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The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from Newshour, The World Today and World Briefing. Up to 30 minutes Compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service.

The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from Newshour, The World Today and World Briefing. Up to 30 minutes Compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service.
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The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from Newshour, The World Today and World Briefing. Up to 30 minutes Compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service.

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Canadian criticism for UK decision to strip former IS fighter of citizenship

8/18/2019
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Jack Letts was both a British and Canadian citizen when he joined IS, also 1.7 million protest in Hong Kong and the Chilean school run by a folk band

Duration:00:26:51

Bomber strikes wedding in Kabul

8/17/2019
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A suicide bomber targets guests at a Shia marriage in the Afghan capital. Initial reports say many of the victims were women and children. Also: a landmark deal between Sudan’s military and the civilian opposition, and why a woman may be the next person to walk on the Moon

Duration:00:30:00

US Congresswoman refuses delayed Israeli offer to visit her grandmother

8/16/2019
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Conditional Israeli offer- to allow US politician to make personal visit to the occupied West Bank; Brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban is killed in a mosque in Pakistan; And a judge in Germany rules against a girl who wanted to sing in an all-boys choir

Duration:00:27:27

Hong Kong's richest man calls for calm

8/16/2019
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Li Ka-shing's appeal came as the Chinese military gathered at the Hong Kong border. The territory has seen political unrest for 10 weeks, and more protests are due this weekend. Also: Greenland says it's not for sale, after reports that Donald Trump wants the US to buy it, and a 9 year old girl sues an all male choir which won't let her join.

Duration:00:28:39

Israel bars two members of US Congress

8/15/2019
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The US president had said Israel should stop Rashia Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting. Also: Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker, and thousands sign a petition to rename 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York after Barack Obama.

Duration:00:30:38

Indian PM says the scrapping of Kashmir's special status is a 'major achievement'

8/15/2019
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The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its "past glory". Also: the remarkable escape of passengers and crew on a Russian airliner that made an emergency landing, and the secret search for a huge dinosaur hoard.

Duration:00:28:46

Trudeau 'broke rules in SNC-Lavalin affair'

8/14/2019
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The Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he accepts the ethics commissioner report, but disagrees with some of its conclusions. Also: stock markets tumble in US as recession fears grow, and 'human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand.

Duration:00:30:51

Hong Kong protestors warned they could be jailed for life

8/14/2019
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After days of disruptions, the Airport Authority in Hong Kong said it had obtained a temporary injunction banning protesters from entering certain areas. Also: the latest on the ASAP Rocky case in Sweden, and the advert for cheese that's been banned for sexism.

Duration:00:23:54

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong airport

8/13/2019
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Squads of riot police arrived after thousands of demonstrators flooded the terminal buildings. Also: Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports, and a British university has banned beef to help climate change.

Duration:00:27:11

Hong Kong protests disrupt airport for second day

8/13/2019
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Our correspondent there says what has been a peaceful awareness exercise on previous days has become an active attempt to shut down business. The sister of the jailed Saudi women's rights activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, says she's been offered her freedom if she says she hasn't been tortured.The sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist - Greta Thunberg - prepares to set sail to the US on a zero-carbon yacht.

Duration:00:26:00

Trump announces new measures targeting legal immigrants

8/12/2019
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The new policy, known as the 'public charge rule', aims to deny permanent residency and citizenship, mainly to millions of undocumented, low-paid Hispanic people. Also: Authorities start to resume services in Hong Kong airport as hundreds of protesters leave for the night, and the little boy who broke his nose trying to meet his idol.

Duration:00:25:22

Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy

8/12/2019
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Some of the demonstrators have begun to leave after a dire warning from the Chinese authorities. We hear from disputed Kashmir - still under lockdown - as it celebrates Eid al Adha. Plus Priyanka Chopra defends herself against accusations she's a warmonger.

Duration:00:25:01

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition warns of more air strikes over Aden

8/11/2019
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Yemeni separatists have taken control of the port city after days of fighting with troops loyal to the government. The UN says up to forty people have been killed and more than two-hundred-and-fifty wounded so far. Also: Pro-democracy protesters and police clash in Hong Kong, as both sides change tactics; and the herd of dairy cows living on a robot island.

Duration:00:24:13

Disgraced American financier, Jeffrey Epstein, found dead

8/10/2019
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The 66-year-old, who once counted President Trump and the British royal, Prince Andrew, as his friends, died in an "apparent suicide" in prison. He was due to stand trial next year on charges of trafficking dozens of underage girls for sex. Also: southern separatists in Yemen seize the presidential palace in Aden and a British lawyer warns Muslims against making the Hajj after pilgrims were swindled out of thousands of dollars.

Duration:00:30:24

Trump says 'serious' talks on gun control under way

8/9/2019
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The US president also said he had spoken to the NRA gun lobby so their views could be "represented and respected". Also: civilians have been killed in renewed fighting in the Yemeni port of Aden, and the unusual T-shirt that a six year old boy wore at school.

Duration:00:27:47

Kashmir dispute: Residents attend Friday prayers amid intense lockdown

8/9/2019
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Heavy security presence across Indian-administered Kashmir remains largely in place. Thousands of troops are patrolling the streets, four days after the Indian government revoked the Muslim-majority state's autonomy. Also, Malaysia files corruption charges against current and former directors of Goldman Sachs, and is it a good idea to build a helter-skelter inside a cathedral ?

Duration:00:30:04

Indian PM defends lifting Kashmir's special status

8/8/2019
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Narendra Modi says he revoked Kashmir's autonomy to free it from terrorism and separatism. Also: Russian radiation scare and German far-right extremism.

Duration:00:27:50

UN: 'A plant-based diet can fight climate change'

8/8/2019
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United Nations experts say a switch to a plant-based diet can help reduce climate change. A major report warns that increasing global consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming. Also, Kyrgyzstan's ex-president is arrested after raids on home, the two Saudi sisters who are in hiding in Turkey after fleeing their family, and why Germany no longer leads the world in nudism.

Duration:00:26:11

President Trump visits cities hit by mass shootings

8/7/2019
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President's visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso in Texas not welcomed by all, also Afghan bomb kills 15 as peace talks continue and Atomik Vodka from the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Duration:00:26:09

Taliban bomb Kabul amid peace talk 'progress'

8/7/2019
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A huge bomb went off outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Also: Pakistan downgrades ties with India in Kashmir row, and scientists say staring at seagulls helps protect food.

Duration:00:23:00