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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    Update on Shamima Begum: Bring Me Home

    Update on Shamima Begum: Bring Me Home

    The Supreme Court has ruled that Shamima Begum will not be allowed to return to the UK to fight her citizenship case. Begum, who was a teenager when she left Britain to join ISIS, has been fighting a legal battle to return home from the camp in northern Syria where she's currently detained. Today we revisit the first in our five part mini-series providing background on the case. To listen to the rest of the series search 'Bring Me Home' on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.


    It was a chance meeting in a Syrian camp. A veteran war reporter, a young mother, and an interview that polarised a nation. Shamima Begum was just 15 years old when she and two of her school friends from Bethnal Green left Britain to join Islamic State. Five years later, with her fate still hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court will this week decide whether she can return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her citizenship. This episode of the Stories of our Times podcast will form part of a week-long series. We'll explore: what should happen to British nationals who left to join Islamic State, and do we have a responsibility to bring them back?


    The rest of the Bring Me Home series:
    Episode 2, Life in the Camps
    Episode 3, Deradicalising Shamima Begu‪m‬
    Episode 4, Lessons from Europe
    Episode 5, A legal battle over Shamima Begum's future


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    Guest: Anthony Loyd, Foreign Correspondent, The Times.


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    The Jessie Earl story: The family pain of an unsolved murder

    The Jessie Earl story: The family pain of an unsolved murder

    Features writer for The Sunday Times Rosie Kinchen examines what it's like to live through the ordeal of losing your daughter and never getting the recognition of what exactly happened.
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    Guest: 
    Rosie Kinchen, Features writer for The Sunday Times.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips used: ITV news, Police Scotland.
     
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    • 29 min
    Investigation: One bruise and they took the baby away

    Investigation: One bruise and they took the baby away

    If one day, you saw your newborn baby with a little bruise you couldn't explain, what would you do? Many people like Holly Kobayashi would ask a professional for advice and reassurance. Instead Holly set in motion a process which led to her son being taken away and a four-month long fight to win him back and prove that she could care for him.
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    Guests: 
    -Emily Dugan, Social affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times.
    -Holly Kobayashi, mother of Adventure. 
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    Guns, skis and corruption: Biathlon

    Guns, skis and corruption: Biathlon

    Three years ago, a dramatic raid at the headquarters of a popular winter sports blew open a scandal at the International Biathlon Union. The former president, Anders Besseberg, has been accused of receiving gifts in return for favours. These are charges he denies. What happens to sporting integrity when those at the top are accused of corruption?
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    Guest: David Walsh, Chief sports writer at The Sunday Times. 
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips used: IBU and Euronews.
     
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    From conspiracy theories to Congress: The Marjorie Taylor Greene story

    From conspiracy theories to Congress: The Marjorie Taylor Greene story

    Who is the Congresswoman who has split the Republican party with her toxic views?
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    Guests: 
    -Josh Glancy, The Sunday Times Washington Bureau Chief.
    -Lisa Hagen, WABE Radio reporter.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips used: Vice, AP, 11Alive, Stop the Steal, WABE, Bloomberg, CGTN,
     
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    • 32 min
    How China uses LinkedIn to steal state secrets

    How China uses LinkedIn to steal state secrets

    The Times has uncovered that spies are creating fake business profiles on the professional networking site so that they can identify targets and obtain classified information. Under fake profiles, agents offer money and lucrative business opportunities in exchange for sensitive information. What does this tell us about how China operates?
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    Guests: 
    -Fiona Hamilton, Crime and security editor at The Times.
    -Isabel Hilton OBE, Broadcast journalist and long term China watcher.
    -Philip Ingram, Former senior British intelligence officer.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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