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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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Episodes

Macron and Trump to Discuss Iran Deal

4/24/2018
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Iran warns of severe consequences if the US withdraws from an international nuclear deal. Also, Mosul's landmark Great Mosque is to be rebuilt and US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant.

Duration:00:32:07

Many Dead in Toronto Van Incident

4/23/2018
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The driver fled the scene of the incident, at a busy junction in the north of the Canadian city, but was arrested several streets away. Also: key Houthi official killed in Yemen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge show off their new son.

Duration:00:30:15

Armenian PM Resigns After Days of Protest

4/23/2018
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Serzh Sargysan admits he was wrong to try to stay in power after 2 terms as president. In a statement, he said he was wrong to take up the post of prime minister after completing his term as president and was meeting the demands of the street movement. He said he didn't want to use other options, an apparent reference to police action that left at least ten protesters dead ten years ago at the start of his first presidential term. Also in the podcast: the only surviving suspect in the 2015...

Duration:00:28:10

Dozens Dead in Afghanistan Attack

4/22/2018
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A suicide bombing at a voter registration centre in the capital, Kabul, has killed at least 57 people. The Islamic State group said it was responsible. Also, President Macron urges President Trump to stick with the Iran deal, and tens of thousands of people run in London's hottest marathon on record.

Duration:00:24:18

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Enter Douma

4/21/2018
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Investigators gather samples following the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, which killed dozens of civilians. Also, India's about to impose the death penalty for anyone who's found guilty of raping a girl under the age of 12, and the locals in Rome who have had enough of thousands of potholes ruining the city.

Duration:00:26:05

North Korea Halts Missile and Nuclear Tests

4/20/2018
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Kim Jong-un says Pyongyang has completed the weaponising of nuclear arms. Also, there is shock in the music world over the death of Swedish DJ Avicii, and why a mayor walked the streets of his city with a false beard.

Duration:00:27:25

Korea Leaders Set Up Hotline Ahead of Summit

4/20/2018
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The leaders of North and South Korea are to hold later this month their first summit in over a decade. Also: the South African president returns home early amid protests and robots build Ikea chair in under ten minutes.

Duration:00:30:25

Cuba's New President Promises Communist Continuity

4/19/2018
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Miguel Diaz-Canel declares his loyalty to the Revolution and praised the outgoing president, Raul Castro. And, in Spain, canine protection for domestic violence victims. Also, reunited after forty years by a YouTube video.

Duration:00:27:42

Queen Elizabeth II wants Charles to lead Commonwealth

4/19/2018
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The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. And, Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII. Record number of Nepalese women attempt Everest climb.

Duration:00:25:49

New President in Cuba Ends Castro Era

4/18/2018
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Members of Cuba's National Assembly have named Miguel Díaz-Canel as the next leader. The fifty-seven year-old former engineer is expected to take office on Thursday. The handover of power will bring to an end nearly six decades of rule by Mr Castro and his late brother Fidel, who led the revolution in 1959. Also: Police in Iceland say a man suspected of masterminding the theft of six-hundred computers that were used to mine virtual currencies has escaped custody, and for the first time in...

Duration:00:26:24

Trump Hails Secret Mission to North Korea

4/18/2018
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The US president tweeted that the CIA chief Mike Pompeo formed a "good relationship" with North Korea's leader. Also: malaria experts fear disease's resurgence and space diamonds "came from lost planet".

Duration:00:24:53

Doubts Over Whether Chemical Experts Have Entered Douma

4/17/2018
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Syrian state media claims international experts have arrived at the site of an alleged chemical attack, but US State Department sources disagree. Also, Japan and the US hold emergency talks about North Korea, and we hear from the nurse who took everyone by surprise at the Boston Marathon.

Duration:00:28:00

Windrush Controversy: Theresa May Apologises to Caribbean Leaders

4/17/2018
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UK Prime Minister 'genuinely sorry' about treatment of long-term migrants. Also, France's President Macron urges EU to shun nationalism, Turkish government cracks down on domestic opposition, the remarkable life of South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee who survived abduction by the North, and Frenchman Jérôme Hamon gets 'third face' in new transplant.

Duration:00:29:40

Syria: Inspection of Suspected Chemical Attack Site

4/16/2018
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The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been waiting for access. Also, President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has appeared in court after the FBI raided his home and office last week, and Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

Duration:00:25:07

Syria: International Chemical Weapons Watchdog Meets

4/16/2018
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Talks held in the Hague over alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. Also, Weibo backtracks over banning gay material on the internet, BBC begins major podcast investigation into "Death in Ice Valley" mystery, controversy over treatment of Britain's "Windrush generation", and a 92 year-old actress tells us how she landed role in blockbuster film.

Duration:00:30:07

Bonus Podcast: Death in Ice Valley

4/16/2018
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A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday.

Duration:00:03:12

Macron Persuaded Trump Not to Pull US Troops Out of Syria

4/15/2018
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Earlier this month, President Trump suggested that he wanted to withdraw about two-thousand US troops currently deployed in Syria. Also: Catalans protest en masse in Barcelona and the celebrated Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88.

Duration:00:26:44

US Warns Syria Not to Use Chemical Weapons Again

4/14/2018
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The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the Security Council the US was 'locked and loaded'. Also: the Syrian government says it has now taken complete control of the former rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta and thousands of South Africans have attended a funeral service in Soweto for Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

Duration:00:28:20

US and Allies Launch Air Strikes on Syria

4/14/2018
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This is a special podcast about missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France on chemical weapons facilities in Syria. The action follows a suspected gas attack on civilians in Eastern Ghouta a week ago. Why was military action taken and what has been the reaction from Russia, Turkey and Iran?

Duration:00:29:04

Military Action Against Syria Looks Likely

4/13/2018
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The US says it has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack. Also, Donald Trump describes his former FBI director as a "weak and untruthful slime ball", and why a top London banker made more of a splash on social media than he might have expected.

Duration:00:29:10

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