Global News

BBC  |  Podcast , ±30 min episodes every 15 hours  | 
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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07
AUG
8pm

Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala

The Boeing 737 was repatriating Indians stranded overseas by the coronavirus crisis. Also: US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, and the British Foreign office cat Palmerston retires to the countryside.
07
AUG
11am

Ame government negligence

Rescue-workers search for dozens still reported missing after Tuesday's deadly blast. The UN has warned of a humanitarian crisis and is promising emergency supplies. Also, how Covid-19 has affected tourism in city that was at heart of Italian Renaissance, and why music festival is going ahead on Greek island - despite virus restrictions.
06
AUG
7pm

America's powerful National Rifle Association

New York’s attorney general Letitia James alleges financial misconduct in the organisation. She accuses NRA leaders of using its funds for their personal benefit. Also: President Macron of France has promised to co-ordinate an international aid effort for Lebanon, and in the Channel Island of Guernsey police try a novel recruitment campaign.
06
AUG
10am

President Macron says political change is needed in Lebanon

The French President made the comments on a visit to an area devastated by the explosion. Also: tougher internal border restrictions are being introduced in Australia to curb the spread of Covid-19, and social media networks push back against President Trump after he says children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus.
05
AUG
8pm

Anger in Beirut at failure to prevent devastating explosion

The governing elite of Lebanon is coming under unprecedented attack after an explosion in the capital on Tuesday, which killed at least 135 people. Also: emergency departments in the US state of Mississippi are overflowing with Covid-19 patients, and the French Government pledges millions of dollars to save the country's wine industry.
04
AUG
11am

Hefty fines for lockdown rule-breakers in Australia

On-the-spot fines of more than 3 thousand US dollars for breaking isolation rules in the Australian state of Victoria, as military and police get tough with dissenters. Also: fears that new ID rules for voting in Ghana could deter some voters, and in Italy a Grand Slam great interrupts girls playing rooftop tennis.
03
AUG
8pm

Global news pod for Tuesday 4th August.

Juan Carlos made the announcement in a letter to his son, King Felipe.
This comes weeks after the embattled former King was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Also: red card for footballers caught deliberately coughing, and other mammals lose out in panda conservative drive.
03
AUG
10am

Iran cover-up of Covid-19 deaths revealed

A BBC investigation has found almost three times the number of reported deaths. Also: we hear from Zimbabwe where a doctor says, despite capacity, staff shortages mean she's turning Covid-infected patients away, and could the staunchly conservative US state of Kansas turn Democrat?
02
AUG
8pm

NASA astronauts make landmark splashdown

The SpaceX capsule touched down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years. Also: top US Democrat rounds on virus chief Birx, and New Zealand's most popular albatross chick needs a name.

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