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Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

The day?s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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'Many casualties feared' in Kabul mosque blast

A local hospital says children are among those injured in the Afghan capital. Also: the scandal engulfing the Greek government - after the phones of journalists and activists were accessed by spyware, and NASA prepares to launch its new rocket - in the hope that one day Man - or Woman - will return to the moon.
2022-08-18
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Cheney blasts Trump after defeat in Republican primary

Trump's most vocal Republican critic, Liz Cheney, says she will do whatever it takes to prevent Donald Trump returning to the White House after being ousted in the Wyoming primary by a Trump endorsed candidate. Also: Australia's former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison defends taking on five extra portfolios during the coronavirus pandemic, and why Jews are leaving Russia for Israel.
2022-08-17
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African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election

Uganda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe congratulate William Ruto who has been declared president - but the opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects the result. Also: A NZ family find human remains in suitcases they bought at auction, and the bid to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction.
2022-08-17
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Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result

Raila Odinga says the figures are "null and void" after narrowly losing to William Ruto. Four electoral commissioners say there were significant flaws in the vote tallying process. Also: Russia's Defence Ministry admits that an ammunition depot in Crimea has been damaged by sabotage, and the smoky mouse in Australia - and efforts to protect dozens of threatened species from extinction.
2022-08-16
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William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama

The announcement was marred by scuffles, claims of vote-rigging and a divided electoral commission. Also: the British proposal to put chips in lawyers' brains to boost their productivity, and answering questions at your own funeral - courtesy of ground-breaking technology.
2022-08-16
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Afghanistan: Taliban marks first anniversary of seizing power

Hundreds of armed fighters, supporters and officials take part in parades and celebrations in Kabul and Kandahar. Also: Iran denies it has any links to the man who stabbed Salman Rushdie, and China begins new military drills near Taiwan.
2022-08-15
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NY state governor praises freedom of expression after Rushdie attack

Kathy Hochul said a man with a knife would never silence a man with a pen. Also: a fire has killed dozens at an Egyptian church, and why the Chelsea and Tottenham managers were both sent off in the Premier League.
2022-08-15
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Man charged with attempted murder of Rushdie

Hadi Matar pleaded not guilty during an appearance in court in New York state. Also; a warning from Ukraine's President Zelensky over the nuclear plant occupied by Russia's invading forces, and, a British family's fight to get their schizophrenic son returned from Jamaica having been deported by the government who say he is a convicted criminal.
2022-08-14
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Trump house search warrant was for espionage

The warrant was unsealed after the former US president made no objection to the move. Also; the British novelist, Salman Rushdie, has been stabbed at a speaking event in New York State, and after a four year break, Belgium's Flower carpet is set for a stunning return.
2022-08-13
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Zaporizhzhia nuclear workers 'kept at gunpoint'

Ukrainian workers tell of daily threat of kidnap in Russian-occupied nuclear plant. Also: the Taliban in Afghanistan say university courses will be developed in accordance with Islamic law; and Johnson and Johnson is to stop selling its baby talcum powder.
2022-08-12
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US Attorney General personally ordered Mar-a-Lago search

The US Attorney General personally ordered the search of Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago. Also; a key agency warns that more than a million people in Somalia have been displaced by drought, and, why the world's number one snooker player thinks the next big star could come from Asia.
2022-08-12
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Ukraine: Extensive damage to Russian airbase following explosion

Eight warplanes damaged or destroyed in occupied Crimea. Also, European countries send help to France to tackle enormous wildfire and Brazilian police arrest a woman accused of using psychics to swindle her mother.
2022-08-11
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Trump pleads the 5th in tax fraud case

The former US President declines answering questions as part of a New York investigation. Also: A nationwide curfew is imposed in Sierra Leone following deadly clashes between police and protesters, and, from the brink of extinction -- why the only giant flightless parrot in the world is making a comeback in New Zealand.
2022-08-11
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Ukraine's president vows to fight until Crimea is regained

Volodymyr Zelensky says the peninsula will never be given up. Also: The BBC uncovers organized torture in Russia's prison system, and the illustrator Raymond Briggs has died at the age of 88.
2022-08-10
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Mississippi jury declines to charge Emmett Till accuser

Carolyn Bryant Donham had faced potential charges of kidnapping and manslaughter of the black teenager in 1955. Also: blasts rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea, and Serena Williams suggests retirement from tennis after US Open.
2022-08-10
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Donald Trump says FBI agents have broken into a safe during a raid on his Florida home

He described the raid as an attempt by opponents to prevent him running for president again. Also: The UN accuses the army in Myanmar of committing crimes against humanity following last year's coup, and the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies, aged 84.
2022-08-09
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US announces $1bn of military aid for Ukraine

The US package to Ukraine will include rockets, ammunition and more precision missiles. Also: Fire at Cuba oil facility spreads; the actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73.
2022-08-09
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Gaza's only power plant re-starts generating electricity

Much needed aid and fuel begin arriving after a ceasefire ends three days of conflict. Also: a report says Russia is struggling to replenish its stocks of weapons because they contain high-tech components only made in the West, and retiring at the age of 103 - the British actress bowing out from the world's longest running soap opera.
2022-08-08
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US Senate passes landmark climate and healthcare bill

The legislation includes billions of dollars to fight climate change. Also: Hopes as Gaza ceasefire comes into effect, and Carlo Bonomi - the voice of Pingu the penguin dies at the age of 85.
2022-08-08
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'Russian rockets damaged part of nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia'

Ukraine says Russian rockets hit part of the giant nuclear plant but Russia blames Ukraine for it. Also: Gaza death toll rises as Israel targets militants, and The Seekers lead singer Judith Durham dies aged 79.
2022-08-07
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Israel strikes Gaza killing top militant

Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad fire dozens of rockets into Israel in response. Also; Russia and Ukraine say shells have hit the site of Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, at Zaporizhzhia, and the busiest climbing season ever for K2 the savage killer mountain.
2022-08-06
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China halts co-operation with US over climate change and defence

It's in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, as China continues its military show of force for a second day. Also: what are Russian forces up to at Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant? And the Bangladeshi man arrested for singing out of tune.
2022-08-05
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Russia jails Griner for nine years

President Biden says Washington will use all means possible to guarantee the double Olympic gold medallist basketball player's release. Also; vigilantes in a South African township have been hunting down illegal mine workers days after a gang rape in an abandoned mine, and, the pioneering Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, returns to the cinema 50 years after its debut.
2022-08-05
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Japan says Chinese missiles have landed in its territory

Beijing is conducting live fire exercises around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit. Also: temperatures in parts of Iraq have risen above fifty degrees Celsius, and tourists flock to see a volcano erupt in Iceland.
2022-08-04
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Guterres accuses energy firms of grotesque greed

Antonio Guterres urges governments to tax excessive profits made by oil and gas companies, accusing them of exploiting the poor. Also; experiments on pigs have led scientists to claim a breakthrough on organ transplants and, 90 million dollars blown as Batgirl the film based on DC comics is binned.
2022-08-04
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Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan after controversial visit

The US Speaker met leaders in the capital Taipei. China responded by announcing live fire exercises in Taiwanese waters. Also: the American state of Kansas votes to uphold abortion rights and the British supermarket selling carbon-neutral eggs.
2022-08-03
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Chinese fury at Pelosi's Taiwan visit

Washington urges Beijing not to turn the trip into a crisis - saying it is consistent with America's longstanding one-China policy. Also: the first shipment of grain from a Ukarinian port since the Russian invasion reaches Turkish waters; and why the Commonwealth Games is a golden opportunity for smaller countries to shine on the global stage.
2022-08-03
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Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Kabul

Washington says the Taliban should not have been harbouring Ayman al-Zawahiri. Also: Imran Khan's political party is accused of concealing foreign funding; and Ian McKellen plays Hamlet in a ballet.
2022-08-02
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UN says world is one misstep from nuclear annihilation

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made his remarks at a conference in New York. Also: al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is killed in a US drone strike, and would you fancy getting woken up at 6am by the sounds of Scottish bagpipes?
2022-08-02
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First grain ship leaves Ukraine

A deal with Russia allows passage through a safe corridor. Also: Myanmar's military leaders extend emergency rule until 2023, and researchers find a lack of sleep in childhood can effect brain development.
2022-08-01
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Protestors injured as Iraqi parliament stormed again

Supporters of the Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr breach the high-security Green Zone in Baghdad, as they oppose the nomination of a pro-Iran rival candidate for PM. Also: Biden positive for Covid after "rebound infection", and Bob - a lost homing pigeon - back in UK after American adventure.
2022-07-31
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Ukraine seeks UN and Red Cross prison deaths probe

More than 50 prisoners of war were killed in a prison camp in the occupied part of Donetsk region. Also: "major disaster" in Kentucky as floods toll rises, and eye-popping fossil fish found in cattle-field.
2022-07-30
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Hope for Ukraine grain blockade

The first grain ship from Ukraine since Russia's invasion is ready to leave port. Also; Wagatha Christie legal case reaches its climax and the multi billion dollar pests.
2022-07-29
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China warns US not to 'play with fire' over Taiwan

Beijing says Mr Xi told his American counterpart that "those who play with fire will only get burnt." Also: Is the world's largest economy in trouble or not? Plus, tiger populations bounce back in Nepal, but it?s not good news for everyone.
2022-07-29
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Ukraine?s counter offensive gathers pace

Forces are using US long-range rockets. Also, President Biden and China?s Xi Jinping hold their first talks since March. We look at the ways the paper industry is trying to cut carbon emissions. And after nearly four decades on screen, we say goodbye to the Australian soap opera "Neighbours".
2022-07-28
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HIV surges globally

The UN warns that millions of lives are at risk around the world. Also: we hear from Haiti where gang violence has killed hundreds so far this month, and Neom -- a future city in the Arabian desert with no streets or cars and horizontal skyscrapers .
2022-07-28
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Russia halves Nord Stream pipeline gas flow to Germany

Long: Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom cuts gas being delivered. Also: Turkey opens centre for Ukrainian grain exports, a magnitude seven earthquake strikes the Philippines and the economic crisis affecting Argentina.
2022-07-27
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Trump?s Washington comeback speech

The former President returned to a familiar theme, the US Mexico border, in his first address in the capital since riots by his supporters 18 months ago. Also: a warning that the bleak economic outlook could tip the world into recession; and the men who tried to flee a car crash in an English market town, only to be stopped by Emus.
2022-07-27
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EU agrees to curb gas demand

The bloc reach a compromise deal to limit the cuts to some countries as Russian reductions in supply loom. Also: A row over gay marriage is overshadowing the start of a once-in-a-decade conference of Anglican bishops, and the infestation of giant African snails that is worrying the US state of Florida.
2022-07-26
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Pope Francis makes ?pilgrimage of penance? after child abuse in Canada

Indigenous children were abused over decades in Catholic- run schools. Also: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky says he's confident grain exports will restart this week and scientists uncover a fossil of the world's earliest animal predator.
2022-07-26
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Myanmar military executes four democracy activists including ex-MP

The executions mark the first cases of capital punishment in the country in decades. Also: Tunisians vote on an increase to President Saied?s powers, and the UK will host Eurovision next year after organisers said the event could not take place in Ukraine.
2022-07-25
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Russia denies causing global food crisis

The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who is visiting Egypt, says the West is distorting the truth as the Ukraine war rages. Also: The Pope's "pilgrimage of penance" to Canada, and the model Kate Moss reveals how a photoshoot as a teenager opened her eyes to the dangers of the fashion industry.
2022-07-25
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WHO declares highest alert over monkeypox

The World Health Organization says more than 16,000 monkeypox cases have been reported from seventy-five countries. Also: Missile strike in the port of Odesa puts Ukraine grain deal in doubt, and calling all potential crime fiction writers - head to Harrogate.
2022-07-24
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Steve Bannon found guilty of contempt of US Congress

A former senior advisor to Donald Trump, Mr Bannon refused to co-operate with the 6 January committee. Also: Ukraine and Russia sign "beacon of hope" grain deal, and rolling pins are at the ready as "The Great British Bake Off" television programme becomes a musical.
2022-07-23
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Officials say Ukraine-Russia grain deal agreed

The deal will allow Ukraine to reopen its Black Sea ports for grain exports. Also: Sri Lanka's president swears in new unity government to tackle the political and economic crisis and, the authorities in Mali say they've repelled an Islamist attack on the country's main military base.
2022-07-22
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Ukraine and Russia 'poised to sign grain deal'

There's been a global shortage of Ukrainian grain since Russia invaded the country. Also: Sri Lanka forces raid anti government camp, and Biden "doing well" after testing positive for Covid.
2022-07-22
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Italy?s Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns

Mr Draghi lost support of three of his coalition partners. Surveys suggest that most Italians wanted Mr Draghi to remain in his post. Also: Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn in as Sri Lanka?s new president, and doctors say they've made a breakthrough in curing the rare bleeding disorder Haemophilia B.
2022-07-21
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Biden pledges billions on climate change

The US President makes his financial commitment as countries around the world grapple with record temperatures, raging wildfires and deaths. Also: Italy?s government teeters on the brink of collapse and the race to become the next British PM is down to just two people.
2022-07-21
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Sri Lanka has a new president

Ranil Wickremesinghe calls for unity but protestors are already speaking out. Also: the devastating European heatwave moves north-east, a UN report lays bare the oppression of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban and how bullfighting is being used to canvass votes in Kenya.
2022-07-20
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UN climate chief warns humans are poisoning the planet

The warning comes as UK breaks records for the hottest day and night. We hear from Athens where they are making changes to the city to help people cope with the heat. Also: Netflix loses nearly a million subscribers, and could polygamy return to the Ivory Coast decades after being outlawed.
2022-07-20
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