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Global News

The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world including highlights from News hour, The World Today and World Briefing. Up to 30 minutes compiled twice a day from the 24 hour News coverage from the BBC World Service.
Hourly English United Kingdom News
30 Episodes
1 – 20

The Happy Pod: India Tunnel Rescue Success

Our weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This week, how hope and perseverance prevailed in the rescue of 41 workers trapped in a tunnel in India. Also: a set of earbuds that could revolutionise wheelchair mobility. And celebrating 100 years of Scottish dancing.
2 Dec 6AM 30 min

Israel resumes airstrikes in Gaza as ceasefire ends

The IDF said the fighting resumed after it intercepted a rocket from inside the Gaza strip, while Hamas say Israel refused to accept offers to release other hostages. Also: world leaders address climate change at COP28, and author Omid Scobie denies naming two senior royals in controversial book.
1 Dec 9AM 31 min


The IDF says it has killed two Palestinian militant commanders. Also: An EU report lists who experiences the most online hate, and why there's a new dress code in Kenya's Parliament.
29 Nov 10AM 32 min

Trapped Indian workers freed after 17 days

Amid scenes of jubilation, the operation was finally completed despite numerous problems and setbacks. Also: Hamas releases 12 more hostages and Israel hands over 30 more Palestinian prisoners on day 5 of a temporary truce, and the wolf spider that decided to lay its eggs in a cruise ship passenger's…
28 Nov 7PM 35 min

Indian rescuers reach 41 trapped tunnel builders

An evacuation pipe has been inserted into the collapsed tunnel, where the men had been trapped for more than two weeks. Also: the truce in Gaza appears to be holding for a fifth day - after a swap deal between Israel and Hamas was extended, and the first transatlantic flight…
28 Nov 10AM 29 min

Amas truce extended by two days

The Israeli army says that eleven hostages released by Hamas from Gaza are now in Israeli territory. In return, thirty-three Palestinian prisoners are being freed. Also: The government of Sierra Leone blames renegade soldiers for a series of attacks in Freetown on Sunday that left twenty people dead, and the…
27 Nov 7PM 34 min

Pressure mounts to extend Israel-Gaza ceasefire

Israel's allies and neighbours are hopeful that the pause in fighting can be extended beyond the fourth exchange of hostages and prisoners. Also, environmental activists say they're shocked at claims the United Arab Emirates has used its role as host of UN climate talks to make oil and gas deals…
27 Nov 10AM 31 min

Israel-Gaza: More prisoner and hostage exchanges

Hamas and US President Joe Biden say they'd like an extension of the current four-day truce that's seen dozens released, but Israel's Prime Minister says that after the truce, his country will return to war. Also: The government of Sierra Leone says it's back in control, after gunmen attacked a…
26 Nov 7PM 34 min

COP 28 special: Your climate questions answered

Our climate editor Justin Rowlatt and The Climate Question presenter Graihagh Jackson address issues including whether the oil-producing UAE is the right host for the meeting, what one thing we can all do to save the planet, and is a plant-based diet on the agenda?
26 Nov 4AM 30 min

Israel-Gaza: Second day of hostage and prisoner releases

Hamas has handed back thirteen Israeli and four Thai nationals, and Israel is returning thirty-nine Palestinian prisoners. Also: Tens of thousands of Italians protest against gender based violence, and the BBC's Doctor Who marks its sixtieth anniversary with a special TV series.
25 Nov 7PM 30 min

The Happy Pod: It's never too late to graduate

Our weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This week, the war veteran from Texas who's graduated from high school 60 years after he left. Also: the comic book that is educating girls all over the world about periods and menstruation. And: the cat meowing her way to…
25 Nov 6AM 30 min

Amas now back in Israel

Israel says the hostages, who were held in Gaza, are all in good health. In exchange for their freedom, thirty-nine Palestinian prisoners have been released. Also: A fishing vessel has been seized by suspected Somali pirates, and the French government urges shoppers to think twice before spending money on Black…
24 Nov 7PM 34 min

Israel media says 13 hostages held in Gaza are freed

They have been handed over to the Red Cross and are on their way to the Egypt border. Also: the convicted murderer and South African former athlete Oscar Pistorius is to be released on parole; and the singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading on writing her first classical symphony.
24 Nov 11AM 28 min

Amas due to release hostages imminently

Qatar says it hopes the pause in fighting it's helped arrange can be turned into a longer-term ceasefire. Also: Riot police in the Irish capital, Dublin, clash with crowds of protesters near the scene of a multiple stabbing, and parts of the state of Queensland in Australia have been over-run…
23 Nov 7PM 32 min
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