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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends. Including the latest news from the Middle East, about Israel and Iran.

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends. Including the latest news from the Middle East, about Israel and Iran.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Happy Pod: Viral ballet boy back in the spotlight

    The Happy Pod: Viral ballet boy back in the spotlight

    This week, we meet the teenager whose dancing in the rain in Nigeria brought online fame that's inspired a documentary. Also: The Mongolian Yak herders helping to make fashion sustainable. And how a four-legged tour guide is keeping visitors on the right track.

    • 27 min
    Man sets himself ablaze outside Trump trial

    Man sets himself ablaze outside Trump trial

    Police say he dowsed himself in an accelerant after throwing pamphlets about conspiracy theories into the air. Also: Iran's muted response to a presumed Israeli drone attack on Friday raises hopes that tensions between the foes can be kept in check, and the American football star Jason Kelce says he's 'incredibly stupid' for losing his coveted superbowl ring...in a tank of chilli.

    • 32 min
    US calls for de-escalation in the Middle East after apparent Israeli strike on Iran

    US calls for de-escalation in the Middle East after apparent Israeli strike on Iran

    Iranian state media says air defence systems were activated in several cities including Isfahan and Tabriz. Also: people in India begin voting in the first round of a seven phase general election, and the four fastest finishers in Beijing's half marathon have their prizes withdrawn.

    • 31 min
    Kenya's defence chief killed in helicopter crash

    Kenya's defence chief killed in helicopter crash

    President William Ruto declares 3 days of national mourning. Two survivors have been taken to hospital. Also: A Palestinian bid for full membership of the UN is vetoed by the US at the Security Council, and why so many of China's major cities are sinking.

    • 31 min
    G7 ministers discuss Ukraine's appeal for weapons

    G7 ministers discuss Ukraine's appeal for weapons

    Talks on the Italian island of Capri also include the Middle East crisis. Also: We hear from an Israeli hostage released last year whose husband is still captive in Gaza, Germany arrests two Russian dual nationals suspected of planning sabotage attacks, and what to do about fire ants in Australia.

    • 26 min
    US Ukraine aid vote date agreed

    US Ukraine aid vote date agreed

    The vote on the 95 billion dollar bill is set for Saturday and includes more military funding for Israel, as well as humanitarian aid for Gaza. Also: Israel says it will make its own decision amid calls for restraint in the wake of Iran's unprecedented attack at the weekend, and could 2 fossilised jawbones found in southern England be from the biggest marine reptile ever to have lived?

    • 32 min

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