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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

Former Associates of President Trump Appear in Court

8/21/2018
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President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws at the direction of "the candidate", for the "principal purpose of influencing the election". The president's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight charges including tax fraud. Also, Venezuela is in chaos two days after the introduction of a new currency, and how listening to a cricket commentary helped a family cope with death.

Duration:00:28:13

Microsoft Claims Victory over 'Russian Political Hackers'

8/21/2018
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The software company says Russian hackers tried to steal data from conservative US think-tanks. Also, militants fire mortars at Kabul's diplomatic quarter during speech by President Ashraf Ghani, Czech Republic marks 50 years since Soviet-led invasion, and could US scientists be in early stages of developing revolutionary treatment for cancer ?

Duration:00:29:34

Measles Cases Hit Record High in Europe

8/20/2018
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More than 41,000 people have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018. Also: Pope Francis condemns sex abuse 'atrocities' and Eagles overtake Michael Jackson with biggest-selling album.

Duration:00:30:22

Pope Condemns 'Atrocities' of Child Sex Abuse

8/20/2018
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Pope Francis has written an unprecedented letter to the Roman Catholic community, forcefully denouncing abuse and cover ups by priests. Also: a group of elderly South Koreans travel to North Korea to meet family members they haven't seen in decades, and a woman who survived ten hours in the sea after falling off a cruise ship.

Duration:00:30:47

Afghan President Offers Taliban a Ceasefire

8/19/2018
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The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the move and called on the Taliban to participate. Also: Kerala flood rescue steps up as rains ease and tonnes of misshaped fruit and vegetables discarded in Europe.

Duration:00:30:11

Tributes for Kofi Annan

8/18/2018
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The first black African to lead the United Nations is praised by world leaders for his humanitarian work and efforts to end conflict after he died in Switzerland. Also: Ecuador brings in tough measures to try to deal with the Venezuelan migrant crisis, and Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to swap his sprinting spikes for football boots.

Duration:00:27:13

'I Met my IS Captor on a German Street'

8/17/2018
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A Yazidi teenager describes coming face-to-face with the jihadi who imprisoned her. Also: Manafort judge fears for jurors safety and German restaurant bans children.

Duration:00:26:56

Imran Khan Confirmed as Pakistan PM

8/17/2018
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After more than twenty years on the political sidelines, the former cricketer is elected as PM. Also: hundreds dead in Indian monsoon floods and low-carb diets 'could shorten life'.

Duration:00:32:03

Aretha Franklin Dies Aged 76

8/16/2018
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The singer, known for hits like Respect and Think, has died aged 76, after a battle with cancer. Also: co-ordinated editorials appear in US media outlets to highlight the importance of a free press and Palestinians have finally received 8 years worth of letters that had been held up by Israel.

Duration:00:34:36

Italy Bridge Collapse Firm Under Attack

8/16/2018
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Threats to cancel contracts and impose fines send shares plummeting in the Italian Autostrade per l'Italia company. Also: former India prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dies aged 93 and Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed.

Duration:00:30:14

Survivor Search Goes on in Genoa

8/15/2018
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A state of emergency is declared in Genoa, and politicians blame the bridge management company. Also: Why New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying homes, and how corruption in South African game parks may be ruining the life chances of rhinos.

Duration:00:25:35

Italy Bridge: Grief and Anger after Disaster in Genoa

8/15/2018
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As death toll rises, questions are asked about whether safety clues were ignored. Also, Israel reopens Gaza cargo crossing, Omagh marks 20th anniversary of deadly car-bombing, India's Prime Minister pledges his country will put an astronaut in space within 4 years, and will new film change representation of Asians in Hollywood ?

Duration:00:30:34

Huge Rescue Effort after Genoa Bridge Collapse

8/14/2018
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Reports say cries can be heard from people trapped in the debris of the bridge. Also: US priests 'abused thousands of children' and human big toe was 'late to evolve'.

Duration:00:31:47

Italy: Road Bridge Collapse in Genoa May Have Killed Dozens

8/14/2018
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Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli speaks of 'immense tragedy' after collapse. Also, man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after Westminster car crash, Sierra Leone marks a year since mudslide that killed more than one thousand, a listener in Venezuela tells us how people are coping with economic turmoil, and why India has an ever-growing problem with plastic waste.

Duration:00:27:36

White House Monitoring Turkey's Financial Situation

8/13/2018
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The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States of stabbing his country in the back. Also: Cuba has begun a three-month period of public debate on its new constitution and why Indonesia's capital Jakarta is sinking.

Duration:00:30:33

Turkey Accuses US of 'Stab in Back' as Currency Turmoil Continues

8/13/2018
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Efforts to ease Turkish economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil amid row with US. Also, Iran's Supreme Leader blames government for economic troubles, how people in Peru are suffering metal-poisoning and blame it on mining, UK government pledges to eradicate rough sleeping by 2027, and what can the US do to reduce its enormous output of plastic waste ?

Duration:00:28:05

Neo-Nazis hold rally on anniversary of Charlottesville

8/13/2018
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Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Washington DC but are dwarfed by counter-protestors. Turkey draws up a plan to stabilise the currency and Nasa launches its mission to "touch the sun".

Duration:00:25:49

Mass protests in Romania

8/11/2018
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More than twenty thousand people demonstrated in the capital Bucharest on Saturday. They're accusing the left-wing government of abusing its powers. Also, a look back on the life of the Nobel prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, and how crows are being used to gather litter at a French theme park.

Duration:00:26:12

Saudis to Investigate Deadly Yemeni Air Strike

8/10/2018
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The Saudi-led attack has been widely condemned and Saudi Arabia said it will investigate what happened. The UN Security Council says it wants a credible inquiry. Also, allegations that more than a million ethnic Uighurs are in internment camps in China, and a NASA satellite will boldly go where no satellite has gone before.

Duration:00:28:18

Turkey's Lira Crisis

8/10/2018
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The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called on his people to support their struggling currency as its value hit new lows. Also: Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change mounts a legal challenge to last week's presidential election, and the anti-fat pill for mice.

Duration:00:34:56