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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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    • 4.4 • 5.3K Ratings

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

    Gaza: Israeli warplanes and gunboats support artillery assault

    Gaza: Israeli warplanes and gunboats support artillery assault

    Israel launches heaviest bombardment of Gaza so far as fighting continues. And US and Egyptian mediators arrive in Israel to broker talks to try and end conflict. Also, Turkish company that provides a quarter of Lebanon's electricity has halted supplies, and a work by Picasso is sold for more than one hundred million dollars.

    • 30 min
    Israeli military intensifies attacks in Gaza

    Israeli military intensifies attacks in Gaza

    Jews and Arabs clash in several Israeli towns. Also: persuading the vaccine hesitant to get a covid jab; and Russia's space agency plans to make its first movie in space

    • 23 min
    Gaza: No let up in violence

    Gaza: No let up in violence

    Hamas remains defiant and the Israeli military considers possible ground invasion. Also 3 Kenyan MPs meet the speaker of parliament to explain allegations of widespread bribe-taking by their colleagues, and Bitcoin takes a nosedive as Elon Musk announces Tesla will no longer accept the cryptocurrency to buy its cars.

    • 30 min
    Gaza: Dozens of deaths as Israel and Palestinians exchange fire

    Gaza: Dozens of deaths as Israel and Palestinians exchange fire

    Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas military commanders in Gaza City, as fighting with Palestinians goes on. Also, international leaders urge both sides to back down amid warnings of a full-scale war. And US Republicans oust Liz Cheney from a leadership position in Congress, over her opposition to Donald Trump.

    • 27 min
    Israel-Gaza: More casualties as violence continues

    Israel-Gaza: More casualties as violence continues

    At least 53 Palestinians and 6 Israelis have been killed since latest fighting began. Other nations have appealed for both sides to end confrontation. Also, the WHO issues damning report on global response to Covid-19 pandemic, and is another migrant crisis looming in the Mediterranean ?

    • 31 min
    UN warns Israel and Hamas are heading for full scale war

    UN warns Israel and Hamas are heading for full scale war

    Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel and Israel carried out heavy airstrikes on Gaza. We hear from the Israeli Defence Force and a man being bombed in Gaza City. Also: bodies wash up along India's River Ganges as crematoria struggle to keep up with Covid 19, and the Brit Awards are back in London with a live audience.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

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Great news overview

Getting the global news helps put things in perspective. Fair and impartial; doesn't get into local or national spats, just puts the info out there.

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Sadly I have to listen to BBC for unbiased news in America

Bitter-sweet fact that I have to listen to unbiased American political news via Britain news.
No fighting and trash taking about the parties is so refreshing.

Two stars off for not researching (super easy by just listening to JRE) or simply spreading anti Joe Rogan propaganda.

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Biased news

I have been listening to them daily however their opinion is very biased. Instead of focussing on real news they love to paint a sorry state of other countries especially India. They love to blame governments of other countries and portray a negative image. I wish instead they could focus on real news and stop their biased opinions.

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