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Today in Focus

The Guardian

Hosted by Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday

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  • 969 - Afghan female MPs fighting for their country in exile

    After a harrowing escape from the Taliban, Afghanistan’s female politicians are regrouping in Greece to fight for their country. Amie Ferris-Rotman reports on the work of the Afghan women’s parliament in exile. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/infocus">theguardian.com/infocus</a>

    Mon, 17 Jan 2022 - 33min
  • 968 - A royal mess: Prince Andrew faces a US trial

    The Duke of York’s attempts to get a civil case over allegations of sexual assault thrown out have failed. Ed Helmore in New York examines the case against the prince and his narrowing options to salvage his reputation. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/infocus">theguardian.com/infocus</a>

    Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 19min
  • 967 - Will Boris Johnson’s apology be enough to save him?

    Boris Johnson faced anger and derision as he admitted attending a drinks party during the first lockdown but claimed that he believed it to be a work event that did not break the rules. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/infocus">theguardian.com/infocus</a>

    Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 26min
  • 966 - What does the Omicron winter crisis mean for the NHS?

    Hospital trusts across England have declared ‘critical incidents’ in record numbers as the Omicron wave brings rising admissions and staff sickness. But the strains on NHS capacity long predate Covid, says Denis Campbell Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/infocus">theguardian.com/infocus</a>

    Wed, 12 Jan 2022 - 27min
  • 965 - Guantánamo Bay at 20: why have attempts to close the prison failed?

    The US prison in Cuba has been beset by allegations of torture since it was set up 20 years ago. But despite all the promises to close it down, it remains operational with no end in sight, says Julian Borger. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/infocus">theguardian.com/infocus</a>

    Tue, 11 Jan 2022 - 31min
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