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    Ukraine war: Fresh attacks on Kyiv after intense drone barrage

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2023 37:05

    The latest attack was unusual because it took place during the day and seemed to be targeted at the city centre. Also: New laws in Uganda mean LGBT people could face the death penalty and a musical blast from the past, as the band Sparks retake the pop scene

    Erdogan wins Turkey's presidential election run-off

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2023 32:30

    His rule now extends into a third decade. Also: President Biden holds more talks with the Republican House speaker to finalise a crucial deal to raise the US debt ceiling, and the Malaysian Prime Minister calls for an end to fawning coverage of his government and urges the press to be more critical.

    Ukraine ready for counter-offensive against Russian forces

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2023 29:54

    Claim made to the BBC by one of Ukraine's most senior security officials. Also: Turkey holds its first ever presidential run-off election, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking to extend his rule into a third decade in the face of a strong challenge from Kemal Kilicdaroglu and, Iraq announces a seventeen-billion dollar road and rail building project to link Europe and the Gulf.

    US condemns Kosovo government after clashes with Serb minority

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 31:59

    Pristina is accused of undermining efforts to normalize relations with Serbia, which has puts its army on high alert. Also: a Russian border region bordering Ukraine comes under heavy bombardment, and the discovery of thousands of weird and wonderful species in an untouched area of the Pacific Ocean.

    BBC Sudan investigation finds evidence of possible war crimes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2023 29:27

    It also found the UK embassy didn't help a British couple who lived steps away. The family said an 85-year-old man was shot by snipers before his disabled wife died of starvation. Also: An Indian government official has been suspended after ordering an entire reservoir to be drained to recover his phone and why the US city of San Francisco has appointed a drag laureate.

    Antibiotic to treat deadly superbug discovered using AI

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 29:15

    Breakthrough made by scientists from the US and Canada. Also: The European police agency breaks up what it calls an extremely violent gun and drug trafficking gang in an international operation, and why orcas are sinking boats off the Iberian coast.

    Russia's Wagner mercenaries announce withdrawal from Ukraine's Bakhmut

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 29:41

    Ukraine insists it still controls parts of the shattered city. Also: A court in Vietnam has jailed a noodle seller who made fun of one of the country's most powerful ministers, and tributes are paid to music legend Tina Turner, we look back at her life and talent.

    Music legend Tina Turner dies aged 83

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 32:15

    Her unmistakable voice on hits like The Best, and Private Dancer made Tina Turner a superstar. Also: Florida governor Ron DeSantis announces he is running for US president in 2024, and brain implants help paralysed man to walk again.

    Ukraine and US deny involvement in incursion into Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 31:49

    The Russian border region of Belgorod has once again come under attack, with drones and shellfire striking villages overnight. On Tuesday Russia claimed to have defeated a group of saboteurs who crossed the border from Ukraine. Also: Tens of thousands of students have sued their universities in the UK demanding to be refunded part of fees they paid while there were no in-person classes during the pandemic, and France is banning domestic flights for journeys that can be completed in in two and a half hours by train.

    Top US health official warns of the risk of social media to young people

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 34:05

    The US surgeon general said social media use by children and teenagers posed a profound challenge to their health and well-being. Also: residents in Khartoum say the city has been largely quiet since the latest truce began, and the last emperor of China's watch sells for more than $5m.

    Australia rolls out rock star welcome to Indian prime minister

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 31:38

    Narendra Modi is there to boost economic ties. Also: People living in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, say for the first time in more than five weeks there appears to be relative peace following the latest ceasefire, and Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific has apologised after its flight attendants were alleged to have made fun of passengers who didn't speak English.

    Russia battles armed group that it claims entered from Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 32:41

    Ukraine denies involvement and says Russian paramilitary groups are responsible for the incursion. Also: clashes as new Sudan ceasefire begins, and is the city of New York sinking?

    Facebook's owner Meta fined more than a billion dollars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 33:14

    The tech firm violated European Union rules on data protection. Also: Pakistan's former prime minister, Imran Khan, tells the BBC he still fears arrest, and Real Madrid make a hate crime complaint to the Spanish authorities about racist abuse directed at a black player.

    Greek PM hails big election win but wants majority

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 32:34

    Centre-right Kyriakos Mitsotakis falls short of outright victory in Greek election and plans for a second round. Also: defiant Zelensky says Bakhmut not occupied by Russia, and Saudi Arabia's first female astronaut heads into space.

    Russia's Wagner mercenaries claim control of Bakhmut

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2023 32:28

    Ukraine insists heavy fighting is still going on in besieged city. Also: A senior Cambodian opposition leader says democracy will be over if the constitutional court upholds his party's electoral disqualification, and the famous British author Martin Amis has died of cancer at the age of 73.

    US backs F-16 fighter jet training for Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 32:46

    The European proposal was endorsed by President Biden at the G7 summit in Japan. Also: NASA has awarded a contract to build a Moon lander to Blue Origin -- owned by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, and why one of the world's most famous cities is sinking.

    G7 world leaders agree to 'starve the Russian war machine'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 27:41

    Japan chose Hiroshima as the host city to send a warning about the danger of nuclear weapons. Also: Syria's President Bashar al- Assad attends an Arab League summit for the first time in 12 years, and could a new app encourage families to share household chores in Spain?

    Thousands still displaced in Italy's devastating floods

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 29:47

    6 months of rainfall fell in a day and a half, causing more than 20 rivers to burst their banks. Also: journalists are attacked during an Israeli ultranationalist march through occupied east Jerusalem, and why humans have been kissing for a lot longer than we originally thought.

    Russia launches ninth Kyiv air attack this month

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 31:06

    Ukraine's armed forces say almost all the missiles were shot down. Also: Rescue efforts continue in northern Italy after floods kill at least nine people, and Sting tells us his views on artificial intelligence in music.

    UN launches record appeal for Sudan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 31:32

    More than half the population in need of humanitarian aid as brutal power struggle rages on. Also: Ecuador's president avoids impeachment by dissolving parliament and bringing forward elections, and a 'near catastrophic' car chase as paparazzi pursue Harry and Meghan in New York.

    Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 30:02

    UN says the Earth will pass the global warming threshold between now and 2027. Also: floods in northern Italy have killed at least eight people and led to the cancellation of the Formula One Grand Prix, and why the former president of France will soon be wearing an electronic tag.

    ChatGPT boss urges US Congress to regulate AI

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 28:33

    Sam Altman says government regulation is "critical" to control the risks of artificial intelligence. Also: head of Ukrainian Supreme Court held in corruption probe, and do all penguins like cold weather?

    Kyiv hit by Russian missiles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 32:32

    Ukrainian military says it brought down six hypersonic Russian missiles during Kyiv attack. Also: five men convicted of audacious multi million dollar jewellery heist, and censorship in Hong Kong.

    Zelensky meets British PM as more weapons pledged for Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 32:21

    The UK agrees to provide extra missiles and military drones as Rishi Sunak meets the Ukrainian leader. Also: report criticises FBI's Trump-Russia inquiry, and Nigerian chef ready to poach world cooking record.

    Cambodia's main opposition barred from election

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2023 30:23

    Electoral authorities disqualified the Candlelight Party on Monday for not having the right paperwork. Also: China offers tax breaks and housing incentives to encourage people to marry and have children, and a Florida professor breaks the record for time spent living underwater.

    Turkey is heading for a run-off vote

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2023 32:51

    With almost all ballots counted in Turkey's crucial general election, both sides say they'll accept a run-off vote. Also: the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky travels to France after visiting Italy and Germany to discuss more military support, and Ben Whishaw and Kate Winslet are among the big winners at this year's British Television Awards, the BAFTAS.

    Shaky start to truce ending Israel-Gaza fighting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 30:44

    Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes continued for hours after the ceasefire began. Also: Pope Francis tells Zelensky he is "praying for peace", and Sweden's Loreen wins Eurovision Song Contest for the 2nd time.

    Ukraine claims advances against Russia in Bakhmut

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 29:18

    Moscow says some soldiers have retreated to more favourable positions. Also: Pakistan's former prime minister, Imran Khan, has been welcomed back home in Lahore by cheering supporters after a judge ordered his release on bail, and the English city of Liverpool gears up for the final of Eurovision - the world's biggest singing contest.

    Court rules Imran Khan to be released from custody in Pakistan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 31:57

    Supreme Court said his arrest on corruption charges was illegal. Also: Elon Musk says he has found a new chief executive to lead Twitter, and a YouTuber admits to crashing a plane on purpose.

    Migrants race to cross into US as Title 42 expires

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 29:00

    Tougher entry requirements from Mexico are set to come into force. Also: An American diplomat accuses South Africa of covertly supplying arms to Russia despite its claims of neutrality over the war in Ukraine, and the discovery of the fossilized bones of a gigantic 150 million year old sea creature in a British museum.

    President Zelensky says Ukraine must wait before starting counter offensive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 28:56

    Mr Zelensky was speaking to the BBC's Hugo Bachega in Kyiv. He warned of the risks of a frozen conflict which he said Russia was counting on. Also: A United Nations meeting in Geneva has heard that both of the warring military factions in Sudan are trampling on international law, and concerns over illegal migration on the US-Mexico border.

    Gaza: Heaviest fighting for months between Israel and Palestinian militants

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 32:20

    The head of the UN has called on both sides to stop the violence immediately. Also: With the former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan in police custody, the army says it will take firm action if his supporters continue to attack public property in protest, and Jewish groups have condemned the $150 million sale of jewels linked to the Nazis.

    Pakistan: Ex-PM Imran Khan remanded on corruption charges

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 28:08

    Protests against his arrest are continuing around the country. Also: Israel and Palestinian militants exchange fire as tension mounts, and the Muppets return to TV with a new show about an ageing rock band.

    Trump guilty of sexually abusing writer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 31:06

    The former US President is ordered to pay $5million in damages to E Jean Carroll. Also: Pakistani security forces and supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan clash following his arrest in connection with a corruption case, and 80 years on from the allies victory in North Africa the war veteran who survived against all the odds.

    Pakistan's former PM Imran Khan arrested on corruption charges

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 30:59

    Dozens of armed police detained Mr Khan during a court appearance in Islamabad. There are reports of clashes in several cities. Also: Russia's annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, and Tom Hanks on turning his attention from acting to writing.

    Sudan's former foreign minister doubts a proper ceasefire is possible

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2023 32:04

    Mariam al Sadiq Al Mahdi says the level of mistrust between the rival military factions is too deep. Also: Closing arguments have been heard in New York in the civil rape and defamation trial against former president Donald Trump, and the singer, Grace Bumbry, who was one of the first African Americans to become a star of international opera, has died in Vienna aged 86.

    Sudan truce talks underway as fighting continues

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 29:10

    Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the first face to face talks between representatives from the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces are taking place. We hear from Renk in South Sudan, a small town civilians have fled to. Also: The United Nations has called on the Taliban to stop public stoning, flogging and executions, and the BBC unveils a new way of broadcasting.

    Syria has been let back into the Arab League

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 28:25

    After twelve years in the diplomatic cold Syria has been let back into the Arab League. Also: Floods and landslides have killed at least four hundred people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a spectacular concert has been held at Windsor Castle near London to mark the coronation of King Charles.

    Evacuation prompts Ukraine nuclear safety warning

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 31:41

    The UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says the threat of a severe nuclear accident must be prevented. Also: Britain's historic coronation spectacle, and a controversial repatriation plan for Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

    King Charles III Coronation Special

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2023 28:40

    The monarch was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London. We mark the historic moment and discuss the changing attitudes towards the king who is also head of state in several countries around the world.

    Covid global health emergency is over, says WHO

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 27:57

    Close to 20 million people are likely to have died during the last three years. Also: A wealthy Nigerian politician is jailed for plotting to steal the kidney of a man he trafficked to Britain, and why the Vatican is worried about the number of people who say they're communing with the Virgin Mary.

    Serbia: Police arrest man after second mass shooting in a week

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2023 30:30

    Eight people died and fourteen injured during the attack in a village south of Belgrade. Also, the leader of Russia's Wagner Group says he'll withdraw his troops from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut in a row over ammunition, and thousands of people flee Sudan as efforts to broker peace talks continue.

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