe to catch Omicron, says WHO

The World Health Organization warns that more than half the population of Europe will be infected with the Omicron variant within the next two months. Also, Kazakhstan's president says a Russian-led force he invited to quell unrest will begin leaving on Thursday, and doctors in the United States have carried out a pioneering operation to give a man a genetically modified heart of a pig.
11/01/2232m 12s

Is it game set and match to Novak Djokovic?

The tennis world number one wins his fight to stay in Australia; Moscow and Washington discuss Russia's troop build-up near Ukraine....and.....are badgers better treasure hunters than their human counterparts ?
11/01/2229m 26s

Djokovic wins Australia court battle

Lawyers for the tennis star Novak Djokovic argued in court that his visa cancellation at Melbourne airport was unreasonable. Also: Russia-US talks on Ukraine may prove crucial, and a huge fossilised "sea dragon" is found in UK reservoir.
10/01/2229m 2s

Twice postponed showcase of African football starts in Cameroon

The 2021 African football Cup of Nations kicks off with host victory; A fire at an apartment building in New York has killed at least nineteen people....and in Saudi Arabia...women get a bespoke showcase for their ships of the desert.
10/01/2230m 32s

Controversy for tennis star Djokovic

Photographs show the tennis player at events when his lawyers say he tested positive for Covid. It is unclear whether he knew he had Covid when the photos were taken. His lawyers argue he had been given an exemption for the Australian Open because of the confirmed case. We hear from a former Australian minister who says that that exemption doesn't exist. Also: an airstrike on a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia kills dozens, and how Turkmenistan hopes to close the "Gates of Hell".
08/01/2225m 12s

Hollywood trailblazer, Sidney Poitier, dies aged 94

The US-Bahamian star was the first black man to win a best actor Oscar. Also: the white killers of a black jogger in the US State of Georgia are sentenced to life in prison; and scientists pull animal DNA out of thin air.
08/01/2228m 51s

Kazakh president orders troops to fire without warning

The crackdown comes after he said '20,000 bandits' had attacked the country's biggest city. Opposition activists have dismissed the allegation. Also: a warning that the world could see a threefold increase in dementia by 2050, and the excitement reaches fever pitch in Cameroon as it prepares to host its first Africa Cup of Nations for half a century.
07/01/2231m 18s

President Biden condemns rioters who stormed Capitol building

On the anniversary of the attack Joe Biden said it was an armed insurrection. Also: violent clashes have been continuing in Kazakhstan's main city, Almaty, and Serbia's president says he will fight for "justice and truth" for Novak Djokovic.
06/01/2229m 16s

Biden attacks Trump’s ‘web of lies’

A year on, Joe Biden blames his predecessor for last January’s attack on the Capitol. Also, Novak Djokovic sits it out in detention as the row rumbles on over the world’s number one male tennis player; and Leonardo DiCaprio has a tree named after him – we hear why.
06/01/2234m 24s

Kazakhstan calls for Russian help amid unrest

A Russian-led military alliance will send a peacekeeping force to Kazakhstan, as nationwide protests escalate. Also, Australia cancels visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic, and British army officer Preet Chandi completes solo South Pole trek.
06/01/2229m 34s

Kazakhstan protests over rising fuel prices

Unprecedented anti-government demonstrations are spreading across Kazakhstan - sparked by rising fuel prices. Also, Hong Kong brings in strict new rules to combat Covid - in line with the rest of China. And there's anger in Australia over Novak Djokovic's medical exemption from a Covid jab, allowing him to compete in this month's Australian Open.
05/01/2229m 35s

US reports 1m Covid cases in a single day

US officials warn the peak of a fast-spreading Omicron surge is still to come. Also: Poland to build fence on its border with Belarus, and Thailand's Maya Bay beach reopens to tourists
05/01/2229m 43s

China forces a city of more than a million people into lockdown

The move comes after just 3 people test positive for the coronavirus. Also:The former Silicon Valley star, Elizabeth Holmes is convicted of fraud against those who invested in her start up Theranos, and a James Bond car has been found 25 years after it was stolen,
04/01/2226m 48s

WHO warns that Omicron will not be the last coronavirus variant

The World Health Organization says it is vital that vaccines are distributed more fairly around the world. Also: Haiti PM survived assassination attempt, and David Bowie's estate sells the publishing rights to his entire body of work.
04/01/2233m 57s

India: Millions of teenagers in Covid vaccination push

Teenagers in India begin receiving Covid vaccines as the country tries to contain its sharpest ever surge in infections; Turkey inflation surges 36 per cent amid financial turmoil, and 'Emily in Paris' Ukraine complains over Kyiv character stereotype.
03/01/2228m 1s

Sudan Prime Minister resigns after mass protests

Abdalla Hamdok quits just weeks after he was reinstated; fire rips through the South African parliament. And: the dark side of Avocados.
02/01/2234m 10s

South Africa bids farewell to Desmond Tutu

President Cyril Ramaphosa described the late Archbishop as the country’s spiritual father. The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner died a week ago. He was 90. Also: a Nigerian state closes all camps for displaced people – despite the ongoing threat of Jihadist violence. And a Chinese man who was abducted as a child more than thirty years ago has been reunited with his biological mother after drawing a map of his childhood village.
01/01/2228m 41s

The funeral of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

South Africa has held a state funeral for the anti-apartheid hero, Desmond Tutu. The president, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivered the eulogy, describing him as a crusader in the struggle for freedom, justice, equality and peace.
01/01/2225m 52s

WHO sees light at end of covid tunnel

The World Health Organisation has said coronavirus may be beaten in 2022; thousands flee Colorado fires. We go around the world to celebrate New Year.
31/12/2129m 11s

The head of the WHO says the coronavirus pandemic can be brought to an end in 2022

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the world has to work together to achieve that goal. Also: Tens of thousands of people in the US state of Colorado flee an unusual winter wildfire, and why hands are linked when we sing Auld Lang Syne to welcome the New Year.
31/12/2128m 18s

South Africa lifts coronavirus movement restrictions

It says all indicators suggest it has passed the peak of the latest wave of infection. Also: Bangladesh opens a beach just for women and children - and then scraps the idea after a social media outcry, and why you need to keep telescope mirrors really cold in space.
30/12/2130m 46s

Ex- Afghan president explains fleeing the Taliban

Ashraf Ghani says he had to abandon his position in Kabul and did it to prevent the destruction of the city. Also: Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan to demand that the military relinquish power and how Elton John’s famous performance at Princess Diana’s funeral almost didn’t happen.
30/12/2126m 22s

Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty

The British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty of helping the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse young girls; World Health Organisation warns of coronavirus tsunami; and one of the wonders of the modern world - the Venice lagoon flood barrier.
30/12/2134m 26s

Another independent Hong Kong media outlet closes

Stand News shuts down and dismisses all its staff after police raid. Also: The United States records its highest ever level of daily coronavirus infections as it struggles to contain the Omicron variant, a 50 percent passenger limit imposed on public transport in Delhi in an effort to reduce Covid transmission and could Spiderman come to the film industry's rescue?
29/12/2132m 40s

Afghan women protest against the Taliban

Dozens of women have marched through Kabul, accusing the Taliban of extrajudicial killings. Also: the US has called for a ban on arms sales to the military in Myanmar, and what's inside a time capsule that was hidden inside a statue 130 years ago?
28/12/2121m 45s

Russian court orders closure of civil rights group

Prosecutors accused Memorial of being a threat to the public. Also: China says the US put astronauts in danger after its space station avoided colliding with SpaceX satellites, and the authorities in Hong Kong table another charge against the media tycoon Jimmy Lai.
28/12/2131m 22s

Somali PM defiant after president suspends him

The Somali PM, Mohamed Hussein Roble, says the president's move over land theft allegations is an attempted coup. Also: India blocks foreign funding to Mother Teresa charity, and Amber Heard names new dog after Australian minister.
28/12/2132m 2s

New York City imposes extra coronavirus vaccine mandates

Everyone over 12 years old will have to show proof of full vaccination to access indoor activities. Also: the Polish President vetoes a media bill which critics say is designed to silence government opponents; and we look back at the lives of the conservationist E.O. Wilson, and the Roe v Wade lawyer, Sarah Weddington, who have died.
27/12/2131m 10s

Biden joins tributes to Desmond Tutu

The churchman, who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. Also: Israel approves a controversial plan to boost the number of Jewish settlers in Golan Heights, and a surge in Covid cases causes misery for airline passengers worldwide.
27/12/2128m 21s

Happy News Podcast 2021

As the year draws to a close, we bring you some of the most uplifting stories of the year, including the malaria jab, a bionic teacher, how algae helped one man see again, and the Turkish man who joined his own search party.
25/12/2143m 35s

Gambian commission abuse revelations

Former president Yahya Jammeh implicated in killings, torture and rape during his 22-year rule. Also: Three Iranians granted Saudi diplomatic visas, Russia fines Google over illegal content breach and the enduring appeal of Harry Potter.
25/12/2133m 39s

Dozens killed in Bangladesh ferry fire

The crowded ferry caught fire as it sailed from Dhaka to the town of Barguna. Also: millions face travel disruption as Omicron restrictions cancel thousands of flights worldwide, and Christmas Eve in Bethlehem without tourists.
24/12/2126m 41s

Guilty verdict in Kim Potter manslaughter trial

White former Minnesota police officer convicted over shooting of unarmed black motorist Daunte Wright. Also: British researchers say people infected with omicron are up to 70% less likely to need hospital care but protection wanes 10 weeks after a vaccine booster and tributes are paid to one of the most distinctive voices in American literature, Joan Didion, who's died in New York at the age of 87.
24/12/2129m 44s

Omicron variant 'may be milder'

New studies suggest highly-contagious Omicron is weaker than Delta. Also: President Putin holds his annual marathon news conference, and the US tech giant, Intel, apologises to China after banning products and labour from Xinjiang.
23/12/2125m 14s

WHO issues global warning over Omicron

WHO says no country can boost its way out of the coronavirus pandemic; The Communist authorities in Hong Kong remove a statue commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre....and the space telescope that hopes to unlock secrets of the early universe.
23/12/2131m 21s

China locks down city of Xi'an over coronavirus outbreak

Thirteen million residents are ordered to stay home. It comes just weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Also: Israel plans a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and how baby seals communicate to their mothers in a crowd.
22/12/2128m 10s

US government buys millions of test kits ahead of Omicron surge

The US to offer 500 million free tests to help tackle Covid. Kosovo could soon house hundreds of prisoners from Denmark..and why a goat may not be the best Christmas gift.
22/12/2130m 56s

The aftermath of Typhoon Rai reveals more devastation in the Philippines

The BBC's Howard Johnson is on Siargao Island, which is almost cut off to aid. The Red Cross says the area is without power, and there is very little water. Also: As Omicron becomes the most dominant variant in the US, we learn more about how the virus mutates from research in South Africa, and the we find out about a mega millipede that lived more than three hundred million years ago.
21/12/2129m 41s

Omicron versus the world: Your questions answered

As the Omicron variant spreads around the world and cases surge, BBC correspondents tell us how Covid-19 is impacting our lives, our businesses and our economies.
21/12/2133m 36s

TPLF rebels withdraw to Ethiopia's Tigray region

The rebels have expressed hope that the move can lead to a ceasefire in Ethiopia. Also: Switzerland introduces new Covid restrictions as the Omicron variant spreads through Europe, and a Christmas carol service in virtual reality.
21/12/2130m 35s

Ethiopia: Tigray rebels announce retreat

TPLF rebels fighting the central Ethiopian government say their withdrawal from neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar to the Tigray region, after suffering a series of defeats, will be a decisive opening for peace. Also; the BBC uncovers evidence of mass killings by the military in Myanmar, and indignation at plans for the world's first octopus farm.
20/12/2128m 53s

Record low turnout in Hong Kong vote

Only 30.2% of voters took part - the lowest turnout in Hong Kong's election history. Also: massive anti-coup protests sweep Sudan, and Spotty becomes Scotty as the Beano comic reflects modern-day thinking.
20/12/2127m 57s

Dutch to enter tight lockdown over Omicron wave

Non-essential shops, schools, bars, restaurants and other public venues will be closed until at least mid-January. Also: UK Brexit minister resigns, and the pros and cons of musicians selling off their music catalogues.
19/12/2132m 50s

Encouraging news from South Africa about the strength of the Omicron variant

Omicron variant appears milder, but it's still unclear whether that will be mirrored elsewhere. Also: UN Human Rights Council orders independent investigation into atrocities in the conflict in Ethiopia, and a blazing row over a straw goat in Sweden.
18/12/2128m 58s

Russia lists demands for defusing Ukraine tensions

Moscow says Nato should abandon hopes of Ukraine joining and Nato states should get rid of weapons. Also: biggest by-election swings against a UK government since 1981, and a man plays a piano surrounded by destruction from Kentucky tornado.
17/12/2132m 27s

Coronavirus cases at all-time high in UK

WHO says Omicron is spreading faster than any other variant. Also: the defence case for Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway in New York, and how one woman gained a home by bartering on social media.
17/12/2124m 7s

EU concern over Russian troops on Ukraine border

EU leaders say they will do everything to ensure Europe's borders. Also: birdsong ruffles feathers in Australia, and Usain Bolt's desire to be world champion of a completely different kind
16/12/2128m 10s

Germany expels Russian diplomats after hitman sentenced

German court rules that Moscow ordered the murder of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin two years ago. Also: as Omicron spreads, a hospital doctor pleads for people to be vaccinated; and a spacecraft makes history by flying through the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
16/12/2127m 46s

German Chancellor promises historic transformation to tackle climate change

The German Chancellor says there must be an historic transformation to fight climate change; Also South Africa's former president, Jacob Zuma, is ordered back to jail. And why virtual sneakers could cost you $5,000.
15/12/2133m 34s

WHO: Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate

The WHO chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the new strain has been detected in 77 nations and urges countries to act swiftly to curb its spread or health services face being overwhelmed. Also: The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, suffers his largest rebellion over England’s Covid restrictions, and the smooth grove of Congolese Rumba gets cultural recognition.
14/12/2127m 30s

The UN says Afghanistan faces a profound humanitarian crisis

It blames foreign sanctions forcing Afghans into poverty and hunger. Also: Belarusian opposition leader is jailed for 18 years, and the warmest day ever in the Arctic.
14/12/2130m 30s

US abuse survivors agree $380m settlement

Hundreds of women were abused by former US national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Also: the governor of the US state of Kentucky reflects on the 'unspeakable trauma' following deadly tornadoes at the weekend, and the Chinese criminal who overcame the hurdle of facial recognition.
13/12/2130m 25s

Hong Kong authorities jail eight pro-democracy campaigners

The activists, including the former media tycoon Jimmy Lai, had commemorated the Tiananmen Square killings. Also: South Africa's president contracts Covid-19, and the spooky residence of the Japanese prime minister.
13/12/2130m 6s

Desperate search for survivors in tornado-hit US

Dozens of people are dead, many more are missing and entire US towns have been destroyed. Also: short wave radio is one hundred years old, and the Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez dies ages 81.
13/12/2130m 59s

Biden reaches out to tornado-hit US states

The US president promises the government will do all it can to help those states affected. Also: UK warns Russia of consequences if Ukraine is invaded, and is there a link between dementia in men and amateur boxing in their youth?
12/12/2127m 39s

US price rises hit highest level for 40 years

Prices rose 6.8% in the year to November with the cost of fuel, used cars and food rising fastest. Also: UK scientists say three vaccine doses key for tackling Omicron, and the Monkees star Michael Nesmith dies aged 78.
11/12/2131m 10s

Court rules Assange must be sent to US

The Wikileaks founder's supporters say they'll appeal the ruling. There are criminal charges against Julian Assange for the leaking of official documents. Also, in Myanmar people protest military rule by staying at home, as the US condemns a reported massacre by Burmese troops. And the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize have received their awards at a ceremony in Oslo.
10/12/2129m 34s

Talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna

The US says Washington is now ready for direct negotiations with Teheran on its nuclear programme. Also: the French president Emmanuel Macron wants the EU to focus on defence and border protection during its six-month presidency of the bloc, and what is the hi-tech device that will stop squashed eyeball disorder in space?
10/12/2130m 30s

UN halts aid in northern Ethiopia after lootings by Tigrayan rebels

The World Food Programme has stopped food distribution. Also, an unofficial tribunal looking into China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang say it amounts to genocide. And the World Health Organisation says it’s worried that rich countries reacting to Omicron will hoard coronavirus vaccines.
09/12/2123m 11s

Speed up Covid vaccinations, WHO says

The head of the World Health Organization says governments must act now to contain the Omicron variant. Also, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Covid restrictions, while facing backlash over reports of a Christmas party in his office last year. And the United Nations releases a disturbing new report on women's rights in Afghanistan.
09/12/2124m 5s

Indian armed forces chief dies in helicopter crash

The Indian Air Force confirms that armed forces chief General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others have been killed in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu; Also Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologises for a video showing staff joking about a Christmas party during the Coronavirus lockdown. And a change at the top in Germany after 16 years.
08/12/2126m 36s

Biden Putin talks over Ukraine

The US and Russian leaders spoke by video link, but make little headway as Ukraine tensions rise. Also: French police have arrested a Saudi suspected of involvement in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi; and an ancient clay tablet, looted thirty years ago, is returned to Iraq.
07/12/2131m 27s

Whistleblower describes 'chaos' of UK Afghan exit

The government official says Britain only helped 5% of those asking for assistance. Also: China says the US will pay for its diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics, and more than 900 people are told they're fired in a group video call in the United States.
07/12/2129m 56s

Ethiopia condemned for detaining ethnic minorities

The international community has condemned the Ethiopian government over reports it is rounding up people based on their ethnicity during the conflict with the Tigray region. Also: the United Nations says Myanmar's trial and conviction of the deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was a sham; and the US announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, though its athletes will still compete.
06/12/2129m 27s

Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a prison sentence

The UN leads condemnation of the country's military rulers after she was convicted of inciting unrest and violating coronavirus restrictions during last year's election campaign. Also: a scientist who helped develop the AstraZeneca vaccine has warned the next pandemic could be worse than COVID-19 and we hear about drill, which was the big winner at Britain's MOBO awards celebrating black music.
06/12/2131m 5s

Myanmar military lorry driven at protesters in deadly clash

Several people are dead after the military drove through demonstrators, then opened fire on them. Also: the longtime US senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has died; and Pope Francis urges political leaders to show compassion for migrants.
06/12/2125m 31s

The French president meets the Saudi crown prince, amid much criticism

Emmanuel Macron is the first major Western leader to meet the Saudi crown prince since the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Also: a big shake-up of the vital state mining company in the DRC amid allegations of corruption, and 'Moulin Rouge', the musical, makes its stage debut in London.
05/12/2126m 26s

Police hunt parents charged in US school shooting

The authorities say the Michigan couple's son killed four students with his father's handgun. Also: Ethiopia closes schools to boost war effort, and the actor Sir Antony Sher dies of cancer aged 72.
04/12/2132m 3s

Taliban decree says Afghan women are 'not property, but free human beings'

The decree on women's rights makes no mention of education or work. Also, the actor, Alec Baldwin, says he does not feel guilty over the fatal shooting on his latest film, and Steven Spielberg on directing West Side Story.
03/12/2131m 5s

US to restart 'Remain in Mexico' policy

More than 60,000 asylum seekers were originally sent back to Mexico under the controversial programme. Also: Germany bars the unvaccinated from much of public life, and older drivers in Britain could avoid fines for careless driving under new proposals.
03/12/2128m 42s

Scientists find trigger for rare AstraZeneca clots

Findings should help company make any necessary changes; Meghan Markle wins a major legal battle with a UK newspaper. How high school basketball players tried to message a friend, but ended up talking to Tom Brady.
02/12/2123m 6s

WTA suspends China tournaments over Peng Shuai

The Women's Tennis Association announces the immediate suspension amid concern for the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Also, the actor Alec Baldwin says he did not fire gun on film set, and rare access to the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Japan.
02/12/2131m 48s

Countries around the world step up Covid prevention measures

More travel bans and vaccine booster programmes as the Omicron variant is closely tracked. Also, the EU unveils a global infrastructure investment plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative. And the sea goddess sculpture that is helping efforts to sustain coral reefs in the Caribbean.
01/12/2128m 19s

Ex-Trump aide Mark Meadows to co-operate with 6 January investigations

The US congressional committee investigating the deadly assault on the Capitol building says Mark Meadows has agreed to appear before it 'soon'. Also, IS man is found guilty of genocide in Yazidi murder trial in Germany under the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, and the Arctic could see more rain than snow in thirty years.
01/12/2127m 32s

Barbados becomes world's newest republic

The Caribbean island removes Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Also: France's far right polemicist, Eric Zemmour announces his bid for the presidency, and Greece imposes fines for the over 60s if they don't get vaccinated against Covid-19.
30/11/2130m 47s

Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial for sex trafficking

The former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial in New York, accused of trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein; Also President Biden says the Omicron covid variant is a cause for concern, not panic. And Barbados becomes the world's youngest Republic.
29/11/2132m 2s

WHO: Omicron poses very high global risk

The World Health Organisation calls for solidarity and a global push to get jabs to poorer countries. Japan closes its borders to foreigners, and we find out what we know about the new variant. Also, Jeffrey Epstein's former lover Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial accused of sex trafficking, and after 40 days on the run, Chinese police recapture an escaped prisoner. But it was not just jail he was trying to avoid.
29/11/2129m 6s

Omicron reaches Australia and Canada

In Europe, the Netherlands has the highest number of cases of the new Omicron strain. Also, a special report from Colombia where mass killings are continuing five years after a peace deal with left-wing rebels FARC, and the Indian stand-up comic who says he may have to give up his routine because of Hindu fundamentalists.
28/11/2131m 22s

New Covid variant spreads across Europe

Omicron strain detected in Belgium, Britain, Germany and Italy. Also: the story of one victim of last week's migrant boat tragedy in the English Channel and remembering American composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, who has died at the age of 91.
28/11/2128m 58s

WHO labels new coronavirus strain

Omicron is designated fifth variant "of concern" and could be more resistant to vaccines. Also: Ukraine claims Russian-backed coup imminent, climate change misinformation and Queen's Gambit online chess boom.
26/11/2130m 46s

New coronavirus variant emerges in South Africa

Several countries impose travel restrictions on the region. Also, the French President Emmanuel Macron accuses the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of not taking the migrant crisis seriously. And the music producer Nile Rogers is to auction many of his guitars for his charitable foundation We Are Family Foundation.
26/11/2134m 22s

UN says migrant deaths were avoidable

The UN Refugee Agency warns that closing off legal routes to people seeking asylum will lead to more dangerous attempts to reach safe countries. Also: a general from the UAE - accused of torture - is the new head of the international police agency, Interpol. And the singer the music industry tried to turn into Africa's Grace Jones.
25/11/2132m 57s

Poland-Belarus border migrant crisis

Poland says 200 migrants tried to cross with the help of Belarus guards. Also: the French president says European countries need to work together to deal with the migration issue, and a documentary that might throw new light on the break-up of The Beatles.
25/11/2132m 21s

Dozens drown in migrant boat sinking

Tragedy happened in the waters between France and Britain; three US men guilty of murdering a black jogger. We take you into the surreal world of the non fungible token.
24/11/2121m 16s

US declares three IS leaders in Afghanistan 'global terrorists'

The action - which follows a series of major attacks by the Islamic State group - makes it illegal to have any business transactions with the men, who include the group's leader, Sultan Azam. Also, Nasa launches a mission to nudge an asteroid off course, and Magdalena Andersson has become Sweden's first female prime minister.
24/11/2129m 9s

US and others co-ordinate mass release from strategic oil reserves

The move is part of a major effort to moderate fuel prices. Also, Bulgaria launches an investigation into the deadly bus crash in which dozens were killed, and Mexican lottery win attracts violent gangsters.
24/11/2126m 36s

Dozens killed in bus crash on Bulgarian motorway

Many people died when a bus returning to North Macedonia caught fire. Also: Turkish lira collapses after President Erdogan defends sharp rate cuts, and please switch off your device before entering the Mobile Phone museum.
23/11/2130m 57s

Concern spreads across Europe over Covid-19

Latest phase sees some countries report highest ever rates. Also: ICRC operations director makes impassioned plea for international support for Afghanistan, and why there will no longer be best male and best female artist categories for the Brit Awards.
22/11/2126m 22s

At least five dead as car ploughs into US Christmas parade

Police in Wisconsin question the man who drove through crowds of people. Also, Austria announces its fourth Covid lockdown. And Kenya gives its citizens one month to get vaccinated, or be barred from in-person government services.
22/11/2133m 18s

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells IOC she is safe

The Chinese tennis star, Peng Shuai, who disappeared after alleging a sexual assault, tells the International Olympic Committee she is safe. Also, Sudan's opposition dismiss a deal reappointing ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and female journalists and presenters in Afghanistan are ordered to wear headscarves on television.
21/11/2126m 58s

Tens of thousands of Austrians protest against strict Covid measures

The Austrian Chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, defends his plans to make vaccination mandatory. Also, Afghanistan's Taliban government says it can start paying government workers, and Sesame Street has its first Asian-American character.
21/11/2129m 32s

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared over Kenosha killings

US teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot dead two men during racial unrest has been found not guilty of homicide after claiming self-defence. We hear reaction from a council member from Kenosha city. Also, President Lukashenko of Belarus admits his security forces have beaten up protesters in prison, and Wikipedia’s language barrier to getting the truth about global warming.
20/11/2134m 45s

Austria orders full lockdown as Covid surges

Days after imposing a lockdown on the unvaccinated, Vienna announces a full nationwide Covid-19 lockdown starting on Monday. Also, farmers in India welcome a dramatic U-turn by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who is scrapping hugely controversial agricultural reform laws. And the United Nations joins calls for China to prove that its missing tennis star, Peng Shuai, is safe.
19/11/2131m 5s

Poland says Belarus has cleared a migrant camp on its border

More than a thousand people trying to reach Poland from Belarus have been moved to a warehouse. Also: Muslim cleric shot dead after Uganda bombings, and the Chinese food vlogger barred from a restaurant for eating too much.
19/11/2131m 21s

Germany approves new coronavirus measures

MPs in Germany approve urgent measures to control Covid-19 following another big leap in the number of new infections; Also, 24 aid workers go on trial in Greece. And doubt is cast over an email said to be from the missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.
18/11/2131m 17s

Two men convicted of killing Malcolm X to be exonerated

A Manhattan district attorney says Muhammed Aziz and Khalil Islam did not get the justice they deserved. Also: deaths at Sudan pro-democracy protests, and the DogPhone that lets pets ring their owners at work.
18/11/2129m 2s

Delhi shuts schools and colleges as air pollution worsens

It is the latest measure to try to clear the toxic smog in the Indian capital. Also: new protests begin in Sudan against last month’s coup, and the growing appeal of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as one of her paintings fetches a record price.
17/11/2130m 11s

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire after border clashes

The Russian defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, brokered the ceasefire during separate talks with his counterparts from the two countries. Also, Rosalinda Gonsalez, the wife of Mexico's most wanted cartel boss is arrested, and there has been a steep decline in the number of birds in Europe.
17/11/2131m 43s

Uganda: Two blasts kill several people in Kampala

The authorities blame an Islamist group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), for the attacks. Also, Polish border guards fire water cannon and tear gas at stone-throwing migrants trying to cross from Belarus, and the French mayor who proclaimed a new principality in his village.
16/11/2127m 12s

EU widens Belarus sanctions

The crisis intensifies as hundreds more migrants, allegedly being pushed towards the EU by Belarus, arrive at the border with Poland. Also, former Trump aide Steve Bannon claims criminal charges are "all noise" after surrendering to FBI, and the use of facial recognition in goat farming in China.
16/11/2128m 44s

Poland-Belarus border crisis

Polish police have confronted a large crowd of migrants on the border with Belarus, as EU ministers in Brussels discuss further sanctions against Minsk. Also, an American journalist sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar has been released and is on his way home. And officials in Delhi, say they are ready to impose a complete city-wide lockdown in the Indian capital to curb air pollution.
15/11/2125m 5s

US condemns Belarus over migrant crisis

The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, says Belarus has put security under threat at the border with Poland. Also, Austria begins a lockdown for the unvaccinated, and a decade after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed, his son wants to run for president of Libya.
15/11/2127m 20s

Climate deal struck in Glasgow

New global climate deal is agreed at COP26 summit in Glasgow after last-minute wrangling over cutting coal production. Also, at least 68 people die in clashes between rival gangs in a jail in Ecuador, and the deadly scorpions of Egypt that have been washed out into the streets by stormy weather.
13/11/2130m 56s

Steve Bannon charged with contempt of Congress

Former Trump strategist refused to testify about the US Capitol riot. Also: the UN Climate Summit runs into extra time; and a previously unseen mineral is found inside a diamond.
12/11/2128m 35s

COP26 goes to the wire

Negotiations continue in Glasgow to try to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Also: the migrants in Belarus enduring life-threatening temperatures to try to reach the European Union, and is one of China's most powerful business leaders about to hand over to someone more than 40 years her junior?
12/11/2130m 2s

Worsening conditions for migrants in Belarus

Thousands are gathering in the country, hoping to cross the Polish border. Also: FW de Klerk’s message from beyond the grave, and Steven Gerrard returns to the English Premier League as manager.
12/11/2127m 16s

South Africa's last Apartheid-era president has died

FW de Klerk oversaw the country's transition from white minority rule. Also: environmental campaigners give a cautious welcome to a surprise joint pledge from China and the United States to increase efforts to tackle global warming, and how a lockdown hobby led to the discovery of a new species of dinosaur.
11/11/2128m 0s

China and US climate agreement

The US and China make surprise announcement on climate co-operation. German Covid-19 surge prompts deadly warning and the popular Spanish dish - paella - gets protected cultural status.
11/11/2128m 23s

Afghan minister blames corruption for Taliban takeover

Former Afghan Finance Minister Khalid Payenda says troop numbers were not accurate. Germany's anti-vaxx lobby. Also, how ketchup is getting involved in the space race.
10/11/2128m 46s

State of emergency in Lithuania over Belarus migrants

Lithuania's parliament declares a state of emergency at the country's border with Belarus. Also: scientists warn that oceans are becoming less able to absorb carbon emissions because of rising temperatures, and Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets sell at auction for $8.18 million (£6.03 million).
10/11/2129m 31s

Belarus-Poland border tensions

The EU says it will impose more sanctions on Belarus because of its treatment of migrants. Thousands of people are at the border trying to get into Poland. Also: Malawi celebrates the election of its first albino MP, Overstone Kondowe, and diamonds worn by Marie Antoinette are up for sale.
09/11/2130m 17s

Poland deploys thousands of troops on the border with Belarus

Poland has accused Belarus of encouraging people to enter the country illegally. Also: Obama tells young people to stay angry on climate, and the South African authorities say the convicted murderer and former Paralympic star, Oscar Pistorius, is eligible to be considered for parole.
09/11/2131m 45s

China’s President Xi Jinping tightens grip on power

Top communist leaders discuss China’s political future. The gathering is expected to approve a resolution to praise the Communist Party's achievements. Also: the UN warns of a dire humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, and we look back 13 billion years with the help of a massive new telescope.
08/11/2130m 1s

Climate Special: Your questions answered

Our experts address your concerns about climate change. As the COP 26 summit continues in Glasgow, we look at the science behind global warming and the impact on our environment. Is there enough political will to make a difference? What can we as individuals do? Can technology help?
08/11/2141m 29s

Protesters tear-gassed at rally against Sudan coup

The protesters are demanding the Sudanese military step back and allow the transition to civilian rule. Also, the US reopens its borders to vaccinated foreign travellers after 20 months of restrictions, and the result of a Twitter poll says Musk should sell 10% of Tesla stake.
08/11/2127m 18s

Scores dead in Sierra Leone tanker explosion

The accident happened after a fuel tanker collided with another vehicle in the capital, Freetown. Also: Texas police open criminal investigation into deaths at festival, and a dig in Pompeii yields rare window on daily life of Roman slaves.
07/11/2127m 23s

Ethiopia urges ex-soldiers to fight against rebels

Rebel groups in Ethiopia plan to overthrow the prime minister by negotiation or force, a Russian diplomat is found dead in Berlin and how flat screen televisions allow dogs to sit and watch television... properly!
06/11/2129m 54s

Ethiopia: Nine rebel factions unite to oust government

The Ethiopian authorities say the alliance has no support. Also: thousands of youth activists march on the UN climate summit in Glasgow and Abba release a new album four decades after their last one.
05/11/2127m 1s

US special envoy arrives in Ethiopia amid crisis

Ethiopian rebels warn they could advance on the capital to prevent massacre, why a high-risk Covid gene is more common in South Asians and how whale poo is more important to global ecosystems than you think.
05/11/2125m 59s

WHO warns Europe back at epicentre of pandemic

The region could see another half a million deaths over winter. Europe head, Hans Kluge, says coronavirus vaccination campaigns need to be accelerated. Also: The world’s first anti-viral pill to treat Covid has been approved in Britain, and deals are struck on coal, oil and gas at COP 26.
04/11/2130m 58s

Ethiopian PM threatens to 'bury the enemy'

Abiy Ahmed was speaking at an event marking the first anniversary of the war in Tigray. Also: the US blacklists an Israeli company that makes powerful spyware, and scientists think they know why people are getting taller.
04/11/2128m 54s

Ethiopia: UN says possible war crimes by all sides

A report into Ethiopia's year long Tigray conflict says it has been marked by extreme brutality. Also: a shock result for the Democrats as a Republican becomes Virginia’s Governor, and China's me too moment as a tennis star accuses a top ranking communist official.
03/11/2127m 51s

Global pledge to slash methane emissions

More than 100 nations sign up to a 30 percent cut by 2030. It is one of the most potent greenhouse gases and responsible for a third of current warming from human activities. Also: An exclusive report from deep inside rebel held territory in Ethiopia -- but it's not in Tigray. And the strange musical talent we share with Lemurs.
02/11/2128m 33s

COP26: Leaders' deforestation pledge

International leaders agree to halt and reverse deforestation by the end of the decade. Also, at least 20 people are reported dead in an attack on a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and the story of an Englishman's lost house.
02/11/2132m 46s

World leaders outline plans and fears at COP26 in Glasgow

India pledges to become carbon neutral by 2070, two decades later than proposed by the UN. Also: Nigerian building collapse leaves at least 4 dead and challenges against the strict abortion law in Texas are heard at the US Supreme Court.
02/11/2128m 22s

COP-26 leaders urged to think about the young

Sir David Attenborough said the future of new generations could turn "tragedy to triumph". Also: The Ethiopian Prime Minister has urged his fellow citizens to take up arms in the fight against Tigrayan rebel forces and, some international air travel resumes in Australia.
01/11/2126m 28s

Scientists say average global temperatures have reached a new record high

The stark warning comes as the COP-26 climate conference in Glasgow gets underway. Also: The tough choices of conscientious objectors in Israel, and Ado Campeol, the 'Father of Tiramisu', has died in Italy.
01/11/2125m 36s

Sudanese troops fire live rounds at protesters

At least three people were killed and scores wounded in the protests against the military coup. Also: the actor Alec Baldwin speaks for the first time about the fatal shooting on his film set, and the Californian condors - procreating without any male input.
30/10/2123m 57s

The UN Secretary General warns COP26

Antonio Guterres says we are careering towards climate catastrophe. Also: we meet Sudanese protesters shot by the army, and a new film looks at the Beatles’ time in India.
29/10/2129m 33s

Pope Francis calls on world leaders to take radical decisions on climate change

Pope Francis warns that the world could become unliveable, unless action is taken. Also: The Pakistani government says talks with a banned Islamist group are deadlocked, and Squid Game spawns a cryptocurrency.
29/10/2128m 3s

Top US oil executives grilled on climate change

They face allegations by a congressional panel that their companies spread disinformation. Also: In Ethiopia intense fighting rages on the frontline between the Ethiopian army and Tigrayan fighters in the Ahmara region, and Facebook gets a rebrand.
28/10/2127m 18s

Russia: New lockdown in Moscow

Russia introduces lockdown measures in Moscow amid worst daily Covid infections and deaths. Also, intense fighting is taking place between Tigrayan insurgents and the Ethiopian state, and the scientific experiment to find one of the building blocks of the universe.
28/10/2131m 35s

World Bank freezes cash to Sudan after coup

Pressure mounts on the military to restore civilian rule as international bodies respond. Also: police say Alec Baldwin fired a live round in the fatal shooting on his film set, and the doping scandal that has rocked the world of Venetian rowing.
27/10/2122m 2s

India's Supreme Court orders an inquiry into government spying

An independent investigation will be conducted into allegations that India's government hacked the phones of journalists and political rivals. Also, a Brazilian senate committee recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro face criminal charges for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the Australian footballer Josh Cavallo comes out as gay, making him the only top-level male player in the world to be open about his homosexuality.
27/10/2127m 23s

US revokes licence of top Chinese telecoms company

China Telecom must stop providing services in the US within 60 days. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission cited national security concerns. Also: Queen Elizabeth cancels her trip to Glasgow's UN climate conference, and we hear about the events in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country before the Taliban took control.
27/10/2122m 12s

Arrests over illicit trade on dark web

Police around the world have accused 150 people of trading illegal goods on the dark web - part of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. Also, the coup leader in Sudan says the army seized power to prevent a civil war. And the niece of the Japanese emperor, Princess Mako, has married a commoner and left the royal family.
26/10/2125m 16s

Sudan: US suspends aid after coup

The $700m fund has been halted amid international condemnation of the military takeover. Also: Tesla surpasses $1 trillion valuation, and collector returns a Mayan artefact to Guatemala.
26/10/2127m 53s

Sudan army stages coup

Military arrests civilian political leaders and declares a state of emergency. Also: China tries to control a new Covid outbreak ahead of the Winter Olympic Games, another record year for greenhouse gas emissions, and the WFP warns that more than half of Afghanistan’s population is going hungry.
25/10/2129m 22s

Ethiopia airstrikes hit new Tigray targets

Previous bombardments in the Tigray region have focused on the regional capital, Mekelle. Also: Palestinians condemn Israeli settlement plans in West Bank, and the Friends actor, James Michael Tyler, dies aged 59.
25/10/2131m 25s

Turkey moves to throw out US ambassador and nine others

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares the ambassadors "persona non grata" for urging the release of the activist Osman Kavala. Also: hundreds of inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak, and Australian scientists produce tadpoles better adapted to climate change.
23/10/2130m 54s

UN suspends flights to Tigray amid Ethiopian air raids

It follows a government airstrike which forced a UN plane to abort its landing. Also: the actor Alec Baldwin says he's heartbroken by the fatal film set shooting of a cinematographer, and a US whistleblower is given a two-hundred million dollar reward.
23/10/2123m 11s

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman on movie set

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when film star fired prop gun. A man was also injured, and police say they're investigating but no charges have been filed. Also, our correspondent follows a group of migrants from Iraq to eastern Europe, and how ivory-poaching in Mozambique has led to more tuskless elephants being born.
22/10/2130m 54s

The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries

The World Health Organisation that estimates millions of health workers are still unvaccinated and says that rich countries don't care. Also: Queen Elisabeth spends a night in hospital, and Donald Trump announces plans to launch a new social media network.
21/10/2126m 22s

Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report

Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?
21/10/2130m 48s

Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also, Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.
20/10/2130m 32s

Deadly attack in central Damascus

Fourteen military personnel killed in army bus bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus.. Also, pig kidney human transplant, Real Madrid striker on trial in sex tape case and Netflix sued after internet traffic surge from Squid Game.
20/10/2135m 15s

Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight

After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.
20/10/2129m 59s

Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law

Mateusz Morawiecki accused the EU of 'blackmail' during a debate with European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court, which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership of France's far-Right.
19/10/2129m 56s

Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas anti-abortion law

The law was blocked and then reinstated by lower courts, Also, Westminster memorial service for the murdered British parliamentarian Sir David Amess, and Italy's Five Star Movement loses control of Rome and Turin in local elections.
18/10/2127m 41s

Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies of Covid complications

Tributes paid to former top military commander and politician who has died aged 84. He was the first African-American to become Secretary of State, but was controversial due to his support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Also, China denies testing rare hypersonic missile, and why hundreds of people posed nude for a photo-shoot by the Dead Sea.
18/10/2130m 36s

Dozens missing in deadly Indian floods

Severe flooding in the Indian state of Kerala leaves more than 26 people dead and dozens missing. An American Christian organisation has confirmed that 17 missionaries and family members have been kidnapped in Haiti. Also, to what extent were modern European ideas of democracy influenced by Native Americans?
17/10/2132m 43s

Sudan protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

The protests in Khartoum come as tensions rise between civilian and military rulers. Also, the French president asks Algerian veterans for forgiveness, and dormice favoured by Italian mafia seized in drugs raid.
17/10/2131m 24s

British anti-terror police investigate fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess

Police say a 25 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack in Leigh-on-Sea. Also, dozens killed in an Afghan mosque suicide bombing, and US to lift travel ban on 8 November.
16/10/2131m 49s

Afghanistan: Dozens killed in suicide bombings at Kandahar mosque

Several bomb blasts at a Shia mosque in Kandahar kill worshippers attending Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses said three attackers detonated bombs inside the crowded building. Also, funerals held in Lebanon for victims of Thursday's street violence in Beirut, and why the world's only state-appointed wizard has been told his services are no longer required.
15/10/2130m 16s

There have been calls for calm following deadly clashes in Beirut

The UN, the US and France have all urged a de-escalation of the tensions in Lebanon. Also: US Congress is pursuing criminal charges for ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon, and Banksy's Love is in the Bin artwork sells for a record price.
15/10/2128m 40s

Beirut: Several deaths as gunfire erupts during protests in city centre

Shooting occurred during a march against the judge investigating last year's huge blast in city's harbour. It is believed that Shia and Christian militias exchanged fire during demonstration. Also, at least 46 people dead after a fire in a Taiwanese tower-block, and Norwegian officials say lethal bow-and-arrow attack appears to have been an act of terror.
14/10/2126m 10s

Putin denies weaponising energy amid Europe crisis

Russian President Putin says his country is not to blame for high gas prices elsewhere in Europe. A number of people have been killed in Norway bow and arrow attack, and Star Trek's William Shatner becomes the oldest person in space after blasting off in a Blue Origin rocket.
14/10/2131m 29s

EU outlines plans for surging energy prices

Reduced taxes and subsidies could cushion the impact. The Energy Commissioner said the EU would also explore the possibility of joint purchasing of strategic gas reserves. Also, increased costs and fewer choices in Northern Ireland. EU talks are taking place to find a new deal with the UK, and the Chinese boy band hopeful facing one obstacle – she is a girl.
13/10/2129m 24s

UN court rules in favour of Somalia in sea border dispute with Kenya

International court rules in favour of Somalia in sea border dispute with Kenya. Also, rich nations discuss how to help Afghanistan - without recognising the Taliban; and a rare Himalayan fungus that could be used to treat cancer
12/10/2130m 30s

President Macron aims to make France a global leader in new technologies

French president announces $35 billion programme to overhaul economy. He hopes investment will create thousands of jobs across the 'green energy' sector. Also, G20 leaders discuss deepening economic crisis in Afghanistan, and Superman's son will come out as bisexual.
12/10/2130m 9s

Iraq election: Moqtada al-Sadr hails apparent victory

The Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr promises to form a nationalist government free from foreign interference. Also, the Italian authorities come under pressure to ban neo-fascist parties, and life imitates art as the Star Trek actor William Shatner prepares to blast into space.
11/10/2130m 42s

Iraq captures senior Islamic State group official

Sami Jasim is alleged to have been running its finances. The prime minister announced his arrest, saying it involved a complex operation outside Iraq. Also, spy rings, drug factories and arms deals - extraordinary allegations from a North Korean defector, and we hear from the first transgender person in Uganda to have their identity recognised by the government.
11/10/2131m 27s

Czech president in hospital amid election upheaval

Milos Zeman is in intensive care the day after a surprise opposition win in parliamentary elections. Also, the "father of Pakistan nuclear bomb" AQ Khan dies aged 85, and UK to resettle teenage Afghan women footballers.
11/10/2132m 0s

US and Taliban hold first talks since withdrawal

The meeting came a day after Afghanistan suffered its deadliest attack since US forces withdrew. Also: Austrian chancellor resigns amid corruption inquiry, and what can you make with pinhead oatmeal, mushrooms and vegan cheese?
09/10/2129m 41s

Nations agree to 15% minimum corporate tax rate

The historic deal will make companies pay a fairer share of tax across the world. Also, Nigerian police rescue 50 people chained up at a rehabilitation centre, and fast fashion's dumping ground for unwanted clothes.
08/10/2129m 35s

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

The high profile Philippine and Russian journalists face threats and intimidation by doing their jobs. Also, a suicide attack on an Afghan mosque kills dozens of people, and moves in China to shut down the "dancing grannies".
08/10/2130m 41s

US warns Russia over energy crisis

The US national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said any attempts to exploit the crisis, which is causing gas shortages across Europe, would backfire. Also: the children of Islamic State fighters imprisoned in a camp in Syria, and the grand-daughter of the notorious gangster Al Capone sells his possessions.
07/10/2126m 47s

Texas abortion law temporarily blocked by judge

The White House praised the ruling as an important step to restoring women's constitutional rights. Also, Pakistan earthquake kills many in Balochistan province, and Juji, the Afghan mynah bird, is now living in a French ambassador's residence.
07/10/2128m 3s

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine in Africa

The WHO announced on Wednesday that it is recommending the use of the first proven malaria vaccine following the success of a number of trials. The vaccine has potential to save tens of thousands of children’s lives. Also, the persecution of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, and why a drone is delivering mail to a remote Scottish island.
06/10/2126m 16s

Australia ends Papua New Guinea asylum detention

Australia has controversially held migrants arriving by boat in processing centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru since 2013. Thirteen are known to have died as a result of violence, medical problems or suicide. Also, Taiwan says tensions with China is the worst in 40 years, and the difficulties of playing sport when you are colour blind.
06/10/2131m 34s

Facebook harms children and weakens democracy, says ex-employee

Frances Haugen, a former product manager turned whistleblower, heavily criticised Facebook at a hearing on Capitol Hill, telling US lawmakers that the company repeatedly prioritised profits over its users safety. Facebook denied the claims and said Ms Haugen spoke about areas she has no knowledge of. Also, relations between France and Mali go from bad to worse, and a Russian film crew arrives at the International Space Station to shoot the first movie ever made in orbit.
05/10/2131m 55s

France: Report reveals huge scale of sexual abuse within Catholic church

Investigation says 216,000 children sexually abused over several decades. And more than 3000 paedophile priests operated within the Church. Also, a warning about future water-shortages across the globe, and we visit a wind-farm in the wild and stormy North Sea.
05/10/2128m 58s

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outage

The three social media services, all owned by Facebook, were knocked offline for hours on Monday. Also: the US Trade Representative says China has failed to uphold commitments agreed under a trade deal last year; and scientists say they have successfully treated a case of severe depression with an electronic device implanted in the patient's brain.
04/10/2129m 14s

Pandora Papers: Leaders deny allegations of financial impropriety

Czech PM Andrej Babis says it is a political attack on him. Also, religious leaders call on politicians to agree to step up their commitment to the fight against global warming, and the Nobel prize for medicine is won by scientists investigating our ability to sense heat, cold and touch.
04/10/2130m 23s

Secret wealth and dealings of leaders exposed in huge data leak

King of Jordan and Tony Blair are among those featured in the Pandora Papers. Also: an explosion in Kabul kills eight; and we remember the French businessman and politician, Bernard Tapie, who's died.
03/10/2128m 25s

Protesters march to defend US abortion rights

Thousands gather in every US state to march in support of abortion rights. Climate and energy ministers confer in Milan ahead of next month's summit and did the last queen of France, Marie Antoinette, have a platonic admirer or a secret lover ?
02/10/2124m 46s

Covid antiviral pill can halve risk of hospitalisation

Emergency authorisation of Molnupiravir is now being sought, though US chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci urges caution. Also, ex-president Saakashvili has been held on his return to Georgia, and how do you capture an alligator using a wheelie bin?
02/10/2132m 16s

French ex-officer’s DNA ends 35-year murder hunt

A former police officer who killed himself this week left a note confessing that he had carried out a series of sexual attacks in Paris. Investigators have now matched his DNA with crimes in the '80s and 90s. Also, Australia which has some of the toughest Covid travel restrictions in the world is to reopen its borders from next month, and why the marriage of a Japanese princess will not be a fairytale wedding.
01/10/2128m 28s

Congress narrowly averts US government shutdown

The measure passed in both chambers of the US Congress only hours before federal funding lapsed. Also: Nazi camp secretary caught after fleeing her trial, and "Rent-a-friend" as a solution to social isolation in China.
01/10/2128m 3s

Sarkozy: France's ex-PM given jail sentence over campaign funding

Nicolas Sarkozy given one-year sentence for illegally funding a 2012 re-election campaign. He denies any wrongdoing, and is expected to appeal against the ruling. Also, Italy's PM Mario Draghi tells climate conference that world leaders must be 'whipped into action' on global warning, and how one community in the US is fighting to save sea-turtles from extinction.
30/09/2128m 40s

Families protest at Beirut blast investigation

No-one has yet been held accountable for the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people. Also, Britney Spears' father suspended as conservator, and YouTube to remove all anti-vaccine misinformation.
30/09/2131m 27s

Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan PM

Mr Kishida will succeed Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after one year in office. Also, North Korea says it fired a new hypersonic missile; and molten lava from La Palma volcano reaches the Atlantic Sea.
29/09/2125m 47s

US generals advised Biden against complete Afghan pull-out

The US generals recommended keeping 2500 troops in Afghanistan. Also, Russia opens new criminal case against Navalny and his allies, and Daniel Craig's last Bond film finally premieres.
29/09/2129m 24s

Climate change: Greta Thunberg outlines challenges facing the world

Outspoken climate activist criticises what she sees as empty promises by those in power. She was among hundreds of other young campaigners at Youth 4 Climate conference in Milan. Also, Ukraine remembers one of the worst single massacres by Nazis in World War Two, and why campaigners in US want to tear down 'racist highways' running through ethnic minority communities.
28/09/2129m 54s

R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

After decades of allegations, the singer was found guilty of running a scheme to abuse women and children. Also, Landsat-9 satellite is launched into space to picture Earth, and what does President Putin do on holiday?
28/09/2128m 52s

Germany election: Narrow victory for centre-left

Olaf Scholz says his Social Democrats plan to build a new coalition government, working with the Greens and liberal Free Democrats, but Angela Merkel’s CDU party is still hoping to hold on to power. Also, China tries to restore electricity supplies after widespread power cuts, and how flip flops gave some exam students in India an unfair advantage.
27/09/2129m 49s

Germany: Tight race for rivals to succeed Merkel

Social Democrats are on course for a narrow victory in parliamentary elections in Germany. Also, UN watchdog says Iran has not allowed its inspectors full access to its nuclear sites, and Swiss voters back legalisation of same-sex marriage.
26/09/2126m 42s

Chinese tech boss flies home to red carpet welcome

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou flew into Shenzhen, hours after two Canadians freed by China also returned home. Also today: Germans go to the polls to elect Angela Merkel’s successor, Kabul’s schoolgirls demand a return to class, and Britain performs a Brexit u-turn to attract more lorry drivers.
25/09/2132m 0s

Deal struck to end legal standoff over Huawei telecom executive

The senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, is expected to return home to China under a deal with US prosecutors. Mixed reaction to plans to hold the football world cup every two years? And a Kenyan policeman is reinstated after being fired for failing to turn up for work - whilst in a coma.
24/09/2127m 36s

India: Gunmen dressed as lawyers shoot gangster dead

Jitender Gogi was in court in Delhi when two people opened fire. Also, the European Commission urges Poland to give the necessary care and assistance to migrants caught in a stand-off on the border between Poland and Belarus, a campaign in the UK to help female judges get out of Afghanistan, and an Australian doctor comes up with a new technique to save the lives of shark-bite victims.
24/09/2128m 52s

US Haiti envoy quits over 'inhumane' deportations

Daniel Foote said he resigned in protest at the treatment of Haitian migrants. Also, the main candidates to be German Chancellor have clashed in a final TV debate before the election, and scientists say a fossilised rib bone discovered in Morocco is part of the oldest armoured dinosaur ever discovered.
23/09/2130m 9s

Syria: Charity says wealthy nations have 'abandoned' children of IS fighters

Save The Children calls for help for more than 27,000 children in detention-centres. Many are citizens of EU nations, and the charity accuses those countries of failing to have them repatriated. Also, the EU wants new laws pushing for a universal phone-charger, and the BBC investigates how extremism is tainting some of the most popular online games.
23/09/2131m 12s

Biden promises global vaccine help

The US president told a virtual Covid-19 summit another 500 million vaccine doses would go to developing countries. Also, WHO warns air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought, Netflix offers Kenyans free streaming, and could an app cure your fear of spiders?
22/09/2129m 36s

Campaigners welcome China’s coal promise

One group described it as a potential game changer. But the pledge did not include a ban on new coal-fired power stations in China. Also, parts of Australia are hit by the strongest earthquake in centuries, and Netflix has bought the rights to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books.
22/09/2129m 9s

China pledges to stop building coal-fired power stations overseas

The leaders of China and the US - Xi Jinping and Joe Biden - have announced new commitments to tackle climate change at the UN General Assembly. Also, there are further signs that the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region is spreading to neighbouring areas, and why was an athlete disqualified after running a half-marathon in England?
22/09/2129m 49s

Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack

Third Russian is to be charged over the 2018 poisonings in UK which left one person dead. British police believe all three suspects worked for GRU - Russia's military intelligence service. Also, Sudan blames 'forces of darkness' for failed coup attempt, and Pakistani PM Imran Khan says a ban on women's education in Afghanistan would be 'un-Islamic'.
21/09/2129m 6s

Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison by a Rwandan court for terrorist offences. Also, we hear from a teenager in Afghanistan about her fears that she will never be able to resume her education. And, Chinese social media has been following the story of the first deaf lawyer in the country.
20/09/2126m 52s

Russia: Gunman kills six people at university in Perm

A man has been arrested after deadly shooting-spree in Perm, a city in the Urals. Police believe he acted alone and had no political or religious motives. Also, 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabinga is convicted on terror-charges, and celebration-time for the UK at this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
20/09/2131m 26s

Putin's party leads vote amid fraud claims

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is on course to win amid allegations of fraud. Also, Australia denies lying to France in submarine deal, and a volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma erupts after a week on alert.
19/09/2126m 4s

UN urges Taliban to reopen girls' schools

The UN calls on the Taliban to reopen girls' secondary schools in Afghanistan. The US moves thousands of migrants away from a Texas border town. And a new twist in the case of the missing travel blogger as her fiance also disappears.
18/09/2132m 21s

US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

An inquiry finds that a drone strike on a vehicle thought to be carrying a bomb just days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a civilian family, not militants. The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, admits an aid worker and nine members of his family had died. Also, France recalls envoys amid security pact row, and New Zealand abandons Pakistan cricket tour over 'security alert'.
17/09/2131m 39s

Russia’s parliamentary election begins

As Russians head to the polls, Google and Apple remove a tactical voting app from their online stores. Over three days Russians are electing 415 members of the state Duma,or lower house of parliament. Also, the Austrian government is taken to court over its handling of a Covid outbreak at a ski resort, and the secrets behind the best ocean photograph of the year.
17/09/2129m 9s

US tries to calm French anger over security pact with UK and Australia

The US tries to calm French anger over the new security pact with Britain and Australia. Iran sends fuel supplies to Lebanon, as the economic crisis deepens. And an early work by Vincent Van Gogh is discovered by art experts in the Netherlands.
16/09/2128m 28s

China denounces UK-US-Australia pact as 'damaging'

Beijing says the Aukus security pact between Britain, the US and Australia is 'extremely irresponsible' and 'narrow-minded'. The alliance is widely seen as an effort to counter China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Also, France says its troops have killed the head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara, and how some Dutch people are changing their names to reconnect with their African heritage.
16/09/2130m 58s

Simone Biles testifies about abuse by US Gymnastics doctor

She was joined before the US Senate by other athletes who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar. Also: Rodrigo Duterte faces crimes against humanity investigation and the preacher promising to help anti-vaxxers.
15/09/2124m 21s

Afghan women's youth football team flees to Pakistan

The departure of the football team from Afghanistan comes as part of a wider exodus of female cultural and sporting stars. Also, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU needs the "political will" to intervene militarily without the US, and SpaceX's Inspiration4 space mission is ready for lift-off.
15/09/2130m 57s

Haiti PM Ariel Henry in murder row

Prime Minister Ariel Henry fires chief prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude after he asked a judge to charge him in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July. Also, Europe tries to avoid winter Covid and cows trained where to pee.
14/09/2125m 47s

Climate change: Young people worldwide 'very worried' about future

New global survey shows high levels of anxiety among young people over climate change. Over half of those interviewed think that humanity is doomed. Also, BBC analysis reveals the world now sees twice as many days with temperatures over 50 Celsius compared with 1980s, and remembering George Wein - the jazz promoter who pioneered the modern music festival.
14/09/2128m 11s

Emergency conference in Geneva pledges more than $1bn in aid for Afghanistan

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres says the Afghan people are facing perhaps their most perilous hour. Also,:turmoil in cryptocurrency markets after a fake news release purporting to be from the US retail giant Walmart, and the Pope's mission to Slovakia.
13/09/2125m 26s

UN warns that Afghans face most perilous hour

The United Nations is seeking more than $600m in aid following the Taliban takeover last month. Also: tens of thousands of people in England are to take part in a "game-changing" blood test trial for cancer, and Britney Spears announces engagement.
13/09/2131m 35s

FBI releases document on Saudis and 9/11

The memo records contact between Saudi nationals and hijackers but does not implicate the government. Also on the programme, a deal is reached on monitoring Iranian nuclear sites, and some gorillas have tested positive for Covid.
12/09/2122m 29s

America stops to remember 9/11

Commemorations have taken place on the 20th anniversary of the 11 September attacks. Also, tennis history is made as British teenager Emma Raducanu wins the US Open, and Peru's Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman dies.
11/09/2125m 57s

Remembering 9/11 twenty years on

Nearly 3,000 people died in New York, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field on 11 September, 2001. Memorial events are being held across the US to remember those who died. Also on the programme, Lebanon gets a new government amid deepening crisis, and the tennis brand that is Emma Raducanu.
11/09/2132m 23s

Gazprom confirms that controversial Nordstream Two gas pipeline is complete

Russian state-run gas giant Gazprom says long-delayed Nordstream Two pipeline is now ready for use. We examine why it has caused huge tensions within Europe. Also, a woman who was a former MP in Afghan parliament tells us she fled to escape being killed by Taliban, and how are New Yorkers coping - as 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches?
10/09/2127m 2s

Biden requires vaccines for millions of US workers

President Biden has announced sweeping federal Covid measures that require workers at large companies to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. Also, dozens of international passengers have flown out of Kabul in the first such flight since American forces left Afghanistan, and Morocco's ruling party suffers a crushing defeat in the country's parliamentary elections.
09/09/2126m 11s

Kabul airport prepares to reopen

Quatari officials say Kabul airport is almost ready to resume flights.Qatar has provided Afghanistan with the technical expertise to reopen the ariport. Women in Afghanistan protest against the Taliban in defiance of a ban on women competing in sport. Also, North Korea marks its anniversary with a military parade featuring hazmat suits, and is there a mystery illness attacking American diplomats?
09/09/2130m 25s

Former Afghan president says he fled to avoid bloodshed

Ashraf Ghani has issued a statement on Twitter three weeks after leaving Afghanistan. Also, the man believed to be the only gunman to survive the Paris attacks in 2015 appears in court at the start of his trial, and the world's biggest plant to extract carbon dioxide from the air opens in Iceland.
08/09/2130m 10s

France: Trial begins of suspects over 2015 Paris attacks

Twenty suspects on trial over the Paris terror attacks which killed 130 people in November 2015. The wave of shootings and bombings by Islamic State extremists was France's worst attack since World War Two. Also, Afghan women protest against all-male Taliban government, and will snow soon disappear from Africa's highest mountain?
08/09/2128m 48s

Hardliners get key posts in new Taliban government

The all-male cabinet in Kabul includes figures linked to attacks on US forces and a leader wanted by the FBI. Also, Mexico decriminalises abortion in landmark ruling, and youngest Catholic bishop in Spain resigns from church to marry erotic novelist.
08/09/2130m 32s

Taliban fire shots in Kabul to disperse protesters

Protests are the the biggest show of defiance since the militant group took power in Afghanistan. Also: supporters of Myanmar's deposed civilian government call for a mass uprising against the military government, and Bitcoin becomes joint legal tender in El Salvador.
07/09/2128m 34s

US evacuates four Americans overland from Afghanistan

The US State Department said the group had crossed into an unspecified neighbouring country, and that the Taliban had known about the departure and did not impede it. Also, Poland's parliament approves state of emergency on Belarus border, and the French film star Jean-Paul Belmondo dies aged 88.
07/09/2124m 45s

Taliban claim disputed Panjshir Valley

The Taliban say they have seized Afghanistan's Panjshir province, which would consolidate their control of the entire country, but resistance fighters dispute this. Also, the Belarusian woman who led mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko is sentenced to 11 years in prison, and soldiers who have seized power in Guinea call government ministers to a meeting.
06/09/2130m 59s

Soldiers seize power in Guinea

Troops announced a takeover on TV, capturing the president Alpha Conde. Also: Taliban accused of killing pregnant Afghan police officer in Ghor province, and could seaweed be a key raw material for a sustainable future?
06/09/2130m 3s

Ethiopia claims thousands of Tigray rebels killed

An Ethiopian general says the rebels were killed in fierce fighting, aided by airstrikes. Also: Taliban break up women's rights protest in Kabul, and Vladimir Putin gets corrected by schoolboy about Russian history.
05/09/2126m 0s

Afghanistan: Fighting rages in Panjshir

Resistance fighters deny claims that the Taliban has overrun their stronghold in the Panjshir valley. Also, President Joe Biden urges US southern states to improve their infrastructure after Hurricane Ida. And, as Tokyo hosts the Paralympics, we look at the prejudice faced by people with disabilities in Japan.
03/09/2132m 49s

EU and AstraZeneca reach deal over vaccine row

AstraZeneca will give the EU 200 million doses by 31 March 2022, ending court action. Also: an Islamist under surveillance stabs 6 people in New Zealand and Para Taekwondo, the Paralympics' 1st full contact sport.
03/09/2129m 28s

President Biden blames climate change for deadly New York flood

More than 40 people are dead after Storm Ida hits the US. Also, one of the alleged Islamic State members dubbed "the Beatles" has pleaded guilty to conspiring to torture and behead American and European hostages in Syria. And Russian regulators say Apple and Google are breaking the law by offering an app created by the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.
03/09/2124m 24s

NY floods kill at least 9

A 2-year-old died, with many victims trapped in flooded basements. Also: the US Supreme Court refuses to block the abortion ban in Texas, and Mikis Theodorakis - the composer of Zorba the Greek - dies.
02/09/2131m 6s

Afghan economy close to collapse after Taliban victory

The economy of Afghanistan collapses, while prices soar. Also: President Biden promises to fight to protect the constitutional right to abortion, and the British man told to avoid prison by going to the library.
01/09/2128m 3s

Climate change: Huge increase in weather-related disasters over last 50 years

World Meteorological Organisation issues stark warning about impact of climate-change. It says there's been 400% increase in weather-related disasters worldwide in last five decades. Also, Taliban prepare to announce new Afghan government - but women unlikely to have ministerial roles, and historians research the forgotten female army which helped shape West Africa.
01/09/2129m 57s

Biden defends Afghan exit amid Taliban joy

The US president Joe Biden says staying in Afghanistan was not an option, as Taliban militants celebrate. Also: USAID says forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have looted its warehouses in Amhara, and will Afghanistan's all-female orchestra Zohra ever play again?
01/09/2131m 21s

Taliban call for good relations with US

After declaring that their victory belonged to all Afghans, the Taliban reach out to former foes. Also: the BBC’s Moscow correspondent, Sarah Rainsford, has left Russia, after being labelled a threat to national security, and is being kind selfish?
31/08/2126m 12s

US completes Afghanistan withdrawal

Taliban supporters fired into the air to celebrate the end of the 20-year occupation. Also: Brazilian bank robbers use hostages as human shields, and China cuts online gaming for under-18s to three hours a week.
30/08/2130m 42s

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
30/08/2135m 17s

Louisiana hunkers down as Hurricane Ida strikes

Forecasters say the storm, which has now made landfall, is extremely dangerous. Also: US says drone strike thwarts Kabul airport attack, and the Jamaican soul of reggae Lee 'Scratch' Perry dies aged eighty-five.
30/08/2129m 0s

Biden warns another Kabul airport attack likely

The US president Joe Biden says commanders have told him another attack could happen within the next thirty-six hours. The final UK troops, diplomats and officials have now left Kabul. Also: thousands flee as hurricane Ida closes in on the Gulf Coast and do you fancy being a teacher on the beautiful Scottish island of Fair Isle?
29/08/2131m 41s

US to continue Kabul airlift 'until last moment'

The US is still evacuating Afghans desperate to leave. The Taliban said on Friday night they had taken control of parts of Kabul airport - the Pentagon has disputed this. Also: US spy agencies split on Covid origin theories, and scientists find world's northernmost island.
28/08/2129m 5s

Kabul: Evacuation enters final phase after deadly attacks

90 people were killed in bombings at Kabul airport on Thursday. The final evacuation and foreign troop withdrawals are scheduled to be completed by August 31st. Also, China fines a leading actress $46 million as part of campaign against 'chaotic' celebrity culture, and up for auction - the gun used to kill one of the most notorious outlaws of the Wild West.
27/08/2128m 11s

Biden vows to finish mission despite Kabul attacks

Twin bomb attacks at Kabul airport targeted people desperate to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. Dozens of people died including US military personnel. Also: reports from Ethiopia say ethnic violence has left many people dead in the troubled Oromia region, and the hotter planets outside our solar system that astronomers say may support life.
26/08/2129m 35s

Afghanistan: Time runs out for evacuations from Kabul airport

Hundreds of desperate people are still there despite warnings of an IS attack. Also, crowds have also gathered at a border crossing with Pakistan in the hope of leaving Afghanistan by land, and a breakthrough in treatment for malaria could save the lives of many children. Plus the Swedish furniture giant, Ikea, is accused of destroying valuable forests in Romania.
26/08/2134m 12s

Afghanistan: Taliban committed to post-deadline safe passage

The US says the Taliban have promised to allow foreigners and Afghans to leave beyond 31 August, when a US-controlled airlift will end. Also: The World Health Organisation says time is running out to study the origins of Covid-19, and why the boss of world football has appealed for help from the British Prime Minister.
25/08/2129m 2s

Afghanistan: Woman journalist gives tearful interview to BBC at Kabul airport

Deeply emotional comments by Afghan reporter who fears she'll be killed by Taliban. Western nations are stepping up Kabul evacuation ahead of final deadline of August 31st. Also, China's schools are to teach ideology of President Xi Jinping, and one of the most famous album-covers in music history is generating a lawsuit - after thirty years.
25/08/2129m 49s

Biden sticks to Kabul withdrawal deadline

But US president says he's asked the Pentagon to have contingency plans ready. Also: Hackers share shocking images of Iranian prisoner abuse and remembering Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts who's died.
24/08/2131m 15s

Afghanistan: UN says reports of rights violations by Taliban are credible

These include executions, restrictions on women and recruiting child soldiers. Also: the 2020 Paralympic Games open in Tokyo; and uncovering the secret of the sound of the Stradivarius violin.
24/08/2127m 47s

Pressure to extend US-Afghan deadline

Allies want Biden to keep troops at Kabul airport beyond the end of this month but the Taliban warns against what it says would be a 'violation'. Also: the IMF gives member countries hundreds of billions of dollars for pandemic recovery; and how evolution has left humans one step behind chimpanzees.
23/08/2128m 12s

Afghanistan: Gunfire at Kabul airport

One Afghan guard killed in clashes with unknown assailants as evacuation continues. Meanwhile the Taliban say they won't extend deadline for foreign troops to leave the country. Also, Kamala Harris joins US diplomatic 'charm offensive' in SE Asia, and Tanzania's female president is criticised over harsh comments about women footballers.
23/08/2130m 54s

President Biden defends his actions in Afghanistan

President Biden defends actions in Afghanistan; resistance fighters take on the Taliban and the jazz star Josephine Baker is awarded one of France's top honours.
22/08/2128m 41s

US warning at Kabul airport amid crush fears

Thousands try to flee Kabul as chaos continues outside the airport. Also: provoking the wrath of the Taliban - by flouting the militants' dress code, and the paper horse - now an exhibit in a national museum.
21/08/2127m 59s

Biden on Afghanistan withdrawal: 'This is about America leading the world'

US President makes televised address as airlift from Kabul continues. Meanwhile reports emerge of alleged killings of Hazara minority by Taliban. Also, how one African migrant survived boat journey to Canary Islands while 52 others died, and why rainfall on a mountain in Greenland could be bad news for all of us.
20/08/2131m 12s

Afghanistan: UN warns of 'acute hunger' among population

A United Nations representative says food shortages have become critical. And reports continue of Taleban fighters searching for people who worked for NATO or previous government. Also, anger in Haiti where people are in desperate need after last week's deadly earthquake, and why baby bats and baby humans have a lot in common when it comes to communication.
20/08/2128m 54s

Taliban's 'door-to-door manhunt'

The BBC is told that militants are searching for government employees and those who worked with US forces. Also, one of Italy's leading drug traffickers is arrested, and why rattlesnakes have a two-speed warning system.
19/08/2125m 56s

Taliban blame foreigners for gunfire deaths at Kabul airport

The Taliban says it is investigating reports that people had been killed. Also: first Covid case detected at paralympic village, and in search of 007's Aston Martin DB5 car.
19/08/2129m 35s

Several dead as protesters defy Taliban

Firing was heard as protesters took to the streets waving the Afghan national flag in Jalalabad. Also: R Kelly is called a 'sexual predator' as his trial opens, and survivors of the Haiti earthquake say they have received no help.
18/08/2126m 45s

Afghanistan: How do women see their future under Taleban rule ?

Uncertainty and fear among many Afghan women as Taleban leaders return from exile. And protestors defy Taleban in one major city in east. Also, relief efforts underway in Haiti as death-toll from earthquake nears 2000, and singer R Kelly to face trial in New York on charges of racketeering and sexual abuse and bribery.
18/08/2126m 45s

Taliban pledges amnesty for all

The Taliban held their first news conference since taking control of Afghanistan. Their spokesman insisted women would be able to work as long as they complied with Sharia law. We hear what it's like now in Kabul, and have analysis from our correspondents. Also: astronomers have captured the most detailed images ever seen of galaxies light years away from Earth, and fears for koalas in Australia.
17/08/2131m 14s

Afghanistan: Taliban ask government employees to return to work

The group declares what it calls an 'amnesty' as Kabul enters an uneasy calm. Also: aid agencies say they're cautiously optimistic they'll be able to continue their work in Afghanistan for now, there's severe flooding in Haiti days after the latest catastrophic earthquake, and Bob Dylan denies allegations he sexually assaulted a 12 year old girl in the 1960's.
17/08/2131m 32s

Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The US President blames Afghan leaders for Taliban takeover. Also: Zambia has a new President-elect; and the sticky tale of a piece of chewing gum, left behind by a music icon.
16/08/2126m 20s

Scenes of panic at Kabul airport

Several people are killed as hundreds scramble to escape the Taliban. Afghans have been seen clinging to - and apparently falling from - planes taking off from the runway. Also: Haiti braces itself for a tropical storm as rescue efforts continue after the devastating earthquake, and Zambia ushers in a new era of 'better democracy', which will respect human rights and restore order, according to the new president - Hakainde Hichilema - elected on his sixth attempt.
16/08/2131m 12s

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters enter Kabul as president flees

President Ashraf Ghani said he left the country to avoid bloodshed. The Taliban say they are awaiting a peaceful transition of power. Also, rescuers in Haiti continue to search for survivors of an earthquake and tributes are paid to the German football legend Gerd Mueller, who's died aged 75.
15/08/2130m 44s

Afghanistan: Taliban reach Kabul

The Afghan government says it's negotiating a peaceful transfer of power in the capital. The Taliban has assured civilians that they will not be harmed. We hear the latest, in this special edition of the Global News Podcast.
15/08/2114m 59s

Massive earthquake kills hundreds in Haiti

The powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled many buildings including churches and hotels. Also: Taliban take Afghan government's last northern stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif, and Polish move on Nazi-seized properties angers Israel.
15/08/2129m 16s

Diplomats hasten exit as Taliban near Kabul

US troops arrive to help with evacuation efforts as militants seize a city an hour's drive from the Afghan capital, Also: BBC condemns expulsion of journalist from Russia, and cooling down from Italy's heatwave on top of a volcano in Sicily.
14/08/2128m 31s

Afghanistan: Panic as civilians flee Taliban onslaught

Thousands of refugees seek sanctuary in Kabul as the militants seize more cities. Kandahar, the second largest city, has fallen, and the World Food Programme has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe. Also, China refuses to cooperate with World Health Organisation to further investigate origins of coronavirus, and why a project in Scotland is asking people to record the sounds of their workplace.
13/08/2130m 28s

Major cities in Afghanistan fall to Taliban amid heavy fighting

Militants now control many of Afghanistan's key regional cities, including Herat and Ghazni. Also: Russia holds hypersonic flight expert in spy probe, and Scotland's first electric-powered aircraft begins Orkney test flights.
13/08/2129m 57s

Taliban take tenth regional capital in under a week

The fall of Ghazni brings the militants closer to the Afghan capital. Their advance is causing destruction and a humanitarian catastrophe. Also: Australia's capital, Canberra, is in a snap lockdown because of one new Covid case, and the now freed American prisoner who was in solitary confinement for 37 years.
12/08/2129m 26s

Taliban back brutal rule as they strike for power

A BBC correspondent finds Afghanistan's ex-rulers still back brutal punishments, as he goes behind Taliban lines. Also: US gets a legal boost in its bid to extradite Julian Assange from the UK, and Google may cut pay of staff who work from home permanently.
12/08/2129m 25s

Afghanistan: President Ghani rallies troops in besieged city

President Ashraf Ghani has flown to Mazar-i-Sharif as Taliban militants close in. If this key northern city falls, it will be catastrophic for the Afghan government. Also, German police arrest British man in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia, and BBC investigation exposes role of Russian mercenaries in Libyan civil war.
11/08/2129m 59s

US Senate passes Biden's one-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill

The bill will address clean energy, the internet, trains and more. Also: the governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, resigns, and tests to diagnose dementia in a day.
11/08/2126m 55s

Afghanistan: Fighting exacting terrible toll on civilians

The UN says Taliban attacks on cities are striking fear into the population. Also: North Korea stops answering recently restored telephone hotline with South Korea, and China's wandering elephant herd finally nears home.
10/08/2130m 9s

Thousands flee Taliban onslaught

They are seeking refuge in the Afghan capital, telling of atrocities by the militants. Also: more than 120-million-dollars has been paid out to women who say they were abused by the disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein, and a South Korean golfer sets an unenviable record.
10/08/2125m 19s

Stark warnings in a climate change report

The UN says it's "code red for humanity", but that a catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast. Also: the latest from Greece where a record-breaking heatwave is fanning wildfires, and the world's smallest ever baby finally leaves hospital.
09/08/2130m 52s

Afghan cities fall to rapid Taliban advance

The Taliban say they’ve captured three more provincial capitals as they continue to make sweeping gains across the country. Also: Tokyo marks the end of an Olympic Games overshadowed by the pandemic. And Lionel Messi bids a tearful farewell to Barcelona. .
08/08/2133m 31s

US bombers carry out air strikes on the Afghan city of Sheberghan

The attacks came after Taliban insurgents claimed to have taken the city. Also, Cuba legalises privately-owned businesses of up to 100 employees, following mass protests against the government, and the tiny bat that flew from Britain to Russia.
07/08/2128m 39s

Afghanistan war: Taliban capture regional capital Zaranj

The UN warns that Afghanistan is facing a possible catastrophe after the Taliban make further gains. Also: nearly half the regions in Greece are on high alert as wildfires rage across the country, and firing employees who come to work unvaccinated – could it be catching?
06/08/2129m 15s

Hezbollah fires rockets into Israel from Lebanon

Israel says most of the missiles were intercepted by its air defences. Also: a close associate of the Afghan president is assassinated in Kabul; and the Olympics expels Belarus coaches over the removal of an athlete.
06/08/2126m 32s

Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi is sworn into office

The hardline cleric said that he would improve Iran's economy. Also: Ethiopian rebels take the Unesco World heritage town of Lalibela, and the footballer Lionel Messi will not stay at Barcelona.
06/08/2130m 58s

Iran's new hardline president sworn in

Ebrahim Raisi faces growing challenges, with an economy crippled by sanctions. Also: the gel that could transform the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and the orangutan with a penchant for sunglasses.
05/08/2128m 23s

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking

US gun makers and suppliers are accused of reckless business practices. Also: WHO calls for a suspension in booster vaccines for Covid-19 so that poorer nations can get the jab, and South Koreans have been paying tribute to the disabled mountaineer Kim Hong-bin, who died last month.
05/08/2130m 58s

Belarus activist on trial

Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of the challenge to President Lukashenko last year, resisted deportation and is accused of plotting to seize power. Also: the very young skateboarders leaping to success in Tokyo, and the skeletons reunited after spending a thousand years, a thousand kilometres apart.
04/08/2125m 21s

Biden says Cuomo should resign over misconduct report

The new report comes months after several women accused the New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct. Also: gunmen attack the home of the Afghan defence minister, and it seems giraffes need their grannies!
04/08/2129m 22s

Missing Belarus activist found dead in park

Vitaly Shishov lived in Ukraine, helping people flee the Belarus crackdown. Also: the Wuhan authorities test the whole city as the virus resurfaces, and so-called killer robots - how can we control these autonomous weapons?
03/08/2126m 12s

Street fighting rages in Lashkar Gah as the Taliban attack the Afghan city

A MSF doctor in the city says there is fighting all around and medical supplies are running low. Also: Belarus sprinter Krystina Tsimanovskaya given Polish humanitarian visa, and a Covid-19 app in England is tweaked to notify fewer contacts.
02/08/2129m 10s

Palestinians await key court ruling

The families are appealing against an order to leave their homes in East Jerusalem. Also: Olympic history is made as the transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competes in women's weightlifting, and ancient baskets of fruit are discovered in a lost city that disappeared under the sea more than two thousand years ago.
02/08/2130m 4s

Olympic drama at Tokyo airport

Belarusian athlete claims officials from her country tried to forcibly repatriate her. Also: Myanmar's military ruler promises elections by 2023, Rio Tinto looks to Serbia to supply lithium for electric cars and the memoirs of an autograph hunter.
01/08/2126m 45s

Afghanistan: Fighting rages as Taliban besiege three key cities

Hundreds of Afghans have fled their homes. Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say. Plus a new exhibition on Mary Shelley and her most famous creation.
31/07/2128m 2s

IRS ordered to hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

Although not required by law, every US president since 1976 - except Mr Trump - has released their tax returns. Israel accuses Iran over deadly oil tanker attack. New Covid virus outbreak worst since Wuhan, say Chinese state media.
30/07/2131m 58s

North Korea suffering 'sharpest economic decline in over 20 years'

New report warns of hardship caused by Covid-19 and economic sanctions. Poverty is already known to be widespread in North Korea but true picture is hard to establish. Also, first group of Afghan interpreters arrives in US, and British teenager wins place at renowned dance academy despite suffering from cystic fibrosis.
30/07/2130m 6s

President Biden calls for $100 vaccine incentive

The US president announced that all federal workers must be vaccinated or subjected to testing. Also: a public inquiry has found the Maltese state responsible for journalist's death, and a chimney sweep finds Santa letter lost for decades.
29/07/2127m 5s

Britain and Kenya host summit to tackle global education crisis sparked by COVID

The summit is aiming to raise five billion dollars to help transform education in dozens of countries after the greatest disruption in a generation. South Africa riots: The inside story of Durban's week of anarchy. Johnny Ventura, one of the pioneers of Latin American merengue music, has died.
29/07/2126m 41s

Peru's new president is sworn in

Pedro Castillo pledges to help the poor and tackle the pandemic. Also, ethnic Serbs in Bosnia boycott parliament over a new law banning genocide denial, and a woman is jailed for swapping diamonds worth millions with pebbles.
28/07/2129m 4s

Macron says France 'owes debt' to Polynesia over nuclear tests

The French president spoke while visiting French island territories in Pacific. France has carried out over 200 nuclear tests across the region. Also, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Afghanistan risks becoming a 'pariah state' as the Taliban continue to seize territory, and Portugal holds funeral for 'Otelo' - the man who oversaw a coup that paved the way for democracy.
28/07/2130m 31s

US policeman feared death in Capitol riots

Officers on duty when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol give tearful testimony at an inquiry. Also, the American gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of the Olympic team competition over mental health issues; the former Spanish king's ex-lover claims he used the intelligence service to spy on her; and the world's largest star sapphire cluster is discovered in a Sri Lankan backyard.
27/07/2128m 0s

Hong Kong man guilty in first national security law trial

The 24-year-old had flown a flag with a protest slogan while riding a motorcycle into police officers in Hong Kong. Also: Vatican cardinal on trial in $142m fraud case, and do you like and appreciate insects?
27/07/2129m 53s

Tunisian president accused of coup after firing PM

Months of tension over Covid and the economy culminate in the sacking of the PM. Also: scientists don't know why Covid cases in the UK are plummeting, and how female athletes are giving short shrift to officials telling them what to wear.
26/07/2129m 21s

Tunisia: PM is sacked after violent Covid protests

President Kais Saied has sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and says he's taken over. This follows angry nationwide protests on Sunday over the government's handling of the pandemic. Also, civilian casualties in Afghanistan are at a record level, and a disturbing report on the treatment of women in Britain's armed forces.
26/07/2127m 52s

US ready to continue airstrikes against Taliban

The head of US Central Command, Gen Kenneth McKenzie, said this could happen in weeks. Also, criticism of proposals for English football fans to show proof of Covid vaccinations before watching Premier League games, and tributes to US rabbi turned comedian Jackie Mason who has died.
25/07/2124m 14s

Afghanistan imposes night curfew

Move covers 31 of the country's 34 provinces to help protect urban areas from Taliban advance. Also: Landmark fuel deal between Iraq and Lebanon, Olympic host nation Japan picks up its first medals and the search for new Aussie rhyming slang.
24/07/2131m 29s

Tennis star Osaka lights flame to get delayed Olympics underway in Tokyo

The long delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally underway - in a near deserted stadium; Haiti's assassinated president Jovenel Moïse is laid to rest... and why sales of foam clogs are soaring -- and dividing opinion among fashionistas.
23/07/2130m 10s

Olympics: Tokyo hosts opening ceremony of delayed 2020 Games

Due to Coronavirus, a subdued ceremony launches the much-postponed Olympics. Fewer than 1000 invited guests and no spectators are inside the huge main stadium. Also, President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to Tibet by a Chinese leader in 30 years, and one of India's most flamboyant businessmen is arrested for allegedly making porn films.
23/07/2130m 33s

US imposes sanctions on Cuban officials after protest crackdown

President Biden has been under pressure to respond to anti-regime protests. Also: the Senate in the Czech Republic has approved a plan to compensate Roma women who were forcibly sterilised, and beset by scandals and Covid-19 concerns, Tokyo prepares to hold the opening ceremony for the Olympics.
22/07/2127m 47s

Olympics ceremony boss sacked over Holocaust joke

The decision to remove Kentaro Kobayashi comes just a day before the opening show is due to be held. It’s the latest scandal to hit the Tokyo Games. Also: Famine stalks Angola as the worst drought in forty years ravages the south of the country; and Norway pauses to recall the mass murder committed by a far-right extremist ten years ago today.
22/07/2129m 15s

US life expectancy suffers steepest drop in decades

Life expectancy in the US has suffered its sharpest fall since the second world war; Chinese scientists say global warming has made China's annual flood season much more dangerous; and a gold toilet is discovered at the home of a Russian policeman, arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.
21/07/2126m 37s

China floods: 16 dead and many thousands evacuated

Record-breaking rainfall has brought deaths and chaos in China's Henan province. More than a dozen cities have been affected by the floods. Also, Nigeria secures release of 100 kidnapped women and children, and how a secret site in England is giving experts a glimpse into prehistory.
21/07/2127m 48s

Severe floods hit China's Henan province

There have been severe floods in the central Chinese province of Henan with dramatic images of passengers in flooded subway trains. The US warns that the world cannot wait for the pandemic to end before facing up to global warming, and are advances in running shoe technology giving today's sprinters an unfair advantage ?
20/07/2129m 33s

India's Covid death rate much higher than official count, says report

The US-based Centre for Global Development says the figure could be ten times as high. Also: migrants in Belgium on hunger strike, and why Israel is threatening consequences for Ben & Jerry's.
20/07/2125m 11s

China accused of Cyber-Attack on Microsoft.

The US and European countries say a huge cyber attack earlier this year came from China; In Germany - police say dozens of people are still missing following deadly floods last week; and a family of farmers in India whose cooking skills have made them an internet sensation
19/07/2126m 19s

UK government lifts coronavirus restrictions in England despite surge

It's confident rules on mask wearing and social distancing won't be reintroduced. Also: Australian government scientists have said the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef remains "very poor" despite some recovery over the past year, and an investigation by global media outlets has said journalists, activists and opposition leaders around the world had been targeted with phone malware sold to various governments.
19/07/2130m 49s

In Tokyo, a growing number of Olympic athletes and officials test Covid-positive

The Tokyo Olympics is hit by a spate of coronavirus cases. Also: Mrs Merkel visits areas of western Germany affected by flooding, and the Vespa scooter celebrates its 75th anniversary.
18/07/2127m 59s

Afghanistan: Peace talks resume with Taliban

Officials sound optimistic after the first round of negotiations, but the Taliban says it’s confident it can still win on the battlefield. Also, rescue workers in Germany race to find survivors after deadly floods. And, with five days until the Tokyo Olympics, the first case of Covid-19 is detected at the athletes’ village.
18/07/2130m 15s

Floodwaters begin to recede in north-western Europe

Rescue workers struggle to reach survivors of the devastating floods with authorities in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands trying to take stock of the catastrophic damage. Also, rights groups have condemned raids on media organisations and journalists in Belarus, and the punk group that is asking the establishment to resolve a dispute over music rights.
16/07/2129m 40s

Europe floods: At least 120 dead and hundreds more missing

Northern Europe hit by some of the worst flooding in decades after record rainfall. Germany and Belgium are worst-affected, and European leaders have called for action on climate-change. Also, how a smartphone could reveal why three young British men joined the militants of Islamic State, and was South Africa's recent unrest planned in advance ?
16/07/2128m 57s

Floods in western Europe kill more than 60

Thousands of others in Germany and Belgium are forced to evacuate. Also: in Canada leaders of an indigenous nation call on the government to release residential school attendance records to help identify unmarked graves, and how DNA websites are helping US detectives to solve cold case murders - but what ethical questions does this raise? .
15/07/2130m 42s

Afghan Taliban offer a conditional ceasefire

It's unclear how the Afghan government will respond - as some say a previous release of Taliban detainees last year has fuelled violence. Dutch crime reporter de Vries dies from shooting. Britney Spears wants to press charges against father over 'conservatorship abuse'.
15/07/2129m 23s

EU Unveils Sweeping Climate Change Plans

European Commission announces radical plans to cut carbon emissions over next decade; King of the Zulu nation says recent rioting and looting in South Africa shames the whole country; Rare eye-witness testimony over what's happening in Ethiopia's disputed Tigray region.
14/07/2130m 16s

Syria: Islamic State children who face lifetime in prison

Plight of thousands of foreign children of IS members in Syrian camps and jails. Kurdish authorities who run these facilities say IS cells are recruiting and radicalising children as young as eight. Also, nine Chinese nationals are killed in explosion aboard Pakistani bus, and we meet Australian teenagers who want schools to teach about sexual consent.
14/07/2128m 28s

South Africa riots: Death toll rises in violent unrest

More than seventy people are now known to have died in disturbances sparked by the jailing of Jacob Zuma. Also, President Biden says changes to voting rights in some states pose a threat to US democracy and, two series tie for the most nominations in this year's Emmys.
13/07/2130m 32s

Google issued massive fine by French regulator

The fine is the latest skirmish in a global copyright battle between tech firms and news organisations. Iraq hospital fire: Protests as Covid ward blaze kills more than 60. Texas Democrats flee state to block Republican voting law.
13/07/2130m 55s

Dozens held after Cuban anti-government protests

Thousands rallied on Sunday, angry at Cuba's economic crisis and curbs on civil liberties. Also: South Africa deploys military to tackle Zuma riots, and Iran has unveiled a dating app said to facilitate lasting marriages.
13/07/2128m 49s

SA deploys military in Zuma riots

The jailing of the ex-president, Jacob Zuma, has triggered looting and arson. Also: the British PM condemns racist abuse aimed at black footballers after England's defeat in the Euros, and a lightning strike kills 16 taking selfies in India.
12/07/2127m 29s

Cubans stage rare protests over Covid measures

Thousands rally in several Cuban cities, with others showing support for the government. Also: billionaire Branson rockets to edge of space, and Italy's Euro 2020 triumph after England's penalty heartbreak.
12/07/2129m 53s

The widow of the former Haitian president says he was riddled with bullets

Martine Moise, who was injured in the attack which killed her husband, speaks for the first time. Also: a statue that sparked deadly US rally is taken down, and Auschwitz orchestra member Esther Bejarano dies aged 96.
11/07/2127m 2s

Taliban in Afghanistan seize key border crossings in new advance

The Taliban have captured major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan in a sweeping offensive across northern Afghanistan. Also: US and Colombia to send investigators to Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, and how does Jupiter produce X-rays every few minutes?
10/07/2124m 57s

Bangladesh factory fire kills at least 52

Blaze broke out overnight at a food-processing plant near Dhaka. It's feared that casualty-numbers will rise as many workers are unaccounted for. Also, Taliban capture a key crossing on Afghan-Iranian border, and why a Spanish government minister caused controversy - by urging people to eat less meat.
09/07/2130m 6s

Biden defends Afghan withdrawal

Mr Biden insisted the US military had achieved its goals by punishing the perpetrators of the terror attacks of 11 September 2001. Haiti seeks masterminds after 'assassins' detained. EU votes for action over Hungary's anti-LGBT law.
08/07/2132m 38s

Jovenel Moïse: Deadly gun battle after Haiti's president assassinated

Police say four suspects have been killed and two detained, but a manhunt is still under way. Also: The Olympic Games in Japan are to be held without spectators due to rising cases of coronavirus, and a major expedition to solve one of the world's greatest maritime mysteries.
08/07/2129m 25s

Jacob Zuma:Former South Africa president hands himself over to police

Last week the Constitutional Court handed down the prison term after he failed to appear before an inquiry into state corruption during his time in office. The Haitian security forces are searching for the gunmen who assassinated the former president, Jovenel Moïse.Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging 'censorship'.
07/07/2125m 10s

Haiti: President Moise is killed in attack at his home

President Jovenel Moise has been shot dead and his wife injured by unidentified gunmen. They were attacked at their residence in the capital Port-au-Prince. Also, the Taliban battle their way into a key city in western Afghanistan, and tributes are paid to legendary Indian film star Dilip Kumar who's died at 98.
07/07/2129m 59s

More than 90% of US troops have now left Afghanistan

The Afghan government admitted that some of its forces are overstretched following the US withdrawal, but said it was determined to retake territory seized by the Taliban. Also: New York state has declared a disaster emergency following a sharp rise in the number of shootings, and we hear from the artist behind a new sculpture to be unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square that will confront Britain's colonial past.
06/07/2132m 16s

Belarus opposition leader jailed

Viktor Babaryko is sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Also: the new Afghan commander of the Bagram air base says the US left at night with no notice; and the Cannes Film Festival returns after a year off because of covid.
06/07/2124m 50s

Covid: Most rules set to end in England

The British Prime Minister has said vaccines had weakened the link between infections and hospitalisations. Georgia: Tbilisi Pride cancelled amid violent protests. Why Russia says real champagne can't come from France.
05/07/2127m 57s

Afghan troops flee after clashes with the Taliban

More than 1,000 soldiers retreat to Tajikistan as fighting with the militants intensifies. Also: Ethiopia's PM says Tigray withdrawal does not mean the country lost, and scientists say "rocking" bridges could be earthquake proof.
05/07/2127m 20s

Jacob Zuma refuses to hand himself in

The ex-South African president is defying a court order to start a 15-month jail sentence. Also: Lebanon's hospitals in crisis, and a fantastical tour of the new Hans Christian Andersen museum in Denmark.
04/07/2130m 54s

Demolition of Miami site brought forward

The standing portion of the collapsed complex will be destroyed as a tropical storm approaches. Also: the Vatican orders a cardinal to face an embezzlement trial, and the sexism row in Ukraine after female soldiers were made to parade in high heels.
03/07/2129m 9s

Corruption inquiry into Bolsonaro

Brazilian prosecutors aim to investigate whether the president failed to act over a Covid vaccine 'bribery scandal'. Also: why parents want Amazon to change the name of its virtual assistant, and can we all benefit from the space race?
02/07/2127m 0s

Last foreign forces leave Afghanistan's Bagram base

The sprawling airbase has been the centre of operations against the Taliban and Al Qaeda for almost 20 years. Also: Australia to halve arrivals to fight Covid-19 variant, and scientists are trying to fix a "crashed computer" on the Hubble space telescope.
02/07/2130m 29s

Trump organisation lawyers plead not guilty to tax fraud

The prosecutor said there had been a sweeping and audacious illegal payment scheme at the company. Also: the WHO warns Europe risks a new Covid wave, and the eighty-two-year-old - finally picked to go into space.
01/07/2128m 49s

Trump Organisation CEO surrenders to face charges in tax investigation

Allen Weisselberg turned himself in to authorities in New York on Thursday, ahead of the expected unsealing of as-yet-unknown charges. Also: high-profile women want action to stop online abuse and judge denies Britney Spears request to remove father from conservatorship.
01/07/2130m 12s

Bill Cosby freed after conviction overturned

US comedian leaves jail after court overturned his sexual assault conviction. Also: Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, one of the main architects of the Iraq war, has died, and why Wimbledon's grass courts seem more slippery this year.
01/07/2130m 8s

The UN calls for urgent humanitarian access to northern Ethiopia

It warns thousands are at risk of famine in Tigray following eight months of conflict. But the government says its intent on retaking the regional capital. Also: Canada's unprecedented heatwave is blamed for dozens of deaths, and if aliens are out there, what do they want from us?
30/06/2129m 46s

Ethiopian rebels gain more ground in war-torn north

Tigrayan fighters continue their advance after seizing the regional capital Mekelle. Also: England beat Germany 2-0 at Wembley to reach the Euro 2020 football quarter-finals, and 5,000-year-old man was "oldest plague victim".
29/06/2130m 1s

South Africa's top court sentences ex-President Jacob Zuma

He has been given five days to hand himself in to police. Souvenirs but no tourists - a rare glimpse of life in war-ravaged Gaza. The Pacific heat dome explained - why Canada and the northwestern United States are experiencing record temperatures.
29/06/2125m 7s

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Rebels enter capital of northern region

Unconfirmed reports say rebel forces have captured Mekelle. Also, Facebook's stock market value has surpassed a trillion dollars for the first time after a US judge dismissed cases accusing the firm of monopoly practices and a new study casts doubt on a theory that there was evidence of life on Venus.
28/06/2128m 10s

Hundreds of reports of priests' alleged sexual abuse in Poland

The Roman Catholic church in Poland says that in the last three years it has received more than 360 new reports of clergy sexually abusing children. China's ruling Communist Party prepares to mark its centenary. Life threatening heat in the US north-west.
28/06/2127m 42s

South Africa imposes strict measures to tackle rise in Covid infections

The South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said the country was facing a grave challenge. Also, France's far-right National Rally loses key battlegrounds in regional elections, and China releases videos of its Zhurong Mars rover.
28/06/2131m 0s

British health minister Matt Hancock resigns after breaking Covid guidance

Pictures of Matt Hancock embracing an aide unleashed a storm of public anger. Also, a report had warned of major error in collapsed Florida building, and why is the sea around Scotland's Isle of Arran a turquoise blue colour?
27/06/2127m 4s

George Floyd's murderer sentenced to over 22 years

Derek Chauvin was convicted last month of killing Mr Floyd, whose death sparked global protests. Also, Germany knife attacker kills three, and scientists hail stunning "Dragon Man" discovery.
26/06/2131m 9s

Number missing in Miami building collapse rises to 159

The mayor of Miami-Dade, Daniella Levine Cava, says they still hope to find survivors. Also, Belarus moves opposition blogger to house arrest, and a rare deadly tornado in the Czech Republic.
25/06/2129m 13s

Dozens missing after Miami building collapse

It is unclear how many people were in the 12-storey building at the time. Also: proposals by France and Germany to restart EU summits with Russia criticised, and Indian PM calls for 'Made in India Toys'.
25/06/2129m 2s

Desperate search for survivors after Miami building collapse

One side of the 12-storey beach-side apartment block sheared off. Also, an indigenous group says it has found hundreds of unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Canada, the extraordinary life and death of John McAfee the US entrepreneur and creator of the anti virus software, and the British Royal family concedes it needs to do more to increase diversity within its staff.
24/06/2131m 2s

Russian jets and ships shadow UK warship

More than 20 jets and two ships followed HMS Defender as it sailed near Crimea's coast. Also, a Japanese court rejects a challenge to a law requiring husbands and wives to share the same name, and new light on how migrating birds navigate huge distances.
23/06/2127m 26s

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily to close down

Highly popular 26-year-old paper accused of violating the national security law. Also, a BBC investigation finds widespread illness, overcrowding and even sexual assaults at an emergency US government camp housing migrant children in the Texan desert, and the singer Britney Spears is due to address a court in Los Angeles to try to wrest control of her financial affairs from her father.
23/06/2128m 54s

Heavy fighting reported in Northern Ethiopia

Ethiopian troops clash with Tigrayan rebels, as fighting resumes in eight-month civil war. Thousands of young women in Tanzania return to the classroom - despite their pregnancies. Will British made TV programmes be restricted in European countries?
22/06/2126m 36s

Fighting in Myanmar's second city Mandalay

Security forces and civilian militia clash.This marks a new stage of resistance to February's military coup. Also, Spain pardons Catalan leaders over independence bid, and we look at who might be the next mayor of New York.
22/06/2129m 41s

Nicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoys

Five opposition candidates for November's presidential election have been arrested in recent weeks. The journalist, Miguel Mora, is the latest presidential hopeful to be detained.
21/06/2127m 41s

Up to 10,000 fans at Tokyo Olympics

Spectators will have to wear masks and follow social distancing measures. But events will be behind closed doors if coronavirus infections surge. Also, the Swedish government loses a vote of confidence for the first time in history, and a declassified report into UFOs in America.
21/06/2126m 51s

International talks on Iran's nuclear programme make progress

However, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi says 'distance remained' and bridging the gap won't be easy. The EU's chief coordinator Enrique Mora says 'we are closer to a deal but we are not still there'. It is not clear when the next round of talks will take place. Also, the body of fugitive far-right Belgian soldier found. The South Africa gems that sparked rush are quartz not diamonds.
20/06/2125m 31s

Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation

So far, only 11% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Iran's next president - the hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi - has promised to fight corruption, after winning an election in which most of his rivals were barred. Milkha Singh, India's 'Flying Sikh', dies from Covid.
19/06/2125m 25s

Iranians vote in presidential election

The winner will replace Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who has served the maximum two terms. Also: Palestinians cancel vaccine swap deal with Israel, and a Ukrainian couple break up after being handcuffed together for 123 days.
19/06/2131m 26s

Japanese disagree over Olympics spectators

Officials and politicians are in dispute over allowing fans to attend events next month. Also: Iranians vote in a presidential poll, and the new species of ancient giant rhino.
18/06/2125m 0s

US Supreme Court rejects big challenge to Obamacare

It is the third time since 2010 that the healthcare law has survived a challenge.The justices' 7-2 ruling preserves medical insurance for millions of low-income Americans. Also: Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97, and the coelacanth - a 'living fossil' fish - may live for up to a century.
18/06/2129m 59s

HK police raid pro-democracy paper

500 officers raided Apple Daily, alleging its reports breached a national security law. Also: 1st crew blasts off to new China space station, and why millions of Chinese are mourning the death of a strong-willed pig.
17/06/2129m 6s

Biden and Putin praise talks but discord remains

The US and Russia agree to nuclear arms control talks but progress at the Geneva summit was limited. Also: Facebook shuts Ethiopian accounts for fake news, and drone cameras record social lives of killer whales.
16/06/2125m 3s

Putin and Biden hold talks in Geneva

Russian and US leaders attend summit at villa in Switzerland. It's their first meeting since Biden became President, and comes at a time of high tensions over several issues. Also, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un warns of food shortages following poor harvests, and what happened to a well-known company's shares when a global superstar publicly rejected its product.
16/06/2130m 27s

Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem

The parade risked igniting tensions with Palestinians, only weeks after a conflict in Gaza ended. Also: Taiwan angered by China's latest breach of air space, and plastic bottles could be turned into vanilla ice-cream!
15/06/2131m 11s

The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row

They agree a deal in a 17 year dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. Also: Hungary passes a law banning what it calls the promotion of homosexuality to under-eighteens, and a deaf sheepdog learns how to work again.
15/06/2125m 4s

Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato

Speaking after his first summit of Nato leaders since taking office, President Biden said he will lay down red lines to his Russian counterpart in their meeting on Wednesday, and acknowledged that he faced a tough opponent in Vladimir Putin. Also: Belarus parades the detained opposition journalist Roman Protasevich at a news conference in Minsk; and the American actor Ned Beatty - who appeared in Deliverance and Superman - dies at the age of 83.
14/06/2129m 52s

Nato: America back at the table

The head of Nato says it’s a pivotal moment in the seventy–two year history of the organisation, as he urged members to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s aggressive behaviour. Also: the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar and is football still as important for Scotland now its back in the EUROS after a twenty-three year gap?
14/06/2124m 45s

Naftali Bennett takes over as head of a fragile Israeli coalition

After twelve years dominated by one man, Israel gets a new leader; The G-7 pledges a billion covid vaccine doses for poorer countries; How to film a sex scene without exploiting the actors...should all movie sets have an "intimacy coordinator"?
13/06/2124m 30s

G7 leaders agree on spending plan to rival China

The US and its allies have agreed a huge infrastructure plan to counter China's Belt and Road initiative. Also: the Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen, is awake in hospital after collapsing during a European Championship match, and Saudi Arabia has announced strict limits for this year's Hajj pilgrimage because of the pandemic.
12/06/2131m 25s

G7 leaders highlight issue of climate change by visiting the Eden Project

Queen Elizabeth greeted the G7 leaders on their 1st day of their summit in Cornwall. Also: a teenager who filmed George Floyd's murder is given a Pulitzer Prize, and Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey.
12/06/2130m 29s

G7 summit: Leaders to discuss climate and vaccines

The British Prime Minister has opened the G7 summit calling for lessons to be learned from the pandemic - and for the recovery to be green and more equally spread. Israel ex-top spy reveals Mossad operations against Iran. Hong Kong to censor films that ‘endanger national security’.
11/06/2124m 3s

Biden confirms US will donate half a billion Covid vaccine doses

But critics say the donation to poor countries isn't enough to vaccinate the world. Also: the wife of Mexico's most notorious drugs lord pleads guilty to money laundering and drugs trafficking, and after 20 years - the end of the Kardashians' TV show.
10/06/2126m 55s

US president and British PM meeting on eve of G7 summit

The US president Joe Biden and the British prime minister Boris Johnson are having their first face-to-face talks in Cornwall. Also: Myanmar's Suu Kyi is accused of accepting bribes and faces up to 15 years in jail, and a nun in California admits stealing school funds for gambling.
10/06/2126m 3s

Biden in UK - for first foreign trip as president

Arriving for the G7 summit, Mr Biden pledged to act on climate change and challenge autocrats. Also: Mozambique's missing children, and Italy's declining birth-rate - due to Covid.
09/06/2126m 49s

US defends its efforts to share Covid-19 vaccines globally

The US National Security advisor Jake Sullivan accuses Russia and China of coercing countries into accepting their vaccines. Also: US super-rich 'pay almost no income tax'; France and Belgium loosen Covid-19 restrictions for summer.
09/06/2131m 35s

Reaction to UN court's rejection of Ratko Mladic genocide appeal

The court upheld the former Bosnian Serb leader's life sentence for 8,000 Bosnian Muslim deaths in 1995. Also: why astronauts get sick after being in space, and the woman who saved her twin sister from a crocodile attack by fighting back.
08/06/2130m 52s

FBI app lures global criminals

Hundreds are arrested worldwide after using the ANOM app, where their messages were monitored. Also: UN tribunal rejects appeal by Ratko Mladic against his genocide conviction, and the controversy over building a spaceport in rural Scotland.
08/06/2129m 49s

US approves new Alzheimer’s drug

Regulators in the United States approved a revolutionary drug for Alzheimer's, targeting - for the first time - the underlying causes of the devastating brain disease. Also: an independent inquiry in Cyprus has concluded that thousands of passports were issued illicitly from a controversial passports-for-cash scheme set up to attract investors, and how intimacy coordinators are changing the way we make films and TV.
07/06/2128m 25s

France fines Google more than $250m

Regulators ruled that Google gave preferential treatment to its own advertising online. Also: Jeff Bezos, the founder of the online retailer, Amazon, says he and his brother will journey into space, and how Greece plans to bring back tourists.
07/06/2130m 3s
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