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The shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union is being felt across the continent. Also: China tells the US not to interfere with a WHO investigation into the origins of the virus, and Alexei Navalny denounces his detention as illegal after a judge turns down his appeal for release.
The European Commission President has added her voice to the growing number of world leaders. Also: Chaos in parts of the Indian capital as thousands of farmers converge on the Red Fort to demand that the government drop its agricultural reforms, and the Thai parliament has voted to allow abortions in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
US Democrats have delivered an impeachment charge to the Senate - accusing Donald Trump of inciting insurrection - and triggering the process of putting him on trial. Also: Covid-19 has cost global workers $3.7tn in lost earnings, and baby tyrannosaurs - the size of Border Collie dogs.
He said he was proud of what he'd achieved and asked Americans to pray for the incoming Biden administration. Also: The Italian Senate backs PM in confidence vote, the smart watches being used in the early detection of coronavirus and a new German exhibition about female concentration camp guards.
We look back at Donald Trump’s four very eventful years as US President. Also: We get an update on the Chinese miners trapped underground for nine days, and Oxford university researchers start tackling antibiotic resistance due to overuse thanks to a multimillion dollar donation.
Both Donald Trump are Joe Biden are optimisitic of victory after a nail biting night which saw the president projected to hold the key states of Florida and Ohio. Mr Biden told supporters that he was still on track to win but President Trump accused him of trying to "steal" the election. We take you through the night as it came down to a handful of states in the American midwest.
The victim reportedly showed controversial cartoons of Prophet Muhammad to his students. Also: the UN warns that peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban could be derailed by a new wave of violence, and a new study suggests flying during the pandemic may be safer than you think.
Troops have pledged to set up a civilian transitional government and hold elections. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday night after a coup that’s been widely condemned by the international community. Also, Joe Biden is named as US Democratic candidate for presidency, and India’s Supreme Court orders probe into death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput.
Millions of jobs at risk as new forecast slashes 12 trillion dollars over next two years. Also: New York imposes quarantine restrictions on nine US states with high rates of coronavirus infection; Kosovo’s president faces indictment on war crimes; and remembering the Korean War, seventy years on.
Economists say America's economic expansion ended in February but markets remain on the upswing. Also: George Floyd murder suspect's bail set at $1.25m, and UAE's first Mars mission "to launch within weeks".
The Jordanian deputy PM says King Abdullah's half-brother sought to mobilise tribal leaders against the government. Also: lorry boss apologises over Taiwan train crash, and tighter Covid restrictions for India's Maharashtra state.
UK Supreme Court ruling allows lawsuit by oil-polluted Niger Delta communities. People in this area say their lives and health have suffered because repeated oil-spills have heavily contaminated their land and water. Also, Russia warns it may cut ties with EU if the bloc imposes sanctions over treatment of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and was Stonehenge originally built in Wales ?
President Joe Biden says he is “undoing the damage” done by Donald Trump, as he reopens online enrolment for government-subsidised healthcare. Also, the European Union has sent inspectors to an AstraZeneca plant to find out why Covid-19 vaccine goals are not being met. And Facebook’s new oversight board hands down its first decision.
He says the US will lead a global response to the climate crisis. Also: police in Russia search properties linked to Alexei Navalny, and a previously unknown work by Mozart has its world premiere.
Sanofi pledges to manufacture 125 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. European Union is currently struggling with vaccine supply issues amid a row over shortages. Also, a stark warning from South Africa about future danger posed by new Coronavirus variants, and how one man cheered up his US neighbourhood - by giving away free pizza.
The UK has one of the highest death rates in the world, Also: President Biden raises concerns in his first talk with Vladimir Putin and a former slave and abolitionist on the US 20 dollar bill.
The Mayors of Minneapolis and St Paul also impose an overnight curfew in the twin US cities, after unrest that followed the police shooting of a young black man. Also, fears for the health of Russia's opposition leader, Alexei Navalny after 15 kilo weight loss since being sent to prison camp, and W-H-O warns complacency is prolonging the pandemic.
Tear gas was fired and an overnight curfew imposed amid anger at the fatal shooting. Also: Iran vows 'to avenge Israeli attack' on its nuclear site, and remembering Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.
Teheran said the plant had been hit by what it called a terrorist act. There’s been no official Israeli comment. Also, the US Secretary of State says he has real concerns about Russia's military build-up on its border with Ukraine, and an iconic Moscow food hall shuts up shop.
In his first public statement since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Prince Charles says his father gave “the most remarkable, devoted service” to his family, to Britain, and to the Commonwealth. Also, thousands of people flee their homes after a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. And a United Nations official warns that Myanmar could be headed toward civil war after February’s military coup.
Prince Philip was the longest serving consort in British history, having been married to Queen Elizabeth for seventy- three years. The Palace said he died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. It's been confirmed that his funeral will not be a state occasion -- in line with his wishes. Also: A volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean island of St Vincent in ash and, a landmark effort by Amazon workers to form a union chapter at their warehouse in the US state of Alabama appears to have been defeated.
In this special edition, we mark the death of Prince Philip - the Duke of Edinburgh. Jackie Leonard looks back at the life of Queen Elizabeth's husband, his place in British history and his contribution to the monarchy.
The president says gun violence has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, also, French president Macron closes the elite school ENA, and the trouble with Peppa Pig in China.
Countries across the world have changed their advice on who should have the AstraZeneca vaccine. Also, Call My Agent star joins plea to reopen French theatres, and mind altering art - we find out why prehistoric cave painters chose such remote chambers.
A review finds a "plausible" link to rare blood clots but says the AstraZeneca vaccine remains beneficial for most people. Also: Myanmar ambassador to UK "locked out" of embassy, and "strong evidence" found for a new force of nature.
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Created by
BBC
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 4th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 12th, 2021
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
2561
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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