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The World This Week

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What's been happening around the world and why it matters

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What's been happening around the world and why it matters

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Bbc world this week

By zxz549 - Feb 03 2019
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Absolutely essential listening. More than just a recap of the so-called top stories—it identifies important stories that didn’t get much play and highlights them, and puts the headlines you’ve already read in context. So even if I have kept up all week, I always learn something new.

Excelent

By Sallenicar - Feb 03 2018
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I few minutes you get a good perspective of current news.

iTunes Ratings

110 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
12
3
1
4

Bbc world this week

By zxz549 - Feb 03 2019
Read more
Absolutely essential listening. More than just a recap of the so-called top stories—it identifies important stories that didn’t get much play and highlights them, and puts the headlines you’ve already read in context. So even if I have kept up all week, I always learn something new.

Excelent

By Sallenicar - Feb 03 2018
Read more
I few minutes you get a good perspective of current news.

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Rank #1: The Syrians move back in

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Syrian forces moved back towards the Turkish border, after the Kurds asked them to help. Alliances are shifting rapidly in the Middle East. Also in this edition: Catalan separatists get long prison sentences; an upsurge in violence in Burkina Faso; Somalia opens its first blood bank for decades; and the effect of Brexit on British politics and society.
(Picture: Bystanders watch as Syrian troops move into the formerly Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa.
Credit: HO via AFP)

Oct 19 2019

24mins

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Rank #2: Turkey goes to war

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Turkish troops moved into Kurdish-occupied northern Syria. President Trump allowing this to happen has caused outrage. Also in this programme: the OECD moves to tax big companies; an unexpected ray of hope in Brexit talks; and why women are causing so much trouble these days.
(Picture: Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, near the Turkish border.
Credit: Getty Images)

Oct 12 2019

24mins

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Rank #3: UK makes its move

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The new government put its Brexit proposals to the EU. Will it get approval from Brussels - and parliament? Also in this edition: Ukraine tries to unfreeze its frozen conflict; China marks the 70th anniversary of Communist rule - as Hong Kong protests; why crowds are staying away from the world athletics championships; and the low slow retreat of the United States from world affairs.
(Picture: first page of the letter from the British prime minister Boris Johnson to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Credit: PA)

Oct 05 2019

24mins

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Rank #4: Trouble at the top

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Donald Trump and Boris Johnson both suffered major setbacks this week. One faces impeachment; the other was humiliated by Britain's top court. Also in this programme: President Assad of Syria is invited to tiptoe back onto the world stage; riots in Indonesia's easternmost provinces kill many; and how protests in Hong Kong are dividing families.
(Picture: UK prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Donald Trump meet in New York.
Credit: Reuters)

Sep 28 2019

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Rank #5: Saudi oil industry attacked

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Drones and missiles took out half the kingdom's production. The US and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran - but there was no immediate military retaliation. Also in this edition: Italy softens its ban on Mediterranean migrants; child mortality halves; and India talks about what language it should talk in.
(Picture: Smoke billows from an Aramco factory in Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia
Credit: Reuters)

Sep 21 2019

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