54 episodes

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

Global News Podcast BBC

    • News
    • 4.4 • 28 Ratings

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

    US revokes licence of top Chinese telecoms company

    US revokes licence of top Chinese telecoms company

    China Telecom must stop providing services in the US within 60 days. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission cited national security concerns. Also: Queen Elizabeth cancels her trip to Glasgow's UN climate conference, and we hear about the events in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country before the Taliban took control.

    • 22 min
    Arrests over illicit trade on dark web

    Arrests over illicit trade on dark web

    Police around the world have accused 150 people of trading illegal goods on the dark web - part of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. Also, the coup leader in Sudan says the army seized power to prevent a civil war. And the niece of the Japanese emperor, Princess Mako, has married a commoner and left the royal family.

    • 25 min
    Sudan: US suspends aid after coup

    Sudan: US suspends aid after coup

    The $700m fund has been halted amid international condemnation of the military takeover. Also: Tesla surpasses $1 trillion valuation, and collector returns a Mayan artefact to Guatemala.

    • 27 min
    Sudan army stages coup

    Sudan army stages coup

    Military arrests civilian political leaders and declares a state of emergency. Also: China tries to control a new Covid outbreak ahead of the Winter Olympic Games, another record year for greenhouse gas emissions, and the WFP warns that more than half of Afghanistan’s population is going hungry.

    • 29 min
    Ethiopia airstrikes hit new Tigray targets

    Ethiopia airstrikes hit new Tigray targets

    Previous bombardments in the Tigray region have focused on the regional capital, Mekelle. Also: Palestinians condemn Israeli settlement plans in West Bank, and the Friends actor, James Michael Tyler, dies aged 59.

    • 31 min
    Turkey moves to throw out US ambassador and nine others

    Turkey moves to throw out US ambassador and nine others

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares the ambassadors "persona non grata" for urging the release of the activist Osman Kavala. Also: hundreds of inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak, and Australian scientists produce tadpoles better adapted to climate change.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Top Podcasts In News

You Might Also Like

More by BBC