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Daily news summary you can listen to in the car on your way to work or on the train, bus. When you want to know what is going in the world but are unable to read.




Listen daily news on 23rd November 2023 evening.

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade in New York by gluing themselves to the ground on 6th Avenue. Around 30 protesters were demonstrating against the conflict in Gaza when a few of them entered the parade and glued themselves to the ground. The protesters were wearing white jumpsuits with words such as 'colonialism' and 'imperialism' written on them, and poured fake blood over each other. They carried banners reading 'Genocide then. Genocide now' and 'Free Palestine. ' The NYPD came to arrest the protesters while the parade continued.


Listen daily news on 23rd November 2023 afternoon.

Former health secretary Matt Hancock is set to appear before the Covid-19 inquiry next week, along with other prominent figures such as Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sadiq Khan, and Andy Burnham. The inquiry, led by Lady Hallett, aims to gather evidence on the UK's pandemic response. Hancock has faced criticism from multiple witnesses and will give evidence over two days. He played a significant role in the country's pandemic response before losing the party whip for appearing on a reality TV show.


Listen daily news on 23rd November 2023 morning.

Household energy prices in the UK are set to rise in January, with analysts predicting a 5% increase in the typical household bill to £1,931 per year. The price cap announcement by regulator Ofgem is expected to confirm the rise. The first three months of the year are crucial for bills as energy consumption increases during darker, colder days. Ofgem's price cap affects 29 million households in England, Wales, and Scotland. The current price of gas is 6. 89p per kilowatt hour (kWh), and electricity is 27. 35p per kWh. The price cap sets the maximum amount suppliers can charge per unit, not the total bill. The rise in prices and the withdrawal of government support means that winter bills could be higher than last year. Customers are advised to take meter readings and submit them regularly to ensure accurate billing. Prepayment meter customers will be most affected as they pay to top up just before using energy. Ofgem will also introduce a cap on standing charges, a fixed daily charge for connecting to a supply. Charges have doubled in most areas over the last two years, with a typical household paying 53p a day for electricity and 30p a day for gas.


Listen daily news on 23rd November 2023 early morning.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced cuts to National Insurance and a rise in the minimum wage in the Autumn Statement. The changes to National Insurance are expected to save self-employed individuals £542 a year without affecting their benefits entitlement. However, self-employed workers have been hit hard by the pandemic fallout, with a sharp drop in their numbers since 2019. The rise in the minimum wage is a concern for some business owners who worry about the increased costs and the impact on hiring. The cuts to business rates are welcomed by small business owners, but rising costs such as energy bills and wages are stretching their finances. Self-employed individuals express mixed feelings about the announcements, with some seeing snippets of positivity and others feeling devastated by the lack of support.


Listen daily news on 22nd November 2023 evening.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced that astronaut Joshua Kutryk has been assigned a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2025. Kutryk expressed his pride in representing Canada and the country's continued role in space exploration. Additionally, the CSA revealed that Jenni Gibbons will serve as Jeremy Hansen's backup for the Artemis II mission, which aims to orbit the moon in NASA's new Orion spacecraft. Gibbons emphasized Canada's important role in this mission, as the only international partner assigned to it. Kutryk's mission will be his first, and he will fly aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner. The CSA currently has four active Canadian astronauts, including Gibbons, Kutryk, Hansen, and David Saint-Jacques. Both Kutryk and Gibbons will continue their training for their respective missions.


Listen daily news on 22nd November 2023 afternoon.

India has restored electronic visa services for Canadian nationals, two months after Canada accused the country of being involved in the assassination of a Sikh separatist in Canada. The move is expected to ease tensions between the two countries, which had resulted in the expulsion of diplomats and visa bans. The diplomatic spat began when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that India was involved in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia. India has long been concerned about Sikh separatist groups in Canada, which has strained relations between the two countries. India had previously accused Canada of harboring separatists and terrorists.


Listen daily news on 22nd November 2023 morning.

Israel's cabinet has approved a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, which involves the release of around 50 hostages held by the militant group. This development was confirmed by the office of Israel's prime minister.


Listen daily news on 22nd November 2023 early morning.

The recent Formula One race in Las Vegas attracted a large audience, despite starting in the middle of the night for viewers on the East Coast. The race drew 1. 3 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched races of the season. It was also the most-viewed F1 race since June's Canadian Grand Prix. The 2023 season has seen three of the four largest live F1 audiences in US television history. Max Verstappen won the race in Las Vegas, his 18th victory of the season. The F1 season will conclude with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 26.


Listen daily news on 21st November 2023 evening.

Michael Sheen and Ruth Wilson have been cast in a three-part series called A Very Royal Scandal, based on the Newsnight interview that damaged Prince Andrew's reputation. Sheen will play the Duke of York, while Wilson will portray journalist Emily Maitlis, who conducted the interview. The series will follow Maitlis leading up to her confrontation with Prince Andrew. Maitlis is also serving as an executive producer on the show. The series is being produced by Amazon Studios and is currently in production in the UK. The cast also includes Joanna Scanlan, Alex Jennings, and Eanna Hardwicke. Additionally, a Netflix film about the interview called Scoop is in development.


Listen daily news on 21st November 2023 afternoon.

The New York Times Audio app offers journalism and storytelling, providing news and depth. The app features a newsletter and a segment called The Headlines, which covers the biggest stories of the day in about 10 minutes. In the latest episode, topics include the critical lack of trauma care in Gaza's hospitals, a federal court's move to weaken the Voting Rights Act, and the impact of driverless taxis on cities. The episode is hosted by Tracy Mumford and produced by Emily Lang, Ian Stewart, and Patricia Sulbaran.


Listen daily news on 21st November 2023 morning.

A United States Navy maritime patrol aircraft, a P-8A Poseidon, overshot a runway and ended up in nearby waters at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii. The incident occurred during a routine training mission and all nine crew members on board escaped uninjured.


Listen daily news on 21st November 2023 early morning.

Officials from Canada's spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), have warned that foreign threat actors and terrorist groups are using the social media feeds of Canadians to profile individuals and spread misinformation. The threat of foreign interference is not limited to election periods but occurs constantly. CSIS is particularly concerned about foreign terrorist organizations targeting vulnerable youth in Canada. The Canadian government is studying the extent to which personal information shared on social media can end up in the hands of foreign governments. The focus is on the potential threats posed by all social media platforms, with China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea being among the countries of concern. Foreign threat actors use various tools, including artificial intelligence, to amplify misinformation and manipulate content. Canadians are urged to be mindful of the information they share online and to consider how it can be used. There are also concerns that companies like Facebook and Twitter sell data on Canadians to foreign threat actors. Privacy advocates call for stricter laws to protect personal privacy online.


Listen daily news on 20th November 2023 evening.

Cameron Ortis, a former RCMP intelligence official, is now awaiting a verdict from the jury after being accused of leaking intelligence to police targets. Ortis has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including multiple counts under the Security of Information Act. The trial has lasted eight weeks and has heard from nearly a dozen witnesses. The Crown alleges that Ortis used his position within the RCMP to leak sensitive information to police targets in 2015. Ortis claims he was acting to protect Canada from a foreign threat. This is the first time a jury has heard a secrets trial in Canada, and experts say the jurors have a difficult task ahead of them. The trial represents the first time Security of Information Act charges have been tested in court.


Listen daily news on 20th November 2023 afternoon.

Six trees in the Dark Hedges, a famous tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, are set to be cut down due to safety concerns. The Dark Hedges gained international fame after appearing in the TV show Game of Thrones, and the site has since become a popular tourist destination. However, only 86 trees out of the original 150 are still standing due to age and storm damage. A specialist survey commissioned by the Department for Infrastructure identified at-risk trees, leading to the decision to fell the six trees. The department emphasized that the safety of road users is the priority. The remaining trees will be protected through a management strategy.


Listen daily news on 20th November 2023 morning.

Neil Jones, a man who won £2. 4 million on the National Lottery, has won a bronze medal for England in a pool tournament in Malta. Jones, who retired after winning the money, bought a professional-grade pool table to practice on. He was selected to captain the England B1 team in the over-50s Masters category. Speaking before the tournament, Jones expressed his excitement and wished his late father could be there to witness it. He dedicated his bronze medal to his father. Jones had only £13 before winning the lottery and could not afford to get through Christmas. However, a celebration at a pool hall with friends led him to buy a pool table for his dining room. In the tournament, his team played against other second-level over-50s teams before losing to Wales in the semi-final. Scotland won the gold medal in the final. Jones described the journey as amazing and expressed his pride in winning a medal.


Listen daily news on 20th November 2023 early morning.

Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP and the Brexit Party, has appeared on the reality TV show I'm a Celebrity. . . Get Me Out Of Here. He has described himself as both a hero and a villain to different people. Farage is earning £1. 5 million for his participation in the show, much more than the £320,000 that former health secretary Matt Hancock earned for his appearance last year. Farage has already been chosen by the public to take part in the next challenge on the show. Other contestants on this year's series include Jamie Lynn Spears, Nick Pickard, Marvin Humes, Grace Dent, Fred Sirieix, Sam Thompson, and Danielle Harold.


Listen daily news on 19th November 2023 evening.

An 18-year-old teenager from Swansea has been detained by a London court on a terrorism charge. The teenager, known as Alex Hutton or Alex Edwards, appeared in court on Saturday and is facing five charges. He will appear in court again on 24 November. South Wales Police have stated that there is no immediate danger to the public, and the investigation is ongoing.


Listen daily news on 19th November 2023 afternoon.

SpaceX is set to launch 23 Starlink satellites into orbit on Sunday, following the launch of its Starship aircraft on Saturday. The Starship rocketship successfully separated from its Super Heavy first stage booster, but the booster exploded shortly after detaching. The core Starship stage then lost contact with mission control. SpaceX plans to conduct further tests before using Starship for missions to the Moon and Mars.


Listen daily news on 19th November 2023 morning.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to outline plans to offer households living near new pylons and electricity substations up to £1,000 ($1,300) a year off their energy bills for a decade. The move is part of a plan to upgrade the UK's electricity network and increase the number of vehicle charging points. The plans will be outlined in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. While the Treasury declined to say who would pay for the discounts or how close houses would have to be to qualify, it indicated that the proposal would definitely form part of the statement.


Listen daily news on 19th November 2023 early morning.

Taylor Swift postponed a concert in Rio de Janeiro after a fan died during her previous show. The cause of the fan's death has not yet been announced, but there is speculation that it may be linked to the extreme heat. Concertgoers complained about not being allowed to bring water into the stadium, despite the stifling weather. Federal authorities have now announced that free water will be made available at concerts and other large events. Swift expressed her condolences and said that the safety and well-being of her fans is her top priority.