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.
23
MAY
2am
More than 20 people are known have died following a suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester, in the north of England. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said it is now beyond doubt that the people of Britain had fallen victim to a 'callous terrorist attack'.(Photo: A police officer stands at a cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017 following a deadly terror attack at a concert at the venue the night before. Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
23
MAY
2am
Police name suspected bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. Thousands of people crowded into a square in the centre of the city to attend a vigil to honour the victims of the bombing. Also in the programme: Palestinian reaction to President Trump's visit and Bond actor Roger Moore dies.(Photo: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of Monday evening's bomb attack. Credit: Getty Images)
22
MAY
2am
The US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons. President Trump is continuing his first foreign trip, and flew to Israel directly from Saudi Arabia. Also in the programme: Mass trial of accused 2015 coup plotters begins in Turkey; Cholera outbreak worsens in Yemen.Photo: US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel"s President Reuven Rivlin give a press conference at the president's residence in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. Credit: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)
22
MAY
2am
President Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem and says he is optimistic about chances for a peace deal in the Middle East.Also in the programme: Russia warned on doping and femicide in South Africa.(Picture: Trump leaves a note at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
21
MAY
2am
US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later today.Also in the programme: Afghan TV viewers will from today be able to watch a new channel run and produced mainly by women, and the story of a family of Filipino immigrants in the US who kept a slave for more than fifty years.(Photo: President Donald Trump and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa take part in a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Riyadh. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)
21
MAY
2am
In a major speech in Saudi Arabia, President Trump has called on Arab and Muslim leaders to take the lead in fighting terrorism.Also in the programme: It's curtains for the most celebrated circus in the United States, after 146 years. And how the internet is reshaping Russian politics.(photo: President Trump speaks in Riyadh during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Credit: Getty Images)
20
MAY
2am
Hassan Rouhani has won a second four-year term as president of Iran, with a decisive election victory. Mr Rouhani achieved 57% of the vote, easily beating his hardline conservative challenger, Ebrahim Raisi. We hear reactions from Tehran, London and Washington.Also on the programme: Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president; and life as a brain surgeon.(Image: Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters. Credit: Reuters)
20
MAY
2am
On his first foreign trip as US president, Donald Trump has signed $350bn worth of trade agreements with Saudi Arabia, including a $110bn arms deal to to boost the Saudi military.Also in the programme: The newly re-elected Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has pledged to open the country to the world and give greater freedoms to Iranians. And one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons explains what it takes to succeed in the operating theatre.(PHOTO: Donald Trump boards his presidential jet. CREDIT: AFP)
19
MAY
2am
Sweden's director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.Also on the programme: Japan's Emperor Akihito is allowed to step down; and Iranians vote in presidential elections.(Picture: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Credit: AFP)
19
MAY
2am
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador's London embassy, we hear from a former Justice Department official who oversaw ­cybercrime investigations.Also in the programme; a high turnout in Iran's presidential election and a new scheme aimed at helping house people in the LGBT community who are fifty or older. (Picture: Julian Assange puts his fist in the air as he steps out to speak to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
18
MAY
2am
Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to lead the investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Moscow Also in the programme: calls for the resignation of the Brazilian president over a corruption scandal, and the Japanese princess choosing to marry out of the palace.(Photo: Former FBI director Robert Mueller at the swearing-in of former FBI Director James Comey in 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images)
18
MAY
2am
President Trump has welcomed the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power.Also in the programme; Brazil's president refuses to stand down as pressure mounts over an alleged corruption scandal; and as Iranians prepare to vote in presidential elections we look at the politics of music in Iran. (Picture: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)