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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.
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51 Episodes
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Zelensky: Ukrainian counter-offensive is underway

Russia claims to have repelled all attacks so far. Also: The extraordinary story of the four children found alive 40 days after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle, and Manchester City have won European club football's most prestigious tournament - the Champions League.
10 Jun 7PM 32 min

The Happy Pod: Rescue mission in Sudan

Around 300 children and babies rescued from an orphanage in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Also: We hear from one of the researchers helping a paralysed man to walk again, and why some people in Japan are relearning how to smile.
10 Jun 7AM 27 min

Trump charged under Espionage Act in secret documents case

The former US President Donald Trump has been charged with mishandling hundreds of classified documents. Also: Boris Johnson resigns as British MP with immediate effect, and 100 years of Le Mans - the world's most famous 24 hour motor race.
9 Jun 9PM 29 min


Scientists say there's evidence of a significant explosion in the area of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine at the same time that it was breached. Ukraine has released a recording which it says is of Russian military figures discussing how the dam was sabotaged - but this can't be verified…
9 Jun 9AM 27 min

Global help arrives as Canada tackles wildfires

The smoke from the Canadian wildfires has blanketed large areas of eastern North America. Also: children stabbed in French park are in stable condition, and the largest ruby gemstone ever to come to auction sells for millions of dollars.
8 Jun 8PM 27 min

Young children critically injured in French knife attack

A 22-month-old toddler was among the victims in a playground in the alpine town of Annecy. Also: Rescue efforts continue in Ukraine after the Kakhovka dam was breached on Tuesday, and what can we expect when football superstar Lionel Messi moves to Inter Miami?
8 Jun 10AM 34 min

Hundreds of thousands without drinking water in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Zelensky calls for international help as hundreds of thousands are left without drinking water in the south after a major dam was destroyed. Also: Millions breathing hazardous air across North America, and the crocodile that made herself pregnant.
7 Jun 8PM 31 min

Am aftermath

Thousands of people evacuated, but many are still stranded. Also: the wager that humans will live until 150 years of age and Japan debates whether to redefine rape laws.
7 Jun 9AM 31 min

Am destroyed

Thousands flee floods after Nova Kakhovka dam collapse in Russian-held region of Ukraine. Also: Iran re-opens embassy in Saudi Arabia after thaw; PGA Tour and LIV Golf agree shock merger.
6 Jun 8PM 35 min

Am explosion

Evacuations are underway in the Kherson region as water levels rise. Ukraine accuses Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhova dam. Moscow denies this. Also: Prince Harry is in court alleging journalists illegally gathered information about him, and the Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto, the voice in The Girl from Ipanema,…
6 Jun 10AM 31 min

Ukraine launches armoured attacks along Russian front lines

President Zelensky says his country's forces are delivering 'the news Ukrainians were expecting'. Also: Apple launches a much anticipated digital headset - its first brand-new product for eight years, and with the announcement of his departure, how Edward Enninful broke boundaries as editor of British Vogue.
5 Jun 7PM 33 min

Russia claims it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive

Information on the latest fighting has not been independently verified, but questions swirl around the possible Ukrainian counter-offensive. Also: more than 180 victims of the Odisha rail disaster in India are yet to be identified, and France attempts to break the record for the largest crowd doing a dictation exam.
5 Jun 10AM 27 min

'Captured' Russian soldiers to be handed to Ukraine

Anti-Kremlin Russian paramilitaries say they captured them. Also: The deputy head of Sudan's ruling council has called for the withdrawal of all forces from the capital, Khartoum, where there has been an alarming escalation in fighting, and could gay marriage be on the cards in Thailand?
4 Jun 7PM 34 min

Signalling error may be cause of deadly India train crash

he collision is one of the worst in decades, with 288 people confirmed dead and more than a thousand injured. Also: Turkey's president appoints an orthodox economist as his new finance minister, signalling a possible change in approach to his country's economic crisis and, as Burna Boy packs out a…
3 Jun 7PM 34 min

Train crash in India kills more than 200

Hundreds more are injured as rescue teams scramble to help. Also: Three more Europeans have been released from Iran - following a prisoner swap involving a jailed Iranian diplomat last week, and Cynthia Weil, the prolific American songwriter behind "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling", the most played song of the…
2 Jun 7PM 30 min

Multi-cancer blood test could speed up diagnosis

A blood test for more than fifty types of cancer has shown it can detect two thirds of cancers correctly. Researchers at Oxford University said although the test remains a 'work in progress' it could increase the number of cancers identified and reduce hospital tests. Also: The US Secretary of…
2 Jun 11AM 31 min

US sanctions Sudanese firms for fuelling war

The US government said the sanctions would cut off key financial flows to the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces. Also: Donald Trump reportedly caught on tape talking about keeping classified document after leaving office, and a Nepali guide saves the life of a climber found in the "death…
1 Jun 8PM 32 min

European leaders meet to discuss continent’s safety

The war in Ukraine dominates the summit of 47 nations in Moldova. Also: Australia's most-decorated living soldier loses a historic defamation case, and the US House of Representatives passes a crucial debt deal.
1 Jun 9AM 34 min

US debt ceiling deal reaches House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives debates a bipartisan deal to raise the government's debt ceiling and avoid a damaging default. Also: Russia says heavy shelling from Ukraine is behind its decision to evacuate hundreds of children from Belgorod, and how difficult is it to make tasteless peas?
31 May 7PM 30 min

UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague delivers last major verdicts

The court increased prison sentences for two Serbian officials convicted of training death squads during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Also: A BBC investigation reveals new evidence of the trauma suffered by Ukrainian children taken to Russia, and the rare albino giant anteater discovered in Brazil.
31 May 10AM 31 min
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