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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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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

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

Russia says 'Chemical Attack' in Syria was Staged

4/13/2018
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The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place. Also: outrage spreads over eight-year-old's rape in Kashmir and Bob Dylan's door at the Chelsea Hotel sells for $100,000.

Duration:00:27:26

Syria: Russia Warns of War with US

4/12/2018
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Moscow's UN envoy says he "cannot exclude" the possibility of a war if the US launches military action in Syria. Also, the alleged kidnapping of a Dubai princess, and why some patients' cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical.

Duration:00:25:11

Trump says Syria Attack 'Very Soon or Not So Soon at All'

4/12/2018
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The US president, who said on Wednesday that missiles were "coming", has now tweeted that he "never said when". Also: inspectors back UK in spy poisoning row and baby born in China four years after parents' death.

Duration:00:30:40

Syria: US Still Investigating Alleged Chemical Attack

4/11/2018
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The US military is ready to 'provide options' if appropriate but it is still looking into the suspected chemical attack in Syria. Also, US House Speaker Paul Ryan will not stand for re-election, Bangladesh abolishes job quotas for government posts after protests, and Dutch villagers are not happy about a new singing road.

Duration:00:28:42

Syria: Rising Tension between US and Russia

4/11/2018
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Senior Russian figures threaten to respond to any attacks by the US in Syria. Also, hundreds killed as military plane crashes in Algeria, new book says Israeli military made ten failed attempts to kill Yasser Arafat, Soweto hosts memorial service for Winnie Mandela, and fossils reveal how giant sea-reptiles once roamed off English coast.

Duration:00:26:50

Zuckerberg Testifies Before US Senate Committee

4/10/2018
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was answering questions in the wake of a data collection scandal. Also: Russia vetoes UN bid to set up Syria chemical weapons probe and scientists say Lionel Messi's goals make Barcelona shake.

Duration:00:27:31

Syria 'Chemical Attack': Trump Pledges 'Forceful' US Response

4/10/2018
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He said the US was getting 'clarity' on who was responsible for the incident in Douma. Also: Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from hospital, and the first Arab Fashion Week is getting underway in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Duration:00:27:37

Russia and US in Fierce Row over Syria

4/9/2018
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Moscow accuses opponents of slander over alleged chemical attack, with the US pledging a response. Also: Facebook alerts users after data scandal and Saudi Arabia signs deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.

Duration:00:24:19

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