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The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from News hour, The World Today and World Briefing. Up to 30 minutes compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service.
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50 Episodes
12 – 32

Signalling error may be cause of deadly India train crash

he collision is one of the worst in decades, with 288 people confirmed dead and more than a thousand injured. Also: Turkey's president appoints an orthodox economist as his new finance minister, signalling a possible change in approach to his country's economic crisis and, as Burna Boy packs out a…
3 Jun 7PM 34 min

Train crash in India kills more than 200

Hundreds more are injured as rescue teams scramble to help. Also: Three more Europeans have been released from Iran - following a prisoner swap involving a jailed Iranian diplomat last week, and Cynthia Weil, the prolific American songwriter behind "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling", the most played song of the…
2 Jun 7PM 30 min

Multi-cancer blood test could speed up diagnosis

A blood test for more than fifty types of cancer has shown it can detect two thirds of cancers correctly. Researchers at Oxford University said although the test remains a 'work in progress' it could increase the number of cancers identified and reduce hospital tests. Also: The US Secretary of…
2 Jun 11AM 31 min

US sanctions Sudanese firms for fuelling war

The US government said the sanctions would cut off key financial flows to the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces. Also: Donald Trump reportedly caught on tape talking about keeping classified document after leaving office, and a Nepali guide saves the life of a climber found in the "death…
1 Jun 8PM 32 min

European leaders meet to discuss continent’s safety

The war in Ukraine dominates the summit of 47 nations in Moldova. Also: Australia's most-decorated living soldier loses a historic defamation case, and the US House of Representatives passes a crucial debt deal.
1 Jun 9AM 34 min

US debt ceiling deal reaches House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives debates a bipartisan deal to raise the government's debt ceiling and avoid a damaging default. Also: Russia says heavy shelling from Ukraine is behind its decision to evacuate hundreds of children from Belgorod, and how difficult is it to make tasteless peas?
31 May 7PM 30 min

UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague delivers last major verdicts

The court increased prison sentences for two Serbian officials convicted of training death squads during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Also: A BBC investigation reveals new evidence of the trauma suffered by Ukrainian children taken to Russia, and the rare albino giant anteater discovered in Brazil.
31 May 10AM 31 min

Amid rising tensions

The unrest was sparked when ethnic-Albanian mayors took office in Serb-majority areas, after being elected in a vote boycotted by Serbs. Also: experts say Artificial Intelligence or AI could lead to extinction of humanity, and would you join the no washing of clothes movement?
30 May 8PM 34 min

Russia accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist' strike on Moscow

First multiple drone attack on city since invasion of Ukraine. Also: a former government scientist in China says the possibility that Covid-19 leaked from a laboratory should not be dismissed, and President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela visits Brazil for the first time in eight years.
30 May 10AM 31 min

Nato says attacks on Kosovo peacekeepers unacceptable

Serb protestors were angry at ethnic Albanian mayors being installed in Serb-majority areas. Also: Erdogan supporters celebrate win in divided Turkey, and could tea, apples and berries stave off age-related memory loss?
29 May 8PM 33 min

Ukraine war: Fresh attacks on Kyiv after intense drone barrage

The latest attack was unusual because it took place during the day and seemed to be targeted at the city centre. Also: New laws in Uganda mean LGBT people could face the death penalty and a musical blast from the past, as the band Sparks retake the pop scene
29 May 10AM 37 min

Erdogan wins Turkey's presidential election run-off

His rule now extends into a third decade. Also: President Biden holds more talks with the Republican House speaker to finalise a crucial deal to raise the US debt ceiling, and the Malaysian Prime Minister calls for an end to fawning coverage of his government and urges the press to…
28 May 7PM 32 min

Ukraine ready for counter-offensive against Russian forces

Claim made to the BBC by one of Ukraine's most senior security officials. Also: Turkey holds its first ever presidential run-off election, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking to extend his rule into a third decade in the face of a strong challenge from Kemal Kilicdaroglu and, Iraq announces a seventeen-billion…
27 May 7PM 29 min

US condemns Kosovo government after clashes with Serb minority

Pristina is accused of undermining efforts to normalize relations with Serbia, which has puts its army on high alert. Also: a Russian border region bordering Ukraine comes under heavy bombardment, and the discovery of thousands of weird and wonderful species in an untouched area of the Pacific Ocean.
26 May 7PM 33 min

BBC Sudan investigation finds evidence of possible war crimes

It also found the UK embassy didn't help a British couple who lived steps away. The family said an 85-year-old man was shot by snipers before his disabled wife died of starvation. Also: An Indian government official has been suspended after ordering an entire reservoir to be drained to recover…
26 May 10AM 30 min

Antibiotic to treat deadly superbug discovered using AI

Breakthrough made by scientists from the US and Canada. Also: The European police agency breaks up what it calls an extremely violent gun and drug trafficking gang in an international operation, and why orcas are sinking boats off the Iberian coast.
25 May 7PM 29 min

Music legend Tina Turner dies aged 83

Her unmistakable voice on hits like The Best, and Private Dancer made Tina Turner a superstar. Also: Florida governor Ron DeSantis announces he is running for US president in 2024, and brain implants help paralysed man to walk again.
24 May 8PM 34 min

Ukraine and US deny involvement in incursion into Russia

The Russian border region of Belgorod has once again come under attack, with drones and shellfire striking villages overnight. On Tuesday Russia claimed to have defeated a group of saboteurs who crossed the border from Ukraine. Also: Tens of thousands of students have sued their universities in the UK demanding…
24 May 10AM 32 min

Top US health official warns of the risk of social media to young people

The US surgeon general said social media use by children and teenagers posed a profound challenge to their health and well-being. Also: residents in Khartoum say the city has been largely quiet since the latest truce began, and the last emperor of China's watch sells for more than $5m.
23 May 9PM 34 min
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