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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  • Japan and Jordan work desperately to free ISIS hostages

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    On the programme today we report the latest on the negotiations between Jordan, Japan and IS over a possible deal that could see the release of Kenji Goto in exchange for Al-Quaeda militant Sajida al-Rishawi. As details emerge of new guidelines advising hospitals on how to approach reporting serious problems in the NHS, health is once again the key battleground at PMQ's. We are joined by our weekly panel if senior MPs. And we discuss what makes us conscious ahead of Tom Stoppard's new play on the subject.

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  • Labour grandee criticises Party's health strategy

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    As Labour reiterates its message that the NHS is not safe in Tory hands, a former Health Secretary under Tony Blair says the Party is sending out the wrong message to voters by opposing further reforms. The modernising Shadow Care Minister, Liz Kendall, tells us that her and Andy Burnham are in full agreement. What's behind the murky tale of a dead public prosecutor, an investigation into a terrorist attack on a Jewish old people's home and the Argentine President's call for the country's intelligence agency to be dissolved? And the Litvinenko Inquiry opens with a claim that the polonium poisoning amounted to a miniature nuclear attack on London.

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  • 26/01/2015

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    Mark Mardell reports from Athens on the victory of the far-left Syriza party and what it means for the Eurozone; The first female bishop in the Church of England has been ordained; And should the electorate get the chance to vote on-line in the 2020 General Election?

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  • New Saudi Arabian King pledges "continuity."

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    The new Saudi Arabian King has pledged "continuity", but what difference will his accession make? Should Britain be pushing for more reforms in Saudi Arabia? The Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins us from Erbil in Northern Iraq, to explain why he thinks the government should be doing more to help Kurdish troops fighting Islamic State, and we hear from Mark Mardell in Greece on the eve of their election.

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