Global News PodcastAuthor: BBC World Service
22 Mar 2019

Global News Podcast

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    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 Also in this podcast: North Korea has withdrawn its staff from a liaison office with South Korea and China is funding schools in Uganda to teach Mandarin.

  • Posted on 22 Mar 2019

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    Golan Heights Trump recognition

    President Trump overturns decades of US policy by saying it is time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territory which it captured from Syria in 1967. Also: Nearly 100 dead in Iraq ferry disaster, Facebook details response to Christchurch mosque attacks, rogue waves warning

  • Posted on 22 Mar 2019

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    May is in Brussels to urge European leaders to give her more time to avoid a no-deal Brexit

    Mrs May has "personal regret" over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a "final choice". At the EU summit she will try to persuade the other 27 countries to delay the UK's exit beyond 29 March. And new regional additions to the Oxford English Dictionary...but what do these words mean?

  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019

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    Theresa May appeals to the British public

    The prime minister goes on live TV to blame MPs for the Brexit deadlock after she asked the European Union for a three month delay in order to get her deal through Parliament. Also: a race against time to help survivors of Cyclone Idai and the former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is given a life sentence after his appeal fails.

  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019

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    Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc across south-eastern Africa.

    Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for the victims of Cyclone Idai; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls for a global fight against racism: and why does the Ugandan Government want to control the music its people listen to?

  • Posted on 20 Mar 2019

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