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

  • Donald Trump returns to political stage

    Donald Trump returns to political stage

    28/02/2021 Duración: 30min

    Mr Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference he would not be starting a new political party. Also, police in Myanmar open fire on protesters, and a Russian warship enters a port in Sudan where Russia is planning to build a new naval base.

  • Political tensions escalate in Armenia

    Political tensions escalate in Armenia

    28/02/2021 Duración: 31min

    The Armenian president has refused to follow through an order from the prime minister to sack the army chief. Also: hundreds of arrests across Myanmar as the military authorities harden their response, and researchers dig out a near intact Roman ceremonial chariot in Pompeii.

  • Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

    Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

    27/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The report said this conclusion was based on the crown prince's absolute control over the security apparatus, and his willingness to use violence to silence critics. Also, Myanmar's ambassador to the UN has condemned the military coup in his country and has sided strongly with mass protests, and we hear why fish in Kenya are dying in large numbers.

  • Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

    Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

    26/02/2021 Duración: 30min

    Unidentified gunmen abducted the girls in early morning from a school in Zamfara state. This is latest in a series of attacks targeting schools in northern Nigeria in recent years. Also, court rules that British-born IS recruit Shamima Begum cannot return to UK from Syria, and BBC investigation finds portions of Brazil's Amazon rainforest being sold illegally on internet.

  • EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

    EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

    26/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports". Also: jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny "moved out of Moscow remand centre", and the black browed babbler bird is not extinct after all.

  • Armenian leader denounces attempted coup

    Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'

    25/02/2021 Duración: 30min

    PM Nikol Pashinyan leads crowds of supporters after the army says he must resign. Also: how elephants in zoos are helping their relatives in the wild, and the pandemic's impact on the German language.

  • US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected soon

    US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected 'soon'

    25/02/2021 Duración: 30min

    A US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul will be published soon. Also: single-shot Covid-19 vaccine ‘stable and effective’, and Van Gogh painting on show for the first time.

  • Covid: WHOs Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

    Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

    24/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    Ghana is first nation to receive Coronavirus vaccines through sharing initiative. Covax scheme aims to encourage richer countries to share vaccines with poorer nations. Also, German court jails Syrian former intelligence agent for complicity in crimes against humanity, and the Texan truck-driver who rescued hundreds of people stranded by ferocious winter storm.

  • Capitol security officials blame US intelligence failures in January 6 riot response

    Capitol security officials blame US intelligence failures in January 6 riot response

    24/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    Testifying to a Senate committee, officials said that the rioters 'came prepared for war'. Also: suspect in Malta journalist murder pleads guilty. Thousands protest in Tbilisi after arrest of Georgian opposition leader, and the American Beat poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died at the age of 101.

  • UN could suspend aid for N Koreas hungry millions

    UN could suspend aid for N Korea's 'hungry millions'

    23/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    The UN's World Food Programme says Pyongyang's strict Covid rules could halt its aid. Also: Facebook reverses its ban on news in Australia, and how wasps helped date cave paintings of kangaroos.

  • US Covid-19 deaths pass half a million

    US Covid-19 deaths pass half a million

    23/02/2021 Duración: 28min

    President Biden describes it as a truly grim heartbreaking milestone. Also: NASA releases videos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars and the first audio recording from the surface of the planet, and the French electronic dance group Daft Punk announce a split after 28 years.

  • Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo

    Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo

    22/02/2021 Duración: 28min

    Luca Attanasio and two others died after a UN convoy was attacked near Goma. Also: Boeing 777 airliners are grounded after an engine falls apart in mid-air, and a Chinese tea shop chain apologises for calling women a 'bargain' on its mugs.

  • Myanmar: Huge crowds mourn three demonstrators killed in protests

    Myanmar: Huge crowds mourn three demonstrators killed in protests

    21/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    Thousands of Burmese activists held ceremonies and vigils for those killed by the military authorities as they try to suppress a campaign of civil disobedience against their coup. Also: The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for a further three months, and NASA is to reveal the first video footage containing the sounds of the Red Planet captured by the cameras onboard its rover in Mars.

  • Myanmar: Two protestors shot dead

    Myanmar: Two protestors shot dead

    20/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    Myanmar security forces open fire on protestors in the city of Mandalay, in the bloodiest show of force since the military coup earlier this month. Also, police in Barcelona clash with supporters of the jailed Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel. And Australian entrepreneurs look to the ocean for sustainable business opportunities.

  • G7 leaders pledge billions of dollars for UN global vaccination fund

    G7 leaders pledge billions of dollars for UN global vaccination fund

    19/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    The jabs will be distributed by the UN's COVAX scheme, also, a more lenient approach to drugs possession in Norway, and why a black footballer won't 'take the knee'.

  • Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal Family

    Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal Family

    19/02/2021 Duración: 26min

    Buckingham Palace has said Prince Harry and Meghan "remain much loved members of the family". UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed. The UN asks for proof that Dubai's Princess Latifa is alive.

  • NASAs Perseverance Rover lands on Mars

    NASA's Perseverance Rover lands on Mars

    19/02/2021 Duración: 28min

    The robot will spend the next two years looking for evidence of past life. Also: an inquiry in Colombia finds that the army under President Alvaro Uribe killed more than six thousand civilians, passing them off as combat deaths; and the scientists trying to create a robotic nose to detect cancer - inspired by dogs.

  • US life expectancy falls by a year amid pandemic

    US life expectancy falls by a year amid pandemic

    18/02/2021 Duración: 23min

    The life expectancy for the entire population dropped to 77.8 years. The Australian Prime Minister says his government will not be intimidated by Facebook blocking news feeds to users. New Tokyo Olympics chief is seven times Olympian Seiko Hashimoto.

  • Biden administration to transfer more than 200 million dollars to WHO

    Biden administration to transfer more than 200 million dollars to WHO

    17/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    Transfer is part of new president's reversal of his predecessor's policies, also, Britain to launch Covid trial with healthy young volunteers, and what mice learn of men.

  • Myanmar: Roads blocked in Yangon as thousands protest

    Myanmar: Roads blocked in Yangon as thousands protest

    17/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    Demonstrators used vehicles to obstruct major roads across city. UN's special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of potential violence. Also, gunmen have abducted dozens of schoolchildren in raid in northern Nigeria, and former pop star Glenn Medeiros alleges that 1980s music business was rife with sexual exploitation and Mafia links.

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