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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  • Gaza ceasefire collapses in hours.

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    7 days remaining

    A ceasefire supposed to last 72 hours falls apart after fewer than five. We report from Gaza, and speak to the Israelis. Sir Peter Luff, a former Conservative Defence Minister tells us his concerns about the "brutality" of Israel's response to provocation from Hamas. On Yorkshire day, we look into calls for Scottish style devolution for the region. 300 years on from the Hanoverians's accession to the British throne, historian Kate Williams, and german comedian Paco Erhard discuss their legacy. And have politicians lost the ability to speak in plain English?

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  • Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Israel says it will continue with its efforts to destroy tunnels used by Palestinian militants. Both sides have now been accused of breaking international law, but will anyone wind up in court? We speak to the historian who has written what has been described as the definitive history of the disputed territory and analyse the reasons there's been an increase in the number of anti-semitic attacks in the UK recently. Also on the programme -- there has been a record number of serious assaults on staff and inmates. We hear from the Head of the Prison Service. We get an update from the Leader of Eastbourne Council on whether the fire-stricken pier will ever re-open to the public following yesterday's devastating fire. And in the latest in our technology series, we look at the potential for 3D printing

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  • UN accuses Israel of launching a deadly attack

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    The UN has accused Israel of launching a deadly attack on one of its schools in Gaza; Latest on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; Stories of WW1 life and death in the archives of the Royal Artillery Museum.

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  • Government proposes migrant benefit curbs

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    4 days remaining

    Benefits to EU migrants could be curbed under Gov plans; The Mayor of London says he wants to increase the congestion charge for diesel cars; And why the hum of a drone could soon be part of everyday life.

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  • An elusive ceasefire

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    Why is a lasting ceasefire between the Israelis and Palestinians proving to be so elusive? We examine the pressure on both sides of the conflict. Is the government's policy on fracking a vote loser? We have a report on the spread of Ebola and, after John Humphrys declared war on Melvyn Bragg, we bring them together.

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