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Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

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

Latest Episodes

Covid19 now spreading faster outside China than inside

In Europe the virus has spread to new areas, with Greece reporting its first case. Delhi remains tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 23 dead. Democratic rivals intensify attacks on Bernie Sanders at the South Carolina debate.

29 MIN4 h ago
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Covid19 now spreading faster outside China than inside

Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

World Health Organization says sudden increase in cases outside China is "deeply concerning"; European Union sets negotiating goals for post-Brexit UK trade deal; Israeli government to build thousands of new homes in occupied West Bank.

27 MIN19 h ago
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Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.

27 MIN1 d ago
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Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.

29 MIN1 d ago
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Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.

31 MIN2 d ago
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Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.

31 MIN2 d ago
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Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

The South Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun described the situation as "grave". Also: South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal and remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo's founder, Joseph Shabalala.

31 MIN3 d ago
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Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.

27 MIN4 d ago
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WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.

27 MIN5 d ago
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Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker

31 MIN5 d ago
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Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

Latest Episodes

Covid19 now spreading faster outside China than inside

In Europe the virus has spread to new areas, with Greece reporting its first case. Delhi remains tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 23 dead. Democratic rivals intensify attacks on Bernie Sanders at the South Carolina debate.

29 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Covid19 now spreading faster outside China than inside

Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

World Health Organization says sudden increase in cases outside China is "deeply concerning"; European Union sets negotiating goals for post-Brexit UK trade deal; Israeli government to build thousands of new homes in occupied West Bank.

27 MIN19 h ago
Comments
Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.

27 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.

29 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.

31 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.

31 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

The South Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun described the situation as "grave". Also: South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal and remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo's founder, Joseph Shabalala.

31 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.

27 MIN4 d ago
Comments
WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.

27 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker

31 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.
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