53 episodes

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

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    • 4.0, 173 Ratings

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

    Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death

    Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death

    Minnesota fully mobilises the National Guard as it and other US cities prepare for more unrest. Also: private SpaceX rocket takes astronauts to space station, and 12-year-old Keedron Bryant’s song about Floyd death goes viral.

    • 30 min
    A police officer is charged with murder in Minneapolis

    A police officer is charged with murder in Minneapolis

    Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes before he died. Also: President Trump says he is ending Washington's relationship with the World Health Organisation, and the Self-Isolation choir prepares to perform Handel's Messiah despite the lockdown.

    • 31 min
    US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

    US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

    Station attacked on third night of protests over death of black man in police custody. President Trump described demonstrators as 'thugs' and called on National Guard to restore order. Also, Philippines reports rise in online child abuse during lockdown, and how two men in Australia broke into wrong house during 'fantasy role play'.

    • 31 min
    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    The US president's move follows a decision by Twitter to add a "fact-check" notice to his tweets. Also: Moscow more than doubles Covid-19 death tolls, and scientists in Peru discover a population of Chinchilla rats -- thought to have been extinct.

    • 31 min
    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    The law allows China's intelligence agencies to be present in the territory. Also: Workers protest at plans to close Nissan factory in Spain, and the spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.

    • 29 min
    US coronavirus deaths top 100,000

    US coronavirus deaths top 100,000

    The United States has seen more deaths and infections than any other country. Also: top Huawei executive suffers US extradition ruling, and the big day for Nasa and SpaceX hindered by the weather.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Rae-lop ,

Global news podcast review

I’ve been listening everyday to the GNP for more than two years now and love the energy and professionalism that all the presenters have. The chosen stories are always relevant and well reported. I am a teenager now but one day hope to also be a journalist.

nexus1711 ,

Up To Date News

I live in a remote part of Southern Africa so rely on the BBC for all my news and documentaries. Well done.

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Fantastic news overview

This short global news update is a very good way to catch up with what’s happening around the world. Quality over quantity.

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