Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

CATEGORY: News
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
  1. January 17, 2022
    30 min
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    Tonga tsunami: Anxious wait for news and aid
    There are reports of significant damage and no mass casualties. Communications with the country are extremely limited. Also, thousands are without power as the US is hit by a winter storm, and a suspect is ide…
  2. January 16, 2022
    28 min
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    President Biden says hostage-taking at synagogue was act of terror
    President Biden says the hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue was an act of terror. Also New Zealand sends a plane to Tonga to assess the damage caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami. And the Australian Op…
  3. January 15, 2022
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    Tsunami waves reach Hawaii and Japan
    An underwater volcano erupts near Tonga. Also: worshippers at a synagogue in Texas are taken hostage and Nino Cerruti, one of Italy's great fashion designers, has died at the age of 91.
  4. January 15, 2022
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    US warns Russia preparing for war in Ukraine
    Moscow denies the claim which followed a cyber attack on Ukrainian government websites. Also: Malians rally after army calls for protests over ECOWAS sanctions, Google's UK boss on hybrid working and French dre…
  5. January 14, 2022
    29 min
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    Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again
    His lawyers are trying to prevent his deportation. Also: the Ukrainian government is hit by a major cyber-attack, and Britain's Prime Minister apologises to the Queen for two lockdown parties the night before P…
  6. January 14, 2022
    31 min
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    Chinese spy 'infiltrated' UK parliament
    MI5 says Christine Lee engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Also: Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH, the murders of a family who fought to prot…
  7. January 13, 2022
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    Germany convicts Syrian of crimes against humanity
    The trial of Anwar Raslan was the world's first criminal case over state-led torture in Syria. Also: terrified Afghan teachers still hiding from Taliban and Be My Baby singer Ronnie Spector dies aged seventy-ei…
  8. January 12, 2022
    27 min
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    Prince Andrew to face sex assault case
    Queen Elizabeth's son is to face a civil case in the US after decision by judge; Israel detains what it claims is an Iranian spy ring. And the couple on their first date who were trapped together for four days.
  9. January 12, 2022
    26 min
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    British PM apologises for attending lockdown drinks party
    The British prime minister Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after lockdown party apology. Also: Russia talks to Nato in Brussels, and planting the right trees for red squirrels.
  10. January 11, 2022
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    Biden pushes for voting reforms
    President Joe Biden says changing the way elections are held is crucial to saving US democracy. Also, Liberia places an entire ministry under investigation following allegations of corruption, and Palestinian m…
  11. January 11, 2022
    32 min
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    Half of Europe to catch Omicron, says WHO
    The World Health Organization warns that more than half the population of Europe will be infected with the Omicron variant within the next two months. Also, Kazakhstan's president says a Russian-led force he in…
  12. January 11, 2022
    29 min
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    Is it game set and match to Novak Djokovic?
    The tennis world number one wins his fight to stay in Australia; Moscow and Washington discuss Russia's troop build-up near Ukraine....and.....are badgers better treasure hunters than their human counterparts ?
  13. January 10, 2022
    29 min
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    Djokovic wins Australia court battle
    Lawyers for the tennis star Novak Djokovic argued in court that his visa cancellation at Melbourne airport was unreasonable. Also: Russia-US talks on Ukraine may prove crucial, and a huge fossilised "sea dragon…
  14. January 10, 2022
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    Twice postponed showcase of African football underway in Cameroon
    The 2021 African football Cup of Nations kicks off with host victory; A fire at an apartment building in New York has killed at least nineteen people....and in Saudi Arabia...women get a bespoke showcase for th…
  15. January 08, 2022
    25 min
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    Controversy for tennis star Djokovic
    Photographs show the tennis player at events when his lawyers say he tested positive for Covid. It is unclear whether he knew he had Covid when the photos were taken. His lawyers argue he had been given an exem…
  16. January 08, 2022
    28 min
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    Hollywood trailblazer, Sidney Poitier, dies aged 94
    The US-Bahamian star was the first black man to win a best actor Oscar. Also: the white killers of a black jogger in the US State of Georgia are sentenced to life in prison; and scientists pull animal DNA out o…
  17. January 07, 2022
    31 min
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    Kazakh president orders troops to fire without warning
    The crackdown comes after he said '20,000 bandits' had attacked the country's biggest city. Opposition activists have dismissed the allegation. Also: a warning that the world could see a threefold increase in d…
  18. January 06, 2022
    29 min
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    President Biden condemns rioters who stormed Capitol building
    On the anniversary of the attack Joe Biden said it was an armed insurrection. Also: violent clashes have been continuing in Kazakhstan's main city, Almaty, and Serbia's president says he will fight for "justice…
  19. January 06, 2022
    34 min
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    Biden attacks Trump’s ‘web of lies’
    A year on, Joe Biden blames his predecessor for last January’s attack on the Capitol. Also, Novak Djokovic sits it out in detention as the row rumbles on over the world’s number one male tennis player; and Leon…
  20. January 06, 2022
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    Kazakhstan calls for Russian help amid unrest
    A Russian-led military alliance will send a peacekeeping force to Kazakhstan, as nationwide protests escalate. Also, Australia cancels visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic, and British army officer Preet Chandi c…

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