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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
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CrowdScience
Weekly
 
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
 
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Science in Action
Weekly
 
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
 
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Discovery
Weekly
 
Explorations in the world of science.
 
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Business Daily
Daily
 
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
 
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Digital Planet
Monthly+
 
Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
 
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Newshour
Daily
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
Honest and fun chat around all the questions you’re too scared to search for. Everyone has the same questions, so we can learn from each other’s experiences, however cringeworthy…
 
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Business Matters
Monthly
 
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.
 
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Outlook
Harian
 
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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Podlitical
Weekly
 
Politics chat with the latest goings on at Holyrood and Westminster through the eyes of BBC Scotland journalists. Ready by 5pm Thursday.
 
BBC Radio 5 live’s award winning gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture.
 
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
 
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Sporting Witness
Monthly+
 
The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history
 
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PopMaster
Weekly+
 
Test your pop knowledge with the daily download of Ken Bruce’s tricky music quiz.
 
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Fighting Talk
Daily+
 
A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.
 
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Thinking Allowed
Chaque mois+
 
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how we live today.
 
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BBC News
Daily+
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
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Private Passions
Monthly+
 
Guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates, and talk about the influence music has had on their lives
 
Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.com Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription
 
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BBC Essential Mix
Weekly
 
ASS
 
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
 
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This Classical Life
月ごとの+
 
Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest every week to swap tracks and share the music they love.
 
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BBC Urdu
Daily+
 
BBC Urdu's official audioboom channel. You can join us on Twitter @BBCUrdu on Youtube: www.youtube.com/bbcurdu and on facebook its www.facebook.com/bbcurdu
 
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
 
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Wake Up to Money
Monthly
 
News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe
 
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Sound of Cinema
Ежемесячно+
 
Series of programmes exploring film music
 
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The Science Hour
Monthly
 
Science news and highlights of the week
 
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Obsessed With...
Weekly
 
Obsessed With… is a TV companion podcast where celebrity superfans take a forensic look at some of the biggest phenomena on the small screen. Up next: Peaky Blinders
 
Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
 
Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.
 
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Multi Story
Monthly+
 
Personal stories from across England - each week, a new theme. Becca Bryers is your guide to the colourful characters and emotional experiences which make up a diverse country.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
 
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6 Minute English
Monthly
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
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Intrigue
Monthly
 
Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.
 
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Only Artists
Aylık
 
Only Artists from BBC Radio 4 brings two artists together to talk about their creative work. The agenda is theirs, the conversation is free-flowing, and there is no presenter.
 
A panel of experts, discussing the current political and social issues. It is run twice a week on Persian TV.
 
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Best of Nolan
Monthly
 
Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day: an unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment. From BBC Radio Ulster
 
Five-minute reports on the key events in Parliament presented with insight and humour by BBC correspondents.
 
Weekly gardening advice with Tim Crowther, including top tip, plant and job of the week and back to basics. Solutions to your gardening problems. BBC Radio Leeds
 
An edited version of the regular Building a Library slot where guest experts review available recordings of a work from the classical music repertoire and give a recommendation.
 
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Between the Ears
Monthly
 
Celebrating 20 years of innovative and thought-provoking features that make adventurous use of sound and explore a wide variety of subjects. Made by leading radio producers
 
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The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.By BBC World Service.
 
بی بی سی اردو کا فلیگ شپ ریڈیو پروگرام روزانہ پاکستانی وقت کے مطابق رات آٹھ بجے پیش کیا جاتا ہے جسے آپ ہماری ویب سائٹ، اپنے موبائل فون، ڈیسک ٹاپ، ٹیبلٹ، لیپ ٹاپ اور اب فیس بُک پر سن سکتے ہیں مزید خبروں کے لیے وزٹ کریں www.bbcurdu.comBy BBC Urdu.
 
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Take a fascinating woodland walk with Lisa Fenton, a tracker, forager and bushcraft expert who can read the stories of a woodland. Here she talks to our own Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough at the Timber Festival in the National Forest in Leicestershire. Find out more at timber festival.org.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acas ...…
 
The US plans to evacuate 1,000 troops from northern Syria as Turkey military advances. Amid the unrest, family members of Islamic State fighters are reported to have escaped a camp that housed thousands of displaced people. It was at this camp a BBC journalist met three orphaned children, from London. Their parents had taken them to live in the ...…
 
Nobel prizes this week went to a range of discoveries that you might be familiar with, in fact you might be using one of them right now – the lithium ion battery. The scientists credited with its Invention got the chemistry prize. And the tantalising prospect of life on other planets plays into the physics prize win.We see what salamanders have ...…
 
Kurdish forces in northern Syria say hundreds of relatives of Islamic State militants have escaped from a camp for displaced people after Turkish air strikes nearby. Also as Pope Francis canonises five new saints in the Vatican - we ask what sort of people attain saintly status? And the Booker Prize-nominated author - Salmon Rushdie - tells us ...…
 
Kurdish forces in northern Syria say hundreds of relatives of Islamic State militants have escaped from a camp for displaced people after Turkish air strikes nearby. Also as Pope Francis canonises five new saints in the Vatican - we ask what sort of people attain saintly status? And the Booker Prize-nominated author - Salmon Rushdie - tells us ...…
 
Peter Tatchell was still a teenager, living in Australia, when he started on what has been a long and headline-grabbing career of political protest. He was only fifteen when he began campaigning against the death penalty, and in support of aboriginal rights. At the age of seventeen, he realised he was gay, and the struggle for gay rights became ...…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, stories and analysis. Topics include the science of gene therapy and how whales talk to their babies.By BBC Radio 5 live.
 
Kurdish forces fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria have said the United States has a moral obligation to help them. Also: Ecuador imposes curfew amid violent protests, and parachutist hits lamp-post on Spain's national day.By BBC World Service.
 
Kurdish forces fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria have said the United States has a moral obligation to help them. Also: Ecuador imposes curfew amid violent protests, and parachutist hits lamp-post on Spain's national day.By BBC World Service.
 
Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say the United States has a moral obligation to protect them from a Turkish assault, now in its fourth day. Also in the programme: Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, and police in Ecuador have clashed again with indigenous protesters - we'll hear what's beh ...…
 
Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say the United States has a moral obligation to protect them from a Turkish assault, now in its fourth day. Also in the programme: Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, and police in Ecuador have clashed again with indigenous protesters - we'll hear what's beh ...…
 
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Joe Michael Straczynski is an award-winning writer responsible for creating TV shows like Babylon 5, Sense8 and the movie ‘Changeling’, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angeline Jolie. But Joe had an abusive, loveless and deprived childhood and would find escape in the world of comics and science fiction. He credits one superhero in part ...…
 
بالی وڈ کی چٹ پٹی خبریں سنیے اس ہفتے کے شوبز راؤنڈ اپ میں جسے آپ کے لیے پیش کرتی ہیں ہماری ساتھی نصرت جہاںBy BBC Urdu.
 
بی بی سی اردو کا فلیگ شپ ریڈیو پروگرام روزانہ پاکستانی وقت کے مطابق رات آٹھ بجے پیش کیا جاتا ہے جسے آپ ہماری ویب سائٹ، اپنے موبائل فون، ڈیسک ٹاپ، ٹیبلٹ، لیپ ٹاپ اور اب فیس بُک پر سن سکتے ہیں مزید خبروں کے لیے وزٹ کریں www.bbcurdu.comBy BBC Urdu.
 
Fierce fighting is taking place in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as the Turkish forces continue their offensive against the Kurdish forces. Also in the programme: one of the most powerful typhoons in decades has hit Japan; Tunisians will choose a new president in an election some voters are calling a "catastrophe".(Photo: Smoke billows f ...…
 
Fierce fighting is taking place in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as the Turkish forces continue their offensive against the Kurdish forces. Also in the programme: one of the most powerful typhoons in decades has hit Japan; Tunisians will choose a new president in an election some voters are calling a "catastrophe".(Photo: Smoke billows f ...…
 
Jess Gillam is joined by composer and poet Alexia Sloane to swap music including John Luther Adams immersive Become Ocean, the sublime vocal harmonies of Kraja, Steve Reich's Music for 18 musicians, Smetana and a soul classic by Aretha Franklin.Here's the music we played today...Bedrich Smetana - Ma vlast, Vltava [Moldau]Kraja- Polska Till RutF ...…
 
Turkish troops moved into Kurdish-occupied northern Syria. President Trump allowing this to happen has caused outrage. Also in this programme: the OECD moves to tax big companies; an unexpected ray of hope in Brexit talks; and why women are causing so much trouble these days.(Picture: Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, near the Tur ...…
 
A victim of the “resource curse”, Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world, in spite of being rich in natural resources. Rubber is one of the country’s biggest exports but few Liberians have benefitted from this multimillion dollar business. In this Global Business, Josephine Casserly meets a retired Californian policeman, James Coo ...…
 
The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington. We get the latest from our New York Business Reporter Vivienne Nunis. We hear from the CEO of US store Dick's Sporting Goods on why he decided to stop selling guns. All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show ...…
 
The US says it wants to step up efforts to stop Turkey's offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Also: major payments companies abandon Facebook's Libra, and the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who became the first person to walk in space, has died aged 85.By BBC World Service.
 
The US says it wants to step up efforts to stop Turkey's offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Also: major payments companies abandon Facebook's Libra, and the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who became the first person to walk in space, has died aged 85.By BBC World Service.
 
The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington. Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York tells us how the market reacted to the news.By BBC World Service.
 
Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl to answer your science questions with Rhod Sharp.By BBC Radio 5 live.
 
Human life expectancy has been increasing for decades. In many developed countries, we can now expect to live into our 80s, and it isn’t uncommon to live to 90 or even 100 years old. But eventually our bodies fail, old age is undoubtedly a clear indicator of approaching death. This fact annoyed 79 year old CrowdScience listener Bill, who emaile ...…
 
بی بی سی اردو کا فلیگ شپ ریڈیو پروگرام روزانہ پاکستانی وقت کے مطابق رات آٹھ بجے پیش کیا جاتا ہے جسے آپ ہماری ویب سائٹ، اپنے موبائل فون، ڈیسک ٹاپ، ٹیبلٹ، لیپ ٹاپ اور اب فیس بُک پر سن سکتے ہیں مزید خبروں کے لیے وزٹ کریں www.bbcurdu.comBy BBC Urdu.
 
Ethiopian PM given prize for efforts to 'achieve peace and international cooperation.' His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following a border war between the two nations. Also, casualties increase as Turkey continues its offensive into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, and we look back at the life of singer Karel ...…
 
Ethiopian PM given prize for efforts to 'achieve peace and international cooperation.' His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following a border war between the two nations. Also, casualties increase as Turkey continues its offensive into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, and we look back at the life of singer Karel ...…
 
Whilst providing clean power, building a dam has significant environmental impacts. Ercan Ayboga is a campaigner with the Save Hasankeyf movement, and tells us why his organisation hoped to prevent the Turkish town of Hasankeyf being flooded by a dam project. Dr Barnaby Dye of Manchester University works with the Future Dams International resea ...…
 
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ending a twenty-year conflict with Eritrea.Also in the programme: Turkey has bombed further targets in northern Syria on the third day of its offensive against Kurdish forces; and Iran's national oil company says two missiles have hit one of its tank ...…
 
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ending a twenty-year conflict with Eritrea.Also in the programme: Turkey has bombed further targets in northern Syria on the third day of its offensive against Kurdish forces; and Iran's national oil company says two missiles have hit one of its tank ...…
 
Tom Service recommends recordings of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.By BBC Radio 3.
 
It's Janet vs Simon on this Friday edition of the PopMaster podcast and Ken's got another email from an international listener - popmaster@bbc.co.ukBy BBC Radio 2.
 
Sean Farrington looks at the money behind the Rugby World Cup in Japan including how can smaller countries break into the top tier of the gameBy BBC Radio 5 live.
 
Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson say they can see a pathway to a possible agreement.By BBC Radio Ulster.
 
Why health concerns over vaping is bad for cigarette companies. In the US hundreds of illnesses and even some deaths have been linked to vaping. That's bad news for a tobacco industry looking for a long-term replacement for cigarettes. Manuela Saragosa speaks to Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, Anna Gilmore, profess ...…
 
Sean and Mickey talk to the boss of HMV Doug Putman. Just a few years ago HMV was on the bring of disappearing. It's now opening a flagship store in Birmingham.By BBC Radio 5 live.
 
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards, to help friends, family and strangers escape. The series is based on original interviews with the survivors as well as thousands of documents from the Stasi archives a ...…
 
China and the US resumed trade talks in Washington on Thursday against a backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension. We get the latest from Bloomberg's Jenny Leonard in Washington, DC. Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars. Michael Pooler of the Financial Times has been foll ...…
 
International clamour increases for a halt to the attack, but Turkey encircles key Syrian towns. Also: Johnson and Varadkar "'can see pathway to a Brexit deal", and Japan ninja student gets top marks for writing essay in invisible ink.By BBC World Service.
 
International clamour increases for a halt to the attack, but Turkey encircles key Syrian towns. Also: Johnson and Varadkar "'can see pathway to a Brexit deal", and Japan ninja student gets top marks for writing essay in invisible ink.By BBC World Service.
 
China and the US resumed trade talks in Washington on Thursday against a backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension. We get the latest from Bloomberg's Jenny Leonard in Washington, DC. Plus we examine the trade talks' impact on day's trading on Wall Street with Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York.…
 
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