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Global News Podcast
The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
World Story of the Day : NPR
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
The Irish Times World View Podcast
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.
Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
The World This Week
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
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
We’re living in a confusing and scary time, bombarded everyday with stories from around the world and here at home that are hard to even follow, let alone fully understand. Worldly will be your guide to the story behind the stories and to the one thing you need to understand each week to make sense of the world around you.
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The Fifth Floor
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.
The Phileas Club
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.
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific. Presented by Sen Lam.
Pacific Review
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them. Presented by Bruce Hill.
FSN World News Podcast
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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The authorities say that a 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain last week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks. Also, the UN says thousands of civilians are fleeing from the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, after an offensive begins against I.S. militants and US comedian Jerry Lewis dies ...…
The South African government has confirmed that it granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, enabling her to return home in the early hours of Sunday. Also: a former US Neo Nazi on race in America; and the 'golden record' flying through space(Photo: file photo from June 2017 of Grace Mugabe addressing a crowd in Zimbab ...…
Steve Bannon exits stage right as America tries to make sense of the events in Charlottesville, Fareed & a panel discuss whether some sort of civil war is in the offing in the United States today, CNN's national security analyst Peter Bergen on the use of car and trucks as the terrorists' current weaponGUESTS: Angela Rye, Mark Lilla, Robin Wrig ...…
Iraqi forces launch a ground offensive to retake Tal Afar, which fell to so-called Islamic State in 2014. Also in the programme: deadly floods in Bangladesh; and remembering American comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. (Photo: Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)…
Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets to protest against a free-speech rally. Their numbers and chants forced the event to be brought to a premature close, without the planned addresses. Also: A British paramedic has recounted how he and a doctor tried in vain to save the life of a woman stabbed in the neck in Friday's terror attack in ...…
After the first terror attack in Finnish history, we speak to a paramedic who intervened to try to defend one of the victims. Also: protecting the Irish language; and should Confederate statues stand or fall in the US?(Photo: A police car patrolling the Market Square in Turku, Finland, 19 August 2017. Credit: EPA/MARKKU OJALA)…
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
Steve Bannon was one of President Trump's key advisors / Spanish police say Barcelona attacker was killed / Erdogan urges Turks in Germany not to vote for main parties
The White House chief strategist is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Will he be more influential outside the White House than inside? Also in the programme: Barcelona attack update; and South Africa's diplomatic dilemma on Zimbabwe's first lady.(Photo: Steve Bannon; Credit: AFP/Getty Images)…
ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: The UN relief chief underlines the value of providing humanitarian aid today; and tackling rising hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thousands of people gathered in Barcelona on Friday to commemorate the victims. Also, deadly South Asia floods hit 16m people, and does water enhance the taste of whisky?
The Siachen Glacier is the world's highest battlefield, straddling the disputed border between India and Pakistan in northern Kashmir. Thousands of soldiers have died there - mostly, since the 2003 ceasefire, from the harsh conditions. BBC Urdu's Abid Hussain paid a rare visit. Photo: Pakistan army drills on Siachen Glacier, credit: BBC…
Five suspected terrorists have been shot dead in the Spanish town of Cambrils, following a second vehicle attack on pedestrians. It follows the killing of over a dozen people on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. We hear how the manhunt is developing.Also in the programme: Chile considers making abortion legal; and the astronomer who's spent ...…
Security Council expresses solidarity with Spain following Barcelona attack The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100 others. The incident occurred on Thursday in the Las Ramblas district, a popular spot located in the heart of the Spanish city. The Council has issue ...…
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The inexperienced fighters in an Arab group battling to take Raqqa back from Islamic State are playing a secondary role to hardened Kurdish militia in the campaign for their home city. The performance of one lightly trained group seen by Reuters in Raqqa underscored the difficulty of making Arabs the "vanguard" in the b ...…
Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned this week. A new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) found that the number of people requiring urgent [...]…
PNG's Prime Minister is digging his heels in over attempts to arrest him. PNG's new lands minister says his department is corrupt from top to bottom, and cleansing it will be one of his most important tasks.
A van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area, causing deaths and injuries. Also in the programme: Lexington mayor on Confederate statue removals in the wake of the Charlottesville events; and on board NASA's Voyager 2, 40 yeas after it set off into the solar system. (Photo: Injured people react after a van crashed i ...…
Global News Podcast
13 killed and dozens injured after van ploughs into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area. Also, police in South Africa issue a 'red alert' at the country's borders for Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, and President Trump criticises removal of historic statues.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Guy Hedgecoe, a reporter who is following the deadly van attack in Barcelona from Madrid.
Zack and Jenn are joined by Worldly’s first guest host, Vox senior reporter Dara Lind, to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines — an abrasive populist leader whose year-long war on drugs has already killed over 7,000 people. They explore what he's doing, why he's still so popular at home, and what his rise to power can tell us ab ...…
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda passes the one million mark, and two young women from Kenya have a message for their peers: You can do anything you set your mind to. [...]…
The ICC says Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi caused three million dollars of damages when he led attacks on Timbuktu shrines. Also, raped 10-year-old Indian girl gives birth and inside Voyager's mission control.
New threat from former Islamic State child soldiers unknown to European authorities.Also in the programme: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda; and web-camming, the new face of the global sex industry. (Picture: still from Islamic State propaganda video)
TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe. That vow was fulfilled on Tuesday, exactly 72 years after Japan's surrender, when Strombo, 93, handed the flag to the brother and sisters of Sada ...…
“Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Time is "running out" to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology across Africa's Sahel region. That's according to El Ghassim Wane, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefing the Security Council on Tuesda ...…
President Trump scraps two business councils and two former Republican Presidents enter the debate, calling on people to reject racism. Also, the threat from child soldiers trained by so called Islamic State and now living in Europe. And Murder He Wrote and allegedly committed.
Pathologists tells BBC mass burials of those killed in a mudslide in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, have already began.Also on the programme: Lebanon scraps a controversial rape law; and fans pay tribute to rock and roll king, Elvis Presley.(Picture: A woman mourns for her son at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Le ...…
Marina Satti's song "Mantissa" ("Seer") has resonated with a generation of young Greeks trying to stay optimistic after the country's debt crisis and austerity.
Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: Countries have been urged not to forget the millions of people going hungry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and only one in 5 women drug addicts seeks treatment, a UN expert warns.…
Rescue workers struggle to find survivors in Freetown. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead. Also, Philippine drug war's 'bloodiest night', and Daniel Craig to reprise Bond role.
President Trump has been widely criticised for restating that anti-racism campaigners and white supremacists were equally to blame for violence at a rally in Charlottesville. But will it have a lasting impact on his support on Capitol Hill?Also in the programme: a rare report from the Saudi town of Awamiya where the government has been leading ...…
UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State. In a statement condemning the violence, UN chief [...]…
KISUMU/NAIROBI Kenya (Reuters) - Six-month-old Samantha Pendo was sleeping with her mother when police in the city of Kisumu in western Kenya forced the wooden door open a crack, fired in teargas and battered the choking baby and her parents with batons, her parents said. Now Samantha is in a coma. The couple say their experience flies in the f ...…
The US president says there are 'two sides to the story' over the Charlottesville violence. Also, Sierra Leone plea as mudslide toll rises and the explorer Pen Hadow sails for North Pole as Arctic ice melts.
Sierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, President Ernest Bai Koroma says. Also in the programme: Iran warns that it could abandon the nuclear agreement and we speak to a judge who was forced to flee Venezuela. (Photo: Residents walk through floodwaters past a damaged buil ...…
Vice President Mike Pence is spending the week in South America, discussing trade and the crisis in Venezuela with U.S. allies, but he's also doing a fair amount of answering for the president.
UNHCR relocating scores of Congolese refugees in Angola An exercise has begun to relocate more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded reception centres in northern Angola, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. UNHCR and its partners are moving the people to a newly established settlement in in Lóvua, approximately some 100 km ...…
Time is "running out" to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology across Africa's Sahel region. That's according to El Ghassim Wane, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday. He was outlining preparations for the deployment of a new Sa ...…
With hundreds reported to have died following mudslides and extensive flooding around the capital of Sierra Leone, UN agencies are joining in with the rescue and recovery effort. Access to water, food and medical treatment, together with widespread homelessness are expected to be immediate concerns for thousands around the capital Freetown, whi ...…
The Irish Times World View Podcast
Why did it take Donald Trump several days to explicitly renounce the racist groups behind a weekend protest that turned violent and left one counter-protester dead? Suzanne Lynch on the fallout from Charlottesville, the enduring, painful legacy of slavery in the United States and how the White House could change following this latest crisis. An ...…
Kim Jong-un puts on hold plans to fire ballistic missiles towards Pacific island, Freetown mudslide aftermath, Saudi Arabia's missing princes, why it's bad to feed bread to ducks
After mudslides and floods left more than 300 people dead in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, a search and rescue mission for survivors is underway. But hope of any positive news is quickly fading, given how quickly hundreds were killed. We hear from an urban planner who's done extensive research in Freetown.Also in the programme; Iranian au ...…
GUAM (Reuters) - Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That's the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control. The local government of this tiny U.S.…
President Trump asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to launch a probe into Chinese trade practices, particularly those forcing U.S. companies in China to turn over intellectual property.
The country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, said an emergency response centre had been set up to deal with what he called a national tragedy.Also, a girl has been killed after a car was rammed into a restaurant near Paris. And crocodile matchmaking in Bangladesh.
Hundreds of people are feared dead in mudslides and flooding in the outskirts of the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. Also on the programme: President Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville; and Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from Britain.(Picture: People in Regent - 15 miles east of Freetown - wading through st ...…
There was deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend. A woman was killed by a car that was rammed into a crowd protesting the march. The White House has defended President Donald Trump's reaction after he failed to explicitly condemn far-right groups. So who are groups at the fore of the white supremacist movement ...…
Local media say at least 200 bodies have been found on the outskirts of Freetown. Dozens of houses were submerged early in the morning after heavy rains triggered the collapse of a waterlogged hillside. Also, seventy years of independence for Pakistan and India, and four years of quiet for Big Ben.
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