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

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    • 3.9 • 452 Ratings

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

    Syria: Charity says wealthy nations have 'abandoned' children of IS fighters

    Syria: Charity says wealthy nations have 'abandoned' children of IS fighters

    Save The Children calls for help for more than 27,000 children in detention-centres. Many are citizens of EU nations, and the charity accuses those countries of failing to have them repatriated. Also, the EU wants new laws pushing for a universal phone-charger, and the BBC investigates how extremism is tainting some of the most popular online games.

    • 31 min
    Biden promises global vaccine help

    Biden promises global vaccine help

    The US President told a virtual Covid-19 summit another 500m doses would go to developing countries. Also: WHO warns air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought; Netflix offers Kenyans free streaming; and could an app cure your fear of spiders?

    • 29 min
    Campaigners welcome China’s coal promise

    Campaigners welcome China’s coal promise

    One group described it as a potential game changer. But the pledge didn't include a ban on new coal-fired power stations in China. Also; parts of Australia are hit by the strongest earthquake in centuries, and Netflix has bought the rights to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books.

    • 29 min
    China pledges to stop building coal-fired power stations overseas

    China pledges to stop building coal-fired power stations overseas

    The leaders of China and the US - Xi Jinping and Joe Biden - have announced new commitments to tackle climate change at the UN General Assembly. Also: there are further signs that the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region is spreading to neighbouring areas, and why was an athlete disqualified after running a half-marathon in England?

    • 29 min
    Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack

    Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack

    Third Russian to be charged over 2018 poisonings in UK which left one person dead. British police believe all three suspects worked for GRU - Russia's military intelligence service. Also, Sudan blames 'forces of darkness' for failed coup attempt, and Pakistani PM Imran Khan says a ban on women's education in Afghanistan would be 'un-Islamic'.

    • 29 min
    Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

    Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

    Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison by a Rwandan court for terrorist offences. Also, we hear from a teenager in Afghanistan about her fears that she will never be able to resume her education. And, Chinese social media has been following the story of the first deaf lawyer in the country.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
452 Ratings

452 Ratings

ckingulove ,

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!

Crazy GamerzYt ,

Broadcaster par excellence

When there was no tv and the otherwise independent media had limited influence, BBC was second name for objective reporting. Having enjoyed their Hindi and Urdu services also in the eighties and nineties now I am a die hard fan of their English reporting.
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up-to-date and informative

very useful content

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