BBC Global News Podcast

BBC Global News Podcast

Por Aleph Pukk
En BBC World Service

Tunisia: PM is sacked after violent Covid protests

President Kais Saied has sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and says he's taken over. This...

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US ready to continue airstrikes against Taliban

The head of US Central Command, Gen Kenneth McKenzie, said this could happen in weeks. Also:...

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Afghanistan imposes night curfew

Move covers 31 of the country's 34 provinces to help protect urban areas from Taliban advance....

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Tennis star Osaka lights flame to get delayed Olympics underway in Tokyo

The long delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally underway - in a near deserted stadium; Haiti's...

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Olympics: Tokyo hosts opening ceremony of delayed 2020 Games

Due to Coronavirus, a subdued ceremony launches the much-postponed Olympics. Fewer than 1000...

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US imposes sanctions on Cuban officials after protest crackdown

President Biden has been under pressure to respond to anti-regime protests. Also: the Senate in...

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Olympics ceremony boss sacked over Holocaust joke

The decision to remove Kentaro Kobayashi comes just a day before the opening show is due to be...

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US life expectancy suffers steepest drop in decades

Life expectancy in the US has suffered its sharpest fall since the second world war; Chinese...

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China Floods: 16 dead and many thousands evacuated

Record-breaking rainfall has brought deaths and chaos in China's Henan province. More than a...

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Severe Floods hit China's Henan Province.

There have been severe floods in the central Chinese province of Henan with dramatic images of...

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India's Covid death rate much higher than official count, says report

The US-based Centre for Global Development says the figure could be ten times as high. Also:...

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China accused of Cyber-Attack on Microsoft.

The US and European countries say a huge cyber attack earlier this year came from China; In...

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UK government lifts coronavirus restrictions in England despite surge

It's confident rules on mask wearing and social distancing won't be reintroduced. Also:...

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In Tokyo, a growing number of Olympic athletes and officials test Covid-positive

The Tokyo Olympics is hit by a spate of coronavirus cases. Also: Mrs Merkel visits areas of...

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Afghanistan: Peace talks resume with Taliban

Officials sound optimistic after the first round of negotiations, but the Taliban says it’s...

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Floodwaters begin to recede in northwestern Europe

Rescue workers struggle to reach survivors of the devastating floods with authorities in Germany,...

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Europe floods: At least 120 dead and hundreds more missing

Northern Europe hit by some of the worst flooding in decades after record rainfall. Germany and...

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Floods in western Europe kill more than 60

Thousands of others in Germany and Belgium are forced to evacuate. Also: in Canada leaders of an...

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Afghan Taliban offer a conditional ceasefire

It's unclear how the Afghan government will respond - as some say a previous release of Taliban...

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EU Unveils Sweeping Climate Change Plans

European Commission announces radical plans to cut carbon emissions over next decade; King of the...

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