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Sudanese officials say millions of dollars in cash found at home of deposed president
Prosecutors in Sudan say former president Omar al-Bashir is being investigated for money laundering after a hoard of cash was allegedly found hidden in sacks at his home. Also: Teenage migrants make the dangerous crossing from Morocco to Spain, and a Japanese man has become the first blind sailor to cross the Pacific Ocean – six years after being capsized by a whale.
Apr 20, 2019
US couple sentenced to life for torture of children
David and Louise Turpin have been sentenced to life in prison by a California court for shackling, starving and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years. Also: Ukraine's presidential candidates trade insults at a stadium debate, and Paris marks Good Friday in the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
Apr 19, 2019
Northern Ireland killing: A ‘terrorist incident’
Dissident Republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee in Derry. Also: A church wall has collapsed in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal killing thirteen worshippers. Plus, a YouTube climbing star and two friends are feared dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
Apr 19, 2019
Mueller report published
The long awaited report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election has been released. Also: Libya's PM condemns 'silence' of allies, and 'giant lion' fossil found in museum drawer.
Apr 19, 2019
North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks
Pyongyang has accused Mr Pompeo of "talking nonsense" and being "reckless". Also: The World Health Organisation says more than two hundred people have been killed in fighting in the Libyan capital in the last two weeks, and US scientists find a positive use for HIV.
Apr 18, 2019
Peru's former president kills himself
Alan Garcia died after shooting himself as police arrived to arrest him. Also: many people killed in tourist bus accident in Madeira, and pig brains partially revived after death.
Apr 17, 2019
Sudan crisis: Ex-president moved to prison
Reports say Omar al-Bashir had been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard until now. Also: The heads of two of the world's key central banks say the financial system faces an existential threat from climate change, and the fossil hunter trying to make a 2 million dollar fortune with a ‘baby T-Rex’.
Apr 17, 2019
Macron promises to rebuild Notre Dame in five years
In a televised address, the French President Emmanuel Macron said he shared the pain and hope of the nation after the devastating fire. Also: Egypt's leader could rule until 2030 and early ocean plastic traced to 1960s.
Apr 16, 2019
Notre-Dame fire: Huge sums pledged to help rebuild cathedral
Hundreds of millions of euros are offered to help rebuild Notre-Dame after immense blaze. Several French companies have pledged funds, and offers of help with reconstruction have poured in from around the globe. Also, why people in Iraqi Kurdistan still fear IS despite military defeat of the 'Caliphate', and we speak to the woman at the centre of a rape case that's divided Italy.
Apr 16, 2019
Notre Dame cathedral in Paris devastated by major fire
The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame is one France's most famous landmarks. Officials say the 850-year-old Gothic building's spire and roof have collapsed, but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved.
Apr 16, 2019
Sudan: Protest leaders demand end of the 'deep state'
Demonstrators call for dismantling of legacy of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. Protesters have camped outside army HQ in the capital, Khartoum, and demand a civilian administration. Also, former boss of Volkswagen is charged in Germany over his involvement in diesel-emissions scandal, and we ask - what makes 'Game of Thrones' so popular across the world ?
Apr 15, 2019
Tiger Woods makes golfing comeback
Tiger Woods wins his first major golf tournament in 11 years, redeeming himself after a period of personal and professional turmoil. Also: Sudan’s newest rulers try to appease protestors, and Pete Buttigieg – Midwestern mayor and openly gay Navy veteran – launches a bid to become the Democratic candidate for US president.
Apr 14, 2019
Sudan's new leader calls for dialogue
Protest leaders in Sudan have met the transitional military council in Khartoum after the country's new ruler pledges to end the curfew, release jailed protesters and "uproot the former regime". Also: President Trump says he wants to meet Kim Jong-un again but the North Korean leader appears more cautious, and doubts emerge about the authenticity of the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, which has been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Apr 13, 2019
Sudan coup leader steps down
The head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Also: The International Criminal Court has rejected its prosecutor's request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, and a former head of Venezuela's military counter intelligence organisation has been arrested.
Apr 12, 2019
Sudan coup: Military says it does not seek power
Sudan's transitional military council has said the former president, Omar al-Bashir, will face trial within the country. But the military says it will not extradite him on war crimes charges. And Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could face a renewed investigation into an allegation of rape in Sweden. Plus the award winning Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu's new Hollywood venture.
Apr 12, 2019
Sudan protesters defy curfew
New military rulers imposed curfew after coup against president al-Bashir also: Israeli moon landing ends in failure and how China saves the world - in a movie.
Apr 11, 2019
Sudan military coup topples Bashir
The Sudanese military says it has ousted and arrested the long-time president Omar al Bashir, after months of protests. Also: Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested, and Beresheet -- a private mission attempting to land on the Moon.
Apr 11, 2019
EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until October 31st
Speaking at an emergency summit, European Council President Donald Tusk called the Brexit extension 'flexible'. Also: The first picture of a black hole and finding cancer's weak spot.
Apr 11, 2019
Netanyahu set for record fifth term
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is on course to form a new coalition government. Also: British PM to make Brexit delay plea at EU summit and the push is on to cure Hepatitis B.
Apr 10, 2019
No clear winner in Israeli election
Exit polls in Israel suggest there will be no clear winner in the closely fought general election. Also: Sudan's police have ordered officers not to intervene against thousands of protesters, and British Prime Minister Theresa May has been trying to persuade the French and German presidents to agree to a short Brexit extension.
Apr 09, 2019
Violence flares up at Sudan protest
Gunfire was heard outside the army headquarters in Khartoum where thousands of protesters have been holding a sit-in. Also: British PM meets the German chancellor for Brexit delay request and scientists are to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica.
Apr 09, 2019
Israeli election to choose new government
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes for a fifth term in office, but he faces a strong challenge from former military chief of staff Benny Gantz. Also: the biggest college admissions scam in US history and the captive whales seeking freedom.
Apr 08, 2019
Sudan: Protesters say 'now completely surrounded by security forces'
Attempt to break up the demonstration was thwarted by the military. Also: the latest from Libya where thousands of civilians have been forced to flee the latest exchanges between warring factions south of the capital, Tripoli, and how wildlife prosecutors in Kenya are attempting to stamp out poaching of some of the country's greatest assets.
Apr 08, 2019
At least 20 dead in Libyan clashes
Military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces continue their attack on Tripoli and reports say they’ve launched an airstrike. Also in this programme: the acting White House Chief of Staff says Democrats will never see President Trump’s tax returns, and we’ll hear how one man travelled 95,000 kilometres from Amsterdam to Sydney in an electric car.
Apr 07, 2019
Offensive on Libyan capital continues
Forces loyal to the military commander Khalifa Haftar have continued their offensive, despite international calls to stop the fighting. Also in the podcast: mass demonstrations against Sudan’s president continue outside the army headquarters and the new symphony raising awareness of the environmental challenges facing the Arctic.
Apr 06, 2019
UN condemns fighting in Libya
The UN Security Council along with the G7 have condemned the fighting in Tripoli after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres failed to convince military leader Khalifa Haftar to stop advancing towards the capital. Also in this programme: President Trump visits a completed section of his wall on the US Mexican border, and researchers find even moderate drinking can cause a stroke.
Apr 05, 2019
UK seeks new Brexit delay
The UK is due to leave the EU on 12 April but no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs. Mrs May has proposed that if UK MPs approve a deal in time, the UK should be able to leave before European Parliamentary elections in May. And activists in Saudi Arabia say at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens, have been detained over their links to women's rights campaigners.
Apr 05, 2019
Belgium apologises for colonial-era kidnappings
The Prime Minister said the human rights of thousands of children had been breached. Also, the US House of Representatives votes to end American support for Saudi-led military action in Yemen and hundreds of women march in India to protest about inequality.
Apr 04, 2019
Ethiopian Airlines crash - pilots 'followed guidelines'
The first official report into last month's plane crash has found that the pilots followed Boeing procedures, but were unable to control the aircraft. Also, Australia passes controversial new laws which could see social media executives jailed if they fail to swiftly eject violent videos from their platforms; and ousted car industry boss Carlos Ghosn is arrested for a fourth time in Tokyo.
Apr 04, 2019
US Congressional committee votes to subpoena release of entire Mueller report
Democrats want to see the full, unredacted document of the Mueller report, which investigated Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Also: the British prime minister Theresa May meets the opposition Labour party in an attempt to find a way out of the Brexit deadlock, and Dutch salvage teams stumble on a 16th century shipwreck.
Apr 03, 2019
Former Malaysian leader in trial connected to billion dollar scandal
Najib Razak faces charges linked to the theft of billions of dollars, also: backlash against Brunei's Sharia law and why Pakistanis look to Britain for etiquette lessons
Apr 03, 2019
Algeria's president Bouteflika resigns
Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation follows weeks of protests against his earlier decision to stand for a fifth term. Also: the British PM is to ask EU for Brexit extension and a controversial biometric ID system has been launched in Kenya.
Apr 02, 2019
Turkey’s AK party formally challenge Istanbul vote
The AK party has complained of irregularities, and posted victory posters depicting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and its mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim around the city. Also: The EU's chief negotiator has said a 'no deal' Brexit is becoming more likely by the day, and the broken bits of satellite that could threaten the International Space Station.
Apr 02, 2019
Brexit deadlock continues as MPs fail to find compromise
British members of parliament have failed to back any of the alternative proposals to that of the government's Brexit plan. Also: the end of an era for Algeria. President Bouteflika is stepping down before the end of the month and could Dubstep music be an effective mosquito repellent?
Apr 01, 2019
Opposition takes Ankara in Turkey's local elections
The president's ruling AK party disputes the results as there are indications of sweeping losses including the opposition taking Istanbul. Also: the name of the new imperial era in Japan is announced and we have a report from Belarus where the discovery of a mass grave has re-opened a little-known chapter of the Holocaust.
Apr 01, 2019
TV comedian frontrunner in Ukraine elections
Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no political experience and won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, according to exit polls. Also: President Erdogan's governing party in Turkey has lost control of several big cities in local elections, including the capital Ankara, and the rise of gun groups in LGBT communities in the US.
Mar 31, 2019
Venezuela: Juan Guaidó leads protests over power cuts
The self-declared Venezuelan president is leading mass demonstrations against the government and its failure to prevent the repeated energy blackouts across the country - some lasting days. Also: Health officials in Gaza say four Palestinians have died during mass protests there, and the Facebook shake up that’s coming to Australia.
Mar 31, 2019
EU: No deal Brexit a ‘likely scenario’
The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk calls a meeting to discuss a new Brexit deadline. Also: Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria are demanding the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and the famous family scandal following the death of the ‘Elvis of France’.
Mar 30, 2019
May's Brexit deal suffers third defeat
MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a majority of 58. In Mozambique there's a sharp rise in cholera cases as a result of Cyclone Idai. And the influential film director Agnes Vardar dies at 90.
Mar 29, 2019
UK government to hold new Brexit vote
British MPs will be asked to vote again on Brexit on Friday but only on part of the deal negotiated with the European Union. Also: A national remembrance service for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks has been held in New Zealand, and the Venezuelan government has barred opposition leader Juan Guaidó from holding further public office for fifteen years.
Mar 29, 2019
Bangladesh skyscraper fire
Several dead and dozens trapped in Dhaka blaze. Also: Ex-spy accused of assassination plot found dead, vermin cull to save island species, and Botticelli copy found to be rare original
Mar 28, 2019
Brexit: MPs reject all options
After a vote in the British Parliament, none of MP’s Brexit options secures a majority. Also: The governing party in Algeria joins calls for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down, and the Indian woman threatened with death for entering a temple.
Mar 28, 2019
Brexit: British MPs consider alternative ideas on way forward
MPs debate future of Brexit, after taking control of the House from the government. Measures being debated include leaving EU without a deal, forming a customs union, and a confirmatory referendum. Also, Narendra Modi says India an 'established space power' after using missile to shoot down satellite, and how Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in London.
Mar 27, 2019
Algerian army chief urges removal of President Bouteflika
After weeks of unrest, Lt Gen Gaed Salah called for an 'immediate' way out of the crisis. He proposed the use of a constitutional article which allows the position of president to be declared vacant if the leader is unfit to rule. Also, the American actor Jussie Smollett is cleared of charges he staged a racist attack, and what is the practice of breast-ironing?
Mar 27, 2019
Gaza: Egypt tries to re-establish truce between Israel and Hamas
Gaza: Egypt tries to re-establish truce between Israel and Hamas. Situation now reported to be calm after overnight missile-attacks by both sides. Also, Syria's Kurds call for international tribunal for captured IS fighters, and how Dutch detective known as the 'Indiana Jones of the art world' tracked down a missing Picasso painting.
Mar 26, 2019
Trump signs order recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, witnessed the signing at a ceremony in the White House. The area was captured from Syria during the 1967 war. Also: British MPs back votes on Brexit alternatives, and the BA flight that lands in Edinburgh by mistake.
Mar 25, 2019
Brexit: European Commission says a 'No Deal' arrangement is looking more likely.
EU issues warning as Theresa May presents Cabinet with her latest plans to break deadlock. Mrs. May is due to make a statement to MPs, which will be followed by a debate on the next steps to try and resolve the crisis. Also, Israeli PM cuts short official visit to Washington after a missile attack from Gaza injures 7 people near Tel Aviv, and how a Kenyan poet turned an ordinary London house into a work of art.
Mar 25, 2019
Mueller report says Trump 'did not conspire with Russia'
Robert Mueller's report finds no evidence of collusion but does not exonerate President Trump of obstruction. Also: Mali bans hunters after scores of villagers killed and there's been a huge fossil discovery in China's Hubei province.
Mar 25, 2019
Passengers airlifted from Norway cruise
Hundreds of people are being airlifted from the cruise ship which had engine problems in choppy seas. Also: organisers say one million people have taken part in a Brexit protest in London, and we meet Tengai - the job interview robot who won't judge you.
Mar 23, 2019
Special council ends Trump-Russia investigation
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign has concluded. Also: Cholera cases have been reported in storm-hit Mozambique and Volvo's plan to stop drink driving.
Mar 22, 2019
Brexit delayed at least two weeks
The EU has agreed to a delay until the 22nd May if MPs agree to Theresa May’s deal. If not then the EU will only grant an extension until the 12th April. Also in this podcast: North Korea has withdrawn its staff from a liaison office with South Korea and China is funding schools in Uganda to teach Mandarin.
Mar 22, 2019
2017: The Predictions Podcast
What is going to happen in 2017? President Marine Le Pen of France? The end of the Iran nuclear deal? Some of the BBC’s most senior correspondents forecast what might or might not happen during the next 12 months. Make your own predictions and join the discussion on the World Service Facebook page.
Jan 04, 2017