NewsHour

BBC  |  Podcast, ±48 min episodes every 11 hours
Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service, twice a day, every day of the year. Join our leading team of presenters for the best interviews, features and analysis of world events.
27
MAR
2am
The elderly and injured, young children and rebel fighters with light weapons are being evacuated from the Syrian city of Homs. Most people will be taken to the city of Jarablus in northern Syria. Also in the programme: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in prison; US-led anti-IS coalition continues investigation into civilian casualties in Iraqi city of Mosul.(Photo: Evacuation continues in al-Waer, the last opposition-held district of Homs. Credit: BBC)
27
MAR
2am
US-backed forces have paused their offensive against the so-called IS-stronghold of Raqqa to allow engineers to inspect the strategic Tabqa Dam. IS fighters claimed coalition air strikes had jammed the dam's gates, causing water levels to rise dangerously, potentially risking the lives of thousands of people.Also in the programme: The civilian cost of the battle for Mosul; Thieves steal gold coin weighing 100 kilogrammes.(Photo: Tabqa Dam near Raqqa. Credit: Reuters)
26
MAR
2am
Carrie Lam, a long-time civil servant, vowed to heal divisions in Hong Kong but pro-democracy activists dismissed the election as a sham. Mrs Lam won more than half the votes of a specially-appointed committee of nearly 1,200 people, most of them loyal to the Chinese government.Also in the programme: UN aid reaches western Yemen; and what's up with WhatsApp - should technology companies allow access to encrypted material in terrorism cases?(Photo: Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Credit: AP)
26
MAR
2am
Thousands of Russians have taken part in anti-corruption rallies across the country, in defiance of the authorities. The biggest protests were in Moscow, where activists say at least seven hundred people (including opposition leader Alexei Navalny) were detained. We hear from an opposition activist and our correspondent in Moscow.Also on the programme: Who the House Freedom Caucus are and why they are crucial for President Donald Trump to pass legislation; and the first ever woman to manage an Italian men's football team.(Image: Police officers detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Credit: AFP / Evgeny Feldman for Alexei Navalny's campaign)
25
MAR
2am
Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say recent air strikes have caused mass casualties. One woman told the BBC that nine members of her family have been killed in an operation carried out by US-led strikes.Also on the programme: mass polio vaccination campaign in West and Central Africa; and part two of our investigation looking into the death of a British man in China.(Picture civil protection rescue team clearing the debris of a destroyed house. Credit: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
25
MAR
2am
The US military has acknowledged that aircraft of the coalition fighting IS in Iraq hit a location in western Mosul where dozens of civilians were reportedly killed. BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from the city.Also in today's programme, the failure of US Republican Party attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare cast fresh doubt over the deliverability of the rest of President Trump's agenda. Plus, how an ordinary cat burglar ended up stealing priceless works by Van Gogh.(Photo: Smoke rises from the Mosul skyline. Credit: Getty Images)
24
MAR
2am
Police reveal that the London attacker had a violent past and spent several spells in prison. The man originally identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood killed four people, including a police officer, in Westminster on Wednesday.Also in the programme: US Congress prepares to vote on reforming Obamacare and Newshour's Lyse Doucet is in Palmyra.(Photo: A man takes photos of floral tributes on Westminster Bridge after attack. Credit: RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
24
MAR
2am
Blow for Trump after his US healthcare bill vote has been withdrawn from Congress. Also in the programme: Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak freed; and Europe at 60. (Photograph shows US President Donald Trump. Credit: Reuters)
23
MAR
2am
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says the man who carried out an attack on Westminster was known to security forces. Eight people have been arrested following the killing of three people on Wednesday outside the Houses of Parliament.Also in the programme: Thousands attend the funeral of former IRA commander turned First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, in Londonderry. And the Taliban take control of Sangin.(Photo: Armed police officers near the Houses of Parliament in central London. Credit: AFP /Getty Images)
23
MAR
2am
British police have released details of the man behind Wednesday's attack. Eight people have also been arrested. Also in the programme: US Congress postpones vote on Obamacare replacement; Israeli man arrested over threats to Jewish cultural centres in the US.(Photo: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on March 23, 2017. Credit:Carl Court/Getty Images)
22
MAR
2am
A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. There are also reports of as many as five people being "mowed down" on nearby Westminster Bridge. (Photo: An armed police officer guards inside a police cordon outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017 during an emergency incident. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)
22
MAR
2am
The latest eyewitness reports and analysis from London where several people have been killed and injured outside the Houses of Parliament.Also: the US State Department hosts more than 70 countries for a meeting on defeating the Islamic State group. And Syria's national football team is dreaming of World Cup qualification.(Photo: A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)