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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  • New Saudi Arabian King pledges "continuity."

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

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    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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  • Political row after Iraq Report Delay

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    The Iraq war claimed the lives of 179 British soldiers, cost nearly ten billion pounds, divided political parties and the country - so what lessons are there to be learnt and were mistakes made? That was what the wide-ranging Chilcot inquiry was supposed to find out but - today we learnt that the report won't be delivered until after the election.

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  • Political row after Iraq Report Delay

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    The Iraq war claimed the lives of 179 British soldiers, cost nearly ten billion pounds, divided political parties and the country - so what lessons are there to be learnt and were mistakes made? That was what the wide-ranging Chilcot inquiry was supposed to find out but - today we learnt that the report won't be delivered until after the election.

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  • Japanese hostage crisis

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    On the programme today the Japanese government respond to the threat made by IS to kill two hostages unless they pay them $200m within 72 hours. We speak to Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, about the Home Office's failure to deport foreign criminals. We examine the role district nurses play in the NHS, hear some 'crowdsourced' ideas for a new British constitution and try and clear up a disagreement over Labour's Mansion Tax between Lord Mandelson and Ed Balls.

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  • 19 Jan 15 :Senior Muslims uneasy over gvt letter

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    David Cameron has defended a letter from his communities secretary Eric Pickles, which called on mosques to show how faith in Islam can be part of a British identity. On WATO we heard from a Conservative MEP who has concerns about how the letter was phrased, but others say everyone needs to do more to curb radicalisation in Britain.

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