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Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

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

3850 - Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic
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  • 3850 - Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

    It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also: Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.

    Wed, 20 Oct 2021
  • 3849 - Deadly attack in central Damascus

    Fourteen killed in army bus bombings. Also: Pig kidney human transplant, Real Madrid striker on trial in sex tape case and Netflix sued after internet traffic surge from 'Squid Game'.

    Wed, 20 Oct 2021
  • 3848 - Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight

    After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.

    Wed, 20 Oct 2021
  • 3847 - Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law

    Mateusz Morawiecki made accusation during debate with EC chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership of France's far-Right.

    Tue, 19 Oct 2021
  • 3846 - Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas anti-abortion law

    The law was blocked and then reinstated by lower courts, Also: Westminster memorial service for the murdered British parliamentarian Sir David Amess, and Italy's Five Star Movement loses control of Rome and Turin in local elections.

    Mon, 18 Oct 2021
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