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Global News Podcast

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

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

 

#58

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

Millions of women lose their constitutional right to abortion. Also: Prince Charles speaks of his personal sorrow at the suffering caused by the slave trade; and Instagram tests new age verification tools. ... Read more

24 hrs Ago

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24 hrs Ago


#57

Ukrainian troops withdraw from Severodonetsk

Ukraine on the verge of losing one of its final strongholds in eastern Luhansk region. Also: About two thousand migrants attempt to storm the Spanish enclave Melilla in Morocco, scientists find a giant bacterium in Guadeloupe and in New Zealand, Māori New Year is celebrated. ... Read more

Yesterday

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24:17

Yesterday


#56

Gun rights expanded by America's top court

US Supreme Court overturns century-old restrictions in New York. Also: The Taliban call off the search for survivors of Afghanistan's earthquake, and the Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives. . ... Read more

Yesterday

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35:43

Yesterday


#55

Afghan earthquake: Poor weather and infrastructure hamper rescue efforts

Unknown numbers were buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes. Also: EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit, and Myanmar authorities move Aung San Suu Kyi to solitary confinement. ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

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28:37

23 Jun 2022


#54

Taliban appeal for international aid after deadly earthquake in Afghanistan

More than 1,000 people have died after a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Also: the Ukrainian government says the eastern city of Lysychansk could soon be cut off by invading forces, and Europe is told to prepare for Russia turning off gas this coming winter. ... Read more

22 Jun 2022

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30:58

22 Jun 2022


#53

Powerful earthquake kills 1,000 in Afghanistan

The Taliban appeals for international help. Also: the Saudi crown prince visits Turkey for the first time since the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and festivalgoers are back at the first Glastonbury in three years. ... Read more

22 Jun 2022

30 MINS

30:37

22 Jun 2022


#52

US Committee hears of pressure campaign by Donald Trump

Republican state officials say they were pushed to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. Also: A Senate hearing in Texas hears testimony from a public safety director about last month's Uvalde school shooting, a French court upholds a ban on burkini swimsuits, and the Spanish city set to charge those who urinate in the sea. ... Read more

21 Jun 2022

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27:42

21 Jun 2022


#51

Russia threatens Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit ban

Moscow reacted to ban on using Lithuanian railways to send sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad. Also: South Korea sends first satellite with locally-produced rocket into orbit, and Nobel Peace Prize medal raises 100 million dollars for Ukrainian refugees. ... Read more

21 Jun 2022

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25:00

21 Jun 2022


#50

Israel's coalition government collapses

Israel is set to hold it's fifth election in less than four years. Also: allegations of sexual abuse, fraud, and high level corruption at the UN, and an intimate look into the elusive life of barn owls. ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

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28:23

20 Jun 2022


#49

EU says Russian blockade of Ukraine exports is a war crime

The European Union's head of foreign policy, Josep Borrell, says people around the world are starving, while millions of tonnes of grain are trapped in Ukraine. Also, dozens are dead as floods sweep across India and Bangladesh. And, more than 60 years after the Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister was murdered, one of his teeth is returned to his family. ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

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29:07

20 Jun 2022


#48

Former rebel Gustavo Petro wins Colombia's presidential election

The former rebel Gustavo Petro is elected the first ever left-wing president of Colombia. Also: President Macron of France has suffered a serious setback in the National Assembly, and Apple Store workers vote to form first US union. ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

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31:52

20 Jun 2022


#47

Boris Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’

The British PM says it's vital that allied nations continue to support Ukraine as the war drags on. Also: Miami hosts no-questions-asked gun buyback event in support of Ukraine, and why bones from the Battle of Waterloo casualties may have been sold as fertilizer. ... Read more

18 Jun 2022

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29:59

18 Jun 2022


#46

Russia's Putin condemns 'mad and thoughtless' Western sanctions

The president claimed the EU could lose more than $400bn because of its sanctions against Russia. Also: The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine be given official candidate status as it applies to join the EU, and the debate over whether meat grown in a lab could be classed as halal.. ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

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26:44

17 Jun 2022


#45

Ukraine moves a step closer to joining the EU

It could take many years for Ukraine to meet the full EU membership criteria. Also: The host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup are announced, Nepal prepares to relocate Everest base camp, and a mobile phone app that can hear if someone has tuberculosis. ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

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29:38

17 Jun 2022


#44

Damning evidence reveals how Trump put his deputy in danger

US Capitol attack inquiry hears how rioters got within 12 metres of former VP Mike Pence. Also: Ukrainians give testimony about their experiences in so-called Russian "filtration centres", and Bloomsday celebrates 100 years since Ulysses by James Joyce. ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

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30:51

17 Jun 2022


#43

European leaders meet for talks in Ukraine

President Zelensky welcomes Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz in Kyiv. Also: millions facing malnutrition in Afghanistan, an Anglo-Saxon burial site is unearthed on a train route, and an exhibition on the life and music of Lou Reed opens in New York. ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

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31:31

16 Jun 2022


#42

Fed unveils biggest US interest rate hike in nearly thirty years

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has announced the biggest rise in interest rates since 1994. Also, thousands of civilians trapped in Severodonetsk are awaiting evacuation. And astronomers believe they've discovered the fastest growing black hole in nine billion years. ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

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29:11

15 Jun 2022


#41

EU takes legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal changes

The UK government wants to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland. Also: an elderly Ukrainian woman has become the unlikely face of Kremlin propaganda. And, a look ahead to the World Cup in Qatar. ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

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30:30

15 Jun 2022