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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

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Interesting perspectives

By melkyway1234 - Oct 30 2019
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Very impressive they've been going this long without advertising!

Great show

By magzpavz - Jul 09 2018
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Great news source. I wish it came out more promptly after the broadcast, though.

iTunes Ratings

302 Ratings
Average Ratings
242
24
12
8
16

Interesting perspectives

By melkyway1234 - Oct 30 2019
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Very impressive they've been going this long without advertising!

Great show

By magzpavz - Jul 09 2018
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Great news source. I wish it came out more promptly after the broadcast, though.

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Newshour

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

US and Iranian men released in prisoner swap

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The United States and Iran have carried out a rare prisoner swap, in spite of heightened tensions between them.

Also in the programme: Scientists have warned that climate change and pollution are driving oxygen out of the oceans and Iraq has seen one of the worst flare-ups in weeks of anti-government protests.

(Photo: Xiyue Wang with his wife and their son before he was detained in Iran, Aug 2016. Credit: Reuters)

Dec 07 2019

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Dec 06 2019

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House of Representatives pushes ahead with impeachment

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Speaker Pelosi said impeachment charges would be filed against the president for his alleged abuse of power. She said the nation's democracy was at stake.

Also in the programme: the latest unrest in the Middle East and parallels with the Arab Spring of 2011; and what is causing a worldwide resurgence in a preventable disease, measles?

(Photo: US President Donald Trump in a car outside Downing Street in London during his recent visit as part of the NATO summit. Credit: Getty/Leon Neal)

Dec 05 2019

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Dozens dead in Delhi bag factory fire

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Police in India have arrested the owner of a Delhi factory where a fire killed more than forty people.

Also in the programme: The FBI says it believes a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight others at a US navy base in Florida on Friday. And why choral evensong is attracting new people to church in the UK.

(Photo: A cause for the blaze is yet to be determined. Credit: AFP)

Dec 08 2019

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Indian police kill rape and murder suspects

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The four men were accused of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. Police say the suspects were taken back to the scene of the crime in order to reconstruct the incident, but were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape.

Also in the programme: An interview with the deputy leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah (Sheikh Naim Qassem); the story of the woman brought back to life several hours after her heart stopped beating; and new research indicates that plants 'scream' when stressed.

Photo: Thousands protested outside a police station in Hyderabad after the rape case. Credit: Reuters.

Dec 06 2019

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'Green Deal' for carbon neutral EU by 2050

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The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, has presented a 'Green Deal' to ensure EU countries are carbon neutral by 2050. We hear the pros and cons from France's climate change ambassador and the EU spokesperson for the environmental charity Greenpeace.

Also in the programme: shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco finally began trading, but is it a safe investment? And India's parliament approves a bill which critics say rips up the country's secular principles.

(Photo: A wind farm. Credit: Getty Images)

Dec 11 2019

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Aung San Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine State.

Also in the programme: the island group of Bougainville, part of Papua New Guinea, has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence; and on the day that she spoke at the UN climate change summit in Madrid, Greta Thunberg has been named as Time magazine's 2019 person of the year.

(Photo: Myanmar"s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi stands before UN"s International Court of Justice on 10 December 2019 in in the Peace Palace of The Hague, at the start of a three-day hearing on the Rohingya genocide case. - The case, brought by the west African state of Gambia, is the first attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over its bloody 2017 military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Credit: Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Dec 11 2019

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Greenland melting 7 times faster

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Findings, published today in the journal Nature, show that the world's largest island is losing ice seven times faster than it did in the 1990s. So why is it happening? We speak to the author of the report, Professor Andrew Shepherd.

Also on the programme - US Democrats publish two articles of impeachment against President Trump. But they also come to a deal with the White House over a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. And why has Gambia taken Myanmar to court over the Rohingyas?

(Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ in the Hague. Credit: EPA)

Dec 10 2019

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Myanmar: court hears accusations of genocide over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims

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Myanmar has been charged with genocide over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims. The hearing is taking place at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear at the court on Wednesday to defend her country against accusations.

Also on the programme: India's controversial citizenship bill; and the world's youngest female prime minister is sworn in and will lead an all-female coalition in Finland.

(Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticised by many former allies and friends Credit: Reuters)

Dec 10 2019

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Four-year Russia sports ban

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events. The Russian flag and anthem will not be seen or heard at events including next year's Olympics in Tokyo, or the next football world cup in Qatar. We hear from the president of the agency.

Also on the programme: the latest on the volcano eruption in New Zealand and we find out why swarms of locusts are devastating the Horn of Africa.

(Photo: Russian athletes; Credit: AFP)

Dec 09 2019

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New Zealand volcano: 'No signs of life' after eruption

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Five people are known to have died after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Police say reconnaissance flights over New Zealand's White Island volcano have not identified any other survivors there. Almost 50 people were believed to be on the island and 23 were rescued. They say they believe that anyone who could have been found alive has been evacuated. Tourists were seen walking inside the crater moments before it erupted.

Also in the programme: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from taking part in major international sporting competitions for the next four years. And China has ordered that foreign computer software and hardware must be removed from government offices within three years to lessen the country's dependence on western technology.

(Photo: A photo taken by a tourist shows White Island volcano as it erupts, in the Bay of Plenty. Credit: Michael Schade)

Dec 09 2019

48mins

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Dozens dead in Delhi bag factory fire

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Police in India have arrested the owner of a Delhi factory where a fire killed more than forty people.

Also in the programme: The FBI says it believes a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight others at a US navy base in Florida on Friday. And why choral evensong is attracting new people to church in the UK.

(Photo: A cause for the blaze is yet to be determined. Credit: AFP)

Dec 08 2019

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Mass rally in Hong Kong

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Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators throng Hong Kong in an officially-sanctioned rally. It's the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month.

Also in the programme: deadly fire in Delhi factory and the increasing popularity of Evensong.

(Picture: Protesters march for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters)

Dec 08 2019

48mins

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US and Iranian men released in prisoner swap

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The United States and Iran have carried out a rare prisoner swap, in spite of heightened tensions between them.

Also in the programme: Scientists have warned that climate change and pollution are driving oxygen out of the oceans and Iraq has seen one of the worst flare-ups in weeks of anti-government protests.

(Photo: Xiyue Wang with his wife and their son before he was detained in Iran, Aug 2016. Credit: Reuters)

Dec 07 2019

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Iran and the US agree prisoner swap

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The US and Iran have announced a prisoner swap in a rare sign of co-operation between the two countries. The exchange involved a Chinese-American researcher convicted of spying in Iran and an Iranian scientist held by the US. Both deny wrongdoing.

Also in the programme: a new report says the oceans of the world have lost around two per cent of their oxygen and Afghanistan bids farewell to a much-loved Japanese doctor killed last week.

(Photo: US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward T. McMullen welcomes Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang on arrival in Switzerland after his release from Iran Credit: AFP PHOTO / US State Department)

Dec 07 2019

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06/12/2019 GMT

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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Dec 06 2019

48mins

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Indian police kill rape and murder suspects

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The four men were accused of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. Police say the suspects were taken back to the scene of the crime in order to reconstruct the incident, but were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape.

Also in the programme: An interview with the deputy leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah (Sheikh Naim Qassem); the story of the woman brought back to life several hours after her heart stopped beating; and new research indicates that plants 'scream' when stressed.

Photo: Thousands protested outside a police station in Hyderabad after the rape case. Credit: Reuters.

Dec 06 2019

48mins

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House of Representatives pushes ahead with impeachment

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Speaker Pelosi said impeachment charges would be filed against the president for his alleged abuse of power. She said the nation's democracy was at stake.

Also in the programme: the latest unrest in the Middle East and parallels with the Arab Spring of 2011; and what is causing a worldwide resurgence in a preventable disease, measles?

(Photo: US President Donald Trump in a car outside Downing Street in London during his recent visit as part of the NATO summit. Credit: Getty/Leon Neal)

Dec 05 2019

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National strike cripples France

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Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers and hospital staff for a general walkout that could include millions of people.

Also in the programme: Chinese telecoms firm Huawei launches a legal challenge to the US government's decision to label it a 'national security threat'; we report from the election campaign trail just a week before UK voters go to the polls; and hear one mother's harrowing account of the effects on her daughter of contracting measles.

Photo: A striking French SNCF railway worker holds a flare as he walks at Gare du Nord railway station in Paris, ahead of a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans, December 5, 2019. Credit: Reuters.

Dec 05 2019

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