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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. 

    Jordan: A very British history and a royal family feud

    Jordan: A very British history and a royal family feud

    Almost exactly a century ago, the state of Jordan was created with the help of the British. Now, the Hashemite Royal Family in Jordan have found themselves in the middle of a family crisis that could have major repercussions for the country's future, and for the security of the region.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest:
    -Jassar Al-Tahat, Chief News reporter at Jordan News Daily and contributor for The Times.
    -James Barr, Historian and author of A line in the sand and Lords of the desert.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips used: The Guardian, DW News, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Movieclips Youtube.
     
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    Covid-19: The unlikeliest of opportunities

    Covid-19: The unlikeliest of opportunities

    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused global disruption and changed so many of our lives forever. Today we look at cases in which lockdown has presented individuals with the rarest of opportunities.
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    Guests:
    -Laura Thompson, Dental hygienist.
    -James Bloodworth, Author and journalist.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
     
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    The Oxfam scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Oxfam scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    An investigation by The Times has brought to light allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, exploitation and assault at Oxfam International's mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. What happens when people delivering aid to a country in need become part of the problem?
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    Guest: Sean O'Neill, Chief reporter for The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips used: Sky, ITV, CBC.
     
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    Inside EncroChat: The criminal chat app

    Inside EncroChat: The criminal chat app

    Last summer, a hack of EncroChat phones by police forces led to the arrest of criminals involved in gangs, drugs and weapons across Europe. Who were those swept up in one of the biggest police operations of all time and where did EncroChat come from?
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    Guest: David James Smith, writer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips used: Channel 4, DW, Euronews, Sky News.
     
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    Fire on the streets of Northern Ireland

    Fire on the streets of Northern Ireland

    Tensions have erupted in Northern Ireland once again, as leaders attempt to preserve a long-standing peace deal in the region. Twenty-three years after the Good Friday Agreement, why does peace in Northern Ireland seem so precarious and what happens next? 
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    Guest: Henry McDonald, Author, journalist and contributor to The Sunday Times.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips used: Ruptly.
     
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    Vaccine passports and data privacy

    Vaccine passports and data privacy

    Last week it was announced by the government that so-called vaccine passports could be rolled out across the country to help ease lockdown measures. But should we be worried about what this might lead to?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Tom Knowles, Technology correspondent at The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips used: Times Radio, Channel 4, BBC and Parliament TV.
     
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