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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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By Grace__________ - May 17 2020
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Really wish I could learn about the world’s current events without the anti-Trump propaganda featured in almost every episode. You’re ruining your reputation as a fact-based news source. I’ll still listen, but sheesh get it together people. You don’t have to like him, but when you turn every episode into a smear campaign it makes a lot of us scratch our heads

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By short006 - Apr 19 2020
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The best WORLD news there is. I listen to both broadcasts every night. Amazing!!

iTunes Ratings

4293 Ratings
Average Ratings
3018
591
259
202
223

Come on

By Grace__________ - May 17 2020
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Really wish I could learn about the world’s current events without the anti-Trump propaganda featured in almost every episode. You’re ruining your reputation as a fact-based news source. I’ll still listen, but sheesh get it together people. You don’t have to like him, but when you turn every episode into a smear campaign it makes a lot of us scratch our heads

Unbiased

By short006 - Apr 19 2020
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The best WORLD news there is. I listen to both broadcasts every night. Amazing!!
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Global News Podcast

Latest release on May 31, 2020

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

Rank #1: Global News Brexitcast

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We team up with the award-winning Brexitcast team to bring you a special update on what Britain leaving the EU means for you. You’ve sent us questions from around the world and Jackie Leonard puts them to the experts from the podcast that’s all about Brexit. There’s also cake, phew.
Spread the word! #GlobalNewsPod #Brexitcast
Find the Brexitcast podcast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/brexitcast

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #2: Yemen sees ‘surge’ in coronavirus deaths

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There are reports of a huge rise in people dying with coronavirus-like symptoms in the city of Aden. Also: a former top health official says the US risks its ‘darkest winter in modern history’, and the Hollywood actor Matt Damon breaks Irish lockdown cover with a surprise radio call.

May 15 2020

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Rank #3: Coronavirus: Europe passes 100,000 deaths, but the outbreak is slowing

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Italy and Spain both reported the lowest number of daily fatalities since their lockdowns began - at under 200. Also: Russia records its biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases and the city of Madrid finds a novel way for some residents to go to the cinema together.

May 03 2020

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Rank #4: Fauci warns of 'needless suffering and death'

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The top infectious diseases doctor in the United States has warned senators the virus will spread if the country opens up too soon. Also: the British government is extending its coronavirus job retention scheme until October, but businesses will be asked to pick up some of the costs, and a New York law firm acting for many celebrities says hackers have stolen vast amounts of documents and are demanding ransom.

May 13 2020

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Rank #5: US accuses China of hacking coronavirus research

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The FBI said it had seen hacking attempts on groups researching vaccines, treatments and testing. Also: the Chilean government is to impose a total lockdown across the capital, Santiago on Friday, following a spike in the number of coronavirus infections, and two giant pandas from a zoo in Canada are being sent home to China early because of a shortage of bamboo.

May 14 2020

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Rank #6: Obama describes Trump's handling of pandemic as 'chaotic'

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In a leaked web call Obama said Trump had only been thinking about what was in it for him. Also: one of the kings of rock and roll - Little Richard - is dead, and British-based airlines are told that a 14-day quarantine period is likely to be imposed for almost everybody arriving in the UK.

May 09 2020

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Rank #7: White House plans to disband coronavirus task force

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US Vice-President says the task force may wind down by the end of the month. Also: UK overtakes Italy to have the highest number of officially recorded coronavirus deaths in Europe, and Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang tries to overturn an eight year doping ban.

May 05 2020

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Rank #8: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine development

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More than $8 billion has been pledged to develop a vaccine and fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the money would help kickstart global co-operation. Also: scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria, and the US has said it wants to borrow a record $3 trillion in the second quarter, to cope with the economic fallout from COVID-19.

May 04 2020

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Rank #9: Charges dropped against former Trump adviser

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Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI shortly before Donald Trump took office. Now the Justice Department is dropping the charges against Mr Trump’s former national security adviser. Also: Paris faces continuing curbs as France plans to relax its coronavirus restrictions from Monday; and marking seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War in Europe.

May 07 2020

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Rank #10: State of emergency lifted in most of Japan

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Covid-19 infections have fallen in much of the country, but the Japanese prime minister has urged the public to be vigilant. Also: shops, parks and cafes reopen in New Zealand, and scientists in Australia say they've found a way to make coral more heat-resistant.

May 14 2020

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Rank #11: Russia to ease its coronavirus lockdown despite a record number of new infections

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President Vladimir Putin's decision comes after Russia registered a record number of daily cases on Monday. Also: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his plan to relax restrictions in England, and White House staff told to wear masks at work after high-profile infections.

May 11 2020

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Rank #12: Germany is easing lockdown restrictions

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Shops and schools are reopening and the German football league will restart next week. Also: China refuses to allow international experts into the country to investigate the origins of the virus, and how one Danish musician held a drive-in concert amid the lockdown.

May 06 2020

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Protests erupt in the US for a sixth day over the death of a black man in police custody

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Almost a week after George Floyd died as a police officer knelt on his neck, there’ve been fresh demonstrations in dozens of American cities. One sacked officer is due in court today charged with third degree murder. Also: Brazil records the world's fourth highest coronavirus death toll; and a privately built rocket delivers two American astronauts to the International Space Station.

May 31 2020

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Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death

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Minnesota fully mobilises the National Guard as it and other US cities prepare for more unrest. Also: private SpaceX rocket takes astronauts to space station, and 12-year-old Keedron Bryant’s song about Floyd death goes viral.

May 31 2020

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A police officer is charged with murder in Minneapolis

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Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes before he died. Also: President Trump says he is ending Washington's relationship with the World Health Organisation, and the Self-Isolation choir prepares to perform Handel's Messiah despite the lockdown.

May 30 2020

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US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

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Station attacked on third night of protests over death of black man in police custody. President Trump described demonstrators as 'thugs' and called on National Guard to restore order. Also, Philippines reports rise in online child abuse during lockdown, and how two men in Australia broke into wrong house during 'fantasy role play'.

May 29 2020

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Trump signs order targeting social media giants

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The US president's move follows a decision by Twitter to add a "fact-check" notice to his tweets. Also: Moscow more than doubles Covid-19 death tolls, and scientists in Peru discover a population of Chinchilla rats -- thought to have been extinct.

May 29 2020

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China passes controversial Hong Kong law

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The law allows China's intelligence agencies to be present in the territory. Also: Workers protest at plans to close Nissan factory in Spain, and the spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.

May 28 2020

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US coronavirus deaths top 100,000

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The United States has seen more deaths and infections than any other country. Also: top Huawei executive suffers US extradition ruling, and the big day for Nasa and SpaceX hindered by the weather.

May 28 2020

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Hong Kong: Police use force to disperse new wave of protests

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Police arrest hundreds of demonstrators angry over new laws planned by Beijing. These include a bill penalising any insult against the Chinese national anthem, and new security measures. Also, a warning that Coronavirus crisis may affect young people throughout their working lives, and a Pakistani pigeon is held by India on charges of spying.

May 27 2020

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Coronavirus: Is Latin America the new epicentre?

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Brazil is now second only to the US in the number of confirmed cases and the rate of infection is increasing. Also: how billions of years of evolution is under threat from humans, and JK Rowling reveals her first non-Harry Potter children's book.

May 26 2020

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Hong Kong leader dismisses concerns over security law

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Carrie Lam says the new law proposed by China will protect the law-abiding majority. Critics say it will curtail civil rights. Also: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths and Stanley Ho, Hong Kong's 'King of Gambling' dies aged 98.

May 26 2020

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WHO suspends testing of malaria drug for Covid-19 patients

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Testing of hydroxychloroquine was put on hold due to safety concerns. Some public figures including President Trump had suggested it could work against Covid-19. Also: the British Prime Minister' chief advisor has said he has no regrets about travelling several hundred kilometres during the coronavirus lockdown, and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have a pigeon in custody on suspicion of spying for Pakistan.

May 25 2020

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Japan lifts Covid-19 State of Emergency

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Japan's Prime Minister ends Tokyo's seven-week long coronavirus state of emergency; A German pensioner wins a landmark court case against the carmaker Volkswagen, and a very special guitar goes on sale

May 25 2020

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Israel’s Prime Minister stands trial over corruption charges

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Israel's longest serving Prime Minister has become the first holder of that office to stand trial in a criminal case while still in power. Also: Protests return to Hong Kong as China plans to ban what it calls "treason, secession, sedition and subversion”, and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his senior aide after claims he broke lockdown rules.

May 24 2020

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Afghan Taliban announce Eid ceasefire

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Three-day truce with government forces timed to coincide with Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan. The move has been welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Also: Myanmar tries to convince the world it's turned its back on what's been dubbed a textbook case of ethnic cleansing; and the end of the road for the octogenarian reptile known as ‘Hitler’s alligator’.

May 23 2020

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Trump declares houses of worship 'essential' amid the pandemic

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President Trump has told US state governors they must immediately reopen places of worship. Also: quarantine plans for UK arrivals revealed, and the African music star Mory Kanté dies aged 70

May 23 2020

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Pakistan: Passenger plane crashes in Karachi

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Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 99 people crashes in residential area. A major rescue-operation is underway to find survivors. Also, how middle-class New Yorkers are relying on food-banks as US unemployment soars, and why bumble-bees are much cleverer than we'd realised.

May 22 2020

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China proposes controversial Hong Kong security law

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The law could ban what Beijing defines as subversion and sedition, and may spark new social unrest. Also: US pulling out of 'Open Skies' arms control deal, and what did two school boys discover in an attic in rural France?

May 21 2020

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Cyclone wrecks Kolkata and leaves scores dead

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Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. Also: Facebook to 'take down' coronavirus misinformation, and Spandau Ballet and a $10K riddle.

May 21 2020

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Brazil approves anti-malarial drugs to treat Covid-19 despite warnings

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President Jair Bolsonaro has promoted the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. Also: Greece to start tourist season in mid-June, and the spiral twist leading to the birth of a planet.

May 21 2020

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Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in India and Bangladesh

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Millions of people have been evacuated before arrival of super-cyclone. Storm is forecast to cause huge waves, ferocious winds and torrential rains. Also, Taiwan's re-elected president demands that China learn to coexist with the island, and will the French have to give up their traditional greeting kiss ?

May 20 2020

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iTunes Ratings

4293 Ratings
Average Ratings
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591
259
202
223

Come on

By Grace__________ - May 17 2020
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Really wish I could learn about the world’s current events without the anti-Trump propaganda featured in almost every episode. You’re ruining your reputation as a fact-based news source. I’ll still listen, but sheesh get it together people. You don’t have to like him, but when you turn every episode into a smear campaign it makes a lot of us scratch our heads

Unbiased

By short006 - Apr 19 2020
Read more
The best WORLD news there is. I listen to both broadcasts every night. Amazing!!