World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

Forty five minutes of news, analysis and comment with Martha Kearney and Mark Mardell.

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  • North Korea escalates diplomatic stand off

    Mon, 22 Dec 14

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    46 mins

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    North Korea escalates the diplomatic stand-off with America, threatening to strike against "the whole US mainland". Becky Milligan meets the MP, Simon Danczuk, with his electorally disloyal father. Former Director of Prosections, Lord McDonald, tells us it's "almost impossible" to pursue both an Inquiry into historical abuse while also pursuing criminal cases. And Paul Wood reports on how Islamic State is buying and selling Yazidi girls in its slave markets.

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  • War against Islamic State in Iraq

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

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    46 mins

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    Iraqi army struggling in Anbar; Kurds lift siege of Mount Sinjar; record emergency admissions in England

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  • Thursday 18th December

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

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    46 mins

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    Police investigating a paedophile ring involving high profile people in the 1970s have confirmed that they are looking into the murder of three young boys. We hear from councils facing cuts following the government's latest funding decision. And, should obesity be considered a disability?

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  • Wednesday 17th December

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

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    Pakistan's Prime Minister has promised to rid his country of terrorism - we report from the city of Peshawar as dozens of families bury their children killed in yesterday's school massacre; A public inquiry has dismissed as "lies" allegations that British soldiers murdered and tortured Iraqi detainees - but said the conduct of some troops did fall below expected standards - we speak to the Defence Secretary; And the first woman to be named as a Church of England Bishop has insisted her appointment is not simply a gesture.

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  • Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    On the programme today we report on the Taleban attack on a military school in Pakistan which has claimed more than 120 lives - most of whom are children. The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones joins us with his analysis of the situation. After a dramatic rise in interest rates in Russia over night, we assess the growing crisis in the Russian economy and Sir Tony Brenton, who served as British Ambassador in Moscow, analyses what effect it might have on Vladimir Putin. We try to make sense of the government's announcement on English Votes for English Laws and we hear from a hospital in Colchester that has been placed in special measures.

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