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Global News

The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from News hour, 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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30 Episodes
1 – 20

Israel considers response to Iran's attack

As Israel's war cabinet meets to decide how to respond to Iran's drone attack, its allies urge restraint. Also: fighting continues in Gaza, and Copenhagen's iconic stock exchange is engulfed by fire.
16 Apr 10AM 32 min

Dozens of jurors ruled out as historic Trump trial begins

The former US president Donald Trump denies trying to disguise a hush money payment to an adult film star in 2016. Also: donors pledge more than $2bn in aid for Sudan, and record ocean temperatures have caused the mass bleaching of coral across large parts of the world's seas.
15 Apr 8PM 36 min

A year of war in Sudan

Almost nine million people have been displaced and the UN is warning of looming famine. Also: Israel is still considering its response to Iran's attack at the weekend, and China investigates whether three African runners allowed a Chinese competitor to win a key race.
15 Apr 9AM 29 min

UN warns Middle East is on the brink of full-scale conflict

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, was speaking at a Security Council emergency meeting on Iran's missile and drone attacks on Israel. Also: Haiti's main political parties urge the outgoing prime minister, Ariel Henry, to speed up the installation of a new transitional council, and the teenager with a memory…
14 Apr 8PM 31 min

Iran attacks Israel

Israel says it intercepted vast majority of missiles and drones fired by Iran. Iran said the attack "achieved all its objectives". President Biden to discuss diplomatic response with other G7 leaders amid international calls for restraint. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting later.
14 Apr 7AM 24 min

The Happy Pod: The Centenarian Stargazer

This week, we meet the 105 year-old man celebrating his thirteenth total solar eclipse. Also: The AI technology giving back a voice to the voiceless. And our intrepid reporter goes in search of the crookie.
13 Apr 6AM 28 min

Haiti moves toward a new governing council

A nine-member political body, tasked with filling the leadership vacuum in Haiti, has been created although their names have not been made public. Also: the US says Iran could attack Israel with drones and missiles within hours, and a Norwegian minister resigns over plagiarism claims.
12 Apr 7PM 31 min

OJ Simpson dies of cancer

In what was dubbed the trial of the century, in 1994 he was accused of murdering Nicole Brown, and her friend. Also: The Colombian capital Bogota begins rationing water to millions because of a prolonged drought that has left reservoirs exhausted, and a Japanese astronaut is set to become the…
11 Apr 7PM 30 min

Am is sentenced to death for defrauding a bank

A court says she was the mastermind behind a scheme to defraud the Saigon Commercial Bank of more than forty billion dollars over a ten-year period. Also: President Zelensky makes a plea for more air defences, and the death is announced in Japan of the first foreign-born sumo champion -…
11 Apr 9AM 26 min

'No joy, only pain' as Gazans mark Eid

In Rafah in southern Gaza, prayers were held beside the ruins of al-Farouk mosque, destroyed in Israeli bombardments. Also: Israel cofirms the killing in Gaza of three sons of the Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, and the European Parliament approves sweeping new asylum rules aimed at transforming how refugees and migrants…
10 Apr 7PM 33 min

Kazakhstan and Russia suffer worst floods in decades

More than 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate with warnings that the situation will worsen. We hear from the Russian side of the border with Kazakhstan. Also: Chinese President Xi has hosted the former leader of Taiwan in a historic meeting, and we'll tell you what to do when…
10 Apr 10AM 31 min

America awed by total solar eclipse

A once-in-a-lifetime spectacle was witnessed by millions across the continent. Also: Trump says let US states decide abortion rights, and scientists say Long Covid blood clues could prompt future trials.
8 Apr 8PM 33 min

Myanmar junta recruits Rohingyas to fight rebels

It comes despite the group not being recognised as legal residents of Myanmar. Also: We return to the Ukrainian town of Bucha two years after a massacre by Russian troops, Boeing plane forced to land as engine cover falls off and Back to Black stars defend Amy Winehouse biopic.
8 Apr 9AM 30 min

Israel reduces troop numbers in southern Gaza

Israel's military says it has completed its mission in Khan Younis and its troops will rotate out. Also: IAEA urges restraint after a drone attack on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and a British man becomes the first person to run the length of Africa.
7 Apr 8PM 33 min

Thousands of Israelis rally to demand hostage deal

The protests in Israel came after the IDF recovered the body in Gaza of an abducted Israeli. Also: Slovakia's presidential election has been won by a nationalist who's sceptical of sending military aid to Ukraine, and fans from around the world flock to the village where the British popstar Harry…
6 Apr 8PM 34 min
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