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


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 the Inspiration 4 space mission is ready for lift-off.
15/09/2130m 57s

Haiti PM in murder row

Ariel Henry fires his chief prosecutor after attempt to charge him over killing of president 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 1 billion dollars 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

Israeli police question prominent Palestinian activists

Muna and Mohammed el-Kurd have become the faces of a recent campaign to stop evictions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. They were both later released by police. Also: El Salvador plans to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender; and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announce the birth of their baby girl, Lilibet.
06/06/2128m 10s

G7: Rich nations back deal to tax multinationals

Amazon and Facebook have said they welcome the agreement - even if they have to pay more tax. The US justice department is ending the practice of secretly obtaining reporters' records in order to identify sources leaking classified information. Nigeria will prosecute anyone found to have breached the country's ban on the social media firm Twitter.
05/06/2130m 20s

Facebook suspends Trump for two years

Facebook's move comes as the social media giant is also ending a policy shielding politicians from some content moderation rules. US military UFO report 'does not confirm or rule out alien activity'. Magawa the hero rat retires from job detecting landmines.
04/06/2125m 53s

Hong Kong: China clamps down firmly on Tiananmen Square commemorations

Authorities in Hong Kong have heavily curbed efforts to mark anniversary of 1989 massacre. This year's anniversary is first since introduction of controversial security law. Also, Nepal asks UK for vaccines to tackle Covid-19, and how supersonic air travel could be on the way back - but it won't be cheap.
04/06/2129m 40s

Biden sets out plan to share millions of Covid-19 vaccines globally

The plan covers around a third of eighty million doses the US has said it will share with the world. Also: UN warns of growing risk posed by stranded oil-tanker off Yemen, and echolocation could help blind people learn to navigate.
04/06/2129m 10s

The Games will go on say Tokyo Olympic organisers

The president of the Tokyo Olympic Games insists they will go ahead -- despite the pandemic and widespread opposition among ordinary Japanese. Also: could this be the end of Bibi Netanyahu’s career as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, worms in space -- and the club helping shark attack survivors talk their way to mental health.
03/06/2130m 21s

Israel opposition parties agree to form government

Naftali Bennett would initially become PM, meaning an end to Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year tenure. Also: oil spill fears as ship sinks off Sri Lanka, and a teenage girl in California pushes a bear to protect her dogs.
03/06/2131m 4s

Israel: Opposition leaders say they're close to forming new government

Various opposition parties in talks to create new coalition government. If they succeed, this will end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year stretch as Prime Minister. Also, China's president wants the country to create a more 'loveable' image abroad, and how an American woman discovered she's actually a Senegalese princess.
02/06/2129m 30s

Biden first US president to mark Tulsa massacre

The 1921 massacre in Oklahoma remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history. Also: volcanic eruption in DR Congo leaves 500,000 without water, and Yemen fishermen find $1.5m of ambergris in a whale carcass.
02/06/2130m 53s

Ugandan minister shot in assassination bid

Gen Katumba Wamala is being treated for injuries, but his daughter and driver died. Also: Nestle reportedly admits most of its products are unhealthy, and the dead mother who can still wake up her son.
01/06/2126m 48s

Tulsa massacre remembered 100 years on

The 1921 Tusla massacre remains the worst single incident of racial violence in US history. Also: WHO renames Covid variants with Greek letters, and Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open tennis championships.
01/06/2131m 52s

China allows couples to have three children

Census results show a steep decline in births and an ageing population. Also: Vietnam is taking urgent measures to counter a surge in coronavirus, and the US city of Tulsa is marking one hundred years since a race massacre that's thought to have left up to 300 black people dead.
31/05/2128m 45s

Key Israeli party backs deal to oust Netanyahu

A right-wing leader, Naftali Bennett, says he's ready to help form a new governing coalition. Also: Nigerian gunmen abduct students, and an ode to a nightingale.
30/05/2129m 57s

Brazil protesters blame President Bolsonaro for Covid crisis

Thousands, angry at the slow vaccine rollout, have taken to the streets across Brazil. Also: N Korea says orphans are 'volunteering' as miners, and the Catholic church promotes virtual pilgrimages.
29/05/2125m 28s

Belarus: President Lukashenko seeks Russian support

The embattled Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, claims the West is trying to destabilise his regime, as he begins talks with Vladimir Putin. Also: more than 50 countries accuse World Health Organization officials of covering up sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in China, fans of the sitcom Friends are left disappointed after the special reunion episode is censored.
29/05/2134m 5s

Germany officially recognises colonial-era genocide in Namibia

Germany has acknowledged committing atrocities during early 20th century. Huge numbers of Herero and Nama people were killed by German troops. Also, hundreds of thousands flee Congolese city of Goma over fears of another volcanic eruption, and does the way we cough indicate whether or not we have Covid ?
28/05/2128m 8s

New map reveals cosmic mystery

Scientists have created the most detailed chart yet of how dark matter is spread out across the universe; their findings could challenge Einstein's theory of general relativity. Also: the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate violence in the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the Brazilian samba composer, Nelson Sargento, dies at the age of 96.
27/05/2127m 18s

Macron asks Rwanda to forgive France over 1994 genocide role

Eight-hundred-thousand ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus died in the Rwandan genocide. China ridicules the US investigation into whether Covid-19 came from a lab. And a top Cuban baseball star defects at a tournament in Florida.
27/05/2128m 27s

Shell ordered to cut CO2 emissions

A Dutch court rules that the oil giant must reduce its emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels. Also: US President Joe Biden orders intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of Covid-19, and Amazon has agreed to buy the historic MGM studios for $8.45bn
26/05/2128m 52s

Jacob Zuma pleads 'not guilty' in corruption trial

Former South African president in court over $5 billion arms deal from 1990s. He's blamed political enemies in the ruling ANC party for his legal troubles. Also, president of Belarus hits back at critics after international outrage over forced re-routing of an airliner, and is a hot bath as good for you as an exercise-session ?
26/05/2132m 8s

US marks George Floyd killing anniversary

It is one year since the 46-year-old black man was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Also: families in anguish over pair in Belarus, and Emily Bronte poems set to fetch more than $1.4m at auction.
26/05/2128m 5s

US pledges help to rebuild Gaza

The US Secretary of State wants to consolidate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Also: Hong Kong warns it may have to throw away Covid vaccines, and the Chinese shepherd who saved lives during a marathon.
25/05/2128m 55s

Belarus activist's family fear torture after his arrest

The father of Roman Protasevich, who was detained after his flight from Greece was diverted to Minsk, tells the BBC he is 'really afraid'. Also: Shining Path rebel group is blamed for more than a dozen deaths in Peru, and algae proteins partially restore man's sight.
25/05/2126m 4s

Ryanair accuses Belarus of hijacking

The airline spoke out after its plane was forced to land, and a journalist on board was arrested. Also: Myanmar's deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has appeared in court in person for the first time since February's coup, and could man's best friend help sniff out Covid?
24/05/2130m 16s

Belarus 'diverts Ryanair plane to arrest journalist'

Many countries are demanding the release of the dissident Roman Protasevich, after a MiG-29 fighter jet escorted the Greece-Lithuania flight to Minsk. Also: fourteen killed after cable car accident in Italy, and is there a Quiet Park near you?
24/05/2129m 56s

Eyes on peace options as Gaza ceasefire holds

Mediators try to cement the truce, as Israel and Palestinian militants take stock of an 11-day conflict. Also: photo appears to show missing Emirati princess Latifa, and DR Congo volcano eruption sparks mass evacuation.
23/05/2128m 9s

Israel temporarily opens two crossings into Gaza

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is helping tens of thousands of people displaced by the eleven-day conflict. The IOC says the Tokyo Games will go ahead even under a state of emergency. And why a pub in northern England is celebrating Christmas in May.
21/05/2128m 36s

Israel and Hamas both claim victory after truce

Ceasefire now in effect, but clashes have taken place in Jerusalem. Israeli police and Palestinians have confronted each other at Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Also, WHO warns that true global Covid-19 death-toll could be much higher than official figures, and why 68 big cats have been seized from park owned by stars of 'Tiger King' series.
21/05/2130m 22s

Israel and Palestinian militants agree ceasefire

The 11 day conflict has claimed at least 232 lives in Gaza and 12 in Israel. Also: An inquiry criticises the BBC over ‘deceitful’ way it secured Princess Diana interview, and why dogs are better than many lateral flow tests at detecting Covid-19 in humans.
20/05/2124m 55s

Israel-Gaza fighting continues as hopes for a ceasefire increase

Mediation efforts intensify on the eleventh day of the latest conflict. Also: a French court has ruled that hundreds of women who were given faulty breast implants are entitled to compensation, and a new book by the late grand master of spy novels, John Le Carre.
20/05/2130m 41s

International pressure mounts for Middle East ceasefire

US tells Israel it wants to see a "significant de-escalation" in the fighting with Palestinian militants. Also: Donald Trump denounces criminal investigation into his business in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio leads 43 million dollar pledge to restore the Galapagos Islands and Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary.
19/05/2128m 21s

Gaza-Israel: The plight of children caught up in conflict

How children are suffering as Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket-attacks continue. And we hear about diplomatic efforts to end the fighting. Also, we visit Russia's most northerly military base as tensions rise in Arctic between Moscow and Washington, and why Alice in Wonderland may be a heroine for our times.
19/05/2130m 58s

Israel PM vows to continue military operations against Hamas

Benjamin Netanyahu says the operations will continue as long as necessary. Also, Spain's prime minister visits the enclave of Ceuta after thousands of Moroccans enter the city illegally, and the Italian singer and songwriter Franco Battiato has died at the age of 76.
18/05/2125m 25s

No let-up in Israel-Gaza strikes and rocket attacks

There has been no let-up to the worst violence in years despite widespread calls for a ceasefire. Also: Russia's spy chief Sergei Naryshkin speaks to the BBC, and a study says just 20 companies make half of all one-use plastic.
18/05/2131m 21s

Israel-Gaza: US blocks UN statement for third time in a week

The Security Council statement would have called for an end to the violence. Also: most Britons are officially allowed to hug - as Covid rules are eased, and longevity tips from Australia's oldest man - who's 111.
17/05/2127m 27s

The US calls for Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza to avoid civilian casualties, as the hostilities continue

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, urged Israel and the Palestinians to protect civilians, especially children. Also: no evidence of fraud in Myanmar vote, and India's Covid crisis hits the vaccine-sharing Covax scheme.
17/05/2129m 5s

Netanyahu says Gaza strikes to continue 'at force'

The Israeli PM's comments came as the UN Security Council met to try to broker a ceasefire. Also: the US climate envoy puts his faith in technologies that 'don't yet exist', and the take away musicians - delivered to your home to play live.
16/05/2127m 9s

Israeli airstrike destroys Gaza media tower block

Israel claims Hamas operated there; the block housed the AP news agency which says it can't verify the Israeli statement. Also: Covid - on Everest, and at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the plague of mice in Australia.
15/05/2124m 58s

Bloodshed in West Bank as conflict broadens

Palestinians and Israeli forces clash in the West Bank as Israel vows to continue military operations in Gaza. Also: the WHO warns the second year of the pandemic is likely to be deadlier than the first, and Prince Harry speaks of the pain and suffering of his upbringing.
14/05/2127m 57s

Gaza: Israeli warplanes and gunboats support artillery assault

Israel launches heaviest bombardment of Gaza so far as fighting continues. And US and Egyptian mediators arrive in Israel to broker talks to try and end conflict. Also, Turkish company that provides a quarter of Lebanon's electricity has halted supplies, and a work by Picasso is sold for more than one hundred million dollars.
14/05/2130m 36s

Israeli military intensifies attacks in Gaza

Jews and Arabs clash in several Israeli towns. Also: persuading the vaccine hesitant to get a covid jab; and Russia's space agency plans to make its first movie in space
13/05/2123m 5s

Gaza: No let up in violence

Hamas remains defiant and the Israeli military considers possible ground invasion. Also 3 Kenyan MPs meet the speaker of parliament to explain allegations of widespread bribe-taking by their colleagues, and Bitcoin takes a nosedive as Elon Musk announces Tesla will no longer accept the cryptocurrency to buy its cars.
13/05/2130m 13s

Gaza: Dozens of deaths as Israel and Palestinians exchange fire

Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas military commanders in Gaza City, as fighting with Palestinians goes on. Also, international leaders urge both sides to back down amid warnings of a full-scale war. And US Republicans oust Liz Cheney from a leadership position in Congress, over her opposition to Donald Trump.
13/05/2127m 40s

Israel-Gaza: More casualties as violence continues

At least 53 Palestinians and 6 Israelis have been killed since latest fighting began. Other nations have appealed for both sides to end confrontation. Also, the WHO issues damning report on global response to Covid-19 pandemic, and is another migrant crisis looming in the Mediterranean ?
12/05/2131m 2s

UN warns Israel and Hamas are heading for full scale war

Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel and Israel carried out heavy airstrikes on Gaza. We hear from the Israeli Defence Force and a man being bombed in Gaza City. Also: bodies wash up along India's River Ganges as crematoria struggle to keep up with Covid 19, and the Brit Awards are back in London with a live audience.
11/05/2129m 58s

Several killed in Russian school shooting

At least seven pupils and one teacher died in the attack in Kazan..Also, further heavy exchanges of fire between Palestinians and Israelis, and the legacy of Bob Marley 40 years after his death.
11/05/2126m 37s

Pleas for calm as Jerusalem violence escalates

The EU, the US and the UK have called for the violence to stop after the Palestinians and Israel exchange fire. Also: billions of cicadas are going to emerge in the US after living underground for 17 years, and NBC cancels Golden Globes over lack of diversity.
11/05/2126m 11s

Jewish nationalist march cancelled in Occupied East Jerusalem

Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing crowds in and around Al-Aqsa mosque. Emergency legislation has taken effect in the United States to protect fuel supplies, after a cyber attack forced the closure of a major pipeline. German priests defy Vatican to bless gay couples.
10/05/2124m 24s

Russian doctor who treated Alexei Navalny goes missing

Police said Alexander Murakhousky had not reported back from a hunting trip in a Siberian forest since Friday. Also: more than 1,000 migrants arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa, and Dracula's castle offers tourists Covid vaccine.
09/05/2127m 58s

Deadly attack at secondary school in Afghanistan

The attack took place as the students were leaving the school in Kabul. Also: India's PM asks EU support for Covid19 vaccine patents waiver, and high speed rail services cancelled in UK after cracks found in trains.
09/05/2128m 26s

US jobs fall short of expectations

Employers hired 266,000 people in the US last month, despite a $1.9tn stimulus package. Also: WHO approves Chinese covid vaccine, and California condors swoop on home.
08/05/2130m 39s

India: Communities take action to tackle Covid crisis

Sikhs in Delhi convert temple into hospital for Covid patients. And Supreme Court orders government to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen to capital's hospitals every day. Also, UN urges Brazil to investigate police raid which resulted in at least 25 deaths, and the refugee athletes who dream of Olympic glory - despite having no country to represent.
07/05/2130m 23s

WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 cases

More than 4,000 Indians have died in 24 hours, and some experts say the real Covid-19 figures could be much higher. Also, South Africa’s governing ANC party is plunged into a power struggle. And Malawi’s government orders refugees to move to a camp, after decades of integration in society.
07/05/2128m 48s

Blinken: US will respond to 'reckless' Russian acts

The US Secretary of State urged Moscow to end its 'reckless and aggressive' actions to Ukraine. Also: the Ugandan former child soldier sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International Criminal Court, and the plight of women in Afghanistan.
06/05/2127m 51s

Facebook's Trump ban upheld for now

Facebook’s Oversight Board however criticised the permanent nature of the ban and ordered the site to review the decision and “justify a proportionate response” that is applied to everyone. Also: the World Health Organisation sets up a global intelligence centre in Berlin to identify future pandemics, and scientists have uncovered what may be Africa's oldest ceremonial human burial 78,000 years ago.
05/05/2128m 24s

Myanmar: Opposition say they'll create armed protection force

Opponents of military coup have announced setting up of armed wing. This follows months of clashes with security forces, in which more than 700 demonstrators have been killed. Also, entire Indian delegation at G7 talks in London must self-isolate after Covid cases detected, and how Napoleon's controversial legacy still divides France 200 years after his death.
05/05/2128m 48s

Mexico City metro: Authorities promise full investigation into deadly crash

The Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said “nothing would be hidden” while the mayor of Mexico City said an external company would be involved in the inquiry. Also: the American drugmaker Pfizer has markedly increased its projected revenue and profits as a result of increasing demand for its coronavirus vaccine, and a diplomatic crisis is averted in Belgium, after a farmer there accidentally redraws his country’s border with France
04/05/2130m 10s

Mexico City train crash kills more than 20 people

The Mexican authorities promise an independent investigation. Also: India suspends the IPL cricket tournament; and Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce after 27 years of marriage.
04/05/2129m 45s

WHO wants more funding for Covax

The World Health Organization has appealed for more help from rich countries to protect poorer nations against the coronavirus as the global vaccination gap widens. The EU unveils plans for overseas tourists to return. Escape from China by boat - one man's perilous dinghy ride to what he hopes is a new life in Taiwan.
03/05/2134m 13s

German police shut down online child abuse platform

Officials say the site had more than four- hundred- thousand members across the globe. Four men have been arrested in an international operation. Also: the European Commission says restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU should be eased, and scientists discover a way to redress the shortage of male sea turtles due to climate change.
03/05/2128m 28s

India: Modi loses battleground state amid Covid surge

The BJP has been defeated in state elections in West Bengal where it had held huge rallies despite a surge in coronavirus cases. Colombia's president has cancelled planned tax reforms which had triggered days of violent protests. Manchester United v Liverpool game postponed after fan protest.
02/05/2125m 21s

US commander warns against attacks in Afghanistan as deadline passes

The Taliban have warned they are no longer bound by an agreement not to target international troops in Afghanistan. Also: Turkey arrests two hundred people in May Day protests, and the Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis dies aged 89.
02/05/2127m 56s

Brazilian Amazon now a net emitter of greenhouse gases

The Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest has released 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the past decade than it has absorbed. Also: Israel buries first victims after festival crush, and the surge in men using Botox to look better.
01/05/2131m 32s

Israel: At least 44 killed in stampede at religious festival

Prime Minister Netanyahu has pledged an investigation into disaster. Reports say it began when people leaving Orthodox Jewish event slipped in overcrowded passageway. Also, India's supreme court warns government not to silence criticism over its handling of pandemic, and why US podcaster Joe Rogan has described himself as a 'a moron.'
30/04/2129m 54s

Brazil hits 400,000 deaths amid slow vaccination

The 14-day average of deaths and coronavirus cases in Brazil has seen a slight fall but remains high. Also: Turkey enters first full Covid-19 lockdown, and wasps don't get enough credit for their work!
30/04/2127m 1s

Alexei Navalny appears in court virtually - gaunt but defiant

The Kremlin critic told the court President Putin was turning Russians into slaves. Also: China launches the first module of its new space station, and the contestant who begged to be voted off a reality TV show.
29/04/2126m 46s

Biden: 'America is on the move again'

President Biden delivers his first address to a joint session of the US Congress. He outlined massive spending packages to create green jobs and ensure all children had access to a good education. Also: hospitals in India are overwhelmed as Covid-19 pandemic continues, and the Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies aged 90.
29/04/2127m 50s

US investigators raid Rudy Giuliani's home

The former New York mayor and lawyer to Donald Trump is being investigated for dealings with Ukraine. Also: hospitals in India are overwhelmed as Covid19 pandemic continues, and the Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies aged ninety.
29/04/2127m 41s

India: Official Covid death-toll is now above 200,000

Experts warn that the true number of deaths could be much higher. We speak to emergency workers, and hear how major cities and rural communities are affected by deepening crisis. Also, how neighbouring Pakistan is responding to India's plight, and Britain's PM Boris Johnson to face investigation over funding for his apartment.
28/04/2130m 50s

Rising anger in India

The government is under pressure to reveal the true number of Covid deaths as India's healthcare system buckles under a huge second wave of infections. Also: teenage girls could be at a higher risk of concussion than boys when playing football and the women who pioneered electronic music are celebrated in a new film.
27/04/2128m 36s

India: Covid pandemic 'beyond crisis point'

It's thought officials have under-reported the death rate. Also: Brazil launches inquiry into President Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic; and police officers in the Philippines are cleared of wrongdoing after they were found holding people in a secret jail cell.
27/04/2126m 10s

AstraZeneca: US to share up to 60m vaccine doses

The US has announced it will share its supplies of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with other countries once a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration has been completed. Also: Opposition forces occupy key parts of Mogadishu in Somalia and we hear from Italy’s Robinson Crusoe, who has been forced to leave his secluded island home after 32 years.
26/04/2129m 57s

India's relentless Covid crisis

New Indian cases of coronavirus top 300,000 for a fifth day. Moscow's prosecutor has ordered that the political offices of Alexei Navalny suspend their activities across Russia. The British-Iranian charity worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been sentenced to another year in an Iranian jail.
26/04/2122m 15s

Deadly inferno devastates Iraqi Covid ward

The blaze, which killed at least 82, is thought to have been caused by an exploding oxygen canister. Some people were forced to jump from windows to escape the burning building. Also: Iran's foreign minister is caught on tape criticising the hardline Revolutionary Guards. And lockdown languishing – how the pandemic is creating new states of mind.
25/04/2130m 12s

President Biden describes mass killings of Armenians in WWI a genocide

Turkey reacts angrily to the US president's remarks, also, debris from missing Indonesian submarine found, dashing hopes that crew has survived, and the award nobody wants - who got the Razzies this year?
24/04/2124m 40s

Desperation as Indian hospitals buckle under Covid

The health-care system is failing as a record surge in cases drains oxygen supplies. Also: the diplomatic row sparked by pomegranates, and saving the northern white rhino from extinction.
23/04/2128m 22s

Russia: Opposition activist Alexei Navalny ends prison hunger-strike

Announcement by outspoken critic of president Putin follows 24 days of refusing food. He began hunger-strike to demand better medical care while in jail. Also, Tokyo faces new Covid restrictions but Olympic Games' organisers say tournament will go ahead, and why 'new nomads' are hitting the road in the US.
23/04/2130m 14s

European leaders welcome Biden's pledge to halve emissions by 2030

But can the US persuade other countries to step up efforts to fight climate change? Also: hundreds attend the funeral of the black man shot by US police, and the stranded sailor - allowed to leave his ship after four years.
22/04/2127m 59s

Biden: 'Decisive decade' to tackle climate change

The White House says the US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52%, as leaders take part in virtual summit. Also: India sees world's highest-ever daily Covid cases, and breathable oxygen made on Mars for first time. The podcast was updated on 28 April 2021.
22/04/2126m 32s

US launches federal probe into Minneapolis police

The justice department will probe police practices after the George Floyd murder verdict. Also: Russian police arrest hundreds of opposition protesters, and the Italian employee who was paid for fifteen years - without doing a day's work.
21/04/2129m 12s

Putin accuses West of picking on Russia like 'jackals round a tiger'

Russian President makes criticism in annual 'state of the nation' address. He also warns West against crossing a 'red line' with Russia. Also, US President Joe Biden welcomes conviction of Derek Chauvin for murder of George Floyd, and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli says European Super League football project cannot proceed.
21/04/2129m 35s

George Floyd officer convicted of murder

Jurors found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges over Mr Floyd's death. Also: all six English football clubs have left the European Super League, and the Burmese food entrepreneur turned activist - who's now fled Myanmar.
21/04/2125m 13s

Chad's president dies 'in clashes with rebels'

Chad's President Idriss Déby has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north. Also, the head of world football has attacked plans to form a breakaway European super-league, and Youtube says it won't let a beauty influencer earn money from his videos.
20/04/2127m 59s

George Floyd: Jury deliberates Chauvin verdict

Security has been ramped up around the court building in the US city of Minneapolis, as jurors retire in the trial into the death of George Floyd. Also: Delhi announces a new lockdown as Covid-19 cases in India surge; and Marvel releases the trailer for its first Asian superhero in a Hollywood film.
19/04/2131m 1s

Mars: Nasa carries out the first flight on the planet

A small helicopter controlled from Earth has become the first craft to take off from the surface of Mars, as Nasa works towards sending humans to the red planet. Also, Russian authorities say the opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been moved to a prison hospital after 20 days on hunger strike. And outrage grows in the world of football, as the biggest teams in England, Spain and Italy announce the new European Super League.
19/04/2130m 42s

Europe's top football clubs form breakaway super-league

At least twelve European football clubs have signed up despite warnings from UEFA. Also: Moscow announces tit for tat diplomatic expulsions in an escalating row with the Czech Republic, and how to get into good habits and help your health during a pandemic by doing just one thing.
19/04/2129m 0s

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is laid to rest

The funeral in Windsor was attended by thirty members of the British royal family. Also: the Czech government expels eighteen Russian diplomats, accusing Moscow of blowing up an arms depot seven years ago; and NASA chooses Elon Musk's SpaceX company to help get humans back to the moon.
17/04/2127m 4s

Russia retaliates for US diplomatic expulsions

Moscow expels ten diplomats and blacklists eight US officials after the US imposed sanctions. Also: Raul Castro steps down as Cuban communist leader, and "whitest ever" paint reflects 98% of sunlight.
17/04/2128m 51s

Hong Kong: Several leading pro-democracy activists are jailed

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai among prominent campaigners who've been given prison sentences. The verdicts come as Beijing cracks down on Hong Kong's rights and freedoms. Also, eight people killed in mass-shooting in Indianapolis, and why research on monkey embryos has generated much interest - and deep controversy.
16/04/2129m 42s

US imposes sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US says the measures, which target dozens of Russian entities and officials, aim to deter "Russia's harmful foreign activities". Also: ex-officer Chauvin will not testify in his defence, and the French president visits Notre Dame cathedral two years after fire.
16/04/2132m 2s

Covid-19 surge in India

The virus is spreading faster in India than anywhere else in the world. Also: the US expels ten Russian diplomats and imposes sanctions, and researchers say magic mushrooms could treat depression.
15/04/2128m 11s

US president says 'it's time to end America's longest war'

President Joe Biden pledges to support Afghanistan after withdrawing all US troops by the 11th of September. Also: police officer charged over the killing of black motorist in Minnesota, and a grandfather gets lucky after forgetting his reading glasses.
15/04/2126m 12s

Biden's envoy John Kerry goes to China for climate-change talks

Kerry to talk with Chinese leaders about co-operation in tackling global warming. He says Beijing's involvement is 'absolutely critical' in battle against climate-change. Also, we assess Vladimir Putin's strategy as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine, and UN issues report on how much 'bodily autonomy' women have across the world.
14/04/2129m 19s

US troops to leave Afghanistan by 11th of September

President Biden is to announce on Wednesday US troops will leave Afghanistan by mid-September. Also: police chief resigns over black motorist's death in Minnesota, and Mick Jagger tackles the Covid-19 lockdown by writing "Easy Sleazy" song.
14/04/2128m 30s

Ukraine urges NATO to stand up to Russia

Kyiv wants help with Russian 'aggression'; Moscow says its border troops are no threat. Also: Japan approves releasing Fukushima water into the sea, and a new form of tribal warfare in Papua New Guinea.
13/04/2130m 18s

Minneapolis: State of emergency declared

The Mayors of Minneapolis and St Paul also impose an overnight curfew in the twin US cities, after unrest that followed the police shooting of a young black man. Also, fears for the health of Russia's opposition leader, Alexei Navalny after 15 kilo weight loss since being sent to prison camp, and W-H-O warns complacency is prolonging the pandemic.
12/04/2127m 19s

Unrest as police shoot a black man near Minneapolis

Tear gas was fired and an overnight curfew imposed amid anger at the fatal shooting. Also: Iran vows 'to avenge Israeli attack' on its nuclear site, and remembering Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.
12/04/2127m 52s

Iran says incident at nuclear facility was 'terrorist act'

Teheran said the plant had been hit by what it called a terrorist act. There’s been no official Israeli comment. Also, the US Secretary of State says he has real concerns about Russia's military build-up on its border with Ukraine, and an iconic Moscow food hall shuts up shop.
11/04/2129m 33s

Prince Philip: Private funeral to be held next week

In his first public statement since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Prince Charles says his father gave “the most remarkable, devoted service” to his family, to Britain, and to the Commonwealth. Also, thousands of people flee their homes after a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. And a United Nations official warns that Myanmar could be headed toward civil war after February’s military coup.
10/04/2128m 4s

Prince Philip: Tributes after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Prince Philip was the longest serving consort in British history, having been married to Queen Elizabeth for seventy- three years. The Palace said he died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. It's been confirmed that his funeral will not be a state occasion -- in line with his wishes. Also: A volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean island of St Vincent in ash and, a landmark effort by Amazon workers to form a union chapter at their warehouse in the US state of Alabama appears to have been defeated.
09/04/2130m 36s

The life of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

In this special edition, we mark the death of Prince Philip - the Duke of Edinburgh. Jackie Leonard looks back at the life of Queen Elizabeth's husband, his place in British history and his contribution to the monarchy.
09/04/2124m 20s

President Biden signs executive order to impose modest controls on gun ownership

The president says gun violence has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, also, French president Macron closes the elite school ENA, and the trouble with Peppa Pig in China.
08/04/2128m 56s

AstraZeneca vaccine challenges

Countries across the world have changed their advice on who should have the AstraZeneca vaccine. Also, Call My Agent star joins plea to reopen French theatres, and mind altering art - we find out why prehistoric cave painters chose such remote chambers.
08/04/2126m 19s

Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

A review finds a "plausible" link to rare blood clots but says the AstraZeneca vaccine remains beneficial for most people. Also: Myanmar ambassador to UK "locked out" of embassy, and "strong evidence" found for a new force of nature.
07/04/2126m 43s

Coronavirus: How is Astra Zeneca vaccine safety row affecting public confidence ?

Concerns voiced over whether Astra Zeneca vaccine causes blood-clots in the brain. Several countries have restricted use of the vaccine until more is known about possible links. Also, China tries to persuade its 'one-child' generation to have more babies, and how Kim Kardashian has joined the ranks of the world's billionaires.
07/04/2128m 52s

US joins talks aimed at reviving Iran nuclear deal

Diplomats in Vienna are discussing how the US can lift sanctions and Iran return to compliance. Also: Brazil variant drives South America covid surge, and a man is arrested over Van Gogh and Frans Hals art thefts.
07/04/2131m 27s

N Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics over Covid

It ends S Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with Pyongyang. Also: Netanyahu is asked to form a new Israeli government, and alone on a ship for four years.
06/04/2129m 7s

US police chief says Chauvin broke force policy

The Minneapolis police chief has testified in the trial of the ex-officer accused of killing George Floyd. Also: Google handed win in 10 year Oracle court battle, and the demise of LG mobiles.
06/04/2130m 42s

Jordanian prince vows to defy 'house arrest'

Prince Hamzah says he won't stay quiet after being accused of plotting to destabilise the state. Also: the Israeli PM's corruption trial is told he sought improper benefits from media bosses, and the business owner who offered a job to the man who tried to burgle his restaurant.
05/04/2129m 27s

Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plotting to destabilise kingdom

The Jordanian deputy PM says King Abdullah's half-brother sought to mobilise tribal leaders against the government. Also: lorry boss apologises over Taiwan train crash, and tighter Covid restrictions for India's Maharashtra state.
05/04/2131m 38s

Claims of a coup plot in Jordan

The authorities detain the former crown prince and other high profile figures in Jordan for what's been described as "security reasons". Also: the German president tells the country's political leaders to "get it together" in the face of a third wave of coronavirus, and a ceremony unlike any other in Cairo as mummified Pharaohs are moved to a new home.
03/04/2130m 33s

The US Capitol goes into lockdown

A police officer has died after he was hit by car driven by a man who was shot and later pronounced dead. Also: we hear from a doctor in Myanmar who has been treating victims of the military crackdown, the Netherlands pauses the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and are we about to find out who will be the next James Bond?
02/04/2129m 59s

Tigray conflict: World powers angry over 'human rights abuses'

G7 group of economic powers has condemned killing of civilians in northern Ethiopia. The group also called for investigation into reported crimes, and for those responsible to be held to account. Also, at least 50 people killed as a crowded train crashes in Taiwan, and how animals - just like humans - try to follow the latest trends and fashions.
02/04/2130m 46s

Fresh evidence emerges of atrocities in Tigray

Videos appear to show the massacre of unarmed civilians by people in Ethiopian army uniforms. There’ve been persistent allegations of serious abuses by all sides in the conflict - but a government media blackout has so far limited attempts to examine them. Also today: The new head of the WTO condemns vaccine inequality. And has home advantage in football really disappeared during the pandemic?
01/04/2131m 1s

Aung San Suu Kyi charged with violating Myanmar's official secrets act

She faces up to fourteen years in prison. Also: seven Hong Kong activists are found guilty of organising unauthorised pro-democracy protests in 2019; and the Eurovision Song Contest allows fans in as part of a covid trial.
01/04/2128m 35s

Biden unveils two trillion dollar package to boost economy

The aim is to modernise roads, repair bridges and promote climate initiatives. The plan will be financed by a tax increase on corporations. Also: the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he is going on hunger strike to demand better medical treatment in jail, and Russia has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals.
31/03/2129m 11s

Italy: Naval officer 'caught selling secrets to Russia'

Police say officer was caught in act of handing secret documents to Russian official. Russia's ambassador has been summoned to Foreign Ministry in Rome. Also, heavy gunfire close to presidential palace in Niger two days before new leader due to be sworn in, and new report says white-majority countries should look to UK for model of how to reduce racial inequality.
31/03/2129m 13s

More work needed to rule out Covid lab leak - WHO

A report says all possible causes of the pandemic remain on the table. Also: Germany is limiting the use of the AstraZeneca Covid jab, and how far can sperm counts fall?
30/03/2127m 0s

China limits Hong Kong parliament to 'patriots'

The sweeping changes are the latest efforts by Beijing to step up its influence in Hong Kong. Also: world leaders call for treaty on future pandemics, and Nike sues over "Satan Shoes" with human blood.
30/03/2130m 30s

George Floyd trial under way

The white former policeman Derek Chauvin is accused of murdering the African American. Also: the Suez Canal has reopened after a stranded ship was freed, and the Italian gangster identified by his tattoos.
29/03/2129m 52s

Final operation to free Suez Canal ship

The 400m Ever Given has been wedged across the canal, one of the world's busiest trade routes. Also, the Thai Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, has said his country is preparing for a potential flood of refugees from Myanmar following the military coup there, and baby Galapagos tortoises wrapped in plastic found in suitcases.
29/03/2130m 55s

Dozens dead after Islamist attack in Mozambique

Civilians with boats have been evacuating survivors of the violent raid on Palma. Also: watching a volcano erupt, and how to perform a socially-distanced 'Romeo and Juliet'.
28/03/2126m 16s

More than 90 killed in Myanmar 'day of terror'

Dozens of deaths were reported as anti-coup activists defied warnings and protested. Also: Mozambique militants 'ambushed workers', and fresh efforts to refloat ship stuck in Suez Canal.
28/03/2129m 44s

France was 'blind' to Rwanda genocide, report says

French historians say France bears "heavy responsibilities" over the 1994 Rwanda massacres, but they found no evidence of French complicity. Also: at least 32 people are killed in a train crash in Egypt, and Fox News is sued for $1.6bn over an election fraud claim.
27/03/2133m 34s

Abiy Ahmed: 'Eritrea to withdraw its troops from Tigray conflict'

Ethiopian PM says Eritrean forces to leave Tigray, nearly 5 months after conflict began. Eritrean soldiers have fought alongside Ethiopia in war that's reportedly claimed thousands of lives. Also, Suez Canal remains completely blocked for fourth day by huge stranded container-ship, and new research shows an octopus may be able to dream.
26/03/2129m 27s

Joe Biden gives his first news conference as US president

Mr Biden pledged to deliver 200 million Covid jabs to Americans in his first 100 days in office, double his original goal. Also, AstraZeneca has published revised results for the US trial of its Covid vaccine after its earlier report was criticised for using outdated information, and the acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier has died at the age of 79.
25/03/2131m 30s

EU summit on Covid

EU leaders discuss how to increase vaccine production and tighten export controls, as many European countries face a surge in Covid infections. H&M and Nike face a backlash in China for acknowledging human rights concerns about cotton grown in Xinjiang, and why the African elephant is now critically endangered.
25/03/2124m 7s

China hackers 'target Uighurs on Facebook'

Social media giant says platform used to spy on activists, journalists and dissidents living abroad. Also, India halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports, the saliva test that detects concussion on the spot and are food apps killing the restaurant business?
25/03/2130m 38s

Germany cancels plans for Easter lockdown - a day after it was announced

Chancellor Merkel announces sudden U-turn on strict Coronavirus lockdown measures. She calls plan a 'mistake' and takes 'ultimate responsibility' for reversal. Also, disruption to world trade as huge container-ship blocks Suez Canal, and Prince Harry finds new job - in Silicon Valley.
24/03/2130m 55s

Netanyahu claims 'huge win' in Israel election

Analysts say the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, could win the most seats but without winning a parliamentary majority. Also:, US president Joe Biden calls for swift action on gun control following mass killing in Colorado, and Banksy painting raises more than $23m for health charities.
24/03/2128m 10s

Hundreds missing after fire at Bangladeshi refugee camp

The UN has described the blaze in Cox's Bazaar as catastrophic. Also, Germany extends its coronavirus lockdown, and new data from the Large Hadron Collider could change our understanding of the universe.
23/03/2131m 34s

US government to ask Mexico and Guatemala to help reduce flow of migrants

The United States says it is concerned about the number of unaccompanied children arriving at border crossings. Also, western states sanction China for Uighur "abuses", and Aretha Franklin's family reject Genius biopic.
23/03/2132m 31s

US trial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine confirms safety

It proved nearly eighty per cent effective at stopping Covid-19 symptomatic cases and there were no problems regarding blood clots. This paves the way for the US to start administering the jab. Also: the French subsidiary of the Swedish retail giant IKEA has gone on trial accused of spying on staff, and how ‘adopt a kiosk’ is saving a British icon that has lost its purpose.
22/03/2130m 8s

US defence secretary's surprise Afghan visit

Lloyd Austin's trip comes weeks before a planned withdrawal of all remaining US troops. Also, Buckingham Palace reviews diversity policies, and a large asteroid swings by Earth.
21/03/2127m 3s

Protests against Covid-19 restrictions in many European cities

In the German city of Kassel, police used pepper spray and batons to disperse demonstrators. Also: Turkey pulls out of gender violence convention, and Iceland's lava-spewing Fagradalsfjall volcano is "subsiding".
21/03/2129m 45s

COVID-19: Europe expects a third wave amid vaccine shortage

Sixteen regions of France, including Paris, go back into lockdown, while Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany could see more restrictions. Also, the US and China conclude a two-day meeting marked by confrontation and blunt talk. And Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes the first female president of Tanzania.
19/03/2126m 47s

BBC journalist detained in Myanmar

Aung Thura was taken by unknown men as more people were reportedly killed by the military. Also: virtual reality Shakespeare, and the organisers of this year's Oscars ban Zoom.
19/03/2130m 1s

EU agency says AstraZeneca vaccine is 'safe and effective'

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reviewed the jab after 13 EU states suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of a link to blood clots. Following the announcement, Germany, France, Italy and Spain announced they would restart their roll-out of the vaccine. Also: President Biden has announced that the US will on Friday meet his target of vaccinating a-hundred million people in his first one-hundred days in office, more than a month ahead of schedule, and up to ten Russian track and field athletes will be able to compete as neutrals at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
18/03/2129m 28s

WHO endorses AstraZeneca jab - as Europe awaits safety verdict

The European regulator's decision is due - following EU countries' pause of the jab. Also: the Covid survivor who was left with a stutter, and why Donald Trump's time in the White House has left him poorer.
18/03/2125m 1s

Russia recalls envoy after Biden remarks about Putin

President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin would "pay the price" for alleged election meddling. Also: The European Union threatens to block Covid vaccine exports to countries including the UK, and the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has died aged 61.
17/03/2127m 39s

Coronavirus: EU announces plans for 'vaccine passport'

Officials say digital certificate to boost foreign travel should be issued to EU citizens. But announcement overshadowed by threats to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccine from EU. Also, 8 people shot dead in attacks in and around US city of Atlanta, and why an Australian bird species forgot how to sing its own song.
17/03/2128m 48s

Europe's medicines regulator says benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh its risks

The French president calls EMA assurance 'encouraging', also, new study reveals what may have happend to the water on Mars, and why pickleball has become more popular in the US.
17/03/2127m 35s

Mozambique militants 'beheading children'

Aid agency says Islamist fighters are targeting children as young as 11 in northern province of Cabo Delgado. Also: Britain shifts foreign policy focus to Asia, Facebook 'friends' Australia's News Corp, and what's in a name? Tesla boss Elon Musk changes his title to "Technoking".
16/03/2130m 3s

More European countries suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Their decision comes despite the WHO urging use of the vaccine, Also, Nigerian primary school children kidnapped, and the unusual visitor to the west coast of Ireland.
16/03/2125m 29s

Myanmar military continues its suppression of protesters

More than 50 people were killed in the worst single day of brutality since the protests began. Also, a new UN push to end the decade-long Syrian war and the nominations for this year's Oscars.
15/03/2127m 19s

Myanmar: Protesters killed in clashes

Security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Yangon where martial law has been declared. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US is brought in to care for migrant children, and the controversy in Afghanistan where girls over the age of 12 have been banned from singing in public.
14/03/2130m 38s

Leader of shadow civilian government in Myanmar vows resistance to military

In his first public address, uploaded onto Facebook, Mahn Win Khaing Than said this was Myanmar's darkest moment. Also, Moscow police raid election forum, and former F1 motor racing commentator Murray Walker dies aged 97.
14/03/2129m 11s

Minneapolis to pay George Floyd family $27m

The settlement comes as a jury selection resumes for the murder trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin. Also, Covid vaccines top the agenda at Quad meeting, and scientists unlock mysteries of ancient "computer".
13/03/2130m 56s

Mozambique: Can the government defeat radical Islamist insurgency ?

Parts of northern Mozambique is under siege by radical Islamists. More than half a million people have fled their homes to escape the insurgents' brutal attacks. Also, gunmen abduct dozens of students near an army base in Nigeria, and how the disappearance and killing of a young woman, Sarah Everard, in London has generated debate in UK about women's safety.
12/03/2129m 22s

Brazil hospitals struggle as Covid death toll soars

The governor of Brazil's most populous state, Sao Paulo, has announced tough restrictions. Also, UN alleges the military regime in Myanmar is most probably guilty of crimes against humanity, and sniffing out Parkinson's disease.
12/03/2128m 19s

Army accuses Suu Kyi of taking $600,000 and gold

Myanmar's military claims the ousted leader took illegal payments, but offers no evidence. Also: Prince William says the royal family is 'very much not racist', and China approves a plan to control HK elections.
11/03/2129m 30s

US gets huge Covid financial relief package

The green light is given for President Biden's $1.9 trillion package which provides additional funding for vaccine distribution as well as one-off payments of $1,400 for most Americans. Also: the pro-democracy activist in Myanmar who helped elderly people escape a police raid and, for the first time, the sound of lasers are heard being fired on another planet.
10/03/2130m 18s

Syria: How war has left young people with both trauma and hope

Research by International Red Cross looks at the civil war's impact on younger Syrians.While most have suffered pain and loss, many are optimistic about the future. Also, efforts in India to save a 4000-year-old community from extinction, and Japan's award for the Most Sexist Remark has been won by a woman.
10/03/2128m 59s

WHO: One-in-three women suffer violence

It says situation will be even worse since the report due to the pandemic. Also: The British Royal family responds to allegations of racism from Harry and Meghan; and the highly diverse BAFTA nominations.
09/03/2126m 53s

EU parliament lifts Catalan ex-leader’s immunity

Carles Puigdemont is wanted in Spain over a failed independence referendum. Also: A leading international agency has upgraded its forecasts for global economic growth, and the family driveway hit by a meteorite.
09/03/2126m 27s

Brazil’s Lula cleared of corruption

A Supreme Court judge annuls ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s conviction, clearing the way for a possible presidential run next year. Lula was freed in 2019 after 18 months in jail over a huge bribery scandal which ensnared politicians and business leaders. Also today: The shockwaves from Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview continue, fear on the streets of Myanmar, and giving voice to Ghanaian women accused of witchcraft.
08/03/2126m 13s

Harry and Meghan interview

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a series of dramatic revelations about their life inside the British Royal family. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said concern had been expressed by a member of the royal family about how dark the skin of her first baby might be. Also: President Biden's climate envoy John Kerry heads to Europe on a quest to reduce global warming, and we hear about a stand-off between the elephant and the avocado in Kenya.
08/03/2127m 19s

Explosions rock the economic capital of Equatorial Guinea

The blasts in Bata killed many and injured hundreds, Also, the people of Switzerland vote to ban the public wearing of face coverings such as niqab and burqa, and the sailors from Kiribati stranded in Hamburg.
08/03/2130m 8s

US Senate passes Covid relief plan

President Biden called it a 'giant step forward' and said it should become law next week. Also: The Yazidi women - raped by IS fighters - who are reunited with their children, and the 130km journey to pick up a sandwich.
07/03/2129m 40s

WHO head warns of more pandemic waves

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there must be no relaxation in the fight against Covid-19. Also: the Pope's first visit to Iraq, and Ukraine's campaign to have Borscht recognised as its national dish.
06/03/2129m 20s

Pope Francis begins tour of Iraq

Pontiff intends to show support for Iraqi Christians and foster dialogue with Muslims. This is considered the Pope's riskiest international trip yet - due to instability and the pandemic. Also, China reveals plans to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, and the world's oldest known wild bird has a chick - at the age of 70.
05/03/2127m 57s

Italy blocks AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

The ban on shipping 250,000 doses, amid a row with the firm, is backed by the EU. Also: the store where shoppers walk out without paying, and saving the butterfly.
05/03/2127m 20s

Myanmar: Opponents of the coup continue to demonstrate

There are reports that the police used tear gas and gunfire to break up the protesters. The UN human rights chief has demanded the military government stop murdering and jailing protesters. Also: Hong Kong has been excluded from an annual league table of the world's most free economies, and we hear how poetry is helping one doctor cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
04/03/2129m 19s

ICC 'war crimes' inquiry in West Bank and Gaza

Israel rejects the court's investigation, while the Palestinians praise it. Also: South Korea's first transgender soldier is found dead, and the vultures threatened by poison in Kenya.
04/03/2129m 21s

Myanmar: Further deadly clashes despite appeals for calm

At least nine people killed in confrontations between security forces and demonstrators. One teenager is reported to be among the dead. Also, a BBC investigation finds evidence that members of China's Uighur minority are being uprooted from their homeland, and country superstar Dolly Parton reworks one of her best-known songs to encourage Americans to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
03/03/2129m 44s

US sanctions Russians over Navalny poisoning

The Biden administration imposes its first sanctions on Russia over what it says was Moscow’s attempt to kill Alexei Navalny. The move, which targets Russia's top spy and six other officials, was co-ordinated with the European Union. Also: scientists discover a group of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are able to suppress HIV without medication, and one of reggae's most important voices, Bunny Wailer, dies at the age of 73.
02/03/2129m 18s

Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls freed

The girls were abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in Zamfara state and taken to a forest. Also: the Prime Minister of Singapore condemns the violence in Myanmar, and the extraordinary journey of a wolf on the west coast of the United States.
02/03/2125m 35s

Jamal Khashoggi: US defends decision not to punish Saudi crown prince

The Biden administration had been strongly criticised for not sanctioning the Crown Prince directly, despite blaming him for the journalist's murder in an official report last week. The US State Department insists it is focused on Saudi Arabia’s future conduct. Also: a BBC reporter covering the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray province is detained by the military, and the Nobel prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro discusses the inspiration behind his new novel.
02/03/2130m 0s

Fresh charges against deposed Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi is charged with two more offences, as the security forces again use tear gas and stun grenades against peaceful protesters. Also: the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is found guilty of corruption and influence peddling; and Donald Trump hints at a new bid for the White House.
01/03/2125m 56s

Donald Trump returns to political stage

Mr Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference he would not be starting a new political party. Also, police in Myanmar open fire on protesters, and a Russian warship enters a port in Sudan where Russia is planning to build a new naval base.
28/02/2130m 56s

Political tensions escalate in Armenia

The Armenian president has refused to follow through an order from the prime minister to sack the army chief. Also: hundreds of arrests across Myanmar as the military authorities harden their response, and researchers dig out a near intact Roman ceremonial chariot in Pompeii.
28/02/2131m 8s

Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The report said this conclusion was based on the crown prince's absolute control over the security apparatus, and his willingness to use violence to silence critics. Also, Myanmar's ambassador to the UN has condemned the military coup in his country and has sided strongly with mass protests, and we hear why fish in Kenya are dying in large numbers.
27/02/2129m 47s

Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

Unidentified gunmen abducted the girls in tge early morning from a school in Zamfara state. This is latest in a series of attacks targeting schools in northern Nigeria in recent years. Also, court rules that British-born IS recruit Shamima Begum cannot return to UK from Syria, and BBC investigation finds portions of Brazil's Amazon rainforest being sold illegally on internet.
26/02/2130m 56s

EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports". Also: jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny "moved out of Moscow remand centre", and the black browed babbler bird is not extinct after all.
26/02/2129m 36s

Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'

PM Nikol Pashinyan leads crowds of supporters after the army says he must resign. Also: how elephants in zoos are helping their relatives in the wild, and the pandemic's impact on the German language.
25/02/2130m 50s

US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected 'soon'

A US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul will be published soon. Also: single-shot Covid-19 vaccine ‘stable and effective’, and Van Gogh painting on show for the first time.
25/02/2130m 37s

Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

Ghana is first nation to receive Coronavirus vaccines through sharing initiative. Covax scheme aims to encourage richer countries to share vaccines with poorer nations. Also, German court jails Syrian former intelligence agent for complicity in crimes against humanity, and the Texan truck-driver who rescued hundreds of people stranded by ferocious winter storm.
24/02/2129m 47s

Capitol security officials blame US intelligence failures in January 6 riot response

Testifying to a Senate committee, officials said that the rioters 'came prepared for war'. Also: suspect in Malta journalist murder pleads guilty. Thousands protest in Tbilisi after arrest of Georgian opposition leader, and the American Beat poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died at the age of 101.
24/02/2129m 42s

UN could suspend aid for N Korea's 'hungry millions'

The UN's World Food Programme says Pyongyang's strict Covid rules could halt its aid. Also: Facebook reverses its ban on news in Australia, and how wasps helped date cave paintings of kangaroos.
23/02/2129m 20s

US Covid-19 deaths pass half a million

President Biden describes it as a truly grim heartbreaking milestone. Also: NASA releases videos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars and the first audio recording from the surface of the planet, and the French electronic dance group Daft Punk announce a split after 28 years.
23/02/2128m 6s

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo

Luca Attanasio and two others died after a UN convoy was attacked near Goma. Also: Boeing 777 airliners are grounded after an engine falls apart in mid-air, and a Chinese tea shop chain apologises for calling women a 'bargain' on its mugs.
22/02/2128m 27s

Myanmar: Huge crowds mourn three demonstrators killed in protests

Thousands of Burmese activists held ceremonies and vigils for those killed by the military authorities as they try to suppress a campaign of civil disobedience against their coup. Also: The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for a further three months, and NASA is to reveal the first video footage containing the sounds of the Red Planet captured by the cameras onboard its rover in Mars.
21/02/2129m 5s

Myanmar: Two protestors shot dead

Myanmar security forces open fire on protestors in the city of Mandalay, in the bloodiest show of force since the military coup earlier this month. Also, police in Barcelona clash with supporters of the jailed Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel. And Australian entrepreneurs look to the ocean for sustainable business opportunities.
20/02/2127m 51s

G7 leaders pledge billions of dollars for UN global vaccination fund

The jabs will be distributed by the UN's COVAX scheme, also, a more lenient approach to drugs possession in Norway, and why a black footballer won't 'take the knee'.
19/02/2127m 58s

Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal Family

Buckingham Palace has said Prince Harry and Meghan "remain much loved members of the family". UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed. The UN asks for proof that Dubai's Princess Latifa is alive.
19/02/2126m 41s

Nasa's Perseverance Rover lands on Mars

The robot will spend the next two years looking for evidence of past life. Also: an inquiry in Colombia finds that the army under President Alvaro Uribe killed more than 6,000 civilians, passing them off as combat deaths; and the scientists trying to create a robotic nose to detect cancer - inspired by dogs.
19/02/2128m 38s

US life expectancy falls by a year amid pandemic

The life expectancy for the entire population dropped to 77.8 years. The Australian Prime Minister says his government will not be intimidated by Facebook blocking news feeds to users. New Tokyo Olympics chief is seven times Olympian Seiko Hashimoto.
18/02/2123m 12s

Biden administration to transfer more than $200m to WHO

Transfer is part of new president's reversal of his predecessor's policies, also, Britain to launch Covid trial with healthy young volunteers, and what mice learn of men.
17/02/2129m 16s

Myanmar: Roads blocked in Yangon as thousands protest

Demonstrators used vehicles to obstruct major roads across city. UN's special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of potential violence. Also, gunmen have abducted dozens of schoolchildren in raid in northern Nigeria, and former pop star Glenn Medeiros alleges that 1980s music business was rife with sexual exploitation and Mafia links.
17/02/2127m 11s

Democrat congressman files federal lawsuit against Donald Trump

Bennie Thompson who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee also accused Mr Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and far right groups, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers of inciting the crowd to disrupt the certification of the election results by the use of force, intimidation and threat. Also: the Hamas authorities in Gaza have agreed to revise a controversial ruling that banned women from travelling without the permission of a male relative, and the European Space Agency says it's planning to recruit someone with a physical disability as a potential astronaut.
16/02/2129m 47s

Princess Latifa: 'I want to be free'

In secretly recorded messages, the Dubai ruler's daughter says she's being 'held hostage'. Also: Cuba's coronavirus vaccine programme, and the big freeze on the Texas riviera.
16/02/2131m 14s

Myanmar protesters threatened with 20 years in jail

The military says fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred" towards the coup leaders. Also: World Trade Organization names its first female African boss, and high-altitude birds have evolved thicker "jackets".
16/02/2129m 35s

Myanmar soldiers use rubber bullets against protesters

The military has also warned protesters they could face up to twenty years in jail. Also: searching for the vanishing great white shark, and the new way of photographing subjects - without the photographer being there.
15/02/2131m 17s

Myanmar: Armoured vehicles roll through the streets

The leaders of Myanmar's military coup try to consolidate power, as they face continued protests across the country. Also, the World Health Organization plans a mission to Guinea, where an Ebola epidemic has been declared. And the Catalan region of Spain holds elections for the first time since its failed bid for independence in 2017.
14/02/2125m 16s

Trump acquitted of inciting mob to attack US Capitol

Fifty-seven senators voted to convict Mr Trump - 10 short of the number needed to convict. Mario Draghi is sworn in as Italy's new prime minister. Fifty years on, why Carole King's Tapestry remains influential.
13/02/2124m 36s

Trump's lawyers present impeachment defence

Lawyers for the former president, Donald Trump, argue that his remarks in the hours leading up to the storming of the US Capitol should be protected by free speech laws. Also, Iran reacts defiantly to warnings that it once again breached the 2015 nuclear deal. And the United Nations Security Council calls on the leaders of Myanmar's military coup to give up power.
13/02/2128m 7s

Nigeria: Polluted communities 'can sue Shell in English courts'

UK Supreme Court ruling allows lawsuit by oil-polluted Niger Delta communities. People in this area say their lives and health have suffered because repeated oil-spills have heavily contaminated their land and water. Also, Russia warns it may cut ties with EU if the bloc imposes sanctions over treatment of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and was Stonehenge originally built in Wales ?
12/02/2129m 7s

US Impeachment: 'Convict Trump or it could happen again'

They said the rioters who stormed Congress believed they were acting on Trump's orders. The Duchess of Sussex has won a privacy case against a British newspaper. Ten years on from the Arab Spring, what life like in Egypt?
11/02/2126m 52s

Myanmar is planning to increase internet censorship as protests continue

There's been a fresh wave of arrests in Myanmar of officials linked to the former civilian government. Also: Tokyo Olympics chief to step down over sexism row, and are pigs clever enough to play computer games?
11/02/2128m 20s

Trump: New footage of Capitol violence

Democrats tell his impeachment trial his election fraud claims led directly to the riots. Also: we hear from young activists in Myanmar, and the reinvention of the Barbie doll.
11/02/2129m 57s

Covid-19: EU's von der Leyen admits failures in vaccine rollout

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen publicly accepts criticism. She says EU was slow to authorise vaccines, overconfident about meeting production-targets, and 'still not where we want to be.' Also, why Serbia's achieved huge success with its vaccination-effort, and how a Texas lawyer became an internet star - as a cat.
10/02/2128m 18s

US Senate votes to continue with Trump impeachment

The Senate found that the trial is constitutional, allowing full proceedings to begin. Also: the UAE puts a space probe into orbit around Mars, and the 82-year-old climber breaking records to pay tribute to the elderly victims of coronavirus.
10/02/2129m 52s

WHO says Covid-19 laboratory leak 'extremely unlikely'

A team of international and Chinese experts say more work is needed to identify the source of the virus. Also: rubber bullets used as Myanmar protestors defy ban, and the Supremes co-founder and singer Mary Wilson dies aged seventy-six.
09/02/2128m 3s

Trump's second impeachment trial

The trial starts today, with Mr Trump's lawyers denying he incited supporters to riot. Also: Myanmar's military defends its coup, and Tesla buys more than a billion dollars of Bitcoin.
09/02/2125m 20s

Myanmar: Military issues warning as protests continue

State TV tells protestors that action will be taken if they threaten 'rule of law'. Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated for third day following military coup. Also, rescuers search for 200 people who are missing after flood in northern India, and US Senate prepares for second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
08/02/2129m 9s

Haiti 'coup foiled'

Officials say a bid to murder the president and overthrow the government has been halted. Also: protests sweep Myanmar, and rebuilding the old Iraqi city of Mosul.
08/02/2129m 11s

Myanmar coup: Internet shutdown as crowds protest against military

The national blackout comes amid the biggest protest so far against this week's military takeover. Thousands of people took to the streets of the main city, Yangon. Also: remembering the 'Wuhan whistleblower' doctor a year after his death, and rare meteorites from the Moon, Mars, and beyond, go under the hammer in New York.
06/02/2131m 39s

ICC rules its jurisdiction extends to Palestinian Territories

The International Criminal Court's decision could lead to an investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel and the Palestinian armed group Hamas. Also: Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests, and the Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer dies at the age of 91.
05/02/2130m 23s

Russia: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny in court to face fresh charges

Mr. Navalny is accused of slandering an elderly Second World War veteran, which he denies. His lawyer says this is 'criminal persecution' aimed at preventing his client from standing in parliamentary and presidential elections. Also, how the pandemic has made life even harder for Bulgaria's Roma minority, and scientists discover a reptile the size of a sunflower seed.
05/02/2129m 40s

President Biden promises US will 're-engage the world'

In his first major foreign policy speech, Joe Biden said global challenges could be solved by nations working together. Also, the Brazilian mining firm, Vale, has agreed to pay seven billion dollars in damages for the collapse of the Brumadinho dam, and Denmark plans to build the world's first energy island.
04/02/2128m 1s

Former child soldier convicted of war crimes

Dominic Ongwen was abducted by the LRA in Uganda and had argued he was a victim. Also: the Myanmar military has blocked Facebook in a clampdown on the opposition days after the coup, and doctors in New York hail the first operation to transplant a face and hands from the same person to have been a success.
04/02/2131m 16s

Canada labels Proud Boys a terrorist organisation

The Canadian minister Bill Blair said the decision was influenced by the group's "pivotal role" in January's riots at the Capitol in Washington. Also: the European Union warns there's a real danger of renewed civil war in Afghanistan, and expect a socially distanced Eurovision song contest 2021.
04/02/2132m 48s

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi is charged after army coup

Police bring charges against elected civilian leader whose whereabouts are unclear. She and the President were detained during military coup on February 1st. Also, Uighur women detainees in China allege systematic rape and torture in 're-education' camps, and how a 110-year-old British great-grandmother became an internet singing sensation.
03/02/2127m 58s

Russia jails Putin critic Navalny despite protests

Alexei Navalny had returned to Russia after treatment in Germany for Novichok poisoning. Also: US Democrats lay out impeachment case against Trump, and a prize for those who invented LEDs - Light Emitting Diodes.
03/02/2131m 13s

Mass arrests as Russian court considers Navalny jail term

The court is deciding whether to convert a suspended sentence given to the Russian dissident Alexei Navalny into an actual prison term. Women struggle over their inheritance rights in Nigeria. Top tips on working from home.
02/02/2126m 1s

Biden threatens sanctions following Myanmar coup

The US president, Joe Biden, has strongly condemned the military coup in Myanmar, saying those responsible would be held to account. Also: the head of the UNHCR says the situation in Ethiopia's Tigray province is "extremely grim", and why are readers of the Times newspaper getting annoyed?
01/02/2128m 48s

Unease and anger in Myanmar after a military coup

Myanmar's democratically-elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, detained, also: international condemnation of the military takeover, and: Silver rises to an eight-year high.
01/02/2129m 33s

Thousands join Navalny protests across Russia

More than 5,000 people have been arrested amid demonstrations for the jailed activist. Also: AstraZeneca 'agrees to boost EU vaccine supplies', and the first commercial launch of a rocket powered partially by bio fuel.
01/02/2127m 18s

WHO criticises EU over Covid vaccine export controls

The WHO says the controls on vaccines produced in the bloc could prolong the pandemic. Also: Vladimir Putin's judo partner says he owns the mansion said to be for the president, and a four-year-old girl finds a dinosaur footprint on a beach.
31/01/2128m 12s

EU confirms new export controls on vaccines

The controls will apply to vaccines made in the bloc, following a shortfall in deliveries. Also: the French village - left a fortune by a fugitive from the Nazis, eighty years after the residents there saved his life, and buying books to impress on a video call.
30/01/2130m 40s

Myanmar: UN and US and EU warn military not to stage a coup

Warnings issued as Myanmar's military threaten to revoke constitution. This follows their poor performance in elections in November 2020. Also, EU publishes its contract with AstraZeneca as row continues over Covid-19 vaccine supplies, and pioneering African-American actress Cicely Tyson dies aged 96.
29/01/2129m 13s

Biden starts rebuilding Obamacare

President Joe Biden says he is “undoing the damage” done by Donald Trump, as he reopens online enrolment for government-subsidised healthcare. Also, the European Union has sent inspectors to an AstraZeneca plant to find out why Covid-19 vaccine goals are not being met. And Facebook’s new oversight board hands down its first decision.
28/01/2128m 57s

Germany warns Europe's vaccine shortage could last months

The shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union is being felt across the continent. Also: China tells the US not to interfere with a WHO investigation into the origins of the virus, and Alexei Navalny denounces his detention as illegal after a judge turns down his appeal for release.
28/01/2130m 32s

Biden signs executive orders on climate change

He says the US will lead a global response to the climate crisis. Also: police in Russia search properties linked to Alexei Navalny, and a previously unknown work by Mozart has its world premiere.
27/01/2126m 52s

Coronavirus: French firm agrees to manufacture vaccine developed by German rival

Sanofi pledges to manufacture 125 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. European Union is currently struggling with vaccine supply issues amid a row over shortages. Also, a stark warning from South Africa about future danger posed by new Coronavirus variants, and how one man cheered up his US neighbourhood - by giving away free pizza.
27/01/2129m 29s
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