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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.

Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines

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Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse.

Also in the programme: A strict lockdown with large on the spot fines for breaking it, comes into force in Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria; and ahead of the election in Belarus this weekend, we will speak to a prominent opposition figure.

(Photo: Residents of Manila can only step out for essentials. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Aug 04 2020

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John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner dies aged 83

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. One of the highest-profile politicians in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, he helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles. Mr Hume played a major role in the peace talks, which led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

Also in the programme: The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, has said he has decided to leave the country just weeks after he was linked to an investigation into alleged corruption; and the love story that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia.

(Image: John Hume. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Aug 03 2020

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Philippines to reimpose stricter coronavirus lockdown as cases spike

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The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to hire ten thousand more medical workers to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. It follows warnings that the health system is at risk of collapse.

Also in the programme: We'll get the latest on Covid-19 from Iran and hear about the story of two young men who were part of the mass migration in India to get home quickly for lock down.

And the Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83.

(Photo: Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte. Credit: EPA)

Aug 03 2020

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Covid deaths in Latin America pass 200,000

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Brazil and Mexico have reported more fatalities than any country apart from the United States.

Also in the programme: India's interior minister is hospitalized with the coronavirus; NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel return from orbit; and Melbourne imposes a curfew as residents re-enter a lockdown.

(Photo: A worker sprays to disinfect the Amazonas Theatre ahead of its reopening in Manaus, Brazil, on Sunday. Credit: Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Aug 02 2020

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Melbourne placed under night- time curfew

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A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria in Australia after a spike in coronavirus infections; the city of Melbourne has been placed under night- time curfew.

Also in the programme: How Colombia's health care is at breakpoint because of Covid-19 and the first commercial manned mission to the International Space Station is on its way back to Earth.

(Photo: Melbourne's normally bustling city centre is now deserted. Credit: EPA)

Aug 02 2020

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Trump threatens to ban TikTok

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President Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app in the US. TikTok's owner said in response that it would give up control of the company.

Aug 01 2020

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Hong Kong 'seeking arrest' of fleeing activists

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Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries. We talk to one of them.

Also in the programme: the younger son of the media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corporation saying he disagrees with some of its editorial content. And the environmental cost of the disposable protective equipment.

(Photo: Simon Cheng and Nathan Law are among those reportedly wanted under a new security law. Credit: EPA/Reuters)

Aug 01 2020

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Eurozone suffers deepest contraction on record

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New data shows the deep damage the coronavirus pandemic has done to the Eeurozone. Its economy shrank by a record 12.1% in the second quarter, with all member states registering falls. Spain was the worst affected. Its gross domestic product contracted by almost 20%.

Also in the programme: Sir Alan Parker, the acclaimed British director of such films as Fame, Evita and Bugsy Malone, has died aged 76; and award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, a nominee for this year's Booker Prize, has been arrested in the country's capital, Harare, during an anti-government protest.

(Photo: Spain's economy has been ravaged by the virus. Credit: Reuters)

Jul 31 2020

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Hong Kong elections postponed

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The Hong Kong government says September's legislative elections have been postponed due to concern over a spike in coronavirus cases. The vote would have been the first to be held since the Beijing government imposed a controversial new security law on the territory.

Also in the programme: The impact of Covid-19 on the Eurozone; and how a Ugandan music video is raising money for rural communities.

(Picture: Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam announced the postponement of elections. Credit: EPA/JEROME FAVRE)

Jul 31 2020

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Coronavirus: US economy sees sharpest contraction in decades

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The US economy shrank at an annualised rate of 32.9% between April and June as the country grappled with lockdowns and spending cutbacks during the pandemic.

Also in the programme: Albuquerque’s Democratic Mayor,Tim Keller, tells us why he wants to stop the deployment of federal forces in his city; and the rise of new Covid-19 cases in Europe makes some countries re-establish new restrictions.

(Photo: Food banks have seen a surge in demand. Credit: Getty Images)

Jul 30 2020

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Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

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The authorities in Hong Kong have barred 12 prominent opposition candidates from standing in Legislative Council elections due to be held in September.

Also in the programme: NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars from Cape Canaveral; and why lead poisoning is a threat to one-third of the world's children.

Picture: Legislative election candidates disqualified in Hong Kong 30/07/2020. Credit: EPA/JEROME FAVRE.

Jul 30 2020

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Tech bosses grilled by US lawmakers

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The heads of some of the world's biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. Also on the programme: Seven babies are stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwe hospital amid a strike by nurses; and the top US infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, tells us now is not the time for political infighting.

(Photo: The logos of Amazon Apple Facebook and Google. Credit: REUTERS/File Photos)

Jul 29 2020

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Anthony Fauci calls for depoliticisation of coronavirus fight

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The top US infectious diseases expert says the height of a pandemic is not the time to be distracted by political infighting. Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newshour that the disease is ‘our common enemy’.

Also in the programme: Hong Kong's leader introduces new coronavirus restrictions, warning the territory is on the verge of a large-scale outbreak; and how coronavirus sweeps through the Amazon river community.

(Photo: Anthony Fauci speaks to a Senate committee in Washington, DC, in June. Credit: EPA/Al Drago/POOL)

Jul 29 2020

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US Attorney General Defends Actions

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President Trump's Attorney-General has defended his deployment of federal officers to US cities in a congressional hearing.We hear from the Mayor of Kansas city.

Also on the programme, world leaders hail a step towards a new source of energy with the creation of a nuclear fusion reactor in France. And love in the time of Coronavirus - How hard has it been for couples to stay apart? We hear from couple split between France and the United States.

(Photo : General William Barr, US Attorney General; Credit : Matt McClain/Pool via REUTERS)

Jul 28 2020

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Chinese consulate in Houston ordered to close by US

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The US has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, by Friday - a move described as "political provocation" by Beijing. China's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said it was "outrageous and unjustified".

Also in the programme: we hear from Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the first woman running against the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; and we listen to the lesson two doctors who got coronavirus want to share with the world.

(Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen during his visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, today. Credit: REUTERS).

Jul 22 2020

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iTunes Ratings

440 Ratings
Average Ratings
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39
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Thanks

By Mountain- - Apr 07 2020
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Thanks for the information

Interesting perspectives

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