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Author: BBC World Service

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
63 Episodes
Gali Baharav-Miara said the proposals would gravely damage the country's system of checks and balances and give the government unlimited power. Also: The Republican held House Of Representatives votes to oust the high profile Democratic representative Ilhan Omar from the foreign affairs committee, and the discovery of Yiddish songs not heard since World War II.
The agreement gives the Americans access to four new bases not far from Taiwan, where there are growing fears of a Chinese invasion. Also, a senior former Russian army officer says he witnessed soldiers torturing Ukrainian prisoners, and scientists in the UK say they've found evidence of the bird flu virus infecting some mammals.
The mother of the man who died after being beaten by police in Memphis gave a tearful address at his funeral. Also: Switzerland holds its annual sirens day, and do you know how much caffeine there is in your daily cup of coffee?
A series of anti-corruption raids have been carried out in Ukraine targeting prominent figures including a billionaire backer of President Vlodymyr Zelensky. Opposition activists in Myanmar take part in a 'silent strike ' to mark two years since the military junta overthrew the democratically-elected government, a once in a fifty thousand year chance to see 'the green comet', and we look at the alarming world of deep fakes.
The US Secretary of state Antony Blinken met the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Also: the Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter over shooting on Rust film set, and the dangers of taking your pet parrot to the local park.
Human Rights Watch says the mines were scattered in and around the city of Izyum while it was occupied by Russia. Also: Strikes and demonstrations in France to protest against raising the retirement age to 64, and the bed made for British monarchs that was lost for decades.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeated the importance of a "two-state solution" to resolve the conflict. Also: Brazil's Bolsonaro seeks six-month US tourist visa, and the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet rolls off the production line.
At least one hundred and fifty were also injured in the explosion in the city of Peshawar. Also: the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Israel, and the Chinese province of Sichuan tries to boost its population rate.
Brexit: Three years on

Brexit: Three years on


The UK formally left the European Union on the 31 January 2020. We look at what Brexit means for Britain's place in the world today. Has it unleashed the UK's global potential? Or has it been the disaster that many opponents predicted? BBC World Service presenter Oliver Conway, political correspondent Rob Watson, Global Trade correspondent Dharshini David, and Europe editor Katya Adler answer questions from Global News Podcast listeners.
Nadhim Zahawi is sacked as Conservative party chairman after an inquiry finds he failed to disclose an investigation into his tax affairs. Also: Israel to speed up gun applications after attacks, and the guitarist Tom Verlaine dies aged 73.
The Israeli Prime Minister was speaking as he convened his security cabinet. Also: The former NATO general and strong EU supporter, Petr Pavel, has been elected president in the Czech Republic following a bruising campaign, and can AI replace journalists?
Israeli police killed the suspect as he tried to escape. It comes amid escalating violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Also: The video is released of police officers in the US city of Memphis savagely beating a black motorist, Tyre Nichols - who later died, and as the world marked Holocaust Memorial Day we hear about the growing numbers of people who think the holocaust was a myth.
Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket fire raise tensions. The violence follows a deadly Israeli army raid on the occupied West Bank. Also: Shares slump in one of India's biggest companies after allegations of financial misconduct -- and the mystery of the miraculously growing Vladimir Putin.
The 29-year-old was stopped on 7 January for reckless driving, and died three days later. Also: fear of flare-up after deadly Israeli raid in Jenin, and why do some men wear shorts in cold weather?
At least nine Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military raid, one of them an elderly woman. Israel said its troops went in to arrest Islamic Jihad militants. The Palestinian authorities accused them of a massacre. Also: A sharp rise in Myanmar's opium harvest, and why elephants aren’t just big and beautiful -- but vital for biodiversity too.
Ukraine hails the announcements of the tanks as a turning point, while Russia says they are a provocation. Also: Lebanon's top prosecutor lays charges against the judge who is investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion, and the Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies aged 93.
German Chancellor confirms his country will send battle tanks to Ukraine. Also: A BBC investigation finds evidence of alarming coronavirus death rates in rural China, and how humans share common sign language with wild chimps and bonobos.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has faced weeks of pressure from Kyiv and its allies. Also: Classified documents have been found at the home of the former US vice-president Mike Pence in the latest discovery of secret papers, and we hear who's been nominated for this year's Oscars.
President Zelensky has removed five regional governors and four deputy ministers in a reshuffle. Also, the Afghan authorities say more than 120 people have died because of freezing temperatures, and instead of flowers, why one bride in the Philippines chose to have a bouquet of onions!
The four men - who belong to the Oath Keepers group - were charged in connection with the attack on the Capitol two years ago. Also: Ukraine's foreign minister appeals to countries with Leopard tanks to make a formal request to Germany to allow them to hand the tanks over, and a four-year-old English boy with an unusual IQ.
Comments (1060)

Ronald Ward


Jan 26th

Rock78 Rock78

...and silence on the far left radicals burning down Atlanta.

Jan 24th

Residual Touch

There are celebrities whom claim to be clones or have clones. Who's to say that the Alec being charged isn't just one of the clones? We'll never know for sure...

Jan 20th

nabi ollah khodadadi

Lively news

Jan 19th

alireza rashidi


Jan 17th

Forrest Margis

there is something wrong with your editing. it seems like the episode is doubled up playing the same episode twice back to back

Jan 12th

alireza rashidi

thank you BBC, but is it possible to put podcast strancript

Jan 12th

nabi ollah khodadadi

you are amazing

Jan 7th

Mohamed Mohamoud


Jan 4th

Alex K.

No, one third of Pakistan was NOT underwater, one third of provinces reported some flooding. Very different! And yeah, Pakistan is in the northern hemisphere, so it isn't summer now.

Jan 4th

abiola shadrack

Africa don't need your vaccinations

Dec 16th

mohammad seraji

Please be our voice in Iran, the government is executing more people than it says

Dec 13th

Luna a

Hii. Is it possible to share the text of your podcast for non-native speakers?

Dec 8th



Nov 25th

Alex De Marco

London police are fascist shit eating scum.

Nov 23rd
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Good decision by Biden.

Nov 15th

Rock78 Rock78

You clowns and your 'far right' rhetoric....

Nov 2nd


Thanks that you allocated one of your episodes to Iran. It was detailed and impressive. Iraninan women need their voice to be heard by other nations to help them. #mahsaamini #Iran

Oct 15th

Mahnaz Khosravi


Oct 15th

mohammad hosein mayahi

Wow a great and detailed report.

Oct 14th
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