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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

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Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

Latest Episodes

NASA astronauts make landmark splashdown

The SpaceX capsule touched down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years. Also: top US Democrat rounds on virus chief Birx, and New Zealand's most popular albatross chick needs a name.

32 MIN9 h ago
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NASA astronauts make landmark splashdown

Facebook forced to block pro-Bolsonaro accounts

The social media giant vows to appeal against the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling. Also: TikTok "here for the long run" in the US after president Trump said he would ban it, and Japan's Kabukiza theatre reopens.

31 MIN1 d ago
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Facebook forced to block pro-Bolsonaro accounts

WHO head says pandemic will be felt for decades

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says there will be no return to the 'old normal' soon. Also: Maxwell-Epstein emails shown in new court papers, and the 100th Salzburg Music Festival opens this weekend.

22 MIN2 d ago
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WHO head says pandemic will be felt for decades

Hong Kong postpones elections by year due to 'virus concerns'

Government says delay in parliamentary elections is due to rise in Covid-19 infections. But opposition accuses authorities of using pandemic as excuse to prevent people from voting. Also, Eurozone suffers its worst economic contraction on record due to Coronavirus, and a website that lets you see the view from other people's windows across the world.

30 MIN2 d ago
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Hong Kong postpones elections by year due to 'virus concerns'

Threat to delay US presidential election

President Trump suggests delaying the US election. Also: Switzerland launches criminal proceedings against the president of FIFA, and a new app to help people treat sleeplessness.

22 MIN3 d ago
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Threat to delay US presidential election

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

The government said the candidates were not fit to run for office. Also: The German economy suffers its biggest quarterly fall since records began, and the world’s largest frog- known as the ‘wrinkly scrotum’ frog is under threat because of human consumption.

33 MIN3 d ago
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Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

US tech giants face Congress grilling

Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. Also: the chief organiser of the Tokyo Olympics hopes they will take place next year - but can't rule out another delay, and an enduring mystery from one of Britain's most famous archaeological sites, Stonehenge, appears to have been solved.

32 MIN4 d ago
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US tech giants face Congress grilling

Hong Kong: 'Large-scale' coronavirus outbreak looming, says city's leader

Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors and says hospital system could face 'collapse'. But pro-democracy protestors unconvinced by reports that outbreak means local elections should be postponed. Also, drastically scaled-down Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia, and how fugitive Mexican drug-lord built his own private hospital.

29 MIN4 d ago
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Hong Kong: 'Large-scale' coronavirus outbreak looming, says city's leader

US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland

In heated testimony to Congress, William Barr said protesters in Portland, Oregon, were committing "an assault on the government of the United States". Democrats accuse Mr Barr of trying to aid the president's re-election campaign. Also: leaders in Western Europe warn of a second wave of the coronavirus, and there is positive news for tiger populations in the wild.

30 MIN5 d ago
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US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland

Construction starts for the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor in France

French President Emmanuel Macron praised the international venture as a project for the future of humanity. He delivered a video address at a ceremony to mark the start of the assembly of the ITER reactor. Also: the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption charges linked to the 1MDB scandal, and why people are abandoning their dogs post-lockdown.

29 MIN5 d ago
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Construction starts for the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor in France

Latest Episodes

NASA astronauts make landmark splashdown

The SpaceX capsule touched down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years. Also: top US Democrat rounds on virus chief Birx, and New Zealand's most popular albatross chick needs a name.

32 MIN9 h ago
Comments
NASA astronauts make landmark splashdown

Facebook forced to block pro-Bolsonaro accounts

The social media giant vows to appeal against the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling. Also: TikTok "here for the long run" in the US after president Trump said he would ban it, and Japan's Kabukiza theatre reopens.

31 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Facebook forced to block pro-Bolsonaro accounts

WHO head says pandemic will be felt for decades

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says there will be no return to the 'old normal' soon. Also: Maxwell-Epstein emails shown in new court papers, and the 100th Salzburg Music Festival opens this weekend.

22 MIN2 d ago
Comments
WHO head says pandemic will be felt for decades

Hong Kong postpones elections by year due to 'virus concerns'

Government says delay in parliamentary elections is due to rise in Covid-19 infections. But opposition accuses authorities of using pandemic as excuse to prevent people from voting. Also, Eurozone suffers its worst economic contraction on record due to Coronavirus, and a website that lets you see the view from other people's windows across the world.

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong postpones elections by year due to 'virus concerns'

Threat to delay US presidential election

President Trump suggests delaying the US election. Also: Switzerland launches criminal proceedings against the president of FIFA, and a new app to help people treat sleeplessness.

22 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Threat to delay US presidential election

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

The government said the candidates were not fit to run for office. Also: The German economy suffers its biggest quarterly fall since records began, and the world’s largest frog- known as the ‘wrinkly scrotum’ frog is under threat because of human consumption.

33 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

US tech giants face Congress grilling

Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. Also: the chief organiser of the Tokyo Olympics hopes they will take place next year - but can't rule out another delay, and an enduring mystery from one of Britain's most famous archaeological sites, Stonehenge, appears to have been solved.

32 MIN4 d ago
Comments
US tech giants face Congress grilling

Hong Kong: 'Large-scale' coronavirus outbreak looming, says city's leader

Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors and says hospital system could face 'collapse'. But pro-democracy protestors unconvinced by reports that outbreak means local elections should be postponed. Also, drastically scaled-down Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia, and how fugitive Mexican drug-lord built his own private hospital.

29 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong: 'Large-scale' coronavirus outbreak looming, says city's leader

US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland

In heated testimony to Congress, William Barr said protesters in Portland, Oregon, were committing "an assault on the government of the United States". Democrats accuse Mr Barr of trying to aid the president's re-election campaign. Also: leaders in Western Europe warn of a second wave of the coronavirus, and there is positive news for tiger populations in the wild.

30 MIN5 d ago
Comments
US Attorney General defends deploying federal agents to Portland

Construction starts for the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor in France

French President Emmanuel Macron praised the international venture as a project for the future of humanity. He delivered a video address at a ceremony to mark the start of the assembly of the ITER reactor. Also: the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption charges linked to the 1MDB scandal, and why people are abandoning their dogs post-lockdown.

29 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Construction starts for the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor in France
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