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Russia condemns foreign powers for backing Venezuelan opposition leader

25:25 | Jan 25th

President Maduro says he's closing Venezuela's embassy and consulates in the United States - a day after the Trump administration recognised the opposition leader as interim president. Also: the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Féli...Show More

Russia attacks 'US bid to usurp' Venezuela

32:11 | Jan 24th

Moscow says the move to declare a new head of state in Venezuela, backed by the US, is a "path of bloodshed". Also: President Felix Tshisekedi's swearing-in marks DR Congo's first peaceful transfer of power and the British writer Diana Athill dies ag...Show More

Presidential Clash in Venezuela

26:44 | Jan 24th

Leader of the opposition led Congress swears himself in as president of Venezuela; Deepening divide between the White House and the Democrats in Congress. Also: one of Zimbabwe's best known musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died after a lengthy illness...Show More

President Trump's Embattled Health Secretary Resigns

30:29 | Sep 29th, 2017

Tom Price resigns amid an outcry over his use of private jets for government business. Also, the US withdraws staff from Cuba over 'attacks', and crunch time in Catalonia as independence referendum approaches.

Trump urges Venezuela to set its country free

26:06 | Feb 19th

The US president has appealed directly to the Venezuelan military to abandon their support for president Nicolas Maduro. Also: Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei tells the BBC that the company will survive despite security concerns, and George Mendonsa - the ...Show More

Seven MPs quit Britain's opposition party in protest at Labour leadership

27:27 | Feb 18th

It's been called an 'extraordinary moment' for British politics, as the MPs announce they will sit as a group of independents. Also deadly clashes in Kashmir as India and Pakistan withdraw their ambassadors. And Shamima Begum - the schoolgirl who fle...Show More

US senator to probe 'talk on ousting Trump'

24:17 | Feb 17th

The pledge comes after a former acting FBI chief recalls discussions on removing the US president. Also: Pakistan rolls out the red carpet for Saudi prince, and tributes are paid to Ken Nordine - the 'word jazz' creator who has died at the age of 98.

US planes arrive with aid for Venezuela

25:57 | Feb 17th

Planes carrying food and medicine landed in Colombia at the request of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. The country’s President Nicolas Maduro says he’ll block it, describing it as a “booby trap” set up by Washington. Also: Nigeria’s electi...Show More

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move

27:36 | Feb 16th

President Trump said the US was facing an invasion of drugs and criminals and "walls worked". Also: sixty-six people have been killed by gunmen in northern Nigeria and schoolchildren across the UK join a global protest calling for action on climate c...Show More

India says it will 'completely isolate' Pakistan

30:47 | Feb 15th

An Indian minister vows to cut Pakistan off from the world as India mourns dozens of troops killed in Kashmir. Also: Spanish PM sets snap election for April and China closes Everest base camp to tourists.

Trump threatens rare emergency powers to fund border wall

30:51 | Feb 14th

President Trump hopes to avert a shutdown, but faces a legal challenge over his plans to invoke rarely used emergency powers to bypass the political process. Also, the British government has suffered another damaging parliamentary defeat on its Brex...Show More

Pence urges Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear pact

32:33 | Feb 14th

The US vice president has strongly criticised European states for what he calls attempts to break America's sanctions on Iran. Also: the EU has drafted new rules on using copyrighted material on the internet, and what is the formula for finding love ...Show More

Two Syrian security agents arrested in Germany

31:00 | Feb 14th

Germany arrests two suspected members of President Assad's security network; President Trump says he's considering all options to solve the crisis in Venezuela; and NASA has declared that the Opportunity rover it sent to Mars fifteen years ago is off...Show More

Sudan: Evidence of human rights abuses committed by security forces

28:39 | Feb 13th

Footage shows masked security agents chasing and beating anti-government protesters. Witnesses say the agents then took the protestors to secret detention-centres. Also, Thailand's Princess Ubolratana 'saddened' as she's disqualified from standing ...Show More

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US

29:04 | Feb 12th

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin. Also: missing Kenyan activist found dead and the 14th century nun who faked her own death.

Venezuela: Maduro denounces 'extremist' Trump

30:36 | Feb 12th

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolás Maduro blames the US for his country's crisis. In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Maduro also says he would use force to defend his government. Also, a warning that environmental change is accelerating but gov...Show More

Fatalities in hospital fire in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region

31:45 | Feb 11th

The fire ravaged sections of the Kumba district hospital including the surgical wards. Also: fighting slows "final push" against IS in eastern Syria and British judge says sorry after falling asleep in court.

Afghanistan: Patrick Shanahan arrives for talks on peace efforts

29:17 | Feb 11th

US acting Defence Secretary meets Afghan president to discuss efforts to end conflict. This follows talks between US and Taliban and other Afghan parties. Also, huge crowds in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution, and Indonesian poli...Show More

China Says Uighur Musician 'Alive'

26:01 | Feb 10th

China releases a video of Abdhurehim Heyit, said by campaigners to have been tortured to death in prison; a new party in Poland takes aim at the country's conservative politicians and, taking time: slow art arrives in London.

Final assault on IS held territory

25:51 | Feb 10th

Kurdish-led alliance says final assault underway against Islamic State forces in Syria; the US Senator Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will contest the Democratic nomination in next year's presidential election and the Duke of Edinburgh has handed...Show More

Thailand's king condemns sister's bid to be PM

28:37 | Feb 9th

The king of Thailand says his elder sister is not allowed to stand for election as Prime Minister. Also: Venezuela's embattled President has vowed not to let in “fake aid” from the United States. Plus the world's richest man accuses one of Donald Tru...Show More

Young players die in fire at top Rio football club

28:59 | Feb 8th

The victims include young footballers who were staying at Flamengo's training centre. Also: Thai royal to stand as PM candidate and reliving the moment a kayak was hit by a whale.

Diplomatic spat between Paris and Rome

28:19 | Feb 8th

A diplomatic row between France and Italy has depended. Also: The UN investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi says the journalist was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing…And South Africa will hold nationwide elections in May.

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather less user data

26:56 | Feb 7th

Germany has carried out a probe into the social network following concerns that members were unaware of the extent of the firm's activities. It covered data gathered from third-party sources as well as via Facebook's other apps, including Instagram. ...Show More

Trump says he'll announce IS group has lost Iraq and Syria

28:40 | Feb 6th

The US president made the remarks at a meeting of the US-led coalition against IS. Also: Venezuela's opposition says soldiers have blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia to prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid, and scientists discover when ...Show More

Tusk says there is a 'special place in hell' for no-plan Brexiteers

32:10 | Feb 6th

The European Council president sparks a backlash from Brexit-backing MPs after his comments. Also: US envoy in North Korea for nuclear talks and scientists visit Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - one of the world's newest islands.

New Arms race between Washington and Moscow ?

28:10 | Feb 6th

Russia says it is planning to develop new missile systems within two years; Ten people die in a fire at an eight-storey building in Paris; And..... how do you recoup your crypto currency when the only person with the key suddenly dies ?

Afghanistan: Taliban and opposition figures hold talks in Moscow

26:56 | Feb 5th

Influential opposition members attend talks which many hope will enable peace agreement. The government has not been invited and has described negotiations as 'counter-productive.' Also, race-row is sparked by interview with film star Liam Neeson, a...Show More

Venezuela civil war threat 'an invention'

27:22 | Feb 4th

Venezuela's political rivals trade accusations as international pressure mounts on President Maduro. Also: Pope Francis calls for a halt to wars in the Middle East, and warming threatens Himalayan glaciers.

Venezuela: Several EU states recognise Guaidó as president

29:28 | Feb 4th

UK, France, and other European countries recognise opposition leader as interim president. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected EU's Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Also, searchers see body in wreckage after Emiliano ...Show More

US mobilises aid for Venezuela

26:28 | Feb 4th

The United States is sending humanitarian aid following a request from the opposition leader, Juan Guaido. Also: Pope Francis arrives on historic visit to UAE and Sala plane wreckage found in the English Channel.

Power Struggle on the streets of Venezuela

27:54 | Feb 3rd

Rival mass rallies for and against Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro; Government of the Central African Republic reaches peace deal to end years of violence; Worst floods in a century in Australian state of Queensland.

First UK FGM conviction

27:18 | Feb 1st

London court hears how mother of three-year-old girl tried to use witchcraft to deter investigation. Also: Qatar shock Japan to win first Asian Cup, Lindsey Vonn to retire from skiing and kazoos as on-screen anti-smoking deterrents.

US to leave nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

32:15 | Feb 1st

The US has formally announced that it's suspending its obligations under the INF treaty, a key arms control agreement dating back to the Cold War. Also: Italy impounds a migrant rescue ship in Sicily and Hong Kong seizes a record haul of pangolin sca...Show More

Guaido accuses Venezuelan security forces

26:20 | Jan 31st

The self-declared acting president claims his wife and child have been threatened by agents working for President Maduro's government. Also: temperatures plunge to minus 48 Celsius in the American Midwest and the doctor who developed the painkiller, ...Show More

EU sets up mechanism to bypass US sanctions on Iran

31:30 | Jan 31st

The payment channel to Iran is being established by Britain, France and Germany. Also: Italy in recession amid sluggish Eurozone and Japan's elderly prisoners on life behind bars.

Trump backs Venezuela’s Guaido as demonstrations rage across the country

26:56 | Jan 31st

Trump backs Venezuela’s Guaido as demonstrations rage across the country. The US President has phoned the opposition leader to offer further support. Also: Saudi Arabia announces the billion-dollar results of its crackdown on corruption and the new...Show More

Carlos Ghosn says 'plot and treason' were behind his arrest

29:21 | Jan 30th

Nissan ex-chairman says his arrest in Japan was due to 'plot' by some Nissan executives. He was speaking in his first interview since being arrested in November on financial misconduct charges. Also, the plight of Venezuela's poor as economic cri...Show More

Brexit: MPs back May's bid to change deal

30:20 | Jan 30th

Brexit: MPs back May's bid to change current Irish backstop in Brexit plan. Also: Venezuela's government asks Supreme Court to ban the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, from leaving the country - and the Instagram trolls keeping the British royals up ...Show More

Pakistan: Top court upholds acquittal of Asia Bibi

30:42 | Jan 29th

Supreme Court rejects challenge to acquittal of Christian woman on blasphemy charges. She was originally convicted in 2010 and spent eight years on death row. Also, Brazilian police arrest five people over deadly dam collapse, and we celebrate 150 y...Show More

US targets 'corrupt' Venezuela oil firm

31:58 | Jan 28th

The US has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA and urged the country's military to accept a peaceful transfer of power. Also: US charges China's Huawei with fraud and RIP Trevor the 'world's loneliest duck'.

Afghanistan: US and Taliban 'agree' on draft peace deal

29:18 | Jan 28th

US and Taliban negotiators have agreed draft framework for deal to end 17-year conflict. This comes after US delegates held 6 days of talks with Taliban in Qatar.

US 'will respond to Venezuela threats'

27:40 | Jan 28th

Washington warns against the intimidation of opposition leader, Juan Guaido and US diplomats. Also: Brazil search resumes after new dam scare and Zimbabwe buries Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi.

Hundreds still missing after Brazilian dam collapse

25:09 | Jan 27th

50 people have been rescued and at least 40 have been killed. Rescuers are working through the night to try and find survivors after a dam collapsed at an iron ore mine. . Also: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sacked his ambassador to Chin...Show More

Trump accepts deal to halt shutdown

29:46 | Jan 26th

President Trump has yielded to pressure to end a record US government shutdown, accepting a temporary deal that includes none of the money he demanded for a US-Mexico border wall. Also: hundreds of people are missing after a mining dam collapsed in B...Show More

FBI arrest Trump associate Roger Stone

30:15 | Jan 25th

The US political strategist Roger Stone was arrested in Florida charged with seven counts in the Mueller investigation. Also: Greece vote settles 27 year old Macedonia name row and does gum disease play a key role in Alzheimer's?

Thailand to hold first election since 2014 coup

25:26 | Jan 23rd

The Thai authorities have announced that the first general election since a military coup five years ago will be held on 24th March. Also: Australian writer ''missing in China'', and UNESCO honours reggae music.

Zimbabwe: Soldiers accused of a campaign of violence

26:43 | Jan 23rd

There are reports of random assaults on opposition supporters. A search for the plane carrying the Argentine footballer, Emiliano Sala, is suspended; a court in Moscow denies a bail application by a former US Marine accused of spying; and "The Favour...Show More

Premier League footballer on missing plane

30:40 | Jan 22nd

Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which is missing over the Channel Islands. The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact on Monday night. Also, the American the Kremlin accuses of spying is to remain in ...Show More

British PM rejects calls to delay Brexit

27:39 | Jan 21st

MPs in Britain are due to vote on a modified version of the Brexit deal next Tuesday. Also: Venezuela "foils national guard rebellion" and Decoder - the brain app to improve concentration.

China: 'baby gene-editing' scientist will be punished

30:22 | Jan 21st

China says scientist He JianKui acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune. In November, he claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies. Also, South Africa claims that Zimbabwe asked it for an emergency loan, Israeli jets ...Show More

The African Union postpones a visit to DRCongo amidst alleged election fraud

27:32 | Jan 20th

Leaked election data from DRCongo suggests the runner-up, Martin Fayulu, won about three times more votes than Felix Tshisekedi. Also: clashes in Greece over Macedonia name and Tony Mendez - the real CIA spy behind the film Argo - has died aged 78.

Trump Offers 'Compromise' to End Shutdown

27:23 | Jan 20th

His plan includes concessions on immigrants who entered the US illegally when young. Also, UN officials fear one-hundred-and-seventy migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean; deaths in Mexico pipeline blast rise to 66, and people around the wor...Show More

Second Korean Summit in Late February

26:52 | Jan 19th

President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to hold a second summit; White House categorically denies claims that the president instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress; we report from Bangalore on why beer sales in India are growi...Show More

Thousands attend funeral of man shot during protests in Sudan

27:04 | Jan 18th

Sudanese police opened fire as the mourners threw rocks, calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Also: Zimbabwe cuts internet amid crackdown and swimming with a great white shark.

Sudan: more die in anti-government protests

25:44 | Jan 18th

Security forces use live ammunition on protestors in the capital Khartoum, killing a young doctor and a teenage boy. Also: President Trump announces plans to expand America's missile defence programme, and Queen Elizabeth's husband, the Duke of Edin...Show More

Football bribes investigative journalist shot dead in Ghana

28:32 | Jan 17th

Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Also: Serbia gives Putin lavish welcome, and the flexitarian diet designed to feed ten billion people.

May's Brexit plea

30:58 | Jan 16th

After surviving a vote of no confidence, Theresa May urges MPs to "work constructively together" on Brexit. Also: the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, asks President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address, and m...Show More

UK: MPs debate Theresa May's future after Commons defeat on Brexit deal

29:40 | Jan 16th

British MPs to vote on no-confidence motion in Prime Minister's leadership. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says government should resign after Tuesday night's record-breaking defeat on Brexit agreement. Also, new report alleges growing persecutio...Show More

Brexit parliament defeat special

31:20 | Jan 16th

British MPs crush prime minister's Brexit deal by an historic margin of 230 votes. Labour opposition table a vote of no confidence in the government. So what next for Brexit?

Ivory Coast: ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

29:59 | Jan 15th

International Criminal Court has acquitted Ivory Coast's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead. Also, gunmen attack a hotel ...Show More

British MPs to hold crucial vote on Brexit deal

29:56 | Jan 15th

The British prime minister urged critics to give her Brexit deal "a second look". Also: Trump denies he ever worked for Russia and the rights of Kenya's intersex people.

Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her deal 'for country's sake'

28:31 | Jan 14th

British Prime Minister warns MPs to support her Brexit deal or risk never leaving the EU. She also talks of 'paralysis in Parliament' if the deal is rejected during a vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Also, protests across Zimbabwe after ...Show More

America says Syria withdrawal won't stop fight against IS

24:48 | Jan 14th

US Secretary of State tells Saudi Arabia the troop withdrawal from Syria won't affect fight against IS; More deaths in Europe after heavy snowfall, with more bad weather expected; and the film about the Polish army's most unusual recruit during World...Show More

South African leader launches ANC election manifesto

25:10 | Jan 13th

Cyril Ramaphosa promises competence and honesty. Also: Saudi teenager arrives in Canada and the Belgian who created a search engine before the days of the internet.

Saudi woman granted Canada asylum

24:49 | Jan 12th

Trudeau says Saudi teenager who fled her family is welcome in Canada also: the head of Japan's Olympic Committee under corruption investigation and: the man who posted his cat.

Chinese Huawei businessman in Poland spy arrests

29:50 | Jan 11th

Poland's security services say the Chinese national Wang Weijing and a Polish man were arrested for spying. Also: US military announces start of Syria troop withdrawal and Chinese twins want to visit the Queen in London like Peppa Pig.

Trump visits Texas to drum up support for wall

26:59 | Jan 10th

President Trump has said on a visit to Texas there will be a "lot of death" in the US if the government shutdown continues and a border wall isn't built. Also: America's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has said he wants to see "every last Iranian bo...Show More

Outcry after DR Congo election winner revealed

28:17 | Jan 10th

The opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's victory is denounced as a fraud by the runner-up. Also: the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says America will use diplomacy to "expel every last Iranian boot" from Syria and will Fido eat dog food made with ...Show More

Tensions high in Democratic Republic of Congo over election result

29:56 | Jan 10th

Tensions high in Democratic Republic of Congo over election result. Also: President Trump has walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders after being denied money for his border wall and a fresh Brexit setback for British Prime Minister Theres...Show More

Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran

31:56 | Jan 9th

The former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev is to be jailed for eleven years after he admitted spying for Iran. Also: ransom sought for Norwegian magnate's missing wife and work choirs can ease job stress.

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction

31:22 | Jan 8th

A Russian lawyer who met President Trump's son and son-in-law in 2016 is wanted in America for obstruction of justice. Also: the home of the former Russian spy who was poisoned in England is being partly dismantled, and women in Croatia launch their ...Show More

Syria conflict: Erdogan says US plea on Kurds is 'unacceptable'

29:56 | Jan 8th

Turkey's president rejects US calls for his country to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria. This follows statements made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, who's in Ankara. Also, how the murder of a young man in Bosnia has led to fierce cr...Show More

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN refugee agency

23:30 | Jan 8th

Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun leaves a Thai hotel where she took refuge, in the care of the UN refugee agency. Also: Jim Yong Kim steps down as president of the World Bank and exploring the new tech at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends Thai hotel standoff

28:18 | Jan 7th

Young Saudi woman who fled her family has left Bangkok hotel where she'd taken refuge. She's 'under the care' of the UN refugee agency, according to the head of Thailand's immigration police. Also, government of Gabon says it's foiled an attempted c...Show More

Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'

30:55 | Jan 7th

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she fears she will be killed if forced to return to Saudi Arabia from Bangkok airport. Also: voters awaiting the election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo are told to be patient, and what caused the 'sonic atta...Show More

No Success for Talks to end Partial US Government Shutdown

28:11 | Jan 6th

Shutdown goes into third week as White House meetings fail to make breakthrough. Also: Why Holocaust survivors tend to live longer, and more on the 90-year-old world record cyclist who has tested positive for a banned substance

Trump threatens emergency powers over shutdown

27:49 | Jan 5th

US President says shutdown could last a year over deadlock to fund a border wall. Also: the battle to drive Islamic State fighters out of eastern Syria, and can plants remember things?

Mass data attack on German politicians

28:29 | Jan 4th

The German chancellor Angela Merkel is among hundreds of MPs and others reportedly hit by a "serious data attack". Also: Thailand hit by severe storm in peak tourist season and anger management in Amsterdam is a car smash up.

Most diverse Congress in US History sworn in

25:33 | Jan 4th

Lawmakers elected Democrat politician, Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker also: China shows space prowess on the moon and temple of the Flayed Lord, an Aztec god, discovered in Mexico

China lands spacecraft on far side of the Moon

27:18 | Jan 3rd

Chinese state media said the robotic Chang'e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken Basin. Also: Saudi Arabia opens Khashoggi murder trial and lederhosen love among Austria's millennials.

US Government Shutdown Unresolved

24:34 | Jan 2nd

President Trump and Congressional leaders fail to agree a deal on financing the Mexico border wall. Brazil ministers outline their right-wing policies. And clear images of Ultima Thule -- It looks a snowman.

India: Protests as women make history by entering Hindu temple

28:12 | Jan 2nd

Two women enter prominent shrine which was previously closed to females aged 10 to 50. Hindu nationalists have responded by staging protests which have been broken up by police. Also, train accident on Danish bridge kills 6, a warning that UK chil...Show More

Brazil's new far-right leader urges unity

25:48 | Jan 2nd

Jair Bolsonaro told Congress he wanted a "national pact" to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement. Also: Indian women in Kerala form a "620km human chain" protest and Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft "phones home" from six and a h...Show More

New Horizons: Nasa waits for signal from Ultima Thule space-probe

27:51 | Jan 1st

US space agency awaiting confirmation that probe made successful flyby of icy object. At 6.5 billion km from Earth, the encounter is the most distant ever exploration of a body within our solar system. North Korean leader says he's ready for talks ...Show More

Sudan's President, Omar al-Bashir, Insists he can Resolve his Country's Challenges

25:12 | Jan 1st

At least one demonstrator was shot dead during another day of anti-government protests. Also: outrage in the Philippines as President Duterte talks about touching a maid sexually, and the spacecraft set to observe an object more than six billion kilo...Show More

Bangladesh election: opposition alleges intimidation and vote-rigging by ruling party

28:04 | Dec 31st, 2018

PM Sheikh Hasina's landslide victory in Bangladesh is condemned by her opponents. Her party and its allies won almost all the 300 parliamentary seats contested. Also, how people in Democratic Republic of Congo desperately want a better future, and ...Show More

Bangladesh's governing party 'wins landslide'

27:37 | Dec 30th, 2018

Election Commission says Awami League's won but the opposition says the vote was rigged. Also: the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been marred by delays and voting irregularities, and President Trump's outgoing chief of ...Show More

Trump: US-China trade talks progress

27:08 | Dec 30th, 2018

The President made the comments on Twitter after speaking to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Also: reports from Yemen say Houthi rebels have begun pulling back from the port in Hodeidah, China lifts nine-month ban on new video game releases and ...Show More

Syrian forces raise their flag over Mabij

27:52 | Dec 29th, 2018

Kurdish forces withdraw – and invite Syrian forces to replace them, amid fears of a Turkish attack. Also: Angelina Jolie on the temptations of a political career, and a long lost love letter finds its way home.

Hackers steal data of North Korean defectors

33:08 | Dec 28th, 2018

North Korean defectors had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked. Also: Syrian pro-government forces enter the northern city of Manbij amid Turkey threats and the world's rarest bird gets new hom...Show More

United Arab Emirates reopens embassy in Syria

27:29 | Dec 28th, 2018

Arab states begin to normalise relations with Damascus as President Assad consolidates his control over the country. Also: no solution in sight to the US government shut down, and can robots help Japan’s ageing population?

Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert raised

31:43 | Dec 27th, 2018

The alert level for Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second-highest level possible, after a series of eruptions. Also: China's ex-spy chief jailed for life and is 2018 the year Bitcoin died?

Russia tests new Hyper-sonic Weapon

28:24 | Dec 27th, 2018

President Putin watches final test of a new weapon that can beat any missile defences; Ceasefire monitoring team in Yemen meets for the first time in the port city of Hodeidah; And the girl whose phone call with President Trump went viral -- says she...Show More

DR Congo presidential election delay

35:54 | Dec 26th, 2018

Voting in Sunday's presidential election has been delayed until March in three cities over insecurity and an Ebola outbreak concern. Also: Japan to restart commercial whale hunts and scientists in Britain have built a virtual reality 3D model of a ca...Show More

The Happy News Podcast 2018

40:07 | Dec 25th, 2018

There’s often a lot of doom and gloom in the news but in the middle of all that, there are glimmers of hope and happiness. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite stories from 2018. These include: the incredible rescue of the twelve ...Show More

Federal Reserve Blamed for Stock Market Losses

28:07 | Dec 25th, 2018

President Trump blames US central bank for stock market turmoil; The number of victims of the Indonesian tsunami is now approaching four-hundred; The fake priest in Spain who baptised and married hundreds of people.

Indonesia: rise in death-toll following tsunami

27:55 | Dec 24th, 2018

At least 373 people confirmed killed by tsunami caused by Anak Krakatau volcano. Coastal residents nearby have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami. Also, Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is sent back to jail...Show More

Hundreds die in Huge Tsunami in Indonesia

25:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

At least two hundred and twenty two people have died in tsunami in Indonesia; Angry words from France's President Macron on the US troop pull-out from Syria; And the town that likes the festive season so much, it wishes it could last all year.

Further resignation over US troop withdrawals from Syria.

28:16 | Dec 23rd, 2018

A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State group has quit; Standoff over spending priorities between Congress and Donald Trump; British police questioning two suspects over closure of London's Gatwick airport

Criticism of Trump Afghanistan withdrawal plan

24:17 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Half the US troops are reportedly to be withdrawn, also: Gatwick re-opens after latest suspension, and the first bank robbery on a Norwegian archipelago.

Gatwick airport reopens after drone chaos

28:56 | Dec 21st, 2018

The airport said 837 flights were scheduled for Friday but there were delays and cancellations. Also: Pope Francis tells clerics who abuse minors to hand themselves in and it's fifty years since the Apollo 8 mission and the famous Earthrise photograp...Show More

US charges 'China government hackers'

29:20 | Dec 21st, 2018

The US justice department has indicted two Chinese men accused of hacking into the computer networks of companies and government agencies in Western countries. Also: Gatwick airport remains closed for a second night as sightings of drones above the a...Show More

US Syria pullout 'will enable IS return'

24:27 | Dec 20th, 2018

US political figures and America's allies have been expressing grave concern at the withdrawal decision. Also: tens of thousands disrupted as drones shut Gatwick airport near London and the dangers of using an over-the-counter DNA testing kit.

US ground troops 'withdrawing from Syria'

28:09 | Dec 20th, 2018

US forces to leave Syria following President Trump's declaration of victory over Islamic State militants. Also: Facebook has been caught on the back foot again over its data privacy practices, and South Africa bans colonisation of Europe advert.

Brexit: EU reveals its 'no-deal' plans

29:58 | Dec 19th, 2018

European Commission says it's started to implement preparations for a no-deal Brexit. It has announced temporary measures - but says it cannot counter all the problems it expects. Also, top US intelligence official says China is greater national se...Show More

US judge delays sentencing of former Trump adviser, Michael Flynn

26:53 | Dec 19th, 2018

The judge suggested Michael Flynn sold out his country when he lied to the FBI about his Russia contacts. Also: British government 'ramps up' no-deal Brexit planning and a study shows that dolphins form 'long-lasting' friendships but shun other group...Show More

Manchester United sack their manager Mourinho

30:22 | Dec 18th, 2018

Jose Mourinho dismissed from his post at Manchester United after bad start to season. He'd faced growing pressure over his team's poor performances and negative style of play. Also, more than twenty South African boys die after botched circumcisio...Show More

Report says millions of American voters were exposed to Russian social media propaganda

31:17 | Dec 18th, 2018

YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were targeted in the 2016 US election. Also: Poland reinstates Supreme Court judges and Putin's calendar outsells rivals in Japan.

India: Congress politician convicted over killings of Sikhs in 1984

28:04 | Dec 17th, 2018

Sajjan Kumar, a senior politician, jailed for life over the deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots. This is the most significant conviction to date over the massacres, in which over 3000 people were murdered. Also, Malaysia files criminal charges against inve...Show More

North Korea condemns latest US sanctions

27:50 | Dec 17th, 2018

They say sanctions risk permanently blocking efforts to rid Korea of nuclear weapons. Washington had vowed to seize the US assets of three top North Korean officials, after a report threw up a raft of human rights abuses in the country. Also: Georgia...Show More

Climate deal agreed to implement Paris accord

28:42 | Dec 15th, 2018

Delegates reach consensus on single set of rules. Also: US Interior Secretary to step down, Prada accessories recalled over blackface controversy and rare insight into reclusive musician, Kate Bush.

Report says Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos

27:46 | Dec 15th, 2018

Shares in the US pharmaceutical giant plunged by more than ten per cent following the claims made by Reuters. The company's lawyers say its baby powder is safe and asbestos-free and the allegations are "one-sided, false and inflammatory". Also: spora...Show More

Saudi Arabia and Iran welcome Hodeidah ceasefire

27:45 | Dec 14th, 2018

The Hodeidah agreement, sponsored by the UN, was reached during talks in Sweden. Also: proposals for an army in Kosovo enrages Serbia, and the jazz singer, Nancy Wilson, dies aged 81.

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by police

28:31 | Dec 14th, 2018

After 2 days on the run the suspected gunman, Cherif Chekatt, who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, was shot dead after a brief gun battle with police. Also: A Russian woman accused of infiltrating conservati...Show More

Truce breakthrough in Yemen talks

30:52 | Dec 13th, 2018

The United Nations says it hopes this is the starting point for ending Yemen's war and humanitarian crisis. Also: The British PM is seeking new assurances from the EU over the Brexit deal and Dracula Ant's snap-jaw makes it the fastest animal in natu...Show More

British PM survives confidence vote

27:38 | Dec 13th, 2018

Conservative MPs voted 200 to 117 to keep Theresa May as Prime Minister but there are still calls for her to resign from within her own party. Also: President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been jailed for three years for lying to Congress...Show More

British PM Theresa May faces no confidence vote

25:19 | Dec 12th, 2018

The prime minister vows to fight for her job and warns that a change would put Brexit at risk. Also: Strasbourg gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar', and Japan picks 'disaster' character to define 2018.

Strasbourg Gunman Hunted After Two Killed

24:59 | Dec 12th, 2018

The man opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city causing widespread panic. Also: Reports of a new challenge to British PM Theresa May and the exhibition that uses blocks of ice to highlight global warming.

Brexit: Theresa May meets EU leaders in attempt to rescue deal

29:11 | Dec 11th, 2018

Britain's Prime Minister in Europe for talks aimed at salvaging her proposed Brexit plan. Mrs. May has met Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany's Angela Merkel after postponing a Commons vote on the deal. Also, India's ruling BJP facing setbacks in regi...Show More

British PM calls off MP's vote on Brexit deal

28:20 | Dec 10th, 2018

The European Union insists it will "not renegotiate" after Theresa May says she needs time to ask for changes. Also: the French president promises a minimum wage rise and Asia's glaciers are moving more slowly as they thin.

UN members adopt global migration pact

30:36 | Dec 10th, 2018

The UN has adopted a landmark agreement on migration but a number of countries are refusing to take part. Also: crisis in Britain over Brexit vote, and a second life sentence for Russia's most prolific serial killer.

China threatens Huawei arrest consequences

29:37 | Dec 10th, 2018

China summoned the US ambassador to demand that Washington withdraw an arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou. Also: the French finance minister says the recent protests have been 'an economic catastrophe' and we hear from Harmony -- a very special Artifici...Show More

Key Trump aide to leave job

25:51 | Dec 9th, 2018

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. Some reports said that the relationship between the two had deteriorated. But Mr Trump described Mr Kelly as a "great guy". Also: China...Show More

Germany's CDU choose Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party leader

26:52 | Dec 7th, 2018

Germany's governing Christian Democrats choose Merkels' protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed her as party leader. Also: the chief financial officer of Huawei appears in a court in Canada and why a Solzhenitsyn novel has been turned into an o...Show More

France prepares for weekend protests

24:09 | Dec 7th, 2018

The French prime minister announced that 89,000 police officers will be on duty this weekend. Also: China expresses concern at reports Japan may restrict Huawei access and is Rudolph the reindeer colour blind?

Stock markets tumble after Huawei arrest

29:43 | Dec 7th, 2018

Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada at the request of the US, fuelling fears of a deepening trade war between the world's largest two economies. Also: Germany's CDU party prepares to choose Angela Merkel's successor, and Cuban...Show More

Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden

33:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

The talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, have been described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone. Also: China demands the release of a Huawei executive being held in Canada and Australian scientists try to save...Show More

George HW Bush Mourned at State Funeral

27:18 | Dec 6th, 2018

Washington funeral of former US president George HW Bush; President Putin issues missile warning if United States pulls out of weapons treaty; Fresh warning that carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year

Mafia members targetted in Europe-wide police raids

28:55 | Dec 5th, 2018

At least 90 members of 'Ndrangheta network arrested in several different countries. The gang is believed to be one of the largest global crime syndicates. Also, how an Irishwoman unearthed a huge scandal over failure to diagnose cervical cancer i...Show More

British PM suffers three Brexit defeats in parliament

32:33 | Dec 5th, 2018

MPs have backed proposals that could give them a greater say on Britain's relationship with the EU. Also: Nato says Russia is breeching missile treaty and medieval skeleton in thigh-high boots discovery.

France: PM Edouard Philippe suspends controversial fuel tax rises

28:47 | Dec 4th, 2018

Tax rises which led to angry protests across France have been postponed for six months. Demonstrations have been held in several cities and caused widespread damage and disruption. Also, a report on allegations that Burundi's government is torturing...Show More

Truth Commission in Mexico for Missing Students

30:04 | Dec 4th, 2018

Mexico's new president creates a commission to investigate the 2014 Iguala disappearances. Also: a woman dies in French fuel protests and nine hundred year old gold coins found in Israeli well.

Sir David Attenborough: Climate Change is 'Our Greatest Threat'

28:38 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Naturalist tells conference that humanity faces greatest threat in thousands of years. And he says climate change could lead to collapse of civilisations and extinction of 'much of the natural world.' Also, a report from inside Iraq's secret shelte...Show More

UN: Global Warming Greater Threat Than Ever Before

28:15 | Dec 2nd, 2018

United Nations climate chief warns that this year will be one of the four hottest on record and everyone needed to grasp the reality of the situation. Also, a top Taleban leader is killed in Afghanistan and a conversation between a kindertransport ...Show More

Riot Police Clash with Paris Protesters

28:38 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Clashes with riot police continue in France for a third weekend of "yellow vest" rallies. Also: leaders of the G20 in Argentina agree a joint communique and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey helps launch the world's first super-high definition 8K televi...Show More

Rifts Laid Bare As G20 Leaders Meet

20:48 | Dec 1st, 2018

Ukraine, trade, climate change and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi on the G20 agenda for world leaders. Also: The president of a gay dating app says he does not believe in gay marriage, a Chinese man is released after 23 years on death row and The Wi...Show More

Political and Trade Rifts Threaten G20

27:46 | Nov 30th, 2018

World leaders are meeting in Argentina for their annual G20 summit amid new tension with Russia over Ukraine and a US trade row with China. Also: the Marriott hotel chain says 500 million of its customers have been hacked, and how a home became a sch...Show More

Trump Ex-Lawyer Admits Lying to Congress

25:55 | Nov 30th, 2018

Cohen says he lied 'out of loyalty' to the president; Trump says he is weak. Also: the menace of Measles and will the lights go out on the island of Sark?

Climate Change: Last 4 Years 'World's Hottest'

30:36 | Nov 29th, 2018

2018 on course to be 4th warmest on record, says World Meteorological Organization. If the trend continues, the WMO says temperatures may rise by 3-5C by 2100. Also: German police have raided the country's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, in an investi...Show More

US Questions Relationship With Saudi Arabia

27:02 | Nov 29th, 2018

Pompeo warns senators against downgrading relations with Saudi Arabia. The US Secretary of State says weakening US-Saudi ties could damage the chances of a ceasefire in Yemen. Also: Britain's Government admits Brexit will make the UK poorer, and why ...Show More

Scientist Defends Gene-Edited Babies

26:59 | Nov 28th, 2018

Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they cannot contract HIV. His work, which he announced earlier this week, has not been verified. Also, Sri Lanka's top military officer ha...Show More

UN warns that efforts to tackle climate change are off track

26:43 | Nov 28th, 2018

Report says CO2 emissions have risen for the first time in 4 years, also: protests against the Saudi crown prince in Tunisia and what your name says about your chances of success.

Macron Outlines Green Energy Plans Despite Protests

27:52 | Nov 27th, 2018

The French president refuses protesters' demands to scrap new fuel taxes; the British Prime Minister dismisses comments by President Trump that her Brexit plans would hamper future trade deals with the US, and a Syrian man who sent seven months livi...Show More

Touchdown Triumph For Nasa's Mars Probe

30:55 | Nov 27th, 2018

The US space agency has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet. Also: Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash and the Bank of England releases a shortlist of scientists to be featured on the...Show More

Russia-Ukraine Tensions Rise after Ship Capture

27:22 | Nov 26th, 2018

Ukraine's parliament is considering whether to introduce martial law after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels off the coast of Crimea. Also: the British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates, has been re...Show More

EU Leaders Back UK's Brexit Deal

30:28 | Nov 26th, 2018

European Union leaders have endorsed the accord under which the UK is due to leave the bloc next year. The British prime minister, Theresa May, has warned those in Britain who oppose the deal that it's the only one on offer. Also: tension escalates a...Show More

Violent Protests in Paris

18:59 | Nov 24th, 2018

Police used water cannon to control some of the people protesting against fuel tax rises. More than forty people were arrested, some demonstrators have called for President Macron to resign. Also: one of the biggest Argentinian matches is postponed a...Show More

Desperate Appeal to End Slaughter in Yemen

29:13 | Nov 24th, 2018

The UN envoy to Yemen makes an impassioned plea for a ceasefire, the prominent radio journalist shot dead in the rebel-held province of Idlib and the Chinese campaign to encourage women to have more children.

Karachi attack: China consulate attack leaves four dead

25:29 | Nov 23rd, 2018

China has strongly condemned an attack on its consulate in Karachi by militants opposed to its infrastructure investments in Pakistan.The United Arab Emirates says it is studying a request for clemency in the case of a British academic sentenced to l...Show More

British Prime Minister tries to sell her Brexit deal to Parliament.

28:29 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Ahead of Sunday EU summit, British Prime Minister defends her Brexit deal, Zimbabwe parliament in uproar as budget includes compensation for white farmers, And a miraculous escape for baby who fell from a train in India.

Nissan sacks Ghosn over cash scandal

26:54 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Carlos Ghosn has been ousted after nearly two decades at the helm of Japanese carmaker Nissan, following allegations of financial misconduct. He has been accused by Nissan of under-reporting his salary and using company assets for personal use. And t...Show More

Saudis reject new criticism over Jamal Khashoggi murder

22:36 | Nov 22nd, 2018

The Saudi foreign minister says calls for the removal of Crown Prince Mohammed over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is unacceptable, The British prime minster, Theresa May in Brussels to resolve last-minute difficulties over a draft Brexit deal, The Am...Show More

British PhD Student Jailed for Life in UAE on Spy Charges

27:34 | Nov 21st, 2018

Matthew Hedges found guilty but his family say the verdict is based on a false confession. Also, American tourist killed in Andaman islands by local tribes using bow and arrow. And a fish that can repair its heart may hold clues for future treatment...Show More

At Least 50 Dead in Kabul

23:03 | Nov 20th, 2018

A suicide bomber attacks worshippers celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad. The Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, has condemned what he described as an "unforgivable crime". Also: President Trump suggests that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman m...Show More

Saudi Arabia & UAE promise half a billion dollars to tackle famine in Yemen

27:09 | Nov 20th, 2018

The aid pledge comes as diplomatic pressure mounts for a political solution to the conflict. Also ... Italy has called for the seizure of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship, alleging it illegally dumped tonnes of potentially toxic waste in its ports. A...Show More

New Caledonia votes on independence

27:05 | Nov 4th, 2018

French Pacific territory is deciding its future in a referendum, also: UN aid reaches Syrians stranded in the desert and: India's controversy over killing of a man-eating tiger

US to Reinstate all Iran Sanctions

27:34 | Nov 3rd, 2018

The White House said it was "the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran" and targeted energy, shipping and banking sectors. Also: protests continue to grip Pakistan following a Supreme Court judgement and why Usain Bolt is too fast for footba...Show More

Turkey Claims Khashoggi Body 'Dissolved in Acid'

32:25 | Nov 2nd, 2018

No forensic evidence has been provided to prove Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved. Also: North and South Korea to bid jointly for the Olympic Games in 2032 and delving into NASA's historic audio archives.

Brazil Top Judge Becomes Justice Minister

28:47 | Nov 1st, 2018

Brazil’s far-right president-elect has convinced prominent anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, to become his justice minister. Also: US indictment accuses Chinese companies of stealing trade secrets and Palau is set to ban sunscreen products to prote...Show More

Google Staff Walk Out over Discrimination and Harassment

28:01 | Nov 1st, 2018

A reported huge payout for a Google executive accused of sexual misconduct provokes an unprecedented protest. Also: Arron Banks faces Brexit referendum spending probe and scientists count whales from space.

Paralysed men walk again

23:29 | Oct 31st, 2018

Swiss doctors have developed a technique which allows three paralysed men to walk. An electrical device inserted around the men's spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs. Also, Turkey has given its first official statement over how it ...Show More

Pakistan Court Clears Condemned Christian

29:35 | Oct 31st, 2018

Asia Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 after she was accused of blasphemy. Also: France investigates a spike in the numbers of babies born without limbs and NASA announces it is retiring the Kepler space telescope after it ran out of fuel.

President Trump Visits Pittsburgh

26:11 | Oct 31st, 2018

Hundreds of people protest against his trip to the city where eleven Jewish worshippers were murdered on Saturday, but the synagogue's rabbi said the President of the United States was welcome. Also: the American gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger is fou...Show More

Japan's Government Angry over South Korean Court Ruling on Compensation

29:51 | Oct 30th, 2018

South Korean court tells Japanese company to compensate Korean people used as slave-labour in WW2. The ruling has angered Tokyo at a time of deteriorating relations between the two countries. German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patients, angry prote...Show More

US Sending Thousands of Troops to Mexican Border

29:22 | Oct 30th, 2018

The Pentagon made the announcement as thousands of Central American migrants head north through Mexico. Also: prosecutors in Bulgaria break up an alleged passport scam and rising temperatures are driving mountain-top birds to extinction in Peru.

Angela Merkel to Step Down as German Chancellor in 2021

25:44 | Oct 29th, 2018

Merkel to quit as CDU party leader and says this will be her last term as Chancellor. Also, Indonesian airliner crashes into the sea with 189 people on board, right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro celebrates victory in Brazil's presidential election...Show More

Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting Named

29:47 | Oct 29th, 2018

The suspect, Robert Bowers, is in custody and faces twenty-nine criminal counts. Also: far-right Bolsonaro is Brazil's new leader and Damascus national museum reopens its doors.

Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

26:12 | Oct 27th, 2018

Eleven people have been killed after the gunman opened fire during a baby naming ceremony; a helicopter has crashed at Leicester City Football Club; and Saudi Arabia has accused the media of hysterical reporting about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Man Arrested over US Mail Bombings

25:58 | Oct 26th, 2018

Cesar Savoc, a registered Republican, faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents and could face 48 years in prison: Also, a report on religious schools in Nigeria, and how two male penguins in an Australian zoo have...Show More

Erdogan Wants to Know who Ordered the Khashoggi Killing

26:27 | Oct 26th, 2018

The Turkish president said Saudi Arabia should know where the body of the murdered journalist is. Also: Japan and China's new friendship and Stonehenge - a ruin to a treasure in 100 years of public ownership.

Hunt for US mail bomb suspect

23:35 | Oct 25th, 2018

Hunt for US mail bomb suspect. Officials step up their search for those behind a series of parcel bombs that were sent to leading Democrats and critics of President Trump. Also: an exclusive BBC investigation into the life of the Novichock victim,...Show More

Suspect package 'found at De Niro restaurant'

28:03 | Oct 25th, 2018

The suspicious packages are similar to the ones sent to top US Democrats on Wednesday. One was addressed to the former Democratic vice president, Joe Biden, in Delaware state. Another was sent to a New York restaurant owned by actor Robert De Niro. A...Show More

Explosive Devices sent to Obama and Clinton

28:38 | Oct 25th, 2018

President Trump condemns sending explosive devices to politicians and to the CNN TV channel. Also: What's it like to be a spy? And the problem-solving skills of crows

Single-use Plastics Ban approved by European Parliament

28:26 | Oct 24th, 2018

Complete ban on wide range of single-use plastics is a bid to reduce ocean pollution. The EU hopes it will go into effect across the bloc by 2021. Also, NATO to carry out huge multinational military exercise in Norway, a special report on vast secr...Show More

Trump says Khashoggi Murder 'Worst Cover-Up'

21:57 | Oct 23rd, 2018

The US said it would revoke the visas of Saudi operatives suspected of killing the journalist. Also: the BBC has found new evidence that China is building a network of detention camps for Uighur Muslims in Xianjiang, and magpies keep attacking Austra...Show More

Erdogan: Murder of Khashoggi Was 'Savage' and 'Premeditated'

28:36 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Turkish President says that the suspects in Khashoggi murder should be tried in Istanbul. And he's demanded Saudi Arabia provide answers about where the victim's body is, and who ordered the operation. Also, Palestinian security forces accused of w...Show More

President Trump says US will Build up Nuclear Arsenal

25:52 | Oct 23rd, 2018

The US president says Russia has violated a key nuclear treaty, which he has threatened to abandon. Also: there has been heavy fighting in a disputed Somali region which has left scores of people dead, and Titanic treasure can be sold to hedge fund.

Nuclear Treaty: What are Implications of Rising Tension between US and Russia ?

28:36 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Kremlin pledges 'reciprocal action' if US withdraws from key nuclear missile treaty - so what are the dangers for the rest of the world ? Also, Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a 'rogue operation', why the world's...Show More

Saudi Arabia Calls Khashoggi Killing 'Murder'

29:14 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Saudi Foreign Minister says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman didn't know of Khashoggi's murder. Also: racism on Ryanair flight and the tribute to a dead opioid addict

US To Withdraw From Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

24:42 | Oct 20th, 2018

President Trump accuses Moscow of violating its terms. Also: despite deadly attacks Afghan voters cast ballots in large numbers in the nation's long-awaited parliamentary elections, and a chunk of the moon is sold at auction.

Saudi TV Confirms Death of Khashoggi

28:57 | Oct 19th, 2018

Saudi State media says Jamal Khashoggi died after fight in Saudi consulate in Turkey; Also, scores dead in India as train hits crowd on track, 20 members of UK grooming gang convicted.

Kandahar Poll Delay After Assassination

30:01 | Oct 19th, 2018

Voting in the Afghan province is delayed after the Taliban shoot dead a powerful police chief. Also: China grows at slowest pace since 2009 and final set tie-breaks to be introduced at Wimbledon in 2019.

Mexico Won't Bow To US Pressure Over Caravan

31:14 | Oct 18th, 2018

The US wants Mexico to deal forcefully with thousands of central American migrants. Also: President Trump says he believes the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead -- and the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be severe, and a new book w...Show More

European Government Ministers Pull Out of Saudi Summit

32:58 | Oct 18th, 2018

The boycott comes amid fears that the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate. Also: European Union ready to extend Brexit transition period and could laboratory grown meat be the future of food?

EU Leaders: Insufficient Progress on Brexit

25:41 | Oct 18th, 2018

After a meeting in Brussels, heads of state decide not to call another summit next month. Also: the growing caravan of Honduran migrants traveling towards the US, and we hear from the famous footballer's father who has become Belgium's first black ma...Show More

Pompeo Meets Erdogan over Missing Saudi Journalist

32:08 | Oct 17th, 2018

The meeting in Ankara comes amid fresh allegations in the Turkish media that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Also: gun attack at Crimea college and new insight into history of dogs and humans.

Saudi Crown Prince 'Denies Knowledge' of Missing Journalist

25:07 | Oct 17th, 2018

President Donald Trump tweeted that he spoke with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who assured him that a full investigation into the fate of Jamal Khashoggi is underway. Also, Ethiopia's Prime Minister appoints a new cabinet giving half of the role...Show More

Jamal Khashoggi: Growing International Pressure on Saudi Arabia over his Disappearance

29:23 | Oct 16th, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Saudi leaders in Riyadh as investigation continues into missing journalist's fate. Also, China faces criticism over its internment of huge numbers of Uighur Muslims, rotten meat for sale in Venezuelans mark...Show More

Trump Blames 'Rogue Killers' over Khashoggi

27:20 | Oct 15th, 2018

Saudi and Turkish investigators have entered the consulate in Istanbul where the Saudi journalist was last seen. Also: Russian Church cuts all links with Istanbul and dance lessons are being recommended to tackle loneliness.

Syria: How Chemical Weapons Have Helped Bring Assad Close to Victory

29:55 | Oct 15th, 2018

BBC investigation reveals the role chemical weapons have played in President Bashar al-Assad's war strategy. Also, Saudi and Turkish investigators to search Istanbul consulate where Jamal Khashoggi was last seen, UN warns Yemen could be on brink of ...Show More

'Credible' Probe Needed over Missing Saudi Journalist

33:37 | Oct 15th, 2018

The UK, France and Germany say they expect a detailed Saudi response on Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. Also: Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is facing questions over the future of her coalition after her conservative sister party lost its abso...Show More

White House threatens consequences if Saudis did murder dissident journalist.

28:56 | Oct 13th, 2018

Donald Trump speaks out on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashojee at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul; Tens of thousand of people take to the streets in Berlin in a protest against racism and xenophobia; The pope defrocks two Chilean bishops ...Show More

US Pastor at Centre of Dispute Leaves Turkey

29:56 | Oct 12th, 2018

A Turkish court has ordered the release of an American pastor held on terrorism charges for more than two years. Also: the BBC has been told that audio and video evidence proves that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and more than a hun...Show More

South Korean President Optimistic About End to Korean War

31:38 | Oct 12th, 2018

Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. Also: Turkey releases US pastor Andrew Brunson and a British princess has married a wine mercha...Show More

Same-Sex Mice Have Babies

28:21 | Oct 11th, 2018

Healthy mice with same-sex parents have been born for the first time. Also: the US military has temporarily grounded its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets and an operation in India to catch a tigress is underway using Calvin Klein perfume.

Astronauts Escape Malfunctioning Rocket

28:34 | Oct 11th, 2018

Space officials say US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed safely in Kazakhstan. Also: major storm batters Florida and heads for the Carolinas and 'flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world.

Hurricane Michael lashes the coast of Florida

25:08 | Oct 10th, 2018

Hundreds of thousands were told to evacuate, but many stayed, also: stricter controls at China's Weibo social media platform and the BBC investigation which saved smuggled chimps

China Admits Creating 'Re-education' Camps for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

28:45 | Oct 10th, 2018

Beijing says these centres 'ideologically transform' people it regards as 'extremists.' This announcement comes amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances in Xinjiang. Also, Turkish media shows video allegedly showing Saudi...Show More

UN Envoy Nikki Haley in Shock Resignation

27:44 | Oct 10th, 2018

Nikki Haley dismisses speculation that she will challenge Donald Trump for the White House in 2020. Also: UK challenges Saudi Arabia over missing writer and the XPRIZE foundation is to map the deep seabed off Greece using robots.

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi Consulate

28:09 | Oct 9th, 2018

Turkey to conduct search of Saudi consulate in Istanbul over missing journalist. Mr. Khashoggi was last seen visiting the consulate last week. Also, convicted British paedophile sued by alleged Filipino victims, a report from the frontline around ...Show More

Trump says Kavanaugh Assault Claims 'a Hoax'

26:54 | Oct 8th, 2018

The President condemns Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public". Also: Google+ shutting down after data exposed and exploring the phenomenon of ASMR or "brain tingles".

Climate Report: Final Call to Save the World from 'Catastrophe'

26:21 | Oct 8th, 2018

Scientists urge global action to prevent potential disaster due to climate change. And they say there's 'window of opportunity' of only 12 years to do this. Also, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins first round of Brazil election, two US econom...Show More

Brazil Election Polls Suggest Victory for Bolsonaro

27:55 | Oct 8th, 2018

Exit polls in the Brazilian presidential election suggest far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will win the first round. Also, Interpol chief Meng Hongwei's wife speaks out, violence closes polling stations in Cameroon's own election, and the #MeToo mo...Show More

Victory for Trump in Supreme Court Vote

26:57 | Oct 6th, 2018

The US Senate votes to confirm President Trump's controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Also, Turkish police suspect missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been killed, the Pope orders a review of documents related to alleged ...Show More

Key Senators Back Embattled Nominee Kavanaugh

26:34 | Oct 5th, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court seat looks likely after he won the backing of key senators after an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations. Also, the head of Interpol is reported to have been detained in China, India signs a deal to buy mi...Show More

Nobel Peace Prize for Anti-Rape Activists

29:56 | Oct 5th, 2018

The Nobel Prize winners were Nadia Murad, who survived being an IS sex slave and Dr Denis Mukwege, who helps victims of rape. Also: Interpol chief vanishes on Chinese trip and the Grammy awards have taken steps to increase the number of women and min...Show More

Cyber Warfare Threat to Russia-Western Relations

26:19 | Oct 4th, 2018

Seven Russians are expelled by the US, four by the Netherlands. Also: 'Don't Shoot, I'm Disabled', a special BBC investigation, US Senate spars over Kavanaugh FBI report, and a big global rise in deaths from selfies.

West Accuses Russia of Global Cyber-Plots

31:31 | Oct 4th, 2018

The Netherlands says it has expelled four suspected Russian hackers. Also: the former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak and his wife have appeared in court on corruption charges and the Thai bay made famous by The Beach film is closed indefinitel...Show More

The White House defends President Trump after Mockery of Ford

28:31 | Oct 3rd, 2018

President Trump mocked the woman at a campaign rally who accused his US Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Also, UN judges side with Iran in a dispute over measures imposed after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

UN Court Orders US to Ease Iran Sanctions

31:35 | Oct 3rd, 2018

UN judges side with Iran in a dispute over measures imposed after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal. Also: 'No aid' reaching earthquake villages in Indonesia and humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by five hundred years.

Indonesian Earthquake: Rescuers Reach Worst Affected Areas

26:21 | Oct 2nd, 2018

After four days rescuers have finally reached the worst affected districts in Sulawesi, where people are in desperate need of food and water. Also, former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson launches another scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit...Show More

Indonesia: Growing Need for Food and Water to aid Survivors of Quake and Tsunami

28:21 | Oct 2nd, 2018

As death-toll rises, police on Sulawesi guard shops against looters searching for essential supplies. Also, Delhi police clash with thousands of protesting farmers, first woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years, how one man discovered he may have h...Show More

Trump Hails 'Most Important' Trade Deal

22:33 | Oct 1st, 2018

US president says a new trading deal with Canada and Mexico to replace Nafta is "truly historic". Also: volunteers bury victims of Indonesia's earthquake in a mass grave and the singer Charles Aznavour dies aged 94.

Indonesia: Authorities Struggle to Bring Aid to Area Devastated by Quake and Tsunami

28:33 | Oct 1st, 2018

Some remote areas of Sulawesi island have yet to be contacted, and there are fears the death toll could rise further. Also, Canada and US finally reach deal to replace NAFTA, warning from senior UN official about Yemen crisis, Nobel Prize for Medic...Show More

Dozens feared trapped under earthquake rubble in Indonesia

28:21 | Sep 30th, 2018

Indonesian rescuers are awaiting heavy machinery to search the ruins of a hotel and a shopping centre in the city of Palu, as aftershocks made it unsafe for them to go in. Also: low turnout in Macedonia name change vote and meeting the Ravenmaster in...Show More

Aftershocks Rock Indonesian Tsunami Zone

30:35 | Sep 29th, 2018

Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where a major quake and tsunami killed at least 384 people and injured 500. Also: Elon Musk reaches a deal with US regulators over tweets he sent about taking Tesla private a...Show More

Trump's Court Nominee Faces FBI Probe

29:10 | Sep 28th, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote must wait as FBI investigates alleged sexual abuse. Also: up to 50 million Facebook accounts attacked and tsunami hits Indonesia.

Germany and Turkey Agree to Improve Relationship

25:39 | Sep 28th, 2018

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing Turkey to co-operate on migration and the war in Syria. Also: the US Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on whether to approve President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who's accused of...Show More

Kavanaugh And Blasey Ford Testify At US Senate Committee

24:29 | Sep 27th, 2018

Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, give evidence to senators. Also: thousands treated in Iraq after drinking contaminated water, and why a chemical pollutant is threatening the...Show More

Adultery no Longer a Crime in India

31:37 | Sep 27th, 2018

A petitioner had challenged the Indian law saying it was arbitrary and discriminated against both men and women. Also: Kavanaugh accuser testifying at US Senate committee and university bosses in Britain call for ban on essay-writing companies.

Trump seeks UN support for Iran sanctions

26:30 | Sep 26th, 2018

US president also accused China of seeking to interfere in November's US election, also: UK poisoning suspect's "real identity" revealed and why Europe's young drink less alcohol

India: Supreme Court Upholds Controversial ID System

28:48 | Sep 26th, 2018

India's top court rules that 'Aadhaar' biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate right to privacy. But it has also curtailed the scheme's scope. Also, entire police force of Mexican city under investigation over alleged links...Show More

Trump Accuses Iran of Sowing Chaos

26:37 | Sep 25th, 2018

The US president defends abandoning the Iran nuclear deal in a wide-ranging speech to the UN. Also: Cosby sentenced to prison for sex assault and Michael Kors snaps up Versace for $2.1bn.

Sweden's Parliament Ousts Prime Minister Stefan Lofven

29:52 | Sep 25th, 2018

Sweden's centre-left PM will have to stand down after losing support of parliament. Who will replace him ? Also, warning of 'perfect storm' due to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, India's parliamentary candidates will now have to be ...Show More

The Son of the Former Angolan President is Accused of Corruption

23:16 | Sep 24th, 2018

Jose Filomeno dos Santos is remanded in custody in connection with an embezzlement case; there's speculation over the future of the US Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and a man paralysed from the waist down has made medical history by walki...Show More

Russia to Upgrade Syria's Air Defences with Anti-aircraft Missile System

29:55 | Sep 24th, 2018

Russia will send new S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syrian government forces. This announcement comes one week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down Russian aircraft during Israeli air-strike. Also, China accuses US of bullying as new trade-...Show More

US tells Teheran to "look into mirror" after Ahvaz attack

29:41 | Sep 23rd, 2018

US dismisses claim it had anything to do with Saturday's attack on a military parade, also: Maldives opposition candidate claims victory and Porsche to stop building diesel cars.

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford, 'Willing to Testify'.

27:46 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee may appear before Congress. Also, Iran has blamed allies of the United States for an attack on a military parade in which at least twenty-nine people were killed, and a man is rescued...Show More

Tanzania Ferry Disaster: President Orders Arrests

28:28 | Sep 22nd, 2018

The President of Tanzania has ordered the arrest of all those involved in the management of a ferry that capsized killing more than 130 people. He said it was clear the ferry was overloaded. Also: President Trump challenges the woman accusing his Sup...Show More

US Sanctions Provoke Chinese Anger

31:53 | Sep 21st, 2018

China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or "bear the consequences". Also: many more feared dead in Tanzania ferry disaster and earliest animal fossils are identified.

Hundreds Missing in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

26:59 | Sep 20th, 2018

Hundreds feared dead after the ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. WADA's lifting of Russia's doping suspension leads to intense criticism of the World Anti-doping Agency. And movie props go under in the hammer in London, a collector bags Indi...Show More

Bobi Wine Back in Uganda 'to Fight'

31:33 | Sep 20th, 2018

The Ugandan singer-turned-MP is back at his home after a medical trip to the US. Also: Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated after doping ban and cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest.

New Attack on Jeff Sessions by Donald Trump

27:52 | Sep 19th, 2018

'I have no Attorney General.' The President takes his criticism of the Administration's top law enforcement official to a new level. Also, the politics of street names in Beirut, and the wreck of The Endeavour, one of the world's most famous histori...Show More

Nawaz Sharif's Corruption Conviction Suspended

25:19 | Sep 19th, 2018

The former Pakistani Prime Minister was forced out of office for the third time over corruption allegations connected to luxury flats in London. A Pakistani court ordered his release. Also: the head of Denmark's biggest bank has resigned over a money...Show More

German Top Spy Maassen Forced Out After Chemnitz

27:08 | Sep 19th, 2018

Germany's domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen has been told to quit after his controversial response to far-right unrest in Chemnitz. Also, Trump accuses China of election meddling, German doctors say Pussy Riot activist Pyotr Verzilov...Show More

Israel Blames Syria for Russian Aircrew Deaths but 'Expresses Sorrow'

29:04 | Sep 18th, 2018

Israel says Syria is to blame for the shooting down of Russian plane over Mediterranean. Also, South Korean leader given warm welcome in North Korea, fury over video of Venezuelan President eating steak in luxury restaurant, New Zealand celebrates...Show More

Russia and Turkey to Create Buffer Zone in Idlib

31:11 | Sep 18th, 2018

Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province to separate government forces and rebel fighters. Also: a British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation, and Saudi Arabia invests in electric cars...Show More

Brexit: Theresa May Says 'It's Chequers Deal or No Deal'

27:16 | Sep 17th, 2018

Theresa May says that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal or no deal at all. Also, Russia and Turkey begin new round of talks on the Syrian civil war, former KGB colonel Oleg Gordievsky explains how he escaped from Moscow to the West...Show More

China Coast Lashed as Typhoon Toll Rises

24:18 | Sep 16th, 2018

A powerful storm that has already killed more than fifty people in the Philippines hits China. Also: a study says daily aspirin is "risky in old age" and Kipchoge smashes the marathon world record.

Storm danger not over says North Carolina governor

27:00 | Sep 15th, 2018

Roy Cooper urges people to remain vigilant a day after storm "Florence" made landfall, also: Rwanda pardons more than 2000 prisoners and: Pope Francis speaks out against the Mafia

Trump's Former Campaign Chief To Help Mueller Inquiry

26:06 | Sep 14th, 2018

Paul Manafort has agreed to co-operate with an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election as part of a plea deal. Also: the billion dollar space mission using lasers to map the extent that ice has melted on Earth, and Africa hosts...Show More

Hurricane Florence makes Landfall in US

26:45 | Sep 14th, 2018

Officials warn Hurricane Florence could kill 'a lot of people' as it hits the US East Coast. Also: millions in path of Philippines typhoon and Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing rollercoaster.

Puerto Rico: Trump Provokes Angry Backlash

27:50 | Sep 13th, 2018

He claimed official death toll from Hurricane Maria was inflated to make him look bad. Also: Pakistan's top diplomat in Britain is called back to Islamabad to explain his strange behaviour at a TV awards ceremony, and a Yemeni film about young love i...Show More

Skripal Suspects say They were Just Tourists

28:06 | Sep 13th, 2018

The men, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, told the RT television channel they had travelled to Salisbury on the recommendation of friends. Also: Suu Kyi defends jailing of journalists and mapping the earth's surface.

'Thousands' Abused by German Priests

26:04 | Sep 12th, 2018

Leaked report reveals more than 3,600 children in Germany assaulted by Catholic priests.The study was commissioned by the Church itself, and was due to be published on 25th September. Also: Donald Trump has signed an executive order, allowing imposit...Show More

EU votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

29:25 | Sep 12th, 2018

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law -- charges which he denies. Also: President Putin says the two Russians accused of a nerve agent attack in England are civilians, not s...Show More

Jailed Lula Pulls Out of Brazil Election

26:38 | Sep 11th, 2018

After Brazil's top electoral court barred his candidacy, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva steps aside. Also: thousands march in Barcelona streets and a rock and roll auction for Sir Rod Stewart.

Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

26:19 | Sep 11th, 2018

For the first time, some of China's land forces are also taking part in the drill in Siberia. Also: Ethiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years. And Serena Williams: an Australian cartoonist's depiction is criticised as racist.

US to Close PLO Mission in Washington

26:20 | Sep 10th, 2018

The US accuses the Palestinian leadership of failing to engage in peace efforts with Israel. Also: Hurricane Florence sparks evacuations along the US East Coast and Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand.

China Accused of 'Political Indoctrination' of Muslim Minority

25:42 | Sep 10th, 2018

Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence that large numbers of Uighur Muslims in China are facing forced indoctrination. Also: the head of the UN nuclear watchdog has issued a fresh warning that North Korea is continuing to develop its nuclear pro...Show More

Sweden Nationalists Make Election Gains

27:43 | Sep 9th, 2018

Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats claim their party's performance in the general election will give them "real influence" over Swedish politics. Also: Tennis authorities punish Serena Williams for her on-court outburst at the US Open and Netflix triu...Show More

Amnesty strongly criticises mass trial of protesters in Egypt

28:38 | Sep 8th, 2018

Seventy-five sentenced to death in Egypt following mass trial of Islamist protesters; Ahead of a general election that could see big gains for the far right, the Swedish prime minister speaks out against extremism; Afghan government introduces specia...Show More

Barack Obama Slams the Trump Presidency

27:49 | Sep 7th, 2018

During a speech at the University of Illinois, the former President said Americans were living in "dangerous times" and urged people to vote in November's Congressional midterm elections. Also: tens of thousands of people in the Syrian province of Id...Show More

Fate of Idlib Looms over Syria Talks

29:53 | Sep 7th, 2018

A humanitarian disaster and use of chemical weapons are feared, if an offensive on rebels in Idlib begins. Also: the front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, is recovering after being stabbed at a campaign rally, and British Ai...Show More

The front runner in Brazil's presidential election is stabbed

28:37 | Sep 6th, 2018

Brazil election campaign stabbing. Also: Fears over what might happen in Idlib and strong alcohol banned from college fraternity houses.

Historic India Ruling Legalises Gay Sex

30:14 | Sep 6th, 2018

The Indian ruling is a victory for many who have fought to end discrimination against same-sex couples. Also: South Sudan troops jailed for rape and murder, and London police celebrate one hundred years of The Flying Squad.

Trump Slams Damning Article

26:33 | Sep 5th, 2018

An anonymous senior member of President Trump's own administration has attacked him in a New York Times opinion piece and suggested White House workers are resisting him. Also: executives from Twitter and Facebook have acknowledged that they took too...Show More

Novichok Attack Russian 'Agents' Named

29:24 | Sep 5th, 2018

Two men accused of the Salisbury poisonings are believed to be from Russia's military intelligence service. Also: Pompeo in Pakistan for talks with PM Khan and WHO says lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk.

'Mob Rule' Rocks Senate Hearing for Judge

24:30 | Sep 4th, 2018

Democrats demand an adjournment and protestors are dragged out in chaotic scenes at the confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Also: the UN calls on Russia and Turkey to avert a bloodbath in Syria, and Judy...Show More

Syria War: Have Russian Warplanes Resumed Airstrikes on Idlib ?

29:31 | Sep 4th, 2018

Russian air force has reportedly bombed the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib. Also, trial resumes of Spanish doctor accused of stealing babies from government opponents during Franco dictatorship, Taliban announce death of militant leader Jalal...Show More

Argentina to Axe Half its Ministries

30:08 | Sep 4th, 2018

President Macri says Argentina is facing an "emergency" as he abolishes ministries and raises taxes. Also: cuts blamed for Brazil museum inferno and is dark matter a fifth force of nature?

China's President Xi Jinping Announces Huge New Investment in Africa

28:46 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Beijing pledges $60 billion for Africa - but what will the long-term impact be ? Also, fire destroys millions of cultural treasures at Brazil's national museum, warning over online sexual abuse of children in UK, the dangers faced by migrants who ...Show More

White House Criticised for Withholding Kavanaugh Documents

30:57 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Lawyers for the former US president George W Bush have decided that twenty-seven thousand documents relating to Brett Kavanaugh's time working during Mr Bush's presidency should be protected under constitutional privilege. Also: EU 'strongly opposed...Show More

Family and Former Presidents Pay Tribute to John McCain

30:18 | Sep 1st, 2018

Former presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush deliver eulogies at John McCain's funeral; Rival demonstrations take place in the German city of Chemnitz; Top South Korean footballer is spared from military service

The US cuts all funding for Palestinian refugees.

29:53 | Aug 31st, 2018

The US ends all funding for United Nations body that supports Palestinian refugees; Family, friends and fans pay tribute at the funeral of Aretha Franklin in Detroit; Scientists decode the golden eagle's DNA.

US-Canada Trade Talks Going Down to Wire

27:52 | Aug 31st, 2018

Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are heading into their final day with no deal in sight. Also: Coca-Cola to buy Costa Coffee for $5bn and astronauts tackle leak on space station.

Argentina Raises Rates as Peso Plummets

26:53 | Aug 30th, 2018

The central bank raised interest rates in an effort to stabilise the country's financial crisis. The value of Argentina's peso continued to fall on Thursday, plunging by more than 13% after a 7% drop a day earlier. Also, the number of black women on ...Show More

UN Calls for Humanitarian Corridors in Idlib

29:57 | Aug 30th, 2018

The United Nations special envoy for Syria said that a perfect storm could be coming in Idlib with the potential for escalation beyond the region and Syria. Also: Suu Kyi 'should have resigned' on Rohingya and China officials 'faked water tests with ...Show More

Argentine Peso Plummets After Macri Plea to IMF

28:28 | Aug 29th, 2018

Argentina's government asks for the early release of a $50 billion loan from the IMF. President Mauricio Macri said quicker access to the funds would restore market confidence. Also, former FIFA vice-president jailed for nine years. And racing pigeon...Show More

President Putin Softens Pension Reforms After Outcry

24:55 | Aug 29th, 2018

He said the retirement age for women will go up by five years instead of eight. In a rare TV address, the Russian leader said the country's working-age population was shrinking, making change essential. Also, Germany hands back the remains of indigen...Show More

Puerto Rico Increases Hurricane Maria Death Toll

28:01 | Aug 29th, 2018

Officials in Puerto Rico now say nearly three thousand people died following Hurricane Maria in 2017, instead of a previous estimate of sixty-four. Also: UN Security Council urged to act on Myanmar and public outcry in Japan after dolphin abandoned i...Show More

Air Pollution Could Damage Intelligence

30:35 | Aug 28th, 2018

Researchers from the US and China believe that the negative impact on cognitive performance increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. Also: UN human rights experts believe war crimes may have been committed by all parties in ...Show More

Trump Hails 'Incredible' Deal with Mexico

28:01 | Aug 27th, 2018

The two countries agreed terms but Canada, the third member of the Nafta accord, was not part of the discussions. Also: Yemen cholera epidemic 'controlled' by computer predictions and the whale menopause.

Myanmar Rohingya: UN says military leaders must face genocide charges

25:47 | Aug 27th, 2018

A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas. It's the strongest condemnation from the UN so far of violence against Rohingya Muslims. And Iran is ...Show More

Several Shot Dead in Florida

28:54 | Aug 26th, 2018

Reports say the shootings happened at a video game tournament in Jacksonville. As well as the deaths, a number of injured people were taken to hospital. The only suspect died at the scene. Also: tributes to US Senator John McCain and could birds be d...Show More

Pope Shamed by Church's Abuse Scandal

28:08 | Aug 25th, 2018

On a historic visit to Ireland, Pope Francis reportedly called clerical sex abuse 'filth'. He met victims, who say he told them he was determined to rid the Church of corruption and cover-ups. Also: the daily challenges for Venezuelans and think twic...Show More

Trump's financial chief 'given immunity'

26:24 | Aug 24th, 2018

Donald Trump's financial chief reportedly given legal immunity in Michael Cohen probe. Allen Weisselberg was summoned to testify earlier this year in the investigation into Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer. Also: Zimbabwe's Consti...Show More

Spain paves way to remove Franco remains

25:14 | Aug 24th, 2018

Spain's government has passed a decree to exhume the remains of Francisco Franco from a huge mausoleum. The Valley of the Fallen monument near Madrid was created by the dictator and the site is seen as glorifying his victory in the 1936-39 Civil War...Show More

US Attorney General Hits Back at Trump

32:49 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Jeff Sessions insists justice department won't bow to pressure over Russia probe, following another outspoken attack on him by President Trump. Also: Italy's Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, has threatened to stop his country's payments to the E...Show More

President Trump: Impeach Me and the Economy Crashes

27:46 | Aug 23rd, 2018

After a difficult week, Donald Trump addresses suggestions of his impeachment by saying that everybody would be left 'very poor'. The President said he'd done 'a great job'. Also: a second round of tariffs in the deepening trade war between the US an...Show More

President Trump Denies Misuse of Campaign Finance

28:18 | Aug 22nd, 2018

President Trump says he did not use election campaign funds to make payments to two women who say he had affairs with them. Also, musicians across the world campaign for the release of the jailed Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine, and what you think yo...Show More

Nicky Verstappen Breakthrough: Suspect Named in Dutch Boy's 1998 Death

29:31 | Aug 22nd, 2018

The eleven year old was at a summer camp when he vanished from his tent.His body was discovered in the forest the next day. Police say they now have a suspect named Jos Brech, who lived nearby - and who disappeared earlier this year. Also: Donald Tru...Show More

Former Associates of President Trump Appear in Court

28:13 | Aug 21st, 2018

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws at the direction of "the candidate", for the "principal purpose of influencing the election". The president's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort has been...Show More

Microsoft Claims Victory over 'Russian Political Hackers'

29:34 | Aug 21st, 2018

The software company says Russian hackers tried to steal data from conservative US think-tanks. Also, militants fire mortars at Kabul's diplomatic quarter during speech by President Ashraf Ghani, Czech Republic marks 50 years since Soviet-led inv...Show More

Measles Cases Hit Record High in Europe

30:09 | Aug 20th, 2018

More than 41,000 people have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018. Also: Pope Francis condemns sex abuse 'atrocities' and Eagles overtake Michael Jackson with biggest-selling album.

Pope Condemns 'Atrocities' of Child Sex Abuse

30:34 | Aug 20th, 2018

Pope Francis has written an unprecedented letter to the Roman Catholic community, forcefully denouncing abuse and cover ups by priests. Also: a group of elderly South Koreans travel to North Korea to meet family members they haven't seen in decades, ...Show More

Afghan President Offers Taliban a Ceasefire

29:58 | Aug 19th, 2018

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the move and called on the Taliban to participate. Also: Kerala flood rescue steps up as rains ease and tonnes of misshaped fruit and vegetables discarded in Europe.

Tributes for Kofi Annan

25:50 | Aug 18th, 2018

The first black African to lead the United Nations is praised by world leaders for his humanitarian work and efforts to end conflict after he died in Switzerland. Also: Ecuador brings in tough measures to try to deal with the Venezuelan migrant crisi...Show More

'I Met my IS Captor on a German Street'

26:42 | Aug 17th, 2018

A Yazidi teenager describes coming face-to-face with the jihadi who imprisoned her. Also: Manafort judge fears for jurors safety and German restaurant bans children.

Imran Khan Confirmed as Pakistan PM

31:50 | Aug 17th, 2018

After more than twenty years on the political sidelines, the former cricketer is elected as PM. Also: hundreds dead in Indian monsoon floods and low-carb diets 'could shorten life'.

Aretha Franklin Dies Aged 76

34:23 | Aug 16th, 2018

The singer, known for hits like Respect and Think, has died aged 76, after a battle with cancer. Also: co-ordinated editorials appear in US media outlets to highlight the importance of a free press and Palestinians have finally received 8 years worth...Show More

Italy Bridge Collapse Firm Under Attack

30:14 | Aug 16th, 2018

Threats to cancel contracts and impose fines send shares plummeting in the Italian Autostrade per l'Italia company. Also: former India prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dies aged 93 and Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed.

Survivor Search Goes on in Genoa

24:48 | Aug 15th, 2018

A state of emergency is declared in Genoa, and politicians blame the bridge management company. Also: Why New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying homes, and how corruption in South African game parks may be ruining the life chances of rhinos.

Italy Bridge: Grief and Anger after Disaster in Genoa

29:49 | Aug 15th, 2018

As death toll rises, questions are asked about whether safety clues were ignored. Also, Israel reopens Gaza cargo crossing, Omagh marks 20th anniversary of deadly car-bombing, India's Prime Minister pledges his country will put an astronaut in sp...Show More

Huge Rescue Effort after Genoa Bridge Collapse

31:34 | Aug 15th, 2018

Reports say cries can be heard from people trapped in the debris of the bridge. Also: US priests 'abused thousands of children' and human big toe was 'late to evolve'.