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BBC

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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English


Episodes

Syria accuses West of withholding earthquake aid

2/8/2023
Syria has received earthquake aid from Iraq, Iran, the UAE and Egypt. The Syrian government has also officially asked the European Union for help. Also on the programme: a Peruvian congressman explains why he does not want elections this year; and, code breakers have deciphered a trove of letters written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisonment in the sixteenth century. Photo: Rescue operations continue in Kahramanmaras after major earthquake 08/02/2023 European Pressphoto Agency

Duration:00:48:44

President Zelensky visits Britain

2/8/2023
Ukraine's President Zelensky is on his first visit to Britain since the Russian invasion of his country last year. Addressing parliament he said 'London had stood with Kyiv since day one'. Also in the programme: Surviving in Bakhmut; and just why did so many buildings collapse in Turkey? (Picture: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outside 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

Duration:00:47:57

Rescuers race to find survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes

2/7/2023
Rescuers continue the search for survivors amid fears that tens of thousands could still be trapped beneath rubble. The WHO warns that the chances of finding people are diminishing by the minute due to sub-zero temperatures. Also on the programme, the farmers hit by South Africa’s ongoing power crisis; and the exhibition of Vermeer’s paintings that's being described as “once-in-a-lifetime.”

Duration:00:49:45

Trapped quake victims send voice notes from the rubble

2/7/2023
We're in Turkey and Syria, after a huge earthquake kills more than 5,000 people. In southern Turkey, people are struggling to rescue their loved ones. In northern Syria, we hear about a region already suffering from years of war. (Photo: A collapsed building in Kirikhan, Hatay, Turkey, February 7, 2023. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:49:12

Thousands dead in Turkey and Syria after earthquakes

2/6/2023
Rescue efforts are continuing into the night in southern Turkey and northern Syria after the region was devastated by two major earthquakes. Also on the programme, Human Rights Watch has warned that fighting in eastern Congo is causing a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsis and Hutus; and, the English football champions, Manchester City have been referred to an independent commission by the Premier League over alleged breaches of financial rules. (Photo: Earthquake in...

Duration:00:47:57

More than 2,000 dead in Turkey and Syria after major earthquakes

2/6/2023
A rescue operation is under way across much of southern Turkey and northern Syria following two major earthquakes that have killed more than 2,300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue operations are still ongoing. We’ll hear from eyewitnesses and a seismologist. Also in the programme: the trial for the largest national security case in Hong Kong begins; and we’ll look at the rise in the use of private jets as a global private aviation conference is held in London today....

Duration:00:48:43

Iran protesters among prisoners pardoned by leader

2/5/2023
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is pardoning a large number of prisoners, including some of those arrested during the past months of protests. We'll hear a view from Tehran. Also in the programme: The former Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf has died - we'll assess his relationship with the US after 9/11; and the British writer Hanif Kureishi on finding his voice after a terrible accident on holiday. (Photo: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: Handout via...

Duration:00:49:19

US works to recover the shot down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

2/5/2023
A Pentagon official said the recovery would enable US analysts to examine sensitive Chinese equipment. We asked a former US State Department official how much this will worsen the relations between Washington and Beijing. Also in the programme: Reports from Iranian state TV say Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned a large number of prisoners linked to the women-led protests that swept the country since September; and as Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf dies,...

Duration:00:49:19

China balloon: US shoots down airship over Atlantic

2/4/2023
On the orders of President Biden the suspected Chinese spy balloon has been shot down by the US military off the coast of South Carolina. The US President gave the order on Wednesday but the Pentagon decided to wait until the balloon was over water so as not to put people on the ground at undue risk. Pope Francis and other Christian leaders on a peace mission to South Sudan have addressed large crowds at the mausoleum of the independence hero, John Garang. And the Afghan-born teenage rapper...

Duration:00:48:53

Pope visits South Sudan

2/4/2023
Can Pope Francis help to bring peace to the divided African country? We hear the latest from the capital, Juba, and talk to human rights researcher Nyagoah Tut Pur. Also in the programme: a Chinese reaction to allegations that China has been using a balloon to spy on the United States, and attempts by the Pakistan government to rein in the information website Wikipedia. (Photo: Pope Francis visits South Sudan, Juba. Credit: VATICAN MEDIA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Duration:00:49:52

03/02/2023 21:06 GMT

2/3/2023
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:02

Balloon: China 'regrets' airship straying into US airspace

2/3/2023
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs says China had "no intention" of violating other countries' airspace after the Pentagon reported a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon was spotted flying over sensitive military sites. Also on the programme : the latest from Kyiv where EU ministers are meeting with the Ukrainian government to discuss membership to the bloc and Pope Francis is in South Sudan with the other leaders of the Christian denominations on a peace mission. (Photo : A balloon...

Duration:00:47:10

Israeli Minister defends judicial reforms

2/2/2023
Nir Barkat, Israel's minister for economics, joins us to defend his governments proposed judicial reforms as well as the current relationship between Israel and Palestine. Also on the programme; a former Russian army officer says he's witnessed his fellow soldiers torturing Ukrainian prisoners. And why Amazon's drone deliveries just can't get off the ground. (Picture: People in Tel Aviv protest the proposed judicial reforms in Israel. Credit: Reuters / Kern)

Duration:00:48:52

US to increase military presence in the Philippines

2/2/2023
US troops will be given access to four new bases not far from Taiwan, where there are growing fears of a Chinese invasion. Also, a former Russian officer has told the BBC he witnessed fellow soldiers committing abuses in Ukraine including torture and looting, and did the Vikings come to Britain with their pets? (Photo: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin walks past military guards during arrival honours at the Department of National Defense in Camp Aguinaldo military camp, Quezon City,...

Duration:00:48:34

01/02/2023 21:06 GMT

2/1/2023
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:11

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency

2/1/2023
The military authorities in Myanmar have extended the state of emergency by six months, on the second anniversary of the coup that deposed the democratically elected government. Many shops are closed and streets emptied to mark the event. Also in the programme: It's been dubbed 'Walkout Wednesday' in Britain as half a million public sector workers take industrial action in the biggest strike for a decade; and do Monet and Turner's paintings reflect air pollution? (Photo: A trishaw rides on...

Duration:00:48:17

Blinken underlines US support for Israel-Palestine two-state solution

1/31/2023
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has underlined Washington's support for a two-state solution in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians on a visit to the region today. But first, there's the matter of calming the current surge in violence. We'll get a Palestinian view on what needs to happen. Also in the programme: Pope Francis is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to Africa's largest Roman Catholic community: and how an unexpected best actress nomination has...

Duration:00:48:48

Pakistan mosque blast: at least 100 dead

1/31/2023
More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in Monday's suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The mosque was in a police compound, one of the best guarded parts of the city. So why the security breach? Also in the programme: The leader of the Palestinian Authority has met the US Secretary of State - but how much power does he actually have in the West Bank? And - why some North Korean students are trying to get out of trips to a sacred mountain....

Duration:00:49:49

Pakistan: Deadly mosque attack in Peshawar kills 59

1/30/2023
Pakistan's prime minister has travelled to Peshawar where nearly 60 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque. Officials say the attack was aimed at police officers praying there. The US Secretary of State has warned Israel that its long-term security will be at risk if it abandons efforts to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians. And how the king's bed spent decades in a family home, before its identity was uncovered. (Photo: The mosque is within the tightly-guarded...

Duration:00:48:57

US Secretary of State tries to calm Israeli Palestinian tensions

1/30/2023
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Israel and the Palestinians to take steps to calm tension. He has arrived in Israel for meetings with both sides as violence there continues. In the latest incident a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. On Thursday, ten Palestinians were killed in Jenin by Israeli forces, while seven Israelis died on Friday when a Palestinian gunman opened fire outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem. Mr Blinken, who is...

Duration:00:47:45