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World Update: Daily Commute

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A daily digest of news and features presented by Dan Damon.
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Global+News+Podcast%3A+Pope+Francis+Refers+to+Rohingya+in+Dhaka+Meeting
access_time12 months ago
Pope Francis had refrained from referring to the refugees as Rohingya on his earlier visit to Myanmar. Also: UN appeals for $22.5bn aid for 2018 and Meghan delights crowd on first royal visit.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Argentina+Ends+Missing+Sub+Rescue+Mission
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 submarine crew members. Hopes of finding survivors faded after a suspected explosion was reported near its last-known location in the South Atlantic. Also, the White House dismisses reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced; and a court hears that the North Korean leader's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was carrying an antidote to the nerve agent that killed him.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Trump+Hits+Out+at+British+PM+over+Tweet+Criticism
access_time12 months ago
US president Donald Trump told British Prime minister Theresa May to focus on 'terrorism' in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos. Also: Pope Francis thanks Bangladesh on Myanmar refugees and Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+War+Criminal+Dies+after+Drinking+Poison
access_time12 months ago
Bosnian Croat general, Slobodan Praljak, acted after appeal court upheld his 20 year jail term; Britain criticises President Trump for sharing anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group, Britain First; why were ancient women stronger than modern athletes, and the happy ending of a Chinese couple who lost and found their honeymoon photos.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+War+Criminal+%27Takes+Poison%27+in+Court
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.





A war crimes appeal in The Hague is halted after a defendant Slobodan Praljak announces he has drunk poison. Also: North Korea says new missile can re-enter atmosphere and US TV host Matt Lauer sacked over sex claim.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+North+Korea+Launches+Missile
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



The intercontinental ballistic missile flew 1,000 km towards Japan and landed in the sea. It's the first such launch in more than two months and comes despite continuing international pressure on Pyongyang.



Also, hybrid electric engine planes are set to become a reality, why South Koreans are more likely to undergo plastic surgery than any other nation, and how the growing problem of space junk is being tackled.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Pope%27s+Myanmar+Speech+Avoids+Reference+to+Rohingya
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



Pope Francis urges 'respect for each ethnic group' but without referring to Rohingya. Human rights groups had urged him to use the term 'Rohingya' to back the community.



Also, Uhuru Kenyatta vows to overcome national divisions, mysterious suicide of Chinese general, and how one Mexican community fought back against brutal drugs-gangs.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Prince+Harry+%27Thrilled%27+over+Meghan+Markle+Engagement
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



The fifth in line to the British throne was speaking after the couple announced their engagement and plans to marry in spring 2018. Also: EU settles dispute over major weed killer and Bitcoin hits new record high.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Prince+Harry+to+Marry+Girlfriend+Megan+Markle
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



Prince Charles 'thrilled' by announcement that his younger son will marry US actress. Also, Bali volcano alert raised to highest level as mass-evacuation ordered, Pope begins highly sensitive visit to Myanmar, and how 'Nueva Cancion' songs blended politics and music in Chile.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Food+Aid+Enters+Yemen+Port+After+Blockade
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



The UN ship, loaded with thousands of tonnes of desperately needed wheat, arrived at the port of Saleef. Also: US lawmaker John Conyers gives up post amid inquiry and a very old tourist attraction comes out of its shell on St Helena.
Global+News+Podcast%3A+Egypt+Sinai+Attack%3A+Death+Toll+Rises
access_time12 months ago
The latest edition of the Global News Podcast. To receive Global News regularly, search for it wherever you find your podcasts and subscribe.



Officials say the attackers, who killed over 300 worshippers at a mosque, were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group. We hear from the survivors at a hospital. Also: Pakistan calls on the army to quell anti-blasphemy protests, and the Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo, reflects on the toppling of President Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe%27s+Mnangagwa+Takes+Power
access_time12 months ago
Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as the country's president following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. Also: Pistorius jail term increased; German coalition talks



(Image: Emmerson Mnangagwa returned from exile on Wednesday. Credit: Reuters)
Deal+Signed+to+Return+Myanmar+Rohingya
access_time12 months ago
Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to return Rohingya Muslims who fled the army crackdown; Calls for unity in Zimbabwe; End of Net Neutrality rules





(Image: Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are now living in refugee camps like this one in Bangladesh Credit: AFP/ GETTY IMAGES)
Ratko+Mladic+Verdict%3A+Special+Programme
access_time12 months ago
An international war crimes court in The Hague delivers its verdict in the genocide trial of the Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic.



(Picture: Protesters outside the court Credit: BBC/A Kasapi)
Emmerson+Mnangagwa+Urges+Mugabe+to+Quit+Now
access_time12 months ago
The ruling Zanu-PF party is expected to begin impeachment proceedings in parliament later on Tuesday. Also Tencent is worth half-a-trillion dollars; Illegal Muslim marriages



(Picture: Robert Mugabe giving televised statement Credit: EPA/The Herald)
The+Sunday+Feature%3A+Albania%27s+Children+of+Blood+Feuds
access_time12 months ago
Albanian teacher Liljana Luani takes BBC's Andrew Hosken to visit one of her pupils in an isolated corner of High Albania. 13 year old Niko is under threat of death because of a family blood feud that began before he was even born. Dozens of families in the northern Shkodra region live in virtual self-imposed house arrest in fear of their lives from a centuries old tradition of taking revenge that still persists.

(Image: Teacher Liljana Luani with her pupil, Niko Credit:BBC)
Weekend+Extra
access_time12 months ago
Afghan opium soars; Most expensive painting ever sold; Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies
Mugabe+Makes+First+Public+Appearance
access_time12 months ago
Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project



(Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)
Mugabe+Makes+First+Public+Appearance
access_time12 months ago
Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project



(Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)
Zimbabwe+Awaits+News+on+Mugabe%27s+Future
access_time1 year ago
President Robert Mugabe is said to be under house arrest but the whereabouts of his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, are unknown. Also: Amish "long life" research; Danish minister on Russian cyber infiltration



(Picture: Man walking in front of a tank in Harare Credit: Getty Images)
Zimbabwe%3A+Army+Takes+Over%2C+Says+Mugabe+Safe
access_time1 year ago
After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe. The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say.



(Picture: President Mugabe and Grace Mugabe (right) Credit: AFP)
Thousands+Seek+Shelter+After+Iran+Quake
access_time1 year ago
The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah. Also: UK PM points finger at Russia; Hungarians' questionnaire on immigration; Merkel and the motor manufacturers



(Picture: Female doctor tends to young victim in the arms of young man Credit: EPA)
Iran-Iraq%3A+Deadly+Tremor+Hits+Border+Region
access_time1 year ago
More than 300 people are dead with many more injured. Also: Trump meets Duterte; Rajoy campaigns in Catalonia



(Picture: Collapsed buildings Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
The+Sunday+Feature%3A+Iris+Origo%27s+Italian+War+Diary
access_time1 year ago
Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists and biographers, documents Italy before WW2. The newly published diary 'A Chill in the Air' records the hopes and fears of the Italian people in the months before Mussolini entered the war.



(Photo: Iris Origo. Credit: Estate of Iris Origo)
Weekend+Extra
access_time1 year ago
Saudi-Iran tensions rising; Protests in Catalonia over jailed leaders; George Orwell statue unveiled outside BBC's Broadcasting House
Trump%3A+US+Won%27t+Tolerate+%27Unfair%27+Trade
access_time1 year ago
The US and Chinese presidents lay out competing visions at APEC summit in Vietnam. Also: China's Singles Day spending frenzy; Revival of one of the world's oldest instruments



(photo: Mr Xi and Mr Trump talk trade. Credit: Reuters)
The+US+President+Seeks+New+Trade+Deal+With+China
access_time1 year ago
Trump praises China on a visit to Beijing, with no reproaches over North Korea or trade. Also: the plight of Rohingya refugees; 'Manhattan festival' in Banda island



(Image: US President and his Chinese counterpart Credit: Reuters)
Donald+Trump+Arrives+in+China+for+State+Visit
access_time1 year ago
This is the third country on the US president's tour of Asia, with trade and North Korea high on the agenda. Also: Democrats win in first state-wide elections of Trump's presidency; Can we hack our way out of climate change?



(Picture: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping tour China's Forgotten City. Credit: AFP)
%27Radical+reform%27+underway+in+Saudi+Arabia
access_time1 year ago
The Kingdom is undergoing unprecedented changes under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Also: President Trump visits South Korea; 100 years since the Russian Revolution



(Image: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Credit: EPA)
President+Trump+in+First+State+Visit+to+Japan
access_time1 year ago
US President says 'Japan could shoot down' North Korean missiles; Also: Texas mass shooting; Ex-hostage Terry Waite on solitude



(Image: US President Donald Trump (l) and Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Credit: AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The+Sunday+Feature%3A+Dazzle+Ships+Ahoy
access_time1 year ago
Dan Damon discovers how paintwork on merchant ships managed to help deter Nazi naval advances on Britain.



(Picture: Black and white image of dazzle ship Credit: Getty Images)
Weekend+Extra
access_time1 year ago
Spain arrests eight Catalan lawmakers; 500 years on from The Reformation; Kenya election
Syrian+Army+%27Take+Last+IS+Stronghold%27
access_time1 year ago
Militants held most of Deir al-Zour since 2014. Also: Catalans protest as Spain jails ex-ministers; The enduring appeal of Agatha Christie; Resignation stunts



(Picture: Syrian army tank firing Credit: AFP/Getty)
Suu+Kyi+Visits+Troubled+Rakhine+State
access_time1 year ago
Burma's de facto leader has been criticised for not stopping a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Also: 100 years of the Balfour Declaration; Victims of human trafficking in England



(Picture: Aung San Suu Kyi (centre) arrived in Sittwe guarded by armed security personnel Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Catalan+Leader%27s+Fleeing+to+Brussels+%27Act+of+Desperation%27
access_time1 year ago
Carles Puigdemont's lawyer says his client is not in hiding. Also: Bat-friendly tequila; Luther 500 year anniversary



(Picture: Large picture of Puigdemont seen through glass Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Spain+Moves+to+Take+Control+of+Catalan+Institutions
access_time1 year ago
Madrid is set to take direct control after region's declaration of independence. Also: Kenyans await result of disputed election; 100 years since the Russian Revolution





(Image: Catalan regional police, Mossos guard the Catalan regional government headquarters Credit: Reuters)
The+Sunday+Feature%3A+Hearing+the+world+around+us+differently
access_time1 year ago
World Update's Jerry Sullivan went to London's Kings Cross where the world-renowned and profoundly deaf composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie, is bringing people in the area together to a make a new piece of music. Jerry met Dame Evelyn at a workshop for hearing and non-hearing children who are participating in the project, 'King's Cross Sounds'.



(IMAGE: Dame Evelyn Glennie at a school's workshop for 'King's Cross Sounds'. CREDIT: Martin Collins, 2017)
Weekend+Extra
access_time1 year ago
Feminism in China; London pollution; Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis goes online
Spain+Senate+Debates+Catalan+Direct+Rule
access_time1 year ago
The Senate is expected to pass the emergency measures, which include sacking the Catalan president. Also: DC's go-go music scene; Hawaii rescue



(Picture: Carles Puigdemont (right) has been under pressure not to call a snap election Credit: Reuters)
Kenya+Goes+to+Polls+Amid+Unrest
access_time1 year ago
Voting is under way in an election which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Also: Catalonia parliament due to meet; Opioid epidemic in the US



(Image: Riot police attempt to disperse opposition supporters in the Kibera slums in Nairobi Credit: Reuters)
China+Congress%3A+No+Heir+Apparent+to+Xi
access_time1 year ago
The absence of an heir raises questions over how long Mr Xi intends to rule. Also: E-bikes in NYC; The future of capitalism



(Image: President Xi Jinping (centre) and members of the new Standing Committee Credit: Reuters)
Xi+Jinping+%27Most+Powerful+Chinese+Leader+Since+Mao%27
access_time1 year ago
Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012. Also: Child marriage in the US; Calming traffic the Singapore way; How many IS fighters on the loose are there?



(Picture: Mr Xi Credit: EPA)
Catalonia%3A+Officials+Will+Not+Take+Orders+from+Madrid
access_time1 year ago
Separatist parties in Catalonia are due to meet today to discuss their next moves. Also: Oceans are acidifying, say experts; South Korea displays its military might; How stressed out are China's young professionals?



(Picture: Anxious independence supporters listened to Carles Puigdemont's speech on their smartphones in Barcelona Credit: Getty Images)
The+Sunday+Feature%3A+Secret+Police+Files+Opened+Up+in+Albania
access_time1 year ago
In Albania, attempts are now being made to discover the fate of about 6,000 people who went missing during 40 years of Communism. Andrew Hoskens in Tirana speaks to one man whose Catholic priest uncle fell foul of Enver Hoxha's regime. (Photo: Nikolin Kurti at the site of the mass grave he exhumed in 2009. Credit: Andrew Hoskens/BBC)
Weekend+Extra
access_time1 year ago
China's Xi Jinping consolidates power; Mental health in Zanzibar; Fat, French and female
Obama+and+Bush+Decry+Deep+US+Political+Divisions
access_time1 year ago
Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concerns about the current political climate in the US without naming President Trump. Also: The sister of Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt; Somalia bomb aftermath



(Photo: George W Bush and his wife at President Trump's inauguration. Credit: Getty Images)
Catalan+Leader+Rejects+Spanish+Ultimation+over+Independence
access_time1 year ago
Carles Puigdemont says he may press ahead with a formal declaration if Madrid moves to impose direct rule. Also: Sir Tom Jones on abuse in the music industry; Writing for children; Deadly Afghan attack



(Picture: Carles Puigdemont (l) and Mariano Rajoy, Spain's leader Credit: Reuters)
Xi+Jinping+Declares+%27New+Era%27+for+China
access_time1 year ago
Communist Party congress underway in China. Also: Senior official quits Kenya's electoral body; What are the prospects for peace after Baghdad forces regain control of Kurdish areas?



(Image: Xi Jinping addresses the delegates in Beijing Credit: Reuters)
Kurdish+Infighting+as+Kirkuk+Crisis+Escalates
access_time1 year ago
Peshmerga commander tells us why fighters abandoned the city. Also: The existential threat of big tech; Basque separatism



(Picture: Iraqi forces have been advancing towards Kirkuk Credit: AFP)
Kirkuk%3A+Iraqi+Forces+Advance+on+Kurdish-Held+Sites
access_time1 year ago
An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south of Kirkuk city. Also: Big results for Maduro in Venezuela elections; Making comedy from the death of Stalin



(Picture: Iraqi President Fuad Masum (L) met Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani (R) on Sunday Credit: AFP)
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