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    • 3.8 • 163 Ratings

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

    Rescuers work through the night after earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria

    Rescuers work through the night after earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria

    Rescue teams are racing to save people trapped beneath rubble after thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries. Also: China accused of indoctrinating a million Tibetan children, and the novelist Salman Rushdie gives first interview since 2022 stabbing.

    • 24 min
    Scramble to find survivors after Turkey and Syria earthquakes

    Scramble to find survivors after Turkey and Syria earthquakes

    Turkey declares a state of emergency as efforts to rescue people continue in the wake of Monday's devastating earthquakes. The UN warns that the flow of aid into north-west Syria has been disrupted because of damage to roads. Also: Russia's foreign minister is in Mali, and the biggest collection of Vermeer paintings is going on show.

    • 30 min
    More than 2,000 dead after major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

    More than 2,000 dead after major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

    Rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble and calling for international support. Also: Beijing confirms another high altitude observation balloon was also from China and the hidden history of the 'real' French revolution, being brought into the open.

    • 33 min
    Turkey earthquake edition

    Turkey earthquake edition

    Two devastating earthquakes rip through south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria. Thousands have died and many more are injured. There have been appeals for international rescue support and aid.

    • 13 min
    Some anti-government protesters pardoned in Iran

    Some anti-government protesters pardoned in Iran

    The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued them in response to a proposal by the head of the judiciary. Also: Pakistan's former president and military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, has died in exile at the age of seventy-nine, and a prominent British family has paid reparations and apologised to Grenada for their historic links with the slave trade.

    • 30 min
    US shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

    US shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

    Beijing denies Washington's claims it was being used to spy on the US. Also: Thousands of Israelis protest in Tel Aviv against the plans by the Netanyahu government to give itself more powers over appointing judges, and the English National Opera prepares to stage a newly translated version of Wagner's The Rhinegold.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Henr3yuuuuu ,

Excellent news - crappy navigation

Excellent content for a truly global update during the commute to and from work. But why is it so hard to get the latest episode playing instead of continuing playing some former episode that I had to brake off mid-way! Very annoying stuff - special may when driving ....

jo Reunion ,

What’s going on ?

This is a great podcast but it has recently stopped working on my IPhone ? Is it just me?

Rogerrog ,

Excellent

It presents a picture of the news that I feel I can trust

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