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Used to, be used to and get used to
6 Minute Grammar
access_time7 hours ago
Callum and Catherine explain and demonstrate the different way these verbs are used.
Trump signs order recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
Global News Podcast
access_time15 hours ago
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, witnessed the signing at a ceremony in the White House. The area was captured from Syria during the 1967 war. Also: British MPs back votes on Brexit alternatives, and the BA flight that lands in Edinburgh by mistake.
25/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time16 hours ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Why tensions in the Gaza Strip are rising again
Newshour
access_time17 hours ago
Hours after a rocket hit a house near Tel Aviv and injured seven people, Israel is carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. Could this be the start of a full-scale conflict? Also in the programme; after two years, a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has come out. We look at what it tells us - and what we're still left wondering. (Photo: Fire and smoke below above buildings in Gaza City during reported Israeli strikes. Credit: Getty Images)
Unbottling the past
Discovery
access_time18 hours ago
Imagine finding a notebook containing the secret recipes of some of the world’s most iconic perfumes? Formulas normally kept under lock and key. That’s what happened to medical research scientist and trained chemist Andrew Holding. His grandfather Charles “Rex” Holding had been Chief Perfumer at the Bourjois Chanel factory in Croydon, near London, during the 1960s. After his death, he left behind a lifetime of perfume memorabilia; bottles of Chanel perfume, rare ingredients, fragrant soaps, and in amongst his things, the most fascinating of finds – a notebook with handwritten formulas, including one for Soir de Paris, written by one of the greatest of all perfumery biochemists – Constantin Weriguine. Can Andrew recreate this almost one hundred year old fragrance? He travels to Versaille’s Osmotheque, the world’s only perfume archive, to smell the original 1928 scent. It’s where top perfumers – all chemists themselves - grant him access to the world’s rarest and sometimes now-forbidden perfume ingredients, and teach him how to mix a scent. And in constructing Soir de Paris, he learns about Constantin Weriguine, his grandfather ‘Rex’, and discovers if his skills as a chemist are enough to turn him into a top perfumer, or is fragrance more of an art than a science? Unbottling the Past was presented by Andrew Holding and produced by Katy Takatsuki. Image: Patricia de Nicolaï
Brexit: European Commission says a 'No Deal' arrangement is looking more likely.
Global News Podcast
access_time23 hours ago
EU issues warning as Theresa May presents Cabinet with her latest plans to break deadlock. Mrs. May is due to make a statement to MPs, which will be followed by a debate on the next steps to try and resolve the crisis. Also, Israeli PM cuts short official visit to Washington after a missile attack from Gaza injures 7 people near Tel Aviv, and how a Kenyan poet turned an ordinary London house into a work of art.
US Democrats demand full Mueller Report
Newshour
access_time1 day ago
Democratic Party leaders in the United States have called on the Justice Department to release the full report into allegations of collusion with Russia by Donald Trump's campaign team during the 2016 election. Also in the programme: confusion reigns in the Thai elections, and we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the number of people known to have contracted Ebola now exceeds 1000. Image: The US Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of Nato
Hardtalk
access_time1 day ago
HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is 70 years old this year, but despite its achievements and longevity, celebrations are muted. That’s because NATO's cohesion and long-term viability are being questioned as never before. Is the Secretary General simply papering over the organisation’s widening cracks?
Mueller report says Trump 'did not conspire with Russia'
Global News Podcast
access_time2 days ago
Robert Mueller's report finds no evidence of collusion but does not exonerate President Trump of obstruction. Also: Mali bans hunters after scores of villagers killed and there's been a huge fossil discovery in China's Hubei province.
Trump-Russia Inquiry says President 'Did Not Conspire'
Newshour
access_time2 days ago
A summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Sunday "did not draw a conclusion" as to whether there was any obstruction of justice, whilst not exonerating the president. Also in the programme: Official results have been postponed in Thailand's first election since the military seized power five years ago; and how passengers on the stricken cruise liner Viking Sky feared the ship might sink off the coast of Norway. (PHOTO: US President Donald Trump. CREDIT: Getty Images)
Cyclone Idai
The Science Hour
access_time2 days ago
Its been called the worst natural disaster on record by the UN. However Cyclone Idai was predicted, we look at the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event. Fossils from China – a river bed has revealed a number of ancient animals previously unknown to science. And we travel to Antarctica to look at the Thwaites glacier, the state of this mass of ice is seen as a good indicator of our planets’ future climate. Cute isn't exactly a scientific term but we all know what we mean by it, don't we? Endearing, adorable, lovable and sweet. So what makes us fawn over a puppy, but run away from rats? Why do we spend millions on trying to keep Giant Pandas alive but spend even more on pushing endangered species like blue-fin Tuna to the brink of extinction by eating them? And if we changed what we classified as cute or ugly, how might that change the battle to protect the Earth's fragile biodiversity? (Image: The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique, March 17, 2019. Credit: Josh Estey/Care International via Reuters)
Thailand votes in first post-coup election
Newshour
access_time2 days ago
Most voting appears to have gone mostly smoothly in Thailand's first election since the military took power in a coup five years ago. Ahead of the poll, King Maha Vajiralongkorn urged voters to choose good leaders and reject bad people who would cause chaos. Also in the programme: the Mossad agent who led the operation to capture the Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina has died; and reports have surfaced of an attempt by senior cabinet ministers to force out British prime minister Theresa May. Picture: Thai election officials count ballots after the closing of the polling stations during the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, 24 March 2019. Credit: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK.
Prayer and Brexit
All Things Considered
access_time2 days ago
In this most significant week for the UK’s relationship with the European Union, Roy Jenkins asks what role, if any, prayer has to play at such a time. With the country deeply divided, many faith leaders and organisations have encouraged their communities to pray about Brexit - but what does that mean? What exactly are people meant to be praying for? And sceptics ask, what’s the point anyway? If there is any God, why should they be remotely interested in clearing up the biggest political mess most people can remember?
Million Join Brexit Protest Say Organisers
Newshour
access_time3 days ago
With less than a week from the initially agreed 29 March date for Britain to leave the EU, a rally calling for a further Brexit referendum attracted a million people according to the organisers. Also in the programme: Aid agencies say they're in a race against time to reach survivors of the powerful cyclone that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago. And why has Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Santiago over a cover up of sexual abuse cases, but rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin over similar allegations? (Photo: Anti-Brexit campaigners taking part in the People's Vote March in London. Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)
Passengers airlifted from Norway cruise
Global News Podcast
access_time3 days ago
Hundreds of people are being airlifted from the cruise ship which had engine problems in choppy seas. Also: organisers say one million people have taken part in a Brexit protest in London, and we meet Tengai - the job interview robot who won't judge you.
Kesari Movie Review, Filmfare & Zee Cine Awards
Love Bollywood
access_time3 days ago
Raj and Pablo discuss Zee Cine Awards and Filmfare nominations for 2019. Pushpinder Chowdhry, Festival director of UK Asian Film Festival, joins the boys in studio.
Triumph over IS in Syria declared
Newshour
access_time3 days ago
Kurdish-led forces in Syria have proclaimed victory over the Islamic State group after capturing its final pocket of territory in Baghouz. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool was there for the final assault this week. Also in the programme; Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers his long awaited report, investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign; and the Chinese President has today signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Italy. (PHOTO: Many of the IS women fled Baghouz with their children and are now refugees CREDIT: AFP)
England Women - a catch-up with the coaches
Test Match Special
access_time3 days ago
Henry Moeran is joined by England Women's coaches Mark Robinson and Alastair Maiden to discuss the tour of the Indian subcontinent, as well as looking ahead an Ashes summer and discussing the FA Cup prospects of one of their sides
Special council ends Trump-Russia investigation
Global News Podcast
access_time4 days ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign has concluded. Also: Cholera cases have been reported in storm-hit Mozambique and Volvo's plan to stop drink driving.
22/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time4 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Mike Pompeo in Lebanon amid Trump tweet controversy
Newshour
access_time4 days ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Beirut to meet Lebanese political leaders, but his visit appears to be overshadowed by a tweet sent hours earlier by President Donald Trump, who said it was time for the US to recognise Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights. Hours later, Donald Trump tweeted again, this time announcing the rolling back of sanctions on North Korea that the United States imposed just a day ago. Also in the programme: the adverts banned for claiming they can cure autism, and a preview of the upcoming elections in Thailand. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun. Credit Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images.
Where there's muck there's art
A Point of View
access_time4 days ago
Sarah Dunant looks at the queasy relationship between art, finance and corruption. Recent protests by the photographer Nan Goldin and others over "dirty money" have hit the headlines. But Sarah argues that without some of this rather dubious funding, the art world would look very different. "What do you want", she asks. "A clean church and white walls? Because there's no doubt that without all of this lamentable corruption we would not have many of the greatest works of art the world has ever seen." Producer: Adele Armstrong
EU leaders agree to delay Brexit
Newshour
access_time4 days ago
Theresa May is making a final attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal -- after the European Union agreed to postpone the UK's withdrawal date. Also in the programme: Golan Heights recognition; a new film on the life of Rudolf Nureyev. (Picture: European Council Convenes As UK Seeks Brexit Delay. Credit Getty Images)
Brexit delayed at least two weeks
Global News Podcast
access_time4 days ago
The EU has agreed to a delay until the 22nd May if MPs agree to Theresa May’s deal. If not then the EU will only grant an extension until the 12th April. Also in this podcast: North Korea has withdrawn its staff from a liaison office with South Korea and China is funding schools in Uganda to teach Mandarin.
Golan Heights Trump recognition
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
President Trump overturns decades of US policy by saying it is time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territory which it captured from Syria in 1967. Also: Nearly 100 dead in Iraq ferry disaster, Facebook details response to Christchurch mosque attacks, rogue waves warning
21/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time5 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
EU leaders meet to discuss Brexit delay
Newshour
access_time5 days ago
The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22nd May on the condition the UK Parliament approves Theresa May’s deal next week, according to a leaked draft European Council document. However, in recent hours, 7th May has been mentioned as the EU’s preferred date for Brexit. Also in the programme: 15,000 people in Mozambique are still in need of rescue from disaster areas following Cyclone Idai; and President Trump suggests that he will recognise “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights”. (Picture: British Prime Minister Theresa May walks past flags of the European Union as she arrives for a two-day summit of European Union leaders on 21st March 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Cyclone Idai
Science in Action
access_time5 days ago
Its been called the worst natural disaster on record by the UN. However Cyclone Idai was predicted, we look at the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event. Fossils from China – a river bed has revealed a number of ancient animals previously unknown to science. And space rocks, news from asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have thrown into question theories on how our own planet formed. We also travel to Antarctica to look at the Thwaites glacier, the state of this mass of ice is seen as a good indicator of our planets’ future climate. (Photo: The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique, March 17, 2019. Credit: Josh Estey/Care International via Reuters) Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Julian Siddle
How your eyes predict your personality
6 Minute English
access_time5 days ago
Neil and Rob discuss how your eyes predict personality and teach you related vocabulary.
EU leaders to decide on Brexit extension
Newshour
access_time5 days ago
Theresa May has arrived in Brussels to discuss a three month delay to Brexit with other European leaders. Also in the programme: Mozambique flooding; New Zealand gun laws. (Picture: European Union and United Kingdom flags together on sunny day. credit: Getty)
May is in Brussels to urge European leaders to give her more time to avoid a no-deal Brexit
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
Mrs May has "personal regret" over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a "final choice". At the EU summit she will try to persuade the other 27 countries to delay the UK's exit beyond 29 March. And new regional additions to the Oxford English Dictionary but what do these words mean?
20/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time5 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Theresa May appeals to the British public
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
The prime minister goes on live TV to blame MPs for the Brexit deadlock after she asked the European Union for a three month delay in order to get her deal through Parliament. Also: a race against time to help survivors of Cyclone Idai and the former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is given a life sentence after his appeal fails.
Three Days Of National Mourning Begin In Mozambique
Newshour
access_time6 days ago
Aid workers in Mozambique say there are only two or three days of clean water left in the city of Beira, which was struck by a cyclone six days ago. A BBC correspondent in the country says people have sought refuge in a stadium and on rooftops, waiting for food and water. The World Food Programme has started to distribute supplies but some communities remain cut off. Also on the programme; as the first burials take place of some of the victims of Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch we hear from New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden. And can the UK Prime Minister get the delay to the Brexit date she needs? She's asked for the date to be extended from 29 March to the 30 June. Will the EU agree? (Picture: People walk on muddy roads in Matarara, central Mozambique Credit: EPA/ Catueira)
19/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time6 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc across south-eastern Africa.
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for the victims of Cyclone Idai; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls for a global fight against racism: and why does the Ugandan Government want to control the music its people listen to?
Interim President, World Bank - Kristalina Georgieva
Hardtalk
access_time6 days ago
Is the World Bank braced for turbulence ahead? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to the bank's interim President Kristalina Georgieva. For more than seven decades, the World Bank has been a pillar of international consensus forged in Washington – where ‘rich world’ money has been funnelled into poorer nations prepared to play by its rules. But maybe the consensus is breaking down. The World Bank is about to get a new Trump-nominated president who has been sharply critical of its past activities. Image: Kristalina Georgieva (Credit: Stephanie Lecocq/European Photopress Agency)
Mozambique: three days of national mourning for the victims of Cyclone Idai
Newshour
access_time6 days ago
Mozambique is starting three days of national mourning for the more than two-hundred people killed by Cyclone Idai which has wreaked havoc across south-eastern Africa. A BBC reporter in the coastal town of Beir, which was smashed by the storm, says more than one-hundred-thousand people are feared missing. Also in the programme: New Zealand's prime minister tells the BBC that right-wing ideology must be confronted after the mosque attacks; and the British government says it will seek only a short delay when it asks the EU to postpone Brexit. (Photo: Floodwaters have cut off roads and knocked down buildings. Credit: AFP)
Kazakh leader resigns after three decades
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, has resigned. Also: Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa, and American-backed forces in Syria say they've captured the last bit of territory that was held by Islamic State.
Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique
Newshour
access_time7 days ago
Aid workers in Mozambique are warning that four-hundred thousand people have been made homeless by a cyclone that hit last week. Mozambique's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Filipe Chidumo, described the cyclone as a tragedy of "biblical proportions". Also in the programme: US-backed Kurdish forces say they have captured the last encampment of the Islamic State Group in Syria; and the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is to step down. (Photo: people on the roof of a building surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira; Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
E-cigs, Prehabilitation before surgery, Hospital safety
Inside Health
access_time7 days ago
Why vaping is dividing public health experts causing a polarised split; prehabilitation before cancer surgery and the benefits of preparing for an operation; plus can hospital safety be compared to lessons learnt from the aviation industry?
Cyclone Idai: Rescue-workers struggle to bring aid to people across Southern Africa
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
UN says storm may be worst weather-related disaster ever to hit southern hemisphere. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been affected.
Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged
Newshour
access_time7 days ago
UN officials say the storm that hit southern Africa late last week may be the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster. We hear from aid agencies and our correspondent on the ground. Also on the prog: Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns after three decades in office; and New Zealand is considering changing its gun laws following the killing of fifty worshippers at two mosques. (Photo: People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira. Credit: EPA)
The future continuous and 'be' plus infinitive
6 Minute Grammar
access_time7 days ago
Callum and Catherine discuss two different ways of talking about the future.
Game On - Gold masks and Green Poison
Let's Talk About Tech
access_time7 days ago
Sam Loveridge, GamesRadar's new editor joins Adam to look at the 2019 Games BAFTAs nominations and to give The Division 2's bumps a feel. No Kirk McKeands were harmed in the making of this podcast.
Hundreds feared dead after Cyclone Idai
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi says he has seen bodies floating in waterlogged areas near Beira port. Also: Dutch police arrest tram shooting suspect and the periodic table turns 150.
18/03/2019
The World Tonight
access_time8 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Cyclone Idai - Mozambique President Warns of High Death Toll
Newshour
access_time8 days ago
Cyclone Idai has left a trail of devastation and death in its wake. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been badly affected with huge swathes of land under water and buildings and roads destroyed. Mozambique's President Nyusi has warned that more than a thousand people might have died. Also in the programme: Prime suspect arrested after fatal shootings on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht; and the Speaker of the British House of Commons says the UK government can't keep bringing the same Brexit legislation back before legislators, causing further headache for Theresa May's government who were expected to do precisely that later this week. (Photo: This handout picture taken and released on 18 March 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. Credit: Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)
California burning
Discovery
access_time8 days ago
When Paradise burned down last year, it made the Camp Fire the most destructive and deadly in Californian history. A few months earlier the nearby Ranch Fire was the largest. In southern California, a series of chaparral fires have brought danger to towns along the state’s coast. And the statistics show that large, dangerous fires have been increasing for decades. But the reasons are not simple. Roland Pease meets some of the experts trying to work out what is to be done. Producer: Roland Pease Image: A man watches the Thomas Fire above Carpinteria, California, Credit: Getty Images
Utrecht shooting: Three dead after attack on tram
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
Three people reported killed and several others injured after gun-attack in Dutch city. Police say it appears to be a terrorist attack, and are looking for a 37-year-old Turkish man named as Gokmen Tanis. Also, Turkey's President Erdogan criticised for showing some of New Zealand mosque gunman's video during election-rallies, and why Berlin is allowing women to pay less than men to use public transport - for one day only.
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