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The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
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We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
 
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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
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Witness History
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Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
 
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BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
 
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Business Matters
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The Forum
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Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
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The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history
 
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How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.
 
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The Why Factor
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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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The Real Story
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Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.
 
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The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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People Fixing the World
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Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
 
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Stumped
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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.
 
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News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.
 
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From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance. Catch the show live every Friday at 2100 IST/1530 GMT on BBC World News and BBC World Service.
 
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The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.
 
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Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.
 
Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.
 
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The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.By BBC World Service.
 
We ask whether high rent for students means only the wealthy can get the best education. Pietro Fioretta is a student who helped launch a Cut the Rent campaign, and explains the problem. Daniel Markovits, author of The Meritocracy Trap discusses how high rental costs impact students from poorer backgrounds. And we hear how students in the Nethe ...…
 
As the clock runs down on a five day ceasefire in north eastern Syria, the Russian President is meeting with Turkey's leader - in the first talks between the two since the Turkish offensive began. It's thought Mr Putin may urge Turkey to communicate with Syria's President Assad. Also in the programme: We go to Northern Ireland to hear how news ...…
 
As the clock runs down on a five day ceasefire in north eastern Syria, the Russian President is meeting with Turkey's leader - in the first talks between the two since the Turkish offensive began. It's thought Mr Putin may urge Turkey to communicate with Syria's President Assad. Also in the programme: We go to Northern Ireland to hear how news ...…
 
The Liberals will be forced to depend on other parties to govern. Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally ascends to the throne in a lavish ceremony in Tokyo. Anger mounts in Bolivia over election result confusion.By BBC World Service.
 
Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 secondsBy BBC World Service.
 
In 1964 Theo Van Eijck was a cadet in the Dutch navy. He was unhappy with life in the military and wanted to get out to start over. But with 6 years still left on his service contract, he decided to steal military plane and make a run for it. He took off from Malta and managed to outrun three pursuing fighter jets and made it to Libya. After a ...…
 
In 1964 Theo Van Eijck was a cadet in the Dutch navy. He was unhappy with life in the military and wanted to get out to start over. But with 6 years still left on his service contract, he decided to steal military plane and make a run for it. He took off from Malta and managed to outrun three pursuing fighter jets and made it to Libya. After a ...…
 
The Zoroastrian community has given the world Freddie Mercury, produced some of India’s richest businessmen and practises one of the world’s oldest religions, Zoroastrianism. Yet the community faces extinction: there are less than 200,000 Zoroastrians left worldwide. Shazneen is one of them. She is 31, lives in London and is on the lookout for ...…
 
The Zoroastrian community has given the world Freddie Mercury, produced some of India’s richest businessmen and practises one of the world’s oldest religions, Zoroastrianism. Yet the community faces extinction: there are less than 200,000 Zoroastrians left worldwide. Shazneen is one of them. She is 31, lives in London and is on the lookout for ...…
 
Learn about the TV trend that urges you to relax, slow down and chill out.By BBC Radio.
 
In 1989 the body of Imre Nagy, Prime Minister during the 1956 Hungarian uprising, was reburied in a public ceremony in Budapest. He had been executed on the orders of Moscow. It marked the beginning of the end of communism in Hungary. Nick Thorpe spoke to Ivan Baba who was master of ceremonies at the 1989 funeral.Photo: Imre Nagy's coffin and m ...…
 
Investors are losing faith in Uber's promise of rapid growth and market disruption, and are demanding to see actual profits. Oracle's founder Larry Ellison has gone as far as to describe the transport app company as "almost worthless".Manuela Saragosa speaks to Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, who says the ...…
 
Investors are losing faith in Uber's promise of rapid growth and market disruption, and are demanding to see actual profits. Oracle's founder Larry Ellison has gone as far as to describe the transport app company as "almost worthless".Manuela Saragosa speaks to Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, who says the ...…
 
Video games are often blamed for time-wasting and violence, but there’s a group of people proving this stereotype wrong.We meet the scientists behind a game designed to speed up finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, and we speak to a teenager who plays it because “it’s something I can do to help people in my spare time”. Citizen science ...…
 
Protests continue in Chile despite the government ordering another overnight curfew following riots and looting. We analyse how a protest that started over an increase in fares for the metro has turned into anger against the country's president and the military. A state of emergency has been declared in many parts of the country. Jane Chambers, ...…
 
Mr Netanyahu gives up on building a coalition after the recent election deadlock - his rival now gets to try. Also: Protests continue in Lebanon, despite the government announcing emergency reforms. And the British government fails in its latest attempt to hold a vote on the Brexit deal in parliament.…
 
The cost of chartering a supertanker surges and Cuba's banks accept foreign currency.By BBC World Service.
 
The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11. A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities all over the country. Also in the programme: Canadians are voting in parliamentary elections with the prime minister Justin Trudeau facing a threat to his premiership ...…
 
The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11. A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities all over the country. Also in the programme: Canadians are voting in parliamentary elections with the prime minister Justin Trudeau facing a threat to his premiership ...…
 
Johannesburg's black mayor Herman Mashaba has resigned over race row in his party the Democratic Alliance.Today marks the 50th anniversary of the bloodless coup in Somalia that saw President Mohamed Siyad Barre’s rise to power.And we meet the man who is bringing the taste of Africa to Lebanon.By BBC World Service.
 
The death last week of boxer Patrick Day, four days after he was stretchered out of the ring in a coma, is the latest reminder of how vulnerable sportsmen and women are to traumatic brain injury. During the latest Ashes series the Australian batsman Steve Smith was temporarily retired for one test after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer. ...…
 
When Amanda Jette Knox and Zoe Knox met as teenagers in Canada, they fell in love almost instantly. They got married and had three children. But Zoe was hiding a huge secret - she was a trans woman presenting as a man. A seismic revelation came when their middle child came out as trans while Zoe remained inside the closet. But then finally, Zoe ...…
 
When Amanda Jette Knox and Zoe Knox met as teenagers in Canada, they fell in love almost instantly. They got married and had three children. But Zoe was hiding a huge secret - she was a trans woman presenting as a man. A seismic revelation came when their middle child came out as trans while Zoe remained inside the closet. But then finally, Zoe ...…
 
At least eleven people have died in protests in Chile sparked by a rise in metro fares. A state of emergency has been declared in many parts of the country. Jane Chambers is a journalist based in Santiago, and explains the background to the unrest. And we get a sense of how businesses are coping with the disruption from David Lloyd, chief execu ...…
 
The proposals involve scrapping new taxes and halving the salaries of top officials. Canadians are voting on whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party a second term. A Royal rift ? Prince Harry says he and his brother, William, are on 'different paths'.By BBC World Service.
 
Chile’s government extended a state of emergency to several cities across the country, after a weekend of violent clashes, looting and arson attacks.Also in the programme: The polls have opened, and Canadians will now decide whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party a second term; and the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnso ...…
 
Chile’s government extended a state of emergency to several cities across the country, after a weekend of violent clashes, looting and arson attacks.Also in the programme: The polls have opened, and Canadians will now decide whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party a second term; and the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnso ...…
 
About half the population consider themselves to have a shy personality, but most of us feel shyness in certain situations. Although some people may display outward signs of shyness such as blushing and being tongue-tied, shyness isn’t always visible to others; a surprising number of extroverts and performers are shy. Edwina Pitman examines wha ...…
 
How BBC Monitoring has played a key role in helping BBC news teams to learn what is happening on the ground on the Turkey-Syria border.Plus, listeners react to a BBC Africa Eye investigation into sexual harassment by lecturers at some of West Africa’s top universities.Presenter: Rajan DatarProducer: Howard Shannon…
 
When the banned Polish trade union organisation, Solidarity, was legalised in April 1989 it was one of the first signs that communism was about to collapse in Eastern Europe. Within months Solidarity was leading a coalition government in Poland and soon afterwards the Berlin Wall fell. In 2015 Tom Esslemont spoke to the former Solidarity spokes ...…
 
The demands of the working day and our 24-hour economy mean many of us don't get the recommended seven to eight hours sleep a night. Experts say all that sleep deprivation comes at an economic cost. Manuela Saragosa looks at the business case for sleep. Contributors: Danielle Marchant, Executive Coach. Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience ...…
 
The demands of the working day and our 24-hour economy mean many of us don't get the recommended seven to eight hours sleep a night. Experts say all that sleep deprivation comes at an economic cost. Manuela Saragosa looks at the business case for sleep. Contributors: Danielle Marchant, Executive Coach. Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience ...…
 
While therapy was once considered the reserve of the rich, it's now part of many people's lives as they deal with trauma, relationship breakdown, and behavioural problems. But it remains relatively exclusive and incredibly private. Kim Chakanetsa is joined by Susie Orbach and Esther Perel, who are both trying to demystify the process without co ...…
 
What will become - what should become - of Jack Letts? HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to his parents, Sally Lane and John Letts. Alongside the humanitarian fall-out from Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, there are grave security concerns - not least what will happen to the thousands of so-called Islamic State militants imprisoned by Syrian ...…
 
In the US, big pharmaceutical companies are on trial, following the deaths of 400 thousand people who took opioid drugs. Canada holds a general election with tax cuts and environmental concerns about the oil industry on the agenda. And we'll hear about more Brexit uncertainty which continues to drag the pound lower – while thousands of miles aw ...…
 
In 1952, economist William Vickrey devised an innovative system of turnstiles to help solve a major problem on New York’s subway network. It never became a reality, but, as Tim Harford explains, the idea behind it has had a major influence on how companies decide what to charge us for goods and services today.…
 
The "nerd-fest" live show! A scorpion and tarantula on stage, biomimicry bingo and animal music, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Welcome to the season finale, with your suggestions of animals which are inspiring us. Watch all the animations here: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsWith Patrick Aryee.#30Animals…
 
The "nerd-fest" live show! A scorpion and tarantula on stage, biomimicry bingo and animal music, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Welcome to the season finale, with your suggestions of animals which are inspiring us. Watch all the animations here: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animalsWith Patrick Aryee.#30Animals…
 
The withdrawal is part of a truce brokered by the US. Also: Green parties' success in Swiss elections, and the price for gorillas of the perfect Instagram shot.By BBC World Service.
 
The Lebanese government concedes to economic reform following nationwide protests. The proposals involve privatising some companies, scrapping new taxes and halving the salaries of top officials. The prime minister, Saad al Hariri, has suggested he might resign if his feuding government partners fail to accept the reforms.Also on the programme: ...…
 
The Lebanese government concedes to economic reform following nationwide protests. The proposals involve privatising some companies, scrapping new taxes and halving the salaries of top officials. The prime minister, Saad al Hariri, has suggested he might resign if his feuding government partners fail to accept the reforms.Also on the programme: ...…
 
A variety of malarial parasites have existed amongst the great apes for millennia, we look at how one of them jumped species and why humans became its preferred host. And from Antarctica we hear about a potential new treatment for malaria found in a deep sea sponge. We also look at why improved monitoring is changing our perceptions of earthqua ...…
 
A variety of malarial parasites have existed amongst the great apes for millennia, we look at how one of them jumped species and why humans became its preferred host. And from Antarctica we hear about a potential new treatment for malaria found in a deep sea sponge. We also look at why improved monitoring is changing our perceptions of earthqua ...…
 
A senior British government minister has insisted that Britain will leave the European Union eleven days from now, regardless of an official request to postpone Brexit.Also in the programme: Police in Hong Kong have clashed again with protesters who've defied a ban on marches and face masks; and a plane has made the longest non-stop commercial ...…
 
A senior British government minister has insisted that Britain will leave the European Union eleven days from now, regardless of an official request to postpone Brexit.Also in the programme: Police in Hong Kong have clashed again with protesters who've defied a ban on marches and face masks; and a plane has made the longest non-stop commercial ...…
 
In 1979 a young girl named Melissa Rich asked her mother Lois why there were no women trading cards. So Lois decided to produce her own set called “supersisters”, 72 trading cards highlighting inspirational women, many of whom were athletes. Exactly forty years later we reunite Melissa, Lois and some of the supersisters together for a discussio ...…
 
In 1979 a young girl named Melissa Rich asked her mother Lois why there were no women trading cards. So Lois decided to produce her own set called “supersisters”, 72 trading cards highlighting inspirational women, many of whom were athletes. Exactly forty years later we reunite Melissa, Lois and some of the supersisters together for a discussio ...…
 
British PM Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit - but without his signature. Also: A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, and a football match in London is abandoned when players are racially abused by fans.By BBC World Service.
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.By BBC World Service.
 
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