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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

California and Minnesota are to restrict police officers from using chokeholds following the death of George Floyd

There's growing anger at the levels of violence meted out in the policing of the demonstrations sparked by George Floyd's death. Also: a French minister claims the leader of Al- Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has been killed in Mali, and the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has given its first live performance since the coronavirus lockdown.

30 MIN14 h ago
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California and Minnesota are to restrict police officers from using chokeholds following the death of George Floyd

Australia: Court bans Black Lives Matter march due to coronavirus

Court bans protest that was planned for Sydney, saying it poses Covid-19 health risk. But organisers say they're determined to go ahead with march. Also, scientists say 2020 had hottest May ever recorded, and the Samoan ruby team that left home 104 days ago and still hasn't returned,

28 MIN23 h ago
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Australia: Court bans Black Lives Matter march due to coronavirus

Memorial service for George Floyd

Mourners heard that a 'pandemic of racism' had caused the African-American's death. Also: Iran's second coronavirus spike, and why the French are turning wine into sanitiser.

31 MIN1 d ago
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Memorial service for George Floyd

Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

Officers erected barricades around the city's Victoria Park, but protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings.In Libya, the government regains full control of Tripoli from General Haftar. The US city of Minneapolis prepares to hold a memorial service for George Floyd.

29 MIN1 d ago
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Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

The charge against Derek Chauvin has been elevated to second-degree murder, while three of his colleagues now face abetting charges. The family of Mr Floyd called the move a significant step on the road to justice. Also, scientists say identifying and stopping so-called 'superspreaders' will be key to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

28 MIN2 d ago
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George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

Beijing hits out after Britain criticises plans to impose new security law in Hong Kong. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says the UK should give up what he called ‘its colonial state of mind.’ Also, further protests held across US but violence falls, and Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai.

26 MIN3 d ago
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Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

His family members were among the tens of thousands of people protesting in Houston, Texas. The continued violence in the US has prompted international concern. Also, scientists say the blood of someone with coronavirus could provide clues as to how ill they are likely to become.

27 MIN3 d ago
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Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

President Trump has been criticised for threatening to use military force to end the unrest. TV, radio and music industries mark 'Blackout Tuesday'. Germany divided as states lift coronavirus lockdown.

23 MIN4 d ago
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US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

President's call comes as protests across the United States continue, also: new ebola cases in the DRC and what to do about smombies?

28 MIN4 d ago
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Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests

Unrest over the death in police custody of an unarmed black man has now spread to 75 cities across the United States. Police in Hong Kong ban a vigil for victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. A glimmer of hope for the world's rarest primate.

24 MIN5 d ago
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US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests

Latest Episodes

California and Minnesota are to restrict police officers from using chokeholds following the death of George Floyd

There's growing anger at the levels of violence meted out in the policing of the demonstrations sparked by George Floyd's death. Also: a French minister claims the leader of Al- Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has been killed in Mali, and the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has given its first live performance since the coronavirus lockdown.

30 MIN14 h ago
Comments
California and Minnesota are to restrict police officers from using chokeholds following the death of George Floyd

Australia: Court bans Black Lives Matter march due to coronavirus

Court bans protest that was planned for Sydney, saying it poses Covid-19 health risk. But organisers say they're determined to go ahead with march. Also, scientists say 2020 had hottest May ever recorded, and the Samoan ruby team that left home 104 days ago and still hasn't returned,

28 MIN23 h ago
Comments
Australia: Court bans Black Lives Matter march due to coronavirus

Memorial service for George Floyd

Mourners heard that a 'pandemic of racism' had caused the African-American's death. Also: Iran's second coronavirus spike, and why the French are turning wine into sanitiser.

31 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Memorial service for George Floyd

Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

Officers erected barricades around the city's Victoria Park, but protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings.In Libya, the government regains full control of Tripoli from General Haftar. The US city of Minneapolis prepares to hold a memorial service for George Floyd.

29 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

The charge against Derek Chauvin has been elevated to second-degree murder, while three of his colleagues now face abetting charges. The family of Mr Floyd called the move a significant step on the road to justice. Also, scientists say identifying and stopping so-called 'superspreaders' will be key to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

28 MIN2 d ago
Comments
George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

Beijing hits out after Britain criticises plans to impose new security law in Hong Kong. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says the UK should give up what he called ‘its colonial state of mind.’ Also, further protests held across US but violence falls, and Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

His family members were among the tens of thousands of people protesting in Houston, Texas. The continued violence in the US has prompted international concern. Also, scientists say the blood of someone with coronavirus could provide clues as to how ill they are likely to become.

27 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

President Trump has been criticised for threatening to use military force to end the unrest. TV, radio and music industries mark 'Blackout Tuesday'. Germany divided as states lift coronavirus lockdown.

23 MIN4 d ago
Comments
US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

President's call comes as protests across the United States continue, also: new ebola cases in the DRC and what to do about smombies?

28 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests

Unrest over the death in police custody of an unarmed black man has now spread to 75 cities across the United States. Police in Hong Kong ban a vigil for victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. A glimmer of hope for the world's rarest primate.

24 MIN5 d ago
Comments
US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests
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