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access_time3 hours ago
Russian tank commander jailed for life for killing a civilian. Also: US warns China over Taiwan, explosive Tonga volcano 'surprisingly intact' and plant powering your computer.
access_time19 hours ago
A plane carrying 35,000 kilos of infant formula to ease critical shortage has landed. Also: a colonel in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been assassinated, and Kurt Cobain's iconic Fender Mustang guitar sells for $4.5m.
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Anthony Albanese becomes first Labor premier in a decade. Also: fierce fighting is reported around parts of eastern Ukraine, and President Biden visits South Korea.
access_time3 days ago
Ukraine says the last defenders at the besieged site in Mariupol have been given permission to leave. Also: US warns Northern Ireland row threatens Western unity, and is Sprout - a robotic vegetable picker - safe from cyber attacks?
access_time3 days ago
President Zelensky says the situation there is "hell". Also: a court in Argentina finds the state guilty of the massacre of indigenous people nearly a century ago, and eight UK towns are made cities for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.
access_time4 days ago
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, told the UN that Russia was deliberately worsening a growing global food crisis. Also: Biden says US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, and Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis dies aged 79.
access_time4 days ago
Conflict and climate change are driving the numbers up globally. Also: the police in Britain have closed their investigation into breaches of Covid rules in the prime minister's office, and the Ethiopian man finally following his dream at the age of 69.
access_time5 days ago
Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine was compounding global food insecurity, already worsened by warming temperatures and the pandemic. Also: Russian soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial, and US Soccer agrees to equal pay deal.
access_time5 days ago
The annual report by the World Meteorological Organisation says four key indicators of climate change hit record levels in 2021. Also: the secret schools for girls in Afghanistan; federal agents find an underground railway between Mexico and the US; and how victory celebrations knocked a groundbreaking African cyclist out of the race.
access_time6 days ago
The International Criminal Court will collaborate with French detectives who have been working at suspected crime scenes in Ukraine. Also: few answers at rare US Congressional UFO hearing, and movie stars gather as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway.
access_time6 days ago
The fate of more than 260 soldiers taken to Russian controlled territory on Monday remains unclear. Ukraine suggests a prisoner exchange but Moscow has not confirmed this. Also: a study into the behaviour of mosquitos could change the way malaria is tackled across Africa, and Nasa's rover begins work to find life on Mars.
access_time7 days ago
Many have been admitted to hospital in the Russian controlled town of Novoazovsk. Also: Sri Lanka's new prime minister warns of further difficult months, a huge dust storm hits the Middle East, and how robot-assisted surgery might speed up recovery times.
access_time7 days ago
The authorities in Bucha accuse Russian soldiers of war crimes. Also: North Korea's leader orders his military to help respond to the Covid outbreak; and we report on how some people in the food-producing giant Brazil are struggling to get enough to eat.
access_time8 days ago
They want to join the alliance after Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Also, killing of 10 people in US supermarket shooting a “hate crime”, and Tonga’s volcano explosion was biggest in a century.
access_time9 days ago
The G7 says it will not acknowledge land seized by Russian military action. Also: thousands of pro-life supporters march in the US, and India bans wheat exports with immediate effect.
access_time10 days ago
Israeli police with riot-gear hit mourners saying they were pelted with stones, as crowds carried the coffin. Also: Russia to suspend electricity supply to Finland, and critics praise "thrilling" Top Gun movie sequel.
access_time10 days ago
Men passing through a transit point in Estonia say they've been questioned for hours. Also: Russian troops fighting in Ukraine have suffered what looks like another major setback, and Platinum Pudding - Britain's new dessert to mark Queen Elizabeth's 70 years as monarch.
access_time11 days ago
The UN Human Rights Council has voted to set up an inquiry into allegations of abuses by Russian forces in Ukraine. Also: astronomers reveal the first ever image of the large black hole in our galaxy, and the Nepali woman who has climbed Everest ten times.
access_time11 days ago
Finland says its decision follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine; Moscow reacts angrily. Also, the White House says more than a million Americans have now lost their lives to Covid-19. And the professional aircraft designer hoping to set a new world record -- with a paper plane.

Warning: The report on Nigeria in this podcast contains descriptions of violence that some listeners may find disturbing.
access_time12 days ago
The Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa used a late-night address to offer a number of concessions, but said he needed to stay on to stop the country descending into anarchy. Also: US Democrats' bid for federal abortion law fails, and 'no idea' passenger lands plane in Florida as pilot falls ill.
access_time12 days ago
Shireen Abu Aqla was shot while covering a military operation at a refugee camp. Also: Ukraine says it is suspending the flow of Russian natural gas through a transit point and the authorities in Shanghai extend a coronavirus lockdown.
access_time13 days ago
Troops are on the streets of Colombo after anti-government unrest, fuelled by economic crisis. Also: US spy chief says Putin preparing for long war in Ukraine, and EA Sports to stop making Fifa video game.
access_time13 days ago
Curfew in force across Sri Lanka amid mounting anger at the economic crisis. Also: the Marcos political dynasty returns to power in the Philippines; and Spain sacks spy chief over phone hacking scandal.
access_time14 days ago
Initial results suggest Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is heading for a landslide win. Also: Ukraine reacts to Putin’s Victory Day attempts to justify the war; and New York considers funding abortions for women from states which ban it.
access_time14 days ago
The Russian president said the invasion of Ukraine was necessary and had been provoked by the West. Eastern and southern parts of Ukraine are still being hit by relentless Russian shelling. Also: The Sri Lankan prime minister has resigned as violence gripped parts of the capital and the machine using light and sound to create illusions in the mind
access_time15 days ago
Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky says 60 people have died after a bomb hit a school in the Donbas region. About 90 people had been sheltering in the building which Ukraine says was hit in a Russian strike. Also, the people of the Philippines are voting to choose a successor to President Rodridgo Duterte, and the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has travelled to Iran to meet the country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
access_time16 days ago
Afghan women already face restricted access to jobs, travel and education. Also: for the first time the Northern Ireland election is won by a party which wants a united Ireland; and Ukraine says all women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from the besieged steelworks in Mariupol.
access_time17 days ago
The human rights group says there is evidence of attacks on civilians and extrajudicial killings. Also: a rescue operation is underway in Cuba after an explosion at a hotel in Havana; and Yemeni prisoners freed by the Saudi-led coalition have been flown back to Yemen.
access_time17 days ago
Ukrainian soldiers accuse Russians of ruining plans for an evacuation ceasefire. The UN and Red Cross are expected to make another attempt to extricate non-combatants from the 'hellscape' of the Azovstal plant. Also: the Philippines prepares to elect a new president; the first African American - and openly gay woman -- to be White House press secretary; and the world's smallest porpoise fights back from the edge of extinction.
access_time18 days ago
Another attempt to get civilians out of the besieged Azovstal steelworks is planned for today. Also:  a number of fatalities in attack in Israeli city of Elad, and Queen Elizabeth to miss upcoming garden parties.
access_time18 days ago
Russia denies storming Azovstal steelworks, saying it's offered a ceasefire instead. Also, World Health Organisation says nearly 15 million people have died due to the Coronavirus pandemic since 2020, and Bill Gates talks to the BBC about divorce, conspiracy theories and his feud with Elon Musk.
access_time19 days ago
Ukraine says Russian forces have entered the city's Azovstal complex. Also: French Left join forces to fight Macron, and Maradona's "Hand of God" shirt sells for millions of dollars.
access_time19 days ago
The head of the European Commission says it should come into force by the end of the year. Also; Sri Lankan government faces no-confidence vote, and the sweaty football shirt worth millions of dollars.
access_time20 days ago
Hundreds of civilians still remain trapped in the bunkers under the industrial site in Mariupol. Also: US Supreme Court says abortion ruling leak is genuine, and the Sex Pistols re-release God Save The Queen song.
access_time20 days ago
A draft opinion leaked from the top court in the US appears to show that the judges will reverse Roe vs. Wade, the landmark ruling which guarantees abortion rights nationwide. Also, Washington accuses Russia of trying to legitimise its occupation of eastern Ukraine with a sham referendum on independence. And in Somalia, Al-Shabab militants attack an African Union peacekeeping base.
access_time21 days ago
The Ukrainian defenders of the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol say Russian troops are using planes, tanks and warship missiles to pound the sprawling industrial site. Also: EU divided over how to step away from Russian energy, and the hunt in Alabama for missing prison inmate and guard.
access_time21 days ago
Israel demands an apology and summons the Russian ambassador for clarification. Also: Spain says the mobile phones of the prime minister and his defence minister have been infected with spyware, and New Zealand reopens to tourists.
access_time22 days ago
Evacuees speak of desperate conditions for those holding out there against Russian forces. Also: a week-long protest march against the Sri Lankan government's mishandling of the economy has culminated in a mass demonstration in the capital, and three critically endangered Asiatic cheetah cubs are born in Iran as part of a captive breeding programme.
access_time23 days ago
A Ukrainian spokesman says Moscow's objectives remained to surround Ukrainian troops. Also: an MP in the UK announces his resignation after admitting watching pornography in the House of Commons, and the story of the Duke and the Queen - the jazz legend and the British monarch.
access_time24 days ago
Religious leaders in Afghanistan say at least fifty people have been killed. Also: the former tennis star, Boris Becker, is jailed, and preparations for biggest fight in female boxing.
access_time24 days ago
Operations could begin next month but many are weary of more conflict. Also: the World Health Organisation accuses baby milk producers of unethical social media practices, James Corden announces his departure from The Late Late Show, and why assumptions about certain breeds of dogs may not be true.
access_time25 days ago
Antonio Guterres criticises Security Council's failure to end the war in Ukraine. Also: Indonesia bans exports of palm oil, people in China rail against Covid measures, and evidence of a fearsome prehistoric predator is found in the Swiss Alps.
access_time25 days ago
Human rights groups say tens of thousands are being relocated. Also: The United States and Russia carry out a prisoner swap, the 3D printed wind turbines, and why virtual meetings could limit our creativity.
access_time26 days ago
The statement comes after Russia stopped gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. Also: Bitcoin becomes legal tender in the Central African Republic; and calls for action to save reptiles from extinction.
access_time26 days ago
Both countries have refused Russia's demand to pay for gas in roubles. Also: Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced to jail for corruption; and a methane mask for cows wins a climate design award.
access_time27 days ago
Antonio Guterres said he was deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Also: Gazprom to suspend supplies to Poland, and the tiny book that sold for more than one million dollars.
access_time27 days ago
Antonio Guterres says he is "messenger of peace". Also: reaction to Elon Musk's Twitter deal and we hear from the Oscar winning star Viola Davis.
access_time28 days ago
The billionaire said he would unlock the social media firm's potential. Also: US judge holds Donald Trump in contempt, and smelly art at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
access_time28 days ago
Washington pledges another $700 million in military aid to Ukraine, as US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin says Moscow should not be left with the capability to launch another invasion. Also: panic buying in Beijing, as the Chinese capital braces for another potential Covid lockdown; and the Ethiopian town of Lalibela — once a major tourist site — struggles to regain its footing in the midst of a pandemic and a war.
access_time29 days ago
Emmanuel Macron triumphs over his far-right rival and becomes the first French president to win re-election in 20 years. Also: a father of a baby killed in a missile attack in Odesa says his world has been destroyed, and on the ganja trail in Jamaica.