Global News Podcast

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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.

Episodios

  • US president says its time to end Americas longest war

    US president says 'it's time to end America's longest war'

    15/04/2021 Duración: 26min

    President Joe Biden pledges to support Afghanistan after withdrawing all US troops by the 11th of September. Also: police officer charged over the killing of black motorist in Minnesota, and a grandfather gets lucky after forgetting his reading glasses.

  • Bidens envoy John Kerry goes to China for climate-change talks

    Biden's envoy John Kerry goes to China for climate-change talks

    14/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    Kerry to talk with Chinese leaders about co-operation in tackling global warming. He says Beijing's involvement is 'absolutely critical' in battle against climate-change. Also, we assess Vladimir Putin's strategy as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine, and UN issues report on how much 'bodily autonomy' women have across the world.

  • US troops to leave Afghanistan by 11th of September

    US troops to leave Afghanistan by 11th of September

    14/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    President Biden is to announce on Wednesday US troops will leave Afghanistan by mid-September. Also: police chief resigns over black motorist's death in Minnesota, and Mick Jagger tackles the Covid-19 lockdown by writing "Easy Sleazy" song.

  • Ukraine urges NATO to stand up to Russia

    Ukraine urges NATO to stand up to Russia

    13/04/2021 Duración: 30min

    Kyiv wants help with Russian 'aggression'; Moscow says its border troops are no threat. Also: Japan approves releasing Fukushima water into the sea, and a new form of tribal warfare in Papua New Guinea.

  • Minneapolis: State of emergency declared

    Minneapolis: State of emergency declared

    12/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    The Mayors of Minneapolis and St Paul also impose an overnight curfew in the twin US cities, after unrest that followed the police shooting of a young black man. Also, fears for the health of Russia's opposition leader, Alexei Navalny after 15 kilo weight loss since being sent to prison camp, and W-H-O warns complacency is prolonging the pandemic.

  • Unrest as police shoot a black man near Minneapolis

    Unrest as police shoot a black man near Minneapolis

    12/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    Tear gas was fired and an overnight curfew imposed amid anger at the fatal shooting. Also: Iran vows 'to avenge Israeli attack' on its nuclear site, and remembering Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.

  • Iran says incident at nuclear facility was terrorist act

    Iran says incident at nuclear facility was 'terrorist act'

    11/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    Teheran said the plant had been hit by what it called a terrorist act. There’s been no official Israeli comment. Also, the US Secretary of State says he has real concerns about Russia's military build-up on its border with Ukraine, and an iconic Moscow food hall shuts up shop.

  • Prince Philip: Private funeral to be held next week

    Prince Philip: Private funeral to be held next week

    10/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    In his first public statement since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Prince Charles says his father gave “the most remarkable, devoted service” to his family, to Britain, and to the Commonwealth. Also, thousands of people flee their homes after a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. And a United Nations official warns that Myanmar could be headed toward civil war after February’s military coup.

  • Prince Philip: Tributes after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

    Prince Philip: Tributes after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

    09/04/2021 Duración: 30min

    Prince Philip was the longest serving consort in British history, having been married to Queen Elizabeth for seventy- three years. The Palace said he died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. It's been confirmed that his funeral will not be a state occasion -- in line with his wishes. Also: A volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean island of St Vincent in ash and, a landmark effort by Amazon workers to form a union chapter at their warehouse in the US state of Alabama appears to have been defeated.

  • The life of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

    The life of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

    09/04/2021 Duración: 24min

    In this special edition, we mark the death of Prince Philip - the Duke of Edinburgh. Jackie Leonard looks back at the life of Queen Elizabeth's husband, his place in British history and his contribution to the monarchy.

  • President Biden signs executive order to impose modest controls on gun ownership

    President Biden signs executive order to impose modest controls on gun ownership

    08/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    The president says gun violence has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, also, French president Macron closes the elite school ENA, and the trouble with Peppa Pig in China.

  • AstraZeneca vaccine challenges

    AstraZeneca vaccine challenges

    08/04/2021 Duración: 26min

    Countries across the world have changed their advice on who should have it. Call My Agent star joins plea to reopen French theatres. Mind altering art, we find out why prehistoric cave painters chose such remote chambers.

  • Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

    Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

    07/04/2021 Duración: 26min

    A review finds a "plausible" link to rare blood clots but says the AstraZeneca vaccine remains beneficial for most people. Also: Myanmar ambassador to UK "locked out" of embassy, and "strong evidence" found for a new force of nature.

  • Coronavirus: How is Astra Zeneca vaccine safety row affecting public confidence ?

    Coronavirus: How is Astra Zeneca vaccine safety row affecting public confidence ?

    07/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    Concerns voiced over whether Astra Zeneca vaccine causes blood-clots in the brain. Several countries have restricted use of the vaccine until more is known about possible links. Also, China tries to persuade its 'one-child' generation to have more babies, and how Kim Kardashian has joined the ranks of the world's billionaires.

  • US joins talks aimed at reviving Iran nuclear deal

    US joins talks aimed at reviving Iran nuclear deal

    07/04/2021 Duración: 31min

    Diplomats in Vienna are discussing how the US can lift sanctions and Iran return to compliance. Also: Brazil variant drives South America covid surge, and a man is arrested over Van Gogh and Frans Hals art thefts.

  • N Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics over Covid

    N Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics over Covid

    06/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    It ends S Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with Pyongyang. Also: Netanyahu is asked to form a new Israeli government, and alone on a ship for four years.

  • US police chief says Chauvin broke force policy

    US police chief says Chauvin broke force policy

    06/04/2021 Duración: 30min

    The Minneapolis police chief has testified in the trial of the ex-officer accused of killing George Floyd. Also: Google handed win in 10 year Oracle court battle, and the demise of LG mobiles.

  • Jordanian prince vows to defy house arrest

    Jordanian prince vows to defy 'house arrest'

    05/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    Prince Hamzah says he won't stay quiet after being accused of plotting to destabilise the state. Also: the Israeli PM's corruption trial is told he sought improper benefits from media bosses, and the business owner who offered a job to the man who tried to burgle his restaurant.

  • Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plotting to destabilise kingdom

    Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plotting to destabilise kingdom

    05/04/2021 Duración: 31min

    The Jordanian deputy PM says King Abdullah's half-brother sought to mobilise tribal leaders against the government. Also: lorry boss apologises over Taiwan train crash, and tighter Covid restrictions for India's Maharashtra state.

  • Claims of a coup plot in Jordan

    Claims of a coup plot in Jordan

    03/04/2021 Duración: 30min

    The authorities detain the former crown prince and other high profile figures in Jordan for what's been described as "security reasons". Also: the German president tells the country's political leaders to "get it together" in the face of a third wave of coronavirus, and a ceremony unlike any other in Cairo as mummified Pharaohs are moved to a new home.

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