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Game On - Big insights and small PCs
Let's Talk About Tech
access_time1 hour ago
The Kids Insights survey has some interesting things to tell us about young people's attitudes to gaming and Intel has squeezed serious power into their 'Hades Canyon' Nuc machine
Strasbourg Gunman Hunted After Two Killed
Global News Podcast
access_time6 hours ago
The man opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city causing widespread panic. Also: Reports of a new challenge to British PM Theresa May and the exhibition that uses blocks of ice to highlight global warming.
Strasbourg Shooting
Newshour
access_time8 hours ago
A gunman has opened fire in the French city of Strasbourg, near a busy Christmas market, killing at least two people and injuring ten others. One eyewitness told the BBC that he and other passers-by spent forty minutes trying to save a tourist from Thailand, who died. People in the city centre have been told to stay inside. A French counter-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation. Also on the programme -- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has told the British prime minister, Theresa May, that the Brexit deal can not be renegotiated; and a rare interview with the president of the DRC, as he prepares to step down after seventeen years in power. (Photo: Reuters)
Brexit: Theresa May meets EU leaders in attempt to rescue deal
Global News Podcast
access_time14 hours ago
Britain's Prime Minister in Europe for talks aimed at salvaging her proposed Brexit plan. Mrs. May has met Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany's Angela Merkel after postponing a Commons vote on the deal. Also, India's ruling BJP facing setbacks in regional elections in three key states, and scientists discover a vast ecosystem - right beneath our feet.
11/12/2018 GMT
Newshour
access_time15 hours ago
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
The third conditional
6 Minute Grammar
access_time21 hours ago
Learn about the conditional we use for imagined past events.
British PM calls off MP's vote on Brexit deal
Global News Podcast
access_time1 day ago
The European Union insists it will "not renegotiate" after Theresa May says she needs time to ask for changes. Also: the French president promises a minimum wage rise and Asia's glaciers are moving more slowly as they thin.
10/12/2018
The World Tonight
access_time1 day ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
UK Prime Minister Delays Brexit Vote
Newshour
access_time1 day ago
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. We speak to supporters and opponents of the Prime Minister and get reaction from the EU. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has announced an increase in the minimum wage and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protest - we get the latest from Paris. And as the UN climate change summit in Poland continues, we hear from Germany where the Rhine has been feeling the pinch after a long summer drought. (Image: Theresa May: Credit: AFP)
The China Syndrome
Discovery
access_time1 day ago
Plastic waste and pollution have become a global problem but is there any sign of a global solution? And how did we allow this to happen in the first place? Materials scientist and broadcaster, Professor Mark Miodownik, explores how we fell in love with plastic, why we've ended up with oceans of waste blighting the environment and what science and society can do about it. Programme Three: Roland Pease hears from Kenya where one of the most stringent bans on plastic bags has been in force for nearly two years, from the US where the reuseable cup has taken off and from Sweden where reverse vending machines give you money back when you return your plastic bottles. And he looks at places where plastic is the best material for the job. Picture: Bike loaded with empty plastic bottles. Shanghai China, Credit: typhoonski/Getty Images
UN members adopt global migration pact
Global News Podcast
access_time2 days ago
The UN has adopted a landmark agreement on migration but a number of countries are refusing to take part. Also: crisis in Britain over Brexit vote, and a second life sentence for Russia's most prolific serial killer.
Brexit Parliamentary Vote Postponed
Newshour
access_time2 days ago
A day before a vote was scheduled, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. Also in the programme: What does Emmanuel Macron have to say to soothe the anger of the French in the most important speech of his presidency, and campaigners in Britain are calling for a major re-think in sentencing policy, after a report shows that more prisoners are serving life sentences in the UK than any other country in Europe. (Photo: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)
Nicaraguan Dissident Felix Maradiaga
Hardtalk
access_time2 days ago
President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has been in power for the past 11 years but this year he has faced popular protests and demands that he step down. His response has been repression and defiance. Stephen Sackur is in Washington DC to speak to leading Nicaraguan dissident, Felix Maradiaga- now leader of an opposition in exile. Is change finally coming to Nicaragua?
China threatens Huawei arrest consequences
Global News Podcast
access_time2 days ago
China summoned the US ambassador to demand that Washington withdraw an arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou. Also: the French finance minister says the recent protests have been 'an economic catastrophe' and we hear from Harmony -- a very special Artificial Intelligence doll being manufactured in the United States.
Paris Protests: 'Catastrophic' Effect on French Economy
Newshour
access_time2 days ago
The French economy minister Bruno Le Maire has called the Yellow Vest anti-government protests a catastrophe for the French economy. We hear from a hotel representative on how business has crashed since the protests began. Also: demos in London ahead of crucial Brexit Parliamentary vote. (Photo: Yellow vest protesters stand in front of French riot police during a demonstration on December 1, 2018. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)
Climate Change Missing Target
The Science Hour
access_time3 days ago
The latest climate talks have heard that emissions this year and last have increased - they fell in the 3 years previously. Development of electric vehicles and energy generation with renewable technologies have helped reduce emissions, but it’s not enough according to the latest analysis. The growth of conventional energy generation using fossil fuels has dwarfed reduction from using cleaner technologies. Ammonia pollution is a serious issue for health globally. New satellite observations are able to pinpoint sources from factories to chicken farms worldwide. Changes in laws in the Amazon designed to make the conservation of forests in private hands easier could have the opposite effect. In a strange statistical quirk, if a state is successful in its conservation efforts more private forestry could be made available for development. And the maths of Democracy, can analytical systems developed to help understand stem cell growth or the behaviour of social insects be used to help understand the function and dysfunction of political systems? Researchers suggest such analysis could even be used to predict a change in political direction, in the run up to elections for example. From cradle to grave, CrowdScience examines the complex web of factors that are involved in how men and women age differently. It seems that, right from the word go, male embryos are already in the firing line because of their genetics. Marnie hears how women’s genetics are configured so that they have a backup copy of some of their genes, whereas men only have one copy. Not only does this makes less male embryos less resilient (and therefore more likely to miscarry), men are also at risk of a set of genetic diseases later in life like haemophilia. In Russia, the gap is nearly 13 years (the highest in the world) and it’s thought that a culture of heavy drinking and smoking is why women outlive men by more than a decade. which got Marnie thinking - could men change their destiny and outlive women?
Brexit: Theresa May Warns Parliament Ahead of Key Vote
Newshour
access_time3 days ago
With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face "uncharted waters" if they reject her deal. We talk to George Parker, the political editor for the Financial Times, about what Mrs May's options are. Also on the programme: the prominent international human rights lawyer, Philippe Sands, on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Genocide; and we look back at the life of one of Russia's most famous human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who has died at the age of 91. (Photo: Theresa May. Credit: Getty Images)
Annual Film Review 2018
All Things Considered
access_time3 days ago
What is it like trying to cope with the hopes and dreams of growing up - and the disappointments and confusion? How far can a grieving mother go to seek justice for her murdered daughter? And how important is it that journalists have the courage to hold politicians to account even when doing so could land them behind bars? Just three of the questions which present themselves in the films featured in the annual All Things Considered review programme. Joining Roy Jenkins are The Rev’d Dr Peter Francis, warden of Gladstone’s Library at Hawarden, which regularly runs courses on contemporary film and theology; the film-maker and writer Angela Graham, and the Rev’d Sister Wendy Tayler, whose previous jobs have included being a night club chaplain for the Church Army: she’s now associate priest at four churches in the Caerleon ministry area.
Key Trump aide to leave job
Global News Podcast
access_time3 days ago
President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. Some reports said that the relationship between the two had deteriorated. But Mr Trump described Mr Kelly as a "great guy". Also: China threatens Huawei arrest consequences, and NASA probe captures Martian winds.
French Protests Enter Fourth Week
Newshour
access_time3 days ago
The French Interior Minister says police have managed to bring under control anti-government protests which drew more than 100,000 people across the country. We hear from a protester about their demands, and how the demonstrations have been organised via Facebook. Also on the programme: President Trump says his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave his job at the end of the month; and the sounds of Planet Mars. (Photo: Protesters near the Arc de Triomphe on December 8, 2018 in Paris. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Sara Ali Khan in Kedarnath
Love Bollywood
access_time4 days ago
Sara Ali Khan talks about this week's big release, Romantic-Drama 'Kedarnath'.
Fourth Week of France Anti-Government Protests
Newshour
access_time4 days ago
France is into its fourth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests. Police in Paris have used tear gas to drive back demonstrators wearing the yellow high-visibility vests every driver has to own, which has come to symbolise their movement. Also in the programme: The Democratic Republic of Congo calls for ancient artefacts to be repatriated; A new approach to parenting. (Photo: Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) protesters stand in front of French riot police. Credit: GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
Germany's CDU choose Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party leader
Global News Podcast
access_time4 days ago
Germany's governing Christian Democrats choose Merkels' protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed her as party leader. Also: the chief financial officer of Huawei appears in a court in Canada and why a Solzhenitsyn novel has been turned into an opera
07/12/2018
The World Tonight
access_time4 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Party Elects New Leader
Newshour
access_time4 days ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has elected a new leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Also, a British paedophile has been ordered by a court in London to pay compensation to five Filipinos after it found he'd sexually abused them in their home country. And President Trump has nominated William Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. (Photo: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg. Credit: Reuters)
What did you do during the environmental collapse, daddy?
A Point of View
access_time4 days ago
"Two things seem incontrovertible about the mounting environmental catastrophe", writes Will Self.. "It's genuinely unprecedented - and we really are in it together". Will wonders what we should say to our children about global warming and our role in it. He says we have to hope that some sort of collective wisdom can emerge "because the alternative is frankly terrifying: a degraded, dystopic and nakedly Darwinian future". Producer: Adele Armstrong
France prepares for weekend protests
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
The French prime minister announced that 89,000 police officers will be on duty this weekend. Also: China expresses concern at reports Japan may restrict Huawei access and is Rudolph the reindeer colour blind?
Germany's CDU Are Choosing a New Leader
Newshour
access_time5 days ago
Angela Merkel's CDU are preparing to choose her successor as party leader. But will she be able to continue as Chancellor? Also in the programme: Should teachers in the US carry guns? And the man who brokered Colombia's peace deal. (Photo: Angela Merkel at the CDU conference. Credit: Getty Images)
UK Astronomer Royal - Sir Martin Rees
Hardtalk
access_time5 days ago
How do we decide what's important? How do we balance the priorities of the here and now with the big picture challenges that will determine the future of human civilisation? HARDtalk speaks to Sir Martin Rees, one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, who has recently been gazing into the future of our own planet. The next century, he says, will determine humanity's long term destiny; so are the prospects good, or grim? Image: Sir Martin Rees (Credit: Getty Images)
Stock markets tumble after Huawei arrest
Global News Podcast
access_time5 days ago
Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada at the request of the US, fuelling fears of a deepening trade war between the world's largest two economies. Also: Germany's CDU party prepares to choose Angela Merkel's successor, and Cubans get 3G internet for the first time.
06/12/2018
The World Tonight
access_time5 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
06/12/2018 GMT
Newshour
access_time5 days ago
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Climate Change Missing Target
Science in Action
access_time5 days ago
The latest climate talks have heard that emissions this year and last have increased - they fell in the 3 years previously. Development of electric vehicles and energy generation with renewable technologies have helped reduce emissions, but it’s not enough according to the latest analysis. The growth of conventional energy generation using fossil fuels has dwarfed reduction from using cleaner technologies. Ammonia pollution is a serious issue for health globally. New satellite observations are able to pinpoint sources from factories to chicken farms worldwide. Changes in laws in the Amazon designed to make the conservation of forests in private hands easier could have the opposite effect. In a strange statistical quirk, if a state is successful in its conservation efforts more private forestry could be made available for development. And the maths of Democracy, can analytical systems developed to help understand stem cell growth or the behaviour of social insects be used to help understand the function and dysfunction of political systems? Researchers suggest such analysis could even be used to predict a change in political direction, in the run up to elections for example. (Picture: Wind turbine, Credit: Getty images) Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Julian Siddle
Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
The talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, have been described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone. Also: China demands the release of a Huawei executive being held in Canada and Australian scientists try to save an endangered frog by making it frisky.
'Milestone' Yemen Peace Talks Begin
Newshour
access_time6 days ago
The first peace talks about Yemen in two years have begun. As the meeting opened near the Swedish capital, Stockholm, the UN envoy for Yemen said he hoped it would send a message of peace. He told delegations from the government and the Houthi rebels that they held the future of their country in their hands. We hear from Newshour's Lyse Doucet who is at the talks. Also in the programme: the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, tells the BBC she "is talking to colleagues" about their concerns over; and a senior executive from a Chinese tech giant is arrested in Canada, and faces extradition to the US. We'll get the backstory. (Photo: The war has had a devastating effect on the civilian population. Credit: Getty Images)
Why does 'x' mean 'kiss'?
6 Minute English
access_time6 days ago
What does the letter 'x' all by itself at the end of a message mean? We'll tell you.
George HW Bush Mourned at State Funeral
Global News Podcast
access_time6 days ago
Washington funeral of former US president George HW Bush; President Putin issues missile warning if United States pulls out of weapons treaty; Fresh warning that carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year
Raids Across Europe Target Powerful Italian Mafia
Newshour
access_time6 days ago
Members of the powerful 'Ndrangheta have been arrested in the operation, involving hundreds of police from Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. More than three tonnes of cocaine were also seized, along with hundreds of millions of Euros in laundered money. We’ll hear from someone involved in the operation, as well as an expert in the 'Ndrangheta. Also in the programme: what worms in space could teach us about astronauts’ muscles; and should other companies follow the example of McDonald’s in the fight against climate change? (Picture: police search an Italian restaurant in Germany as part of their operation against the 'Ndrangheta mafia. Credit: EPA)
05/12/2018
The World Tonight
access_time6 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
Mafia members targetted in Europe-wide police raids
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
At least 90 members of 'Ndrangheta network arrested in several different countries. The gang is believed to be one of the largest global crime syndicates. Also, how an Irishwoman unearthed a huge scandal over failure to diagnose cervical cancer in hundreds of victims, and a new report says acts of terror have decreased worldwide in recent years.
Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants Over Khashoggi Murder
Newshour
access_time7 days ago
Two former close aides to the Saudi Crown Prince are accused of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking to Newshour, the UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, calls for an international criminal investigation into the murder: Also in the programme: how to provide for a world of 10 billion people. (Photo: file photo of demonstrator holding a poster with a picture of Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal)
Pro-Brexit Conservative MP, Owen Paterson
Hardtalk
access_time7 days ago
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a mutiny inside her own Conservative Party, which threatens to scupper her Brexit deal and quite possibly her premiership too. If she loses the key parliamentary vote on her deal in just a few days time, the UK could plunge into political chaos. The stakes could hardly be higher for Owen Paterson, a Conservative MP and former Minister intent on rejecting Mrs May’s Brexit. Is it too late to avert a damaging national crisis? Image: Owen Paterson (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
British PM suffers three Brexit defeats in parliament
Global News Podcast
access_time7 days ago
MPs have backed proposals that could give them a greater say on Britain's relationship with the EU. Also: Nato says Russia is breeching missile treaty and medieval skeleton in thigh-high boots discovery.
04/12/2018
The World Tonight
access_time7 days ago
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
UK Government Loses Key Brexit Votes
Newshour
access_time7 days ago
The British government is facing a Brexit setback after losing crucial votes in parliament. Also, the parents of detained journalist Austin Tice believe he is still alive in Syria. And, at least 24 people have been killed by separatists in the disputed Indonesian province of West Papua, the worst violence in the region for years. (Photo: Theresa May in the UK House of Commons. Credit: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy)
France: PM Edouard Philippe suspends controversial fuel tax rises
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
Tax rises which led to angry protests across France have been postponed for six months. Demonstrations have been held in several cities and caused widespread damage and disruption. Also, a report on allegations that Burundi's government is torturing and killing its opponents, and we speak to the creator of a new opera all about Communist thinker Karl Marx.
French Government U-Turn on Fuel Tax After Protests
Newshour
access_time8 days ago
The French government has suspended a planned fuel tax rise that had prompted violent protests. Also in the programme: A BBC investigation in Burundi about secret torture and detention centres, and Israel targets Hezbollah tunnels. (Photo: Yellow Vest Protestor in Paris. Credit: Getty Images)
Adjectives and adverbs
6 Minute Grammar
access_time8 days ago
Chocolate biscuits are helpful when Finn and Catherine talk about adjectives and adverbs.
Game On: The game's the thing
Let's Talk About Tech
access_time8 days ago
It's the Christmas games round up and this year we're talking about tabletop and screen games (and some that blend the two) with Andy Robertson from Ask About Games and Tabletop Gaming's Matt Jarvis
Truth Commission in Mexico for Missing Students
Global News Podcast
access_time8 days ago
Mexico's new president creates a commission to investigate the 2014 Iguala disappearances. Also: a woman dies in French fuel protests and nine hundred year old gold coins found in Israeli well.
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