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 Shaun Ley

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  • Increasing pressure to recall parliament

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

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    The United Nations is to provide emergency aid to more than half a million people caught up in the fighting in northern Iraq. We'll hear from the World Food Programme and from parliamentary voices demanding a recall to discuss the crisis. Police in the US state of Missouri say demonstrators from as far away as New York and California are contributing to violent protests against the killing of a black teenager. The editor of one of the nation's African-American newspapers tells us of his fears. The Justice Secretary has said there's "not a crisis in our prisons" despite admitting that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages. We'll hear from former Labour minister Dennis MacShane, jailed last year for expenses fraud. Andrew Bomford reports from a GP's Surgery on the pressure faced by doctors. And Radio 4's Mariella Frostrup tells us why she took her best friend's partner on holiday instead of a good book.

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  • Iraq claims control of Mosul dam

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

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    46 mins

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    Kurdish fighters say they've recaptured the strategically-crucial Mosul Dam in northern Iraq after days of fighting. We'll talk to a journalist close to the scene. Exactly one month until Scotland delivers its verdict on independence - and the battle intensifies to win over the undecided. We'll hear from writers on both sides deploying their talents. The horror inside an ebola isolation clinic in Liberia - an eyewitness account. And as the Cabinet Secretary is urged to intervene in the row over the selection of a new Clerk for the House of Commons, we'll hear from the former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd.

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  • A new prime minister for Iraq

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

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    As Nouri Maliki stands down as Iraq's Prime Minister, the Iraqi ambassador to the US tells us about the challenges facing the new man in charge. In Europe foreign ministers discuss the crisis in Iraq, the Governor of Dohuk Province says the West must do more. Steve Rosenberg inspects the cargo being carried by a Russian aid convoy destined for Ukraine, and we discuss whether the rules banning gay men from giving blood for 12 months after having sex should be changed.

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  • Police search Cliff Richard Property

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

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    Police investigating an historic sex allegation are searching a home owned by Sir Cliff Richard. David Cameron has said it's "good news" that US special forces have found far fewer refugees than they expected on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. Many have ended up at a refugee camp in Syria. We'll hear from there about the people flooding across the border - and those who are still stuck. In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, it's results day. But is there the money to pay for the record-numbers who've secured a place? We'll hear from the Universities Minister. And did the internet break down earlier this week? We'll have an answer before the end of the programme.

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  • UK jobless rate nears six-year low

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

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    The Governor of the Bank of England says the economic recovery is looking more assured as unemployment falls again . But new figures also show that average wages are falling. We speak to the Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. The Prime Minister is chairing an emergency COBRA meeting on the Iraq crisis as the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox tells us he is in favour of Britain stepping up military action.Lauren Bacall - one of the glamorous stars of the twentieth century - has died. We'll hear a tribute from a woman who worked closely with her, Angela Allen.

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