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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

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:00:26:03

'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:00:34:23

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:00:25:02

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:00:31:34

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:00:27:02

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:00:31:09

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:00:29:28

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:00:34:23

US Launches Plans For Space Force

8/9/2018
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The Force would protect satellites and require an annual budget of around eight billion dollars. Also, a deadly missile attack kills and wounds dozens of children in Yemen, and why an arrest in Slovakia is music to the ears of some unhappy neighbours.

Duration:00:28:23

Strike on Yemen Bus Kills Many Children

8/9/2018
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The International Committee of the Red Cross says scores of children, mostly under ten, were killed in Saudi-led coalition attack. Also: US Skripal sanctions hit Russian rouble and regular exercise 'best for mental health'.

Duration:00:28:22

US to Impose Sanctions on Russia over Skripal Attack

8/8/2018
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The State Department said Moscow had used lethal weapons on its own citizens. It's only the third time the US has imposed sanctions against another country for such a violation. Also: the Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum in Zambia, and online dating - a new study suggests people who take part in it message those who are apparently out of their league.

Duration:00:33:56

Zimbabwe 'Arrests Fleeing Politician'

8/8/2018
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Tendai Biti's lawyer says he was picked up at the Zambian border but the state broadcaster calls this fake news. Also: entire Australian state now in drought and could ammonia fuel the cars of the future?

Duration:00:34:25

Nigeria Spy Chief Sacked

8/7/2018
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Nigeria's Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the domestic spy agency. No reasons were given for the sacking of Lawal Daura. Earlier, operatives of the secret police barricaded the gates of Nigerian parliament building and prevented lawmakers from going in for several hours. Also, we hear from one woman in the US who has spent the past year living in a tiny church to avoid deportation, and how a postage stamp could reveal the future of China's family-planning policy.

Duration:00:27:43