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Global News Podcast

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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
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access_time8 hours ago
Miguel Diaz-Canel declares his loyalty to the Revolution and praised the outgoing president, Raul Castro. And, in Spain, canine protection for domestic violence victims. Also, reunited after forty years by a YouTube video.
access_time17 hours ago
The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. And, Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII. Record number of Nepalese women attempt Everest climb.
access_time1 day ago
Members of Cuba's National Assembly have named Miguel Díaz-Canel as the next leader. The fifty-seven year-old former engineer is expected to take office on Thursday. The handover of power will bring to an end nearly six decades of rule by Mr Castro and his late brother Fidel, who led the revolution in 1959. Also: Police in Iceland say a man suspected of masterminding the theft of six-hundred computers that were used to mine virtual currencies has escaped custody, and for the first time in more than thirty five years, a Hollywood film has been shown in a cinema in Saudi Arabia.
access_time3 days ago
UK Prime Minister 'genuinely sorry' about treatment of long-term migrants.



Also, France's President Macron urges EU to shun nationalism, Turkish government cracks down on domestic opposition, the remarkable life of South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee who survived abduction by the North, and Frenchman Jérôme Hamon gets 'third face' in new transplant.
access_time3 days ago
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been waiting for access. Also, President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has appeared in court after the FBI raided his home and office last week, and Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.
access_time4 days ago
Talks held in the Hague over alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma.



Also, Weibo backtracks over banning gay material on the internet, BBC begins major podcast investigation into "Death in Ice Valley" mystery, controversy over treatment of Britain's "Windrush generation", and a 92 year-old actress tells us how she landed role in blockbuster film.
access_time4 days ago
A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday.
access_time4 days ago
Earlier this month, President Trump suggested that he wanted to withdraw about two-thousand US troops currently deployed in Syria. Also: Catalans protest en masse in Barcelona and the celebrated Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88.
access_time5 days ago
The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the Security Council the US was 'locked and loaded'. Also: the Syrian government says it has now taken complete control of the former rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta and thousands of South Africans have attended a funeral service in Soweto for Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
access_time6 days ago
This is a special podcast about missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France on chemical weapons facilities in Syria. The action follows a suspected gas attack on civilians in Eastern Ghouta a week ago. Why was military action taken and what has been the reaction from Russia, Turkey and Iran?
access_time6 days ago
The US says it has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack. Also, Donald Trump describes his former FBI director as a "weak and untruthful slime ball", and why a top London banker made more of a splash on social media than he might have expected.
access_time7 days ago
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place. Also: outrage spreads over eight-year-old's rape in Kashmir and Bob Dylan's door at the Chelsea Hotel sells for $100,000.
access_time7 days ago
Moscow's UN envoy says he "cannot exclude" the possibility of a war if the US launches military action in Syria. Also, the alleged kidnapping of a Dubai princess, and why some patients' cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical.
access_time8 days ago
The US president, who said on Wednesday that missiles were "coming", has now tweeted that he "never said when". Also: inspectors back UK in spy poisoning row and baby born in China four years after parents' death.
access_time8 days ago
The US military is ready to 'provide options' if appropriate but it is still looking into the suspected chemical attack in Syria.



Also, US House Speaker Paul Ryan will not stand for re-election, Bangladesh abolishes job quotas for government posts after protests, and Dutch villagers are not happy about a new singing road.
access_time9 days ago
Senior Russian figures threaten to respond to any attacks by the US in Syria.



Also, hundreds killed as military plane crashes in Algeria, new book says Israeli military made ten failed attempts to kill Yasser Arafat, Soweto hosts memorial service for Winnie Mandela, and fossils reveal how giant sea-reptiles once roamed off English coast.
access_time9 days ago
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was answering questions in the wake of a data collection scandal. Also: Russia vetoes UN bid to set up Syria chemical weapons probe and scientists say Lionel Messi's goals make Barcelona shake.
access_time10 days ago
He said the US was getting 'clarity' on who was responsible for the incident in Douma. Also: Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from hospital, and the first Arab Fashion Week is getting underway in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
access_time10 days ago
Moscow accuses opponents of slander over alleged chemical attack, with the US pledging a response. Also: Facebook alerts users after data scandal and Saudi Arabia signs deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.
access_time11 days ago
Syrian government and Russia blame Israel for deadly attack on Syrian military airport.



Also, Pope Francis urges Christians to show kindness and compassion towards migrants, Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial to begin, Facebook to warn all its users in data scandal, and can IPL restore faith of cricket fans ?
access_time11 days ago
Medical sources say dozens of people were killed in an attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday. Also, Viktor Orban claims victory in Hungary's general election, and the student from Wales making her debut in a Bollywood blockbuster.
access_time12 days ago
Brazil's former president has surrendered to police to begin serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. Also, two people have been killed in the western German city of Muenster after a van drove into people sitting outside restaurants, and Russell Crowe's Gladiator props sold at 'divorce auction'.
access_time13 days ago
The former Brazilian president is refusing to hand himself in to police to begin a twelve-year jail sentence. Also, the US imposes new sanctions on key allies of President Putin, and the American pianist and free jazz pioneer, Cecil Taylor has died at the age of 89.
access_time14 days ago
Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. Also: unrest erupts on Israel's border with Gaza and the poems of the country music legend Johnny Cash are set to music.
access_time14 days ago
Moscow's UN ambassador accuses UK of inventing a 'fake story' over the poisonings. Also: Zimbabwe's arts scene, and talking to a plastic fish.
access_time15 days ago
Lula da Silva is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free during his appeal. Also: new Sierra Leone leader sworn in at hotel and a singing visit to Somaliland's camel market.
access_time15 days ago
Moscow's request for new inquiry into UK poisoning fails at chemical weapons watchdog.

Also: Facebook says 87 million users' data may have been improperly used, and the DNA test that discovered a family's doctor was the father of their daughter.
access_time16 days ago
Trade tensions between China and the United States have been ramped up after Beijing responded to US plans for putting new taxes on hundreds of Chinese imports. Also: UK says Russia offer on poison probe 'perverse' and the whales who love to sing in the dark.
access_time16 days ago
US president says move will stop illegal immigration until wall is built. He has been unable to secure full funding for his promised border wall.

Also: several wounded in shooting at YouTube HQ in California, and the ancient Chinese manuscript which reveals a vanished world.
access_time17 days ago
UN appeals for international aid to tackle enormous humanitarian crisis.



Also, rail chaos in France as 3-month strike begins, why Russian-Turkish relations are improving, Israel scraps plan to send African migrants to Western nations, and Chinese parents find daughter after 24-year search.
access_time17 days ago
Winnie Mandela and her former husband, Nelson Mandela, were a symbol of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. Also: Sisi secures second term as Egypt leader and space junk demo mission launched.
access_time18 days ago
Moscow hits out at Western nations over response to poisoning of ex-spy and his daughter.



Also, Syrian rebels have begun leaving final stronghold in Eastern Ghouta, UK teachers warn of rising poverty among children, 'Hill Street Blues' creator Steven Bochco dies aged 74, and new radio service aims to protect Indian villagers from wild elephants.
access_time18 days ago
The US president has reasserted his opposition to legalising the status of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Also: the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un watches K-pop idols in peace concert and the Royal Air Force at 100.
access_time19 days ago
Thousands of Palestinians mourn for those killed during clashes with Israeli forces. Also: Russia has told Britain that it must further reduce its diplomatic presence by just over fifty people following the row over the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain and mourners gather to remember renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking at his funeral in Cambridge.
access_time20 days ago
At least 15 people killed in clashes say Palestinians. Also: UN blacklists companies helping North Korea evade sanctions and: Remains of famous pirate found after 300 years?
access_time21 days ago
Thousands of Palestinians marched on the border and were met by Israeli army gunfire. Also: Russia orders more western diplomats out and Irish pubs lift Good Friday alcohol ban.
access_time21 days ago
Moscow throws out 60 envoys in response to US action over the UK's spy poisoning case. Also, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial for corruption, and scientists explain the sound made when you crack your knuckles.
access_time22 days ago
Miguna Miguna says he was beaten and drugged before being forcibly removed from Kenya for a second time. Also: Malala returns to Pakistan for first time and the former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith breaks down in tears as he apologises for his part in a ball-tampering scandal.
access_time22 days ago
Police now say that Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were probably poisoned at his home, rather than at a restaurant and a bar in Salisbury. Also: the viola player's legal victory against the Royal Opera House in London after his hearing was ruined there, and rubber ducks with a dirty little secret.
access_time23 days ago
Tributes paid to policeman who offered himself in exchange for hostage in Islamist attack.



Also, South African estate agent jailed for racist abuse of police officer, confirmation that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un did visit Beijing, how issue of same-sex marriage is dominating Costa Rica election campaign, and playing-bans issued on three Australian cricketers involved in ball-tampering scandal.
access_time23 days ago
Nato joins more than twenty countries that have made the same move after a nerve agent attack in UK. Also: Australia sends home cricket trio from South Africa for ball-tampering and developers build a floating dairy farm in Rotterdam.
access_time24 days ago
Angry crowds demand resignations of officials over Siberia shopping-mall fire.



Also, 'North Korean train' in Beijing fuels rumours of visit by Kim Jong-un, new upsurge in ethnic conflict in DR Congo, calls for more women to vote in Egyptian elections, and how experts are baffled by video of 'smoking elephant.'
access_time24 days ago
The US and many EU nations are expelling Russian envoys over the poisoning of a former spy in the UK. Also: ex-leader's arrest sparks Catalan protests and the singer who used music to escape the realities of war in Kosovo.
access_time25 days ago
Witnesses say 'exits were blocked' at Siberian mall where fire broke out.



Also, adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was coerced to keep quiet about 'sexual encounter' with Trump, Egyptians vote in presidential elections, British Jewish groups attack Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism, and how the MeToo movement is helping women in South Korea.
access_time25 days ago
The ousted politician who's in self-imposed exile is spending the night in prison in Germany, after being detained on a European arrest warrant. Also: Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, is being investigated for alleged ivory smuggling and the giants of jazz who helped the United States fight the Cold War propaganda battle.
access_time26 days ago
The "March for Our Lives" was led by survivors of the shootings at a school in Florida last month when seventeen people were killed. Australian cricketers caught cheating by tv cameras. Also, how Mount Etna is slipping into the sea.
access_time27 days ago
3 dead and 16 wounded in south western France - the first terror attack since its state of emergency was lifted in December. Also, warnings of grave consequences for humans as plant and animal species decline, and the seven year old Syrian boy making the best of his new life in Jordan.
access_time28 days ago
Armed police shoot a gunman who killed three people and stormed a supermarket in Trebes, in southern France. Also: EU recalls Russia ambassador in spy row and Kiko Matthews breaks Atlantic rowing record.
access_time28 days ago
The President says the measures are to counter intellectual property theft. Later, he sacked his National Security Adviser and replaced him with a right-wing hawk, John Bolton. Also, a landmark ruling in Kenya awarding damages to a mother left to give birth on a hospital floor.
access_time29 days ago
The Ahrar al-Sham rebel faction agreed an evacuation deal with troops besieging Eastern Ghouta. Also: Ukraine arrests war hero over 'coup plot' and Japanese self-parking slippers.
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