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

Episode Date
Manchester United sack their manager Mourinho
Jose Mourinho dismissed from his post at Manchester United after bad start to season. He'd faced growing pressure over his team's poor performances and negative style of play. Also, more than twenty South African boys die after botched circumcisions, why there are now fewer women in global workforce, and how falling in love led to an Indian man spending six years in jail in Pakistan.
Dec 18, 2018
Report says millions of American voters were exposed to Russian social media propaganda
YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were targeted in the 2016 US election. Also: Poland reinstates Supreme Court judges and Putin's calendar outsells rivals in Japan.
Dec 18, 2018
India: Congress politician convicted over killings of Sikhs in 1984
Sajjan Kumar, a senior politician, jailed for life over the deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots. This is the most significant conviction to date over the massacres, in which over 3000 people were murdered. Also, Malaysia files criminal charges against investment bank Goldman Sachs, a report from Gaza as UN appeals for aid for Palestinians, and why a woman created an Instagram page devoted to her amputated foot.
Dec 17, 2018
North Korea condemns latest US sanctions
They say sanctions risk permanently blocking efforts to rid Korea of nuclear weapons. Washington had vowed to seize the US assets of three top North Korean officials, after a report threw up a raft of human rights abuses in the country. Also: Georgia's first female president has been sworn in, and why rap music could come under government control in Russia.
Dec 17, 2018
Climate deal agreed to implement Paris accord
Delegates reach consensus on single set of rules. Also: US Interior Secretary to step down, Prada accessories recalled over blackface controversy and rare insight into reclusive musician, Kate Bush.
Dec 15, 2018
Report says Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos
Shares in the US pharmaceutical giant plunged by more than ten per cent following the claims made by Reuters. The company's lawyers say its baby powder is safe and asbestos-free and the allegations are "one-sided, false and inflammatory". Also: sporadic violations of the ceasefire in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah; and Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year.
Dec 15, 2018
Saudi Arabia and Iran welcome Hodeidah ceasefire
The Hodeidah agreement, sponsored by the UN, was reached during talks in Sweden. Also: proposals for an army in Kosovo enrages Serbia, and the jazz singer, Nancy Wilson, dies aged 81.
Dec 14, 2018
Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by police
After 2 days on the run the suspected gunman, Cherif Chekatt, who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, was shot dead after a brief gun battle with police. Also: A Russian woman accused of infiltrating conservative groups in the US pleads guilty to conspiracy, and what blinking can really mean.
Dec 14, 2018
Truce breakthrough in Yemen talks
The United Nations says it hopes this is the starting point for ending Yemen's war and humanitarian crisis. Also: The British PM is seeking new assurances from the EU over the Brexit deal and Dracula Ant's snap-jaw makes it the fastest animal in nature.
Dec 13, 2018
British PM survives confidence vote
Conservative MPs voted 200 to 117 to keep Theresa May as Prime Minister but there are still calls for her to resign from within her own party. Also: President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been jailed for three years for lying to Congress and violating election laws and in California fears that dwindling winter snowfall will cause a fresh water shortage.
Dec 13, 2018
British PM Theresa May faces no confidence vote
The prime minister vows to fight for her job and warns that a change would put Brexit at risk. Also: Strasbourg gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar', and Japan picks 'disaster' character to define 2018.
Dec 12, 2018
Strasbourg Gunman Hunted After Two Killed
The man opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city causing widespread panic. Also: Reports of a new challenge to British PM Theresa May and the exhibition that uses blocks of ice to highlight global warming.
Dec 12, 2018
Brexit: Theresa May meets EU leaders in attempt to rescue deal
Britain's Prime Minister in Europe for talks aimed at salvaging her proposed Brexit plan. Mrs. May has met Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany's Angela Merkel after postponing a Commons vote on the deal. Also, India's ruling BJP facing setbacks in regional elections in three key states, and scientists discover a vast ecosystem - right beneath our feet.
Dec 11, 2018
British PM calls off MP's vote on Brexit deal
The European Union insists it will "not renegotiate" after Theresa May says she needs time to ask for changes. Also: the French president promises a minimum wage rise and Asia's glaciers are moving more slowly as they thin.
Dec 10, 2018
UN members adopt global migration pact
The UN has adopted a landmark agreement on migration but a number of countries are refusing to take part. Also: crisis in Britain over Brexit vote, and a second life sentence for Russia's most prolific serial killer.
Dec 10, 2018
China threatens Huawei arrest consequences
China summoned the US ambassador to demand that Washington withdraw an arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou. Also: the French finance minister says the recent protests have been 'an economic catastrophe' and we hear from Harmony -- a very special Artificial Intelligence doll being manufactured in the United States.
Dec 10, 2018
Key Trump aide to leave job
President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. Some reports said that the relationship between the two had deteriorated. But Mr Trump described Mr Kelly as a "great guy". Also: China threatens Huawei arrest consequences, and NASA probe captures Martian winds.
Dec 09, 2018
Germany's CDU choose Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party leader
Germany's governing Christian Democrats choose Merkels' protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed her as party leader. Also: the chief financial officer of Huawei appears in a court in Canada and why a Solzhenitsyn novel has been turned into an opera
Dec 07, 2018
France prepares for weekend protests
The French prime minister announced that 89,000 police officers will be on duty this weekend. Also: China expresses concern at reports Japan may restrict Huawei access and is Rudolph the reindeer colour blind?
Dec 07, 2018
Stock markets tumble after Huawei arrest
Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada at the request of the US, fuelling fears of a deepening trade war between the world's largest two economies. Also: Germany's CDU party prepares to choose Angela Merkel's successor, and Cubans get 3G internet for the first time.
Dec 07, 2018
Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden
The talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, have been described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone. Also: China demands the release of a Huawei executive being held in Canada and Australian scientists try to save an endangered frog by making it frisky.
Dec 06, 2018
George HW Bush Mourned at State Funeral
Washington funeral of former US president George HW Bush; President Putin issues missile warning if United States pulls out of weapons treaty; Fresh warning that carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year
Dec 06, 2018
Mafia members targetted in Europe-wide police raids
At least 90 members of 'Ndrangheta network arrested in several different countries. The gang is believed to be one of the largest global crime syndicates. Also, how an Irishwoman unearthed a huge scandal over failure to diagnose cervical cancer in hundreds of victims, and a new report says acts of terror have decreased worldwide in recent years.
Dec 05, 2018
British PM suffers three Brexit defeats in parliament
MPs have backed proposals that could give them a greater say on Britain's relationship with the EU. Also: Nato says Russia is breeching missile treaty and medieval skeleton in thigh-high boots discovery.
Dec 05, 2018
France: PM Edouard Philippe suspends controversial fuel tax rises
Tax rises which led to angry protests across France have been postponed for six months. Demonstrations have been held in several cities and caused widespread damage and disruption. Also, a report on allegations that Burundi's government is torturing and killing its opponents, and we speak to the creator of a new opera all about Communist thinker Karl Marx.
Dec 04, 2018
Truth Commission in Mexico for Missing Students
Mexico's new president creates a commission to investigate the 2014 Iguala disappearances. Also: a woman dies in French fuel protests and nine hundred year old gold coins found in Israeli well.
Dec 04, 2018
Sir David Attenborough: Climate Change is 'Our Greatest Threat'
Naturalist tells conference that humanity faces greatest threat in thousands of years. And he says climate change could lead to collapse of civilisations and extinction of 'much of the natural world.' Also, a report from inside Iraq's secret shelters for women who've survived domestic violence, French MP's warning that hard Brexit could mean increase in illegal migrant influx to UK , and the everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Dec 03, 2018
UN: Global Warming Greater Threat Than Ever Before
United Nations climate chief warns that this year will be one of the four hottest on record and everyone needed to grasp the reality of the situation. Also, a top Taleban leader is killed in Afghanistan and a conversation between a kindertransport veteran and a young Afghan refugee.
Dec 02, 2018
Riot Police Clash with Paris Protesters
Clashes with riot police continue in France for a third weekend of "yellow vest" rallies. Also: leaders of the G20 in Argentina agree a joint communique and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey helps launch the world's first super-high definition 8K television channel.
Dec 02, 2018
Rifts Laid Bare As G20 Leaders Meet
Ukraine, trade, climate change and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi on the G20 agenda for world leaders. Also: The president of a gay dating app says he does not believe in gay marriage, a Chinese man is released after 23 years on death row and The Wizard of Oz is named the most influential film in history.
Dec 01, 2018
Political and Trade Rifts Threaten G20
World leaders are meeting in Argentina for their annual G20 summit amid new tension with Russia over Ukraine and a US trade row with China. Also: the Marriott hotel chain says 500 million of its customers have been hacked, and how a home became a school for children who fled the California wildfires.
Nov 30, 2018
Trump Ex-Lawyer Admits Lying to Congress
Cohen says he lied 'out of loyalty' to the president; Trump says he is weak. Also: the menace of Measles and will the lights go out on the island of Sark?
Nov 30, 2018
Climate Change: Last 4 Years 'World's Hottest'
2018 on course to be 4th warmest on record, says World Meteorological Organization. If the trend continues, the WMO says temperatures may rise by 3-5C by 2100. Also: German police have raided the country's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, in an investigation into money-laundering, and the stories of 14 children separated from their parents in the Indonesian earthquake who have now been re-united with their families.
Nov 29, 2018
US Questions Relationship With Saudi Arabia
Pompeo warns senators against downgrading relations with Saudi Arabia. The US Secretary of State says weakening US-Saudi ties could damage the chances of a ceasefire in Yemen. Also: Britain's Government admits Brexit will make the UK poorer, and why warming seas are bad news for oyster lovers.
Nov 29, 2018
Scientist Defends Gene-Edited Babies
Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they cannot contract HIV. His work, which he announced earlier this week, has not been verified. Also, Sri Lanka's top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders, and how fried grasshoppers, a popular snack in Uganda, could be under threat.
Nov 28, 2018
UN warns that efforts to tackle climate change are off track
Report says CO2 emissions have risen for the first time in 4 years, also: protests against the Saudi crown prince in Tunisia and what your name says about your chances of success.
Nov 28, 2018
Macron Outlines Green Energy Plans Despite Protests
The French president refuses protesters' demands to scrap new fuel taxes; the British Prime Minister dismisses comments by President Trump that her Brexit plans would hamper future trade deals with the US, and a Syrian man who sent seven months living in a Malaysian airport, is granted asylum in Canada.
Nov 27, 2018
Touchdown Triumph For Nasa's Mars Probe
The US space agency has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet. Also: Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash and the Bank of England releases a shortlist of scientists to be featured on the new £50 note.
Nov 27, 2018
Russia-Ukraine Tensions Rise after Ship Capture
Ukraine's parliament is considering whether to introduce martial law after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels off the coast of Crimea. Also: the British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates, has been released from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, and the Italian director, Bernardo Bertolucci, has died at the age of seventy-seven.
Nov 26, 2018
EU Leaders Back UK's Brexit Deal
European Union leaders have endorsed the accord under which the UK is due to leave the bloc next year. The British prime minister, Theresa May, has warned those in Britain who oppose the deal that it's the only one on offer. Also: tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships, and an investigation discovers many medical implants haven't been properly tested before they're put in patients.
Nov 26, 2018
Violent Protests in Paris
Police used water cannon to control some of the people protesting against fuel tax rises. More than forty people were arrested, some demonstrators have called for President Macron to resign. Also: one of the biggest Argentinian matches is postponed after a bus carrying one of the teams was attacked by rival fans, and the British film director Nicolas Roeg has died at the age of ninety.
Nov 24, 2018
Desperate Appeal to End Slaughter in Yemen
The UN envoy to Yemen makes an impassioned plea for a ceasefire, the prominent radio journalist shot dead in the rebel-held province of Idlib and the Chinese campaign to encourage women to have more children.
Nov 24, 2018
Karachi attack: China consulate attack leaves four dead
China has strongly condemned an attack on its consulate in Karachi by militants opposed to its infrastructure investments in Pakistan.The United Arab Emirates says it is studying a request for clemency in the case of a British academic sentenced to life in prison for spying. And after being accused of trivialising Chinese culture, Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana make a video apology addressed directly to their Chinese customers.
Nov 23, 2018
British Prime Minister tries to sell her Brexit deal to Parliament.
Ahead of Sunday EU summit, British Prime Minister defends her Brexit deal, Zimbabwe parliament in uproar as budget includes compensation for white farmers, And a miraculous escape for baby who fell from a train in India.
Nov 23, 2018
Nissan sacks Ghosn over cash scandal
Carlos Ghosn has been ousted after nearly two decades at the helm of Japanese carmaker Nissan, following allegations of financial misconduct. He has been accused by Nissan of under-reporting his salary and using company assets for personal use. And the wife of a British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates says the British government put UK interests above his right to freedom. Plus the family of a US man reportedly killed by arrows fired by members of an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands have said they forgive those who killed him.
Nov 22, 2018
Saudis reject new criticism over Jamal Khashoggi murder
The Saudi foreign minister says calls for the removal of Crown Prince Mohammed over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is unacceptable, The British prime minster, Theresa May in Brussels to resolve last-minute difficulties over a draft Brexit deal, The American space agency says its latest Mars probe, called InSight, is on track for touchdown on Monday.
Nov 22, 2018
British PhD Student Jailed for Life in UAE on Spy Charges
Matthew Hedges found guilty but his family say the verdict is based on a false confession. Also, American tourist killed in Andaman islands by local tribes using bow and arrow. And a fish that can repair its heart may hold clues for future treatments in people.
Nov 21, 2018
At Least 50 Dead in Kabul
A suicide bomber attacks worshippers celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad. The Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, has condemned what he described as an "unforgivable crime". Also: President Trump suggests that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plot to murder the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, and Easter Islanders visit the British Museum to ask for a giant statue back.
Nov 20, 2018
Saudi Arabia & UAE promise half a billion dollars to tackle famine in Yemen
The aid pledge comes as diplomatic pressure mounts for a political solution to the conflict. Also ... Italy has called for the seizure of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship, alleging it illegally dumped tonnes of potentially toxic waste in its ports. And Facebook sparks an outcry again...this time over the auctioning off of a child bride.
Nov 20, 2018
Renewed fighting in Yemen undermines hopes of peace
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed Houthi rebel positions in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, while the UN Security Council is considering a resolution meant to open aid routes. Also: What lessons can Zimbabwe teach its neighbour, South Africa, on land reform? And how one DJ has waited more than forty years to get his dream job.
Nov 20, 2018
Nissan boss arrested over 'misconduct'
Carlos Ghosn accused of under-reporting his pay package and personal use of company assets. Allegations arose following a whistle-blower's tipoff. Peanut allergy treatment "in sight".
Nov 19, 2018
President Trump is Briefed on Khashoggi Tape
Mr Trump says he has not listened to the recording because it was violent. French President Emmanuel Macron urges Europe to unite to prevent 'global chaos'; and scientists warn that human activity is damaging Africa's wildlife at a faster pace than previously thought
Nov 18, 2018
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