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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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.
 
Each day, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news and a selection of listeners' letters.Daybreak Africa is paired with the 30-minute World News Now program at 0330, 0430, 0530 and 0630 UTC to provide a seamless hour of comprehensive news coverage.Schedule Monday-Friday 0300, 0400, 0500 & 0600 UTC/GMTContact UsE-maildaybreakafrica@voanews.comTelephone To leave ...
 
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
 
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Got going this week with a few animal stories... first the Tasmanian beached whale rescue, followed by the mysterious mass deaths of elephants in Botswana. Then it was on to Trump's SCOTUS pick to replace RBG, Ukrainian military plane disaster, Sleepy Joe Biden calling soldiers "stupid bastards," and a pastor in NYC sent dick pics and tried to soli…
 
ABC News has learned President Trump intends to pick federal judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Lawmakers pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became the first Jewish woman to lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda. The family of Breonna Taylor breaks their silen…
 
In our news wrap Friday, Breonna Taylor's family demanded Louisville officials release transcripts from grand jury proceedings over whether to charge police in her death. Kentucky's attorney general said officers had acted in self-defense, after Taylor's boyfriend fired first. Also, the U.S. federal government has executed a Black inmate for the fi…
 
*) Fatah and Hamas agree to hold first Palestinian elections since 2006Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold the first parliamentary elections in nearly 15 years. Leaders from the two sides have been meeting in Istanbul, and have agreed to hold a poll within six months. The last Palestinian elections were held in 2006 when Ha…
 
This episode was taped live in front of a virtual audience and featured four panelists discussing the intersection of climate and security in Colombia. The experts and policymakers featured in this conversation bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the links between climate variability and security in an historically conflict-prone country.…
 
Photo:1655 Een slapend kind zit bij een vuur met daarop een kookpot. Aan zijn voeten liggen een blaasbalg en een tang. Achter hem is brand uitgebroken. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Birth of Sleep: 2of2: Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy @ScienceMagazine. http://science.scienc…
 
Photo:1673 Drie schaars geklede vrouwen aan de voet van een zuil waarnaast een staande man, een koe en enkele geiten. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Birth of Sleep: 1of2: Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy @ScienceMagazine. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6263/909.summ…
 
Across Europe new infections from coronavirus are causing concern with countries like Poland and the Czech Republic experiencing spikes in cases. In Spain Madrid is seeing a surge of infections. The health minister, Salvador Illa said it was time to take control to tackle a serious health crisis. We hear from him and a reporter in Madrid.Also on th…
 
President Trump is expected to name the conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court - a move likely to draw opposition from liberals worried about her stance on abortion and gun rights. We hear from a friend and colleague.Also on the programme: Lebanon's Prime Minister designate says he's stepping down after…
 
Photo:1942-45 World War Two Imperial Japan's military picture post-cards captured by U.S. airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers from the battles with names like Iwo Jima, Tararwa, Guadacanal, Tokyo, etc. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Conquering Tide: 6of6: War in the…
 
Photo:A Marine fires on a Japanese pillbox. US Navy - http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#guid=cf9022d7bac609b055c29dcf030af1412c440dd8 Taking the slim protection that a blasted tree affords, this Marine picks-off the Japs in a pill box. A Jap in a pill box must be shot through the small opening he uses to sight through, but that didn't both…
 
Photo:Ironbottom Sound. The majority of the warship surface battle of 13 November took place in the area between Savo Island (center) and Guadalcanal (left). U.S. Navy, photo was taken from USS San Juan (CL-54). - Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-13539 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command A U.S. destroyer steams up what later became k…
 
Photo:1942-45 World War Two Imperial Japan's military picture post-cards captured by U.S. airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers from the battles with names like Iwo Jima, Tararwa, Guadacanal, Tokyo, etc. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Conquering Tide: 3of6: War in the…
 
Photo:Aerial view of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, late August 1942. The view looks northwest with the Lunga River and Lunga Point at the top of the image. U.S. Navy (photographed from a USS Saratoga (CV-3) plane) - Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-16312 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, photographed…
 
Photo:1942-45 World War Two Imperial Japan's military picture post-cards captured by U.S. airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers from the battles with names like Iwo Jima, Tararwa, Guadacanal, Tokyo, etc. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Conquering Tide: 1of6: War in the…
 
Democrats to insist Trump's court nominee sit out any legal challenges to election results. Trump mocks backlash over his refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power as Biden declares "he'll leave". Also today, the White House escalates attacks on FBI Director after he contradicts Trump's claims about voter fraud. Barr briefed Trump on invest…
 
Image: Daniel Glavin, OSIRIS-REx co-investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, talks to social media followers during a NASA Social in the Operations Support Building II at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The presentation took place before launch of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resourc…
 
Image: SpaceX (Falcon 9/COTS 2 Launch, DD026-203 2012-2928) Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack,com, in re: Starship SpaceX blew up “like a shaken soda pop can.” . . . Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin New Shepherd is a disappointment. Used to have young, wonderfully creative engineers who accomplished a lot, but Bezos replaced them with elders, experienced en…
 
Image: The prodigal son among the swine. A young profligate claims his inheritance, squanders his fortune in taverns and brothels, and winds up penniless amid the swine. Upon returning home, full of repentance, his father welcomes him with open arms. The prodigal son personifies the prideful sinner who spurns God and upon seeing the error of his wa…
 
Image: Men of the Crystal Lake Fire Dept. Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, in re: Los Angeles: BLM rioters responding to the lack of indictments in Louisville.#PacificWatch: Bobcat Fire 55% contained, disorder in LA , SF and Portland unleashed, @JCBliss How to help the Blue States without writing a blank check. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Burg…
 
Photo:1945 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #TheScalaReport: Have you watched "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix? The unintended and unsolved consequences of connectivity.Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2555346/what-is-the-social-dilemma-…
 
Photo:1863 The Wreck of the Iron-clad "MONITOR" http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Confessions of a Littoral Combat Ship navigator & What is to be done? @FRoseDC Government Matters @WJLA https://warontherocks.com/2020/09/lessons-for-the-navys-new-frigate-from-the-littoral-com…
 
Photo: Charleston South Carolina Mercury, Thursday, December 20, 1860 (Printed Circular) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #NewAmericanCivilWar: Blue Team coup de main planners accuse the Red Team of planning to cancel the Constitution. Is it talk? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopki…
 
Photo:James Buchanan. buchanan james 1791 1868 the miriam and ira d wallach division of art prints and photographs print collection emmet collection of manuscripts etc relating to american history james buchanan sartain john 1808 1897 engraver eichholtz jacob 1776 1842 artist mezzotints james buchanan emmet collection american history us presidents…
 
Photo:1890 Gezicht op het Kremlin in Moskou http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Kremlin works to minimize the significance of the Abraham Accords. Anna Borshchevskaya @WashInstitute Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Ins…
 
Photo:1992 Sudan : a country study / http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Sudan is leaning toward peace with Israel. Jonathan Schanzer @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres Dr. Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at FDD, where he oversees the work of the organ…
 
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