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    Ethiopia condemned for detaining ethnic minorities

    Ethiopia condemned for detaining ethnic minorities

    The international community has condemned the Ethiopian government over reports it is rounding up people based on their ethnicity during the conflict with the Tigray region. Also: the United Nations says Myanmar's trial and conviction of the deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was a sham; and the US announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, though its athletes will still compete.

    • 29 min
    Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a prison sentence

    Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a prison sentence

    The UN leads condemnation of the country's military rulers after she was convicted of inciting unrest and violating coronavirus restrictions during last year's election campaign. Also: a scientist who helped develop the AstraZeneca vaccine has warned the next pandemic could be worse than COVID-19 and we hear about drill, which was the big winner at Britain's MOBO awards celebrating black music.

    • 31 min
    Myanmar military lorry driven at protesters in deadly clash

    Myanmar military lorry driven at protesters in deadly clash

    Several people are dead after the military drove through demonstrators, then opened fire on them. Also: the longtime US senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has died; and Pope Francis urges political leaders to show compassion for migrants.

    • 25 min
    The French president meets the Saudi crown prince, amid much criticism

    The French president meets the Saudi crown prince, amid much criticism

    Emmanuel Macron is the first major Western leader to meet the Saudi crown prince since the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Also: a big shake-up of the vital state mining company in the DRC amid allegations of corruption, and 'Moulin Rouge', the musical, makes its stage debut in London.

    • 26 min
    Police hunt parents charged in US school shooting

    Police hunt parents charged in US school shooting

    The authorities say the Michigan couple's son killed four students with his father's handgun. Also: Ethiopia closes schools to boost war effort, and the actor Sir Antony Sher dies of cancer aged 72.

    • 32 min
    Taliban decree says Afghan women are 'not property, but free human beings'

    Taliban decree says Afghan women are 'not property, but free human beings'

    The decree on women's rights makes no mention of education or work. Also, the actor, Alec Baldwin, says he does not feel guilty over the fatal shooting on his latest film, and Steven Spielberg on directing West Side Story.

    • 31 min

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Dec 5th 2021: I was glad to hear BBC report the news of Kannada actor Shivram’s death. But I was extremely disappointed to hear Ms.Smith’s atrocious pronunciation- a real insult to my mother tongue Kannada. Why choose to report this news if you can’t find people to pronounce correctly? How is this ‘world’ news?

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Because of the Democratic Party and mandates. They have made it political because up You have to have a mask and now vaccine to come into a restaurant. Now the President trying to rule by mandates is against our Constitution. We don’t a dictatorship or Queen. We only have Congress to make our laws

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