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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

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    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round of a seven phase general election, and the four fastest finishers in Beijing's half marathon have their prizes withdrawn.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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
587 Ratings

587 Ratings

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Me

The objectivity, journalistic standards and presentation are wonderful as long as they don’t concern any mainstream political subjects of United Kingdom.
While there is a pretence of left leaning, empathetic to poor and suffering, there is never really a craving for objectivity in matters of wealth and poverty, exploitation of the poor and poor nations, geo-political interests bordering on a hunger to devour!

The reporting appears ludicrous whenever it begins to speak about China, Russia, Putin, xi jinping, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afganistan, wiki leaks, Asange, Snowden and so on subjects, the tone and content is not very different from the expression of sychophants in Banana Republics!

But that may be what most pro- establishment Brits think, feel and know as laws of nature and the world created by God!

Yet, BBC is helpful as reporting agency, when the topics are not within their core interests, or about which they can never be objective, like espousing the right keep the gold from dying starving Venezuelans, and queuing up to hand it over to a despicable CIA mercenary like Juan Guaido, sounding how an outlaw is Maduro Government ruling Venezuela, and recognised by a hundred and fifty countries but not recognised by USA and it’s Cohorts!

Real objectivity shows when it is about yourself!

God bless BBC!

It is an useful player!

Shekhar Desai ,

BBC’s view on India has to change.

BBC should share good news from India as they did not share any negative news from uK & europe. Everyone around glob know all is not good in europe / us /uk.

Susana 🌸 ,

Sumaia’s review

It’s extremely biased to Israel and India .true event always hide from the people.shame on you bbc news

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