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Global News Podcast
Daily
 
The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
 
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Fareed Zakaria GPS
Weekly
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
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World Story of the Day : NPR
Weekly+
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Newshour
Monthly+
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
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The Irish Times World View Podcast
Weekly
 
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Paddy Agnew, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
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Amanpour
Weekly+
 
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
 
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The World This Week
Weekly
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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Reuters World News – Spoken Edition
 
Late breaking world news from every corner of the globe at Reuters, your online source for international news coverage. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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United Nations Radio » itunes
Daily+
 
 
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The Fifth Floor
Weekly
 
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.
 
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The Phileas Club
Rare
 
World news, the "not boring" way: get the news at the source!People from around the world tell you what has been making the news in their country, both locally and internationally. Heated arguments and silly discussions ensue... The Phileas Club is a show about different cultures and opinions coming together and talking it out.
 
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Asia Pacific
Weekly+
 
Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific. Presented by Sen Lam.
 
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Pacific Review
Weekly
 
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them. Presented by Bruce Hill.
 
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FSN World News Podcast
Monthly+
 
FSN World News Podcast: Feature Story News updates the headlines around the clock with reports from our bureaus around the world.
 
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NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, on the cyber attacks spreading across Europe using a stolen National Security Agency tool.
 
UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives The importance of "positive" US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country's capital on Tuesday. António Guterres met with more than 20 committee members in ...…
 
A new global survey show world confidence in the US since Trump has took office tanked from 64% to 22%. Could the travel ban be a factor of this? On the show is former Chief of Staff at U.S Customs and Border Protection Marco Lopez from Homeland Security and veteran foreign correspondent Robin Wright from, 'The New Yorker,' who has a strong gri ...…
 
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: Cyprus talks are a "unique opportunity" says UN negotiator; and young people are being urged to mobilize support for a nuclear weapon-free world.
 
At least 50 migrants suspected dead in Niger desert Fifty-two migrants are lost, suspected dead in a desert in central Niger, after they were reportedly abandoned by people smugglers, the UN said on Tuesday. The information from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) follows an alert by more than 20 survivors, who said they had [...]…
 
Young people can help mobilize support for a nuclear weapon-free world by spreading the word through social media, according to the head of a UN partner organisation working to end nuclear testing. Lassina Zerbo, Secretary-General of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) was speaking ahead of a meeting which opens on Tu ...…
 
The latest on the Republican Party's struggle to pass legislation replacing Obamacare, and what failure means for Donald Trump's young presidency. A report from Berlin on the latest twists and turns on the run-in Germany's general election campaign. Chancellor Angela Merkel is leaving few hostages to fortune by making canny, perhaps cynical, po ...…
 
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has dropped for the first time as efforts continue to resist the nationwide epidemic that UN agencies have described as the world’s worst outbreak. Dr Ahmed Zouiten, Senior Emergency Adviser at the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists in Geneva on Tuesday that it is still too [...]…
 
A fresh round of talks to decide the future of Cyprus will last "as long as it takes" but there are no guarantees of success, the UN negotiator leading the process said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Espen Barth Eide said that the talks were "not the last chance" but they were "the [...]…
 
Beatrice Huret poses with her book titled ''Calais Mon Amour'' as she walks on the beach of Dannes near Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the northern French coast, France, June 15, 2017. In her book she recounts the story of her romance with her lover Mokhtar, an Iranian migrant she had.
 
US tech giant hit with $2.7bn fine over its Shopping service, Washington warns Syria over 'new chemical attack plan', court rules that Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths at Srebrenica, how ATMs changed our lives
 
A major cyber-attack has struck around the world hitting multi-national companies, transport hubs and even the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It was in Ukraine, home to Chernobyl, that the news of the malicious software first broke.Also in the programme: Fifa releases 'corruption' bid report, and The Philippine House of Representatives has appr ...…
 
Computers around the world have been hit by a cyber attack in which they're frozen until a ransom is paid, FARC rebels in Colombia formally end half a century of violence
 
The European Commission has imposed a US$2.7 billion fine on the search engine for what it called anti-competitive practices. Google said it was considering an appeal.Also in the programme: The US accuses the Syrian government of preparing a chemical weapons attack and the founder of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, chef Alain Senderens remembere ...…
 
US led coalition said only a, "couple of hundred," ISIS fighters remain in Mosul and the Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi described it as "an official announcement" of ISIS' defeat. Karin Von Hippel is former Chief of Staff to General John Allen, the Director of the Anti-ISIS Coalition during President Obama's administration, she says, "ISIL 2.0 is st ...…
 
The Queen has spoken for the State of the Opening of Parliament where the Brexit bill dominates the agenda. Labour MP Hilary Benn hopes to continue to chair the Brexit select committee, he joins us on the show. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Salman removes his nephew as crown price and elevates his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman to ...…
 
In what President Trump calls "a clear victory for our national security," the Supreme Court says that parts of his revised travel ban can take effect.
 
A Belgian soldier stands guard outside Brussels central railway station after a suicide bomber was shot dead by troops in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Belgian prosecutors say Oussama Zariouh brought a bomb to the station and, after it failed to explode, was shot dead by a soldier as he ran toward a military patrol s ...…
 
It's an official holiday today at UN Headquarters so we've prepared a special news features programme instead. We'll hear from South Sudan, where a new fish market is boosting the war-stricken economy, and helping to build much-needed trust on the banks of the Nile; And: a European food festival features fine dining, refugee-style… we'll hear [...]…
 
Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13 European cities this month. They are participating in the second edition of the Refugee Food Festival, a two-week event organized by the NGO "Food Sweet Food", in partnership with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Dian ...…
 
US President Donald Trump has called a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated a "victory for our national security". The Justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.Also in the programme: leading members of the Jewish community are angry over the stall ...…
 
British PM outlines post-Brexit offer on EU citizens, Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer, What happens when you're sleep deprived.
 
The Democratic Unionist Party backs Theresa May's minority government, Iraqi army 'making progress' against IS in Mosul, Bob Dylan's songs made into stage musical, how Harry Potter became an enormous global brand
 
Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to support UK’s governing Conservative Party in a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement. Under the agreement, they will support Theresa May’s minority government on some of its key legislative priorities. Also in the programme: Britain launches largest warship ever built for its Royal Navy, a ...…
 
On GPS, Fareed says America is sleepwalking into another decade of war in the Middle East. Then, Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago and Obama's former Chief of Staff, rates Trump's first five months in the White House. Also, an expert panel debates the rising tensions between North Korea and the U.S. Can China intervene? Finally, David Brooks on th ...…
 
Three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. Photos discovered on one of their mobile phones reveal who they were and what they were doing in Iraq. BBC's Middle East correspondent, Quentin Sommerville and producer Riam Dalati, have assembled a detailed portrait of their lives.Also on the programme: Pakistan oil tanker exp ...…
 
More than 140 die when petrol tanker exploded as villagers tried to collect leaking fuel; BBC investigation reveals lives of young men fighting for IS group in Iraq; How the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku turned from racing to road age.
 
Around 150 left dead after an oil tanker carrying fuel burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East. People from a nearby village reportedly gathered around the truck to collect leaking fuel when it caught fire and exploded. Also in the programme: Istanbul's gay pride march is shut down by authorities - again; Thelonious Monk's 'n ...…
 
The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Nowhere is the refugee crisis growing faster than in Uganda which has taken in more than one million refugees: double [...]…
 
Residents' anger at tower block evacuations; Egypt gives islands to Saudi Arabia; the 'cult' following of the British Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn
 
Thousands of residents of north London tower blocks are evacuated over a fire risk after the Grenfell blaze last week.Also on the programme: The British opposition Labour party leader speaks to large crowds at the Glastonbury music festival, but not everyone is happy; An audit uncovers $1 billion unaccounted for in Mozambique.(Photo: Residents ...…
 
More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western ChinaAlso on the programme: thousands evacuated from tower blocks in north London over risk of fire; and what noise does a woodworm make?(Picture: Rescue workers in China searching for survivors of a landslide. Credit: Reuters)…
 
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The World This Week
 
Has the European Union taken another step towards becoming a superstate? Angela Merkel is moving towards Emmanuel Macron's plan for a Eurozone budget minister; EU leaders are moving towards closer defence co-operation. And all this in the week when Britain formally opened talks on leaving the EU.(Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Frenc ...…
 
Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.
 
More than US$350 million pledged for Uganda refugee efforts The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees has concluded with more than US$350 million pledged to help the country deal with its fast-growing refugee emergency. In just one year, the UN estimates that the country's refugee population has more than doubled, from 500,000 to more than 1.25 ...…
 
"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people ... Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen?" Harry, 32, who is fifth in line to the throne, told the Newsweek magazine "I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time." Queen Elizabeth, 91, has been on the throne since 1 ...…
 
A Pakistani organisation which was contracted to implement an election management system in Fiji has been accused of corruption. Vanuatu's capital came to a standstill today, with thousands of school children and other citizens lining the streets to farewell the country's late President, Father Baldwin Lonsdale, who died at the weekend from a s ...…
 
BBC Hindi recently brought together two schoolgirls, one from Delhi and one from Indian-administered Kashmir, to became penfriends. What they have in common is music and youth, but they're divided by regional loyalties and religion in the long-running dispute over Kashmir. So the question is: can the two teenagers find common ground? The report ...…
 
A BBC correspondent reports from Raqqa where Arab and Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Defence Forces are fighting IS.Also in the programme: Gulf states hand Qatar demands to lift economic blockade, and HIV infections fall for the first time among British gay men.(PHOTO: A Kurdish sniper attacking IS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. CREDIT: BBC)…
 
Inside the fight for the 'IS capital', UK's Brexit offer 'below expectations', How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits
 
800 flats evacuated for safety reasons, In Colombia the President says the FARC's disarmament is almost done, Saturday Night Fever - auction of the dancefloor in the film
 
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have issued Qatar with a list of 13 demands, including a request for the country to close down its state-owned broadcaster. Also in the programme: New offensive to gain control of IS stronghold of Raqqa; Saturday Night Fever dancefloor up for auction.(Photo:The Al Jazeera Media Network headquarters build ...…
 
The Phileas Club 90 - Armchair psychologizing On this episode we talk about: Six months into the Trump presidency French elections are done Rape statistics in Sweden (and Wonder Woman!) Still no government in the Netherlands Remember you can support a show at http://www.patreon.com/ThePhileasClub More info on the show: The hosts are Wendi Dunfo ...…
 
The prime minister's younger brother and sister, Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling, said on Wednesday they had lost confidence in Lee Hsien Loong and feared that the state's organs would be used against them. Lee Hsien Yang said he and his wife, the lawyer Lee Suet Fern, would be leaving Singapore because they felt closely monitored and threatened.…
 
UK in summit pledge on EU citizens' rights, Deadly car bomb targets Afghan bank, NASA launches rocket with student experiments
 
Islamic State destroy the distinctive Great al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul
 
May promises EU citizens will be allowed to stay after Brexit, Funeral of Otto Warmbier, How the eyes of moths could improve what you see on your smartphone
 
Republican Senators in the US have released their proposals to replace Obamacare, but some have already said that they cannot back the draft bill. The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and nearly a fifth of the US economy.Also on the programme: US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief Jame ...…
 
Schoolboy Mina Habib, a 10-year-old who survived a militant attack on Coptic Christians last month, carries a little girl in front of his residence in Minya, Egypt June 8, 2017. Picture taken June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Neighbours of victims of a militant attack against Coptic Christians that took place last month stand outside o ...…
 
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ousted his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, from his role as crown prince, appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as first in line to the throne. The move consolidates the power of 31-year-old bin Salman, whose rapid ascent to power has shaken up the country’s royal family. Also in the programme: MoDem, a party allie ...…
 
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