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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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Thanks for a concise way to learn more about the real situation in the world. I learn about news that is not covered in US. Thankful. GC Appreciate learning about world wide concerns that are factual and not political. Hear news items not covered by U. S. media. Thankful. GC One of my favorite podcasts. Concise, non judgmental news. Mostly updates on news we never heard covered in US. Thanks, Really appreciate the podcasts that are newsy but not biased. Good humor and fun. Thanks again. My favorite podcast. Lovely language with no obvious bias. Thankful for the podcasts. Dr. C

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By jj237? - Oct 03 2019
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The Iraqi independent reporter had a wonderful voice and was very factual to the point.

iTunes Ratings

3539 Ratings
Average Ratings
2513
504
211
149
162

Interesting

By scared senior - Nov 15 2019
Read more
Thanks for a concise way to learn more about the real situation in the world. I learn about news that is not covered in US. Thankful. GC Appreciate learning about world wide concerns that are factual and not political. Hear news items not covered by U. S. media. Thankful. GC One of my favorite podcasts. Concise, non judgmental news. Mostly updates on news we never heard covered in US. Thanks, Really appreciate the podcasts that are newsy but not biased. Good humor and fun. Thanks again. My favorite podcast. Lovely language with no obvious bias. Thankful for the podcasts. Dr. C

Today

By jj237? - Oct 03 2019
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The Iraqi independent reporter had a wonderful voice and was very factual to the point.
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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

Rank #1: Trump calls impeachment hearings 'a joke'

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The first public hearings heard Mr Trump cared more about Ukraine investigating his rival, Joe Biden, than the country itself. Also: The importance of coffee to the Swiss, and cherry blossom to the Japanese.

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #2: Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey over Syria assault

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President Trump says he will lift sanctions on Turkey but makes no apology to the Kurds; Republicans have stormed into a hearing of US congressional committees to disrupt the impeachment investigation into the president; Google says it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, with a machine that far exceeds the power of conventional computers.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #3: Bolivian leader arrives in Mexico for asylum

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Attempts to choose an interim leader to replace Evo Morales are thrown into confusion. Also: The Zimbabwean dollar makes a come back, and how cocaine washed up on French beaches has the police baffled.

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #4: Deadly car bomb in Turkish controlled border town.

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At least thirteen people killed in a bomb explosion in a town on the Syria-Turkey border; Fresh clashes between police and protestors on the streets of Hong Kong; And what European bee-keepers have to do to prepare their charges for the winter

Nov 03 2019

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Rank #5: Hong Kong: police warn of total law and order breakdown

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Parts of the territory are paralysed for a third weekday in a row due to street battles. Also, people in Venice battle the highest water levels for fifty years, the public hearings into the impeachment inquiry of President Trump get underway, and the curious case of the cat and the airline.

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #6: Huge anti-government protests in Lebanon, despite appeals for unity.

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Lebanese President calls for national unity but anti-government protesters remain defiant; The Indian capital is engulfed in a choking smog - residents are told to stay indoors; And why is an oven and baking ingredients aboard a rocket going to the International Space Station ?

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #7: President Trump confirms death of IS leader

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The US says t the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has blown himself upafter being cornered by US special forces in Syria.
Also: thousands turn out for a Spanish unity march in Barcelona and a painting which hung in a French kitchen for years sells for 26 million dollars.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #8: US Vice-President launches a scathing attack on China

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Ahead of fresh trade talks, Mike Pence accused Beijing of military posturing against its neighbours, criticising its trading behaviour and treatment of religious minorities. Also: Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is giving the opposition more time to discuss his Brexit deal ... so long as they agree to a General Election in just seven weeks. And Asterix the Gaul gets its first female heroine.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #9: Bolivia’s ex-president offered asylum in Mexico

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Mexico says the decision was taken for "humanitarian reasons" after a request from Mr Morales. Also: A vast area of Australia's east coast is bracing itself for one of the nation's worst ever bushfire threats, and the co-founder of the White Helmets aid organisation has been found dead in Turkey.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #10: Boris Johnson fails to trigger general election

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has again failed to secure backing for a general election, as the tortuous agony of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union continues. Also: Senior US military figures are unable to confirm President Donald Trump's description of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death. And a scientific breakthrough promises to transform our understanding of time and space.

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #11: Trump envoy revises testimony on Ukraine aid

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Gordon Sondland says he now remembers saying US aid "likely" hinged on an inquiry sought by President Trump. Also: thousands of scientists warn climate emergency "clear and unequivocal", and a New Zealand man accidentally buys 1000 hens for less than 1 US$.

Nov 06 2019

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Rank #12: Bolivian president resigns after protests

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Evo Morales quit following his disputed re-election last month. Also: the drunken man trying to dispose of his murdered lover, and Sesame Street at 50.

Nov 11 2019

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Rank #13: UK Police: 39 found dead in truck are Chinese nationals

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Police are questioning a lorry driver on suspicion of murdering 8 women and 31 men. Also: The remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco have been moved from a vast mausoleum to a low-key grave, and how a global pop band took promoting new music to a local level.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #14: New evacuations and power cuts as wild fires hit California

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Fifty-thousand more people ordered to leave their homes which are threatened by the fires,

Oct 26 2019

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Rank #15: Recalled US ambassador felt 'threatened by Trump'

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Marie Yovanovitch said Mr Trump's remark in a call to Ukraine's leader left her "very concerned". Also: It's just emerged that a Dutch air strike killed about seventy in Iraq in 2015, and the veteran Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne dies aged 85.

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #16: Mueller report: Criminal probe into Russia inquiry begins

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US Justice Department launches criminal investigation into origins of Mueller inquiry. The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election did not establish any criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Also, Vietnamese families fear their relatives are among 39 dead in UK lorry-trailer, and how migrating eagles ran up huge roaming-charges.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Judge orders President Trump to pay $2m for charity fund misuse

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The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2018, after prosecutors accused it of working as "little more than a chequebook" for Mr Trump's interests. Also, an Italian Holocaust survivor has been given police protection after receiving threats from the far-right, and archaeologists in Mexico have discovered at least fourteen Mammoth skeletons in what they say is the first man-made mammoth trap discovered anywhere in the world.

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #19: British MPs vote to hold a general election on 12th December

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Boris Johnson is hopeful he can secure a parliamentary majority and push through a Brexit deal, as the turmoil surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU drags on. Also: The prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, has said he’ll step down after facing two weeks of anti-government protests. And a Nepali mountaineer has set a new climbing record, scaling the world’s fourteen tallest peaks in just seven months.

Oct 30 2019

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