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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

iTunes Ratings

3918 Ratings
Average Ratings
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These reviews are wild

By Ollysmom - Feb 14 2020
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I’ve listened to this podcast for years and learned a ton. Jackie Leonard, Martin Patience, and Emilio San Pedro are delights ♥️

Great news source

By anbeje - Jan 06 2020
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Very good news source. I like how unbiased it is!

iTunes Ratings

3918 Ratings
Average Ratings
2762
543
237
177
199

These reviews are wild

By Ollysmom - Feb 14 2020
Read more
I’ve listened to this podcast for years and learned a ton. Jackie Leonard, Martin Patience, and Emilio San Pedro are delights ♥️

Great news source

By anbeje - Jan 06 2020
Read more
Very good news source. I like how unbiased it is!
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Global News Podcast

Latest release on Feb 27, 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: Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

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Hundreds will be quarantined in the US, while 40 confirmed cases will be treated in Japan. Also: Elton John halts concert due to pneumonia, and turning human corpses into compost for green burials.

Feb 17 2020

28mins

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Rank #3: Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

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The victim was an 80-year-old man from China's Hubei province. Chinese officials say the coronavirus outbreak is generally under control but the World Health Organisation insists it's too early to predict whether it will become a global epidemic. Also, Europeans and Americans hold different views on the health of the Western alliance at the annual Munich Security Conference. And, how an overnight trans-European sleeper train could be part of the solution for climate change.

Feb 16 2020

29mins

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Rank #4: Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

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Analysts are concerned travel restrictions, which have led to a sharp drop in tourism from China, will cause Japan's economy to contract further. General Motors scraps the historic Holden car brand in Australia. A Spanish actor is being tried for insulting God.

Feb 17 2020

28mins

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Rank #5: 1,700 Chinese health care workers infected with Coronavirus

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China's National Health Commission says there's high pressure on doctors and nurses, also a short truce could be in sight in Afghanistan and some different Valentine's Day events

Feb 15 2020

27mins

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Rank #6: Millions in China due to return to work despite coronavirus outbreak

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Many factories and offices in China have been ordered to stagger their working hours to limit the number of people in public places. Also: Sinn Fein to try to form governing coalition after Irish election success, and the renowned opera singer Mirella Freni has died at the age of eighty-four.

Feb 09 2020

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Rank #7: Coronavirus: Extreme caution urged by experts

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Measures include the provision of straightforward diagnostic kits in all countries, implementing robust infection prevention measures, and accelerated research into treatments and possible vaccines. Also: A major shake up in the Italian parliament as right-wing politician Matteo Salvini faces a trial for illegally detaining migrants, and how a Russian man shot himself dead in the middle of a packed courtroom

Feb 13 2020

23mins

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Rank #8: Thousands of Syrians camp in freezing conditions

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The UN says 800,000 have been displaced since December in the government offensive in northwestern Syria. Also: The row over whether music festivals book enough female performers, and what one Russian grandmother thinks of President Putin.

Feb 14 2020

30mins

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Rank #9: Iowa Caucus: Pete Buttigieg leads US Democratic hopefuls as partial results are released

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With 62 per cent of the votes counted, Pete Buttigieg leads this first leg of the race to be the Democrats’ presidential candidate, while Bernie Sanders is a close second. Also, the WHO praises China for containing the new strain of coronavirus, but patients in the city of Wuhan struggle to get treatment. And, in southern Africa, the wife of Lesotho’s prime minister is charged with the murder of his previous wife.

Feb 05 2020

24mins

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Rank #10: Thai soldier kills many people in shooting rampage

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Thai security forces rescued hundreds of people from a shopping centre while searching for the gunman. Also: WHO says the number of new coronavirus cases has stabilised in Hubei province, and "lightning strike" kills rare mountain gorillas in Uganda.

Feb 09 2020

27mins

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Rank #11: President Trump releases his Middle East peace plan.

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It's been applauded by Israel, but condemned by the Palestinians. President Xi Jinping says China is sure to beat the new coronavirus; and, #Girldad - inspired by Kobe Bryant.

Jan 28 2020

31mins

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Rank #12: Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor

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The hospital in Wuhan treating Li Wenliang confirms his death after a day of conflicting reports. Also: Trump celebrates acquittal and blasts rivals, and climate change could push bumblebees to extinction.

Feb 06 2020

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Rank #13: WHO says world 'must be alert' over China virus

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The World Health Organization will hold a further emergency meeting on the coronavirus on Thursday. Also: White House warns former advisor, John Bolton, not to publish book, and scientists say lungs "magically" heal damage from smoking.

Jan 30 2020

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Rank #14: President Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

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The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Also, the World Health Organisation asks for nearly seven hundred million dollars to help developing countries prepare for the coronavirus which has killed nearly 500 people. And, Finland's new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave.

Feb 06 2020

29mins

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Rank #15: President Trump presents election year budget

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The President asks for increases in military spending and cuts to social programmes. Also,Turkey says Syrian government shellfire has killed Turkish soldiers in Idlib and the US has charged four Chinese military officers over a cyber attack on a credit rating agency.

Feb 10 2020

29mins

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Rank #16: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC

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Omar al-Bashir will answer genocide and war crimes charges. Also: Spain's high court upholds a company's right to deduct break times from employees' working day, and music fans pay tribute to Joseph Shabalala, the founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo - who's died at the age of seventy-eight.

Feb 12 2020

28mins

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Rank #17: Hong Kong imposes new quarantine rules over virus

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Travellers from mainland China will be isolated for 14 days in new efforts to stem the coronavirus. Also: Impeachment witness escorted from the White House, and unseen Charles Dickens letters open a window into the life of a genius.

Feb 07 2020

27mins

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Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

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World Health Organization says Covid-19 is not yet a pandemic. Also: Genetic study shows the red panda is actually two separate species, and Maria Sharapova retires from tennis.

Feb 27 2020

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Covid19 now spreading faster outside China than inside

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In Europe the virus has spread to new areas, with Greece reporting its first case. Delhi remains tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 23 dead. Democratic rivals intensify attacks on Bernie Sanders at the South Carolina debate.

Feb 26 2020

29mins

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Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

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World Health Organization says sudden increase in cases outside China is "deeply concerning"; European Union sets negotiating goals for post-Brexit UK trade deal; Israeli government to build thousands of new homes in occupied West Bank.

Feb 26 2020

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Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

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The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.

Feb 25 2020

27mins

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Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

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The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.

Feb 24 2020

29mins

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Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

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There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.

Feb 24 2020

31mins

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Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

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Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.

Feb 24 2020

31mins

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Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

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The South Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun described the situation as "grave". Also: South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal and remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo's founder, Joseph Shabalala.

Feb 23 2020

31mins

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WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

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The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.

Feb 22 2020

27mins

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Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

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The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.

Feb 21 2020

27mins

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Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

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President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker

Feb 21 2020

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Germany: Suspected far-right extremist kills 9 people in gun-attack

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Police investigate background of gunman who carried out mass-killing in western Germany. Most of his victims had migrant backgrounds.

Also, South Korea becomes latest focus of global concern over coronavirus, and Swiss prosecutors bring corruption charges against two leading figures in world of football.

Feb 20 2020

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Optimistic signs over global Coronavirus crisis

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Japan rejects criticism of its handling of the coronavirus cruise ship; More bad news for Boeing after debris is found in the fuel tanks of brand new 737 Max aircraft; Could ammonia prove the green alternative to diesel to transform the world's shipping industry?

Feb 20 2020

29mins

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Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ cruise ship criticised by experts

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Japan is facing mounting international criticism of its response to the outbreak on the ship, the largest outside of mainland China. Also: Controversy at the Brit awards in London as a rapper calls the Prime Minister a racist on live TV, and the new research which claims to explain why modern dating isn’t working.

Feb 19 2020

28mins

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Bloomberg to join Democrat debate

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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday. Also: The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case has warned the lead defence lawyer not to talk to the press, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed one of his closest advisers.

Feb 19 2020

26mins

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Fresh Chinese data on Covid-19 fatality rates

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Health officials in China say Coronavirus shows a fatality rate of two point three per cent; Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, says it will axe 35.000 jobs, after pre- tax profits fell by a third last year; We hear what it's like to get caught up in a swarm of locusts as South Sudan braces for their arrival...

Feb 18 2020

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Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

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A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Also: The United Nations says fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib has displaced 900,000 people since December, and a woman who dated more than 100 men and remained a virgin until she was 41 years old.

Feb 18 2020

27mins

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Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

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Analysts are concerned travel restrictions, which have led to a sharp drop in tourism from China, will cause Japan's economy to contract further. General Motors scraps the historic Holden car brand in Australia. A Spanish actor is being tried for insulting God.

Feb 17 2020

28mins

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Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

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Hundreds will be quarantined in the US, while 40 confirmed cases will be treated in Japan. Also: Elton John halts concert due to pneumonia, and turning human corpses into compost for green burials.

Feb 17 2020

28mins

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Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

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The victim was an 80-year-old man from China's Hubei province. Chinese officials say the coronavirus outbreak is generally under control but the World Health Organisation insists it's too early to predict whether it will become a global epidemic. Also, Europeans and Americans hold different views on the health of the Western alliance at the annual Munich Security Conference. And, how an overnight trans-European sleeper train could be part of the solution for climate change.

Feb 16 2020

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

3918 Ratings
Average Ratings
2762
543
237
177
199

These reviews are wild

By Ollysmom - Feb 14 2020
Read more
I’ve listened to this podcast for years and learned a ton. Jackie Leonard, Martin Patience, and Emilio San Pedro are delights ♥️

Great news source

By anbeje - Jan 06 2020
Read more
Very good news source. I like how unbiased it is!