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Russia threatens to bury Navalny in arctic prison
A spokesperson for Alexei Navalny's mother says she was given an ultimatum on whether to choose this or accept a secret funeral without mourners. Also: The EU unblocks $150 billion of funding for Poland, originally frozen over a rule-of-law dispute with the former conservative government, and the discovery in China of a 'dragon like' fossil that predates dinosaurs.
Ukraine Two Years On – Your Questions Answered
For two years, the Russian president Vladimir Putin has been waging a brutal conflict in Ukraine - the bloodiest in Europe since the Second World War. But after tens of thousands of deaths on both sides who has the upper hand? What is life like in Ukraine, and Russia, today? And when will the killing end? The Global News Podcast and Ukrainecast have come together to answer your questions.
US announces new sanctions on Russia over death of Navalny
The measures include export restrictions on firms and individuals. Also, firefighters in Spain work to gain access to a burned out apartment building to search for people still missing and, the funeral of the athlete Kelvin Kiptum takes place in Kenya.
Alexei Navalny's mother is shown body
Mrs Navalnaya finally saw his remains on Wednesday after investigators secretly took her to a morgue outside the remote prison in Russia where he collapsed and died. Also: Firefighters in the Spanish city of Valencia have been trying to rescue people from a 14-storey building that's gone up in flames, and scientists finally work out the mystery surrounding why some of the largest whales in the ocean produce their haunting and complex songs.
Albania approves deal to hold migrants in Italy
Albania has agreed to host two migrant processing centres that will be fully run by Italy, under a deal that worries many human rights activists. Also: Former Brazilian footballer Dani Alves is jailed in Spain for four and a half years for a sex attack, and the mystery of a village menaced by poison pen letters 100 years ago is turned into a film.
Ukrainian air strike 'kills dozens of Russians'
A Russian official confirmed that a strike took place but described the reports as 'grossly exaggerated'. Also: Israel's parliament overwhelmingly backs a resolution by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejecting any unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, and why young women are key to creating new words.
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!
It’s extremely biased to Israel and India .true event always hide from the people.shame on you bbc news
The podcast seems to have gone away from the news broadcast and more on personal stories.