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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

 

#52

Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison by a Rwandan court for terrorist offences. Also, we hear from a teenager in Afghanistan about her fears that she will never be able to resume her education. And, Chinese social media has been following the story of the first deaf lawyer in the country. ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

26 MINS

26:52

20 Sep 2021


#51

Russia: Gunman kills six people at university in Perm

A man has been arrested after deadly shooting-spree in Perm, a city in the Urals. Police believe he acted alone and had no political or religious motives. Also, 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabinga is convicted on terror-charges, and celebration-time for the UK at this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

31 MINS

31:26

20 Sep 2021


#50

Putin's party leads vote amid fraud claims

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is on course to win amid allegations of fraud. Also, Australia denies lying to France in submarine deal, and a volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma erupts after a week on alert. ... Read more

19 Sep 2021

26 MINS

26:04

19 Sep 2021


#49

UN urges Taliban to reopen girls' schools

The UN calls on the Taliban to reopen girls' secondary schools in Afghanistan. The US moves thousands of migrants away from a Texas border town. And a new twist in the case of the missing travel blogger as her fiance also disappears. ... Read more

18 Sep 2021

32 MINS

32:21

18 Sep 2021


#48

US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

An inquiry finds that a drone strike on a vehicle thought to be carrying a bomb just days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a civilian family, not militants. The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, admits an aid worker and nine members of his family had died. Also, France recalls envoys amid security pact row, and New Zealand abandons Pakistan cricket tour over 'security alert'. ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

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31:39

17 Sep 2021


#47

Russia’s parliamentary election begins

As Russians head to the polls, Google and Apple remove a tactical voting app from their online stores. Over three days Russians are electing 415 members of the state Duma,or lower house of parliament. Also, the Austrian government is taken to court over its handling of a Covid outbreak at a ski resort, and the secrets behind the best ocean photograph of the year. ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

29 MINS

29:09

17 Sep 2021


#46

US tries to calm French anger over security pact with UK and Australia

The US tries to calm French anger over the new security pact with Britain and Australia. Iran sends fuel supplies to Lebanon, as the economic crisis deepens. And an early work by Vincent Van Gogh is discovered by art experts in the Netherlands. ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

28 MINS

28:28

16 Sep 2021


#45

China denounces UK-US-Australia pact as 'damaging'

Beijing says the Aukus security pact between Britain, the US and Australia is 'extremely irresponsible' and 'narrow-minded'. The alliance is widely seen as an effort to counter China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Also, France says its troops have killed the head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara, and how some Dutch people are changing their names to reconnect with their African heritage. ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

30 MINS

30:58

16 Sep 2021


#44

Simone Biles testifies about abuse by US Gymnastics doctor

She was joined before the US Senate by other athletes who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar. Also: Rodrigo Duterte faces crimes against humanity investigation and the preacher promising to help anti-vaxxers. ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

24 MINS

24:21

15 Sep 2021


#43

Afghan women's youth football team flees to Pakistan

The departure of the football team from Afghanistan comes as part of a wider exodus of female cultural and sporting stars. Also, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU needs the "political will" to intervene militarily without the US, and SpaceX's Inspiration4 space mission is ready for lift-off. ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

30 MINS

30:57

15 Sep 2021


#42

Haiti PM Ariel Henry in murder row

Prime Minister Ariel Henry fires chief prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude after he asked a judge to charge him in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July. Also, Europe tries to avoid winter Covid and cows trained where to pee. ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

25 MINS

25:47

14 Sep 2021


#41

Climate change: Young people worldwide 'very worried' about future

New global survey shows high levels of anxiety among young people over climate change. Over half of those interviewed think that humanity is doomed. Also, BBC analysis reveals the world now sees twice as many days with temperatures over 50 Celsius compared with 1980s, and remembering George Wein - the jazz promoter who pioneered the modern music festival. ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

28 MINS

28:11

14 Sep 2021