The World Tonight

The World Tonight

When it comes to daily news, The World Tonight takes international events seriously and covers them in depth. Using the BBC's international network of correspondents we report on what is going on, put it in context and provide a forum for debate on the big issues facing us all. The presenter team is led by Ritula Shah. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm on BBC Radio 4 and lasts for 45 minutes.

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  • Home Rule for Scotland?

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Plans to grant sweeping new powers on taxation and welfare to the Scottish parliament have been laid out by a cross party commission. Has the Scottish question now been settled? And what will it mean for the rest of the UK? The former Conservative Chief Whip, Andrew Mitchell, has lost a libel action over reports that he called policemen at Downing Street plebs. Costs against him could run to £3m. We ask how this could have been averted. The author PD James, has died today aged 94 - we hear from a friend about the mind behind the crime-writer.

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  • Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    The first results of an experimental vaccine to protect against Ebola suggest it may help the immune system to combat the virus. "Mad" Frankie Fraser, criminal and associate of the Kray twins, has died aged 90. After the unrest in Ferguson, we'll ask if President Obama could have done more to heal America's racial divide. And Shakespearian drama in a French library.

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  • Rigby report: internet companies criticised

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Report by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee criticises the role of internet service providers. James Blessing of the Internet Service Provider Association says it's not their job to monitor content. Lib Dem MP Menzies Campbell gives us his view. After a night of rios in Ferguson, Missouri, Jon Spoel gives us the latest from the scene and we hear from Michael Brown's family's spiritual adviser The Reverend Jamal Bryant. Andy Hosken reports from Israel's settlements, as tensions rise in the region. The Pope says that Europe is becoming "old and haggard" and criticised its attitudes to immigrants. But should the Pope be so political? Daniel Hannan MEP and Pierre Arno Perouty of the European Humanist Federation discuss. Gideon Long reports from Chile on the government approved cannabis farm.

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  • New anti-terror measures

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    4 days remaining

    Home Secretary Teresa May announces new anti-terror measures, including the duty of schools to monitor extremism. Russell Hobby of NAHT tells us he is concerned by the change; and Prof Anthony Glees and Mohammed Shafiq discuss the plans. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns - did he jump or was he pushed? Mara Rudman gives us her view. On the hunt for Joseph Kony with US special forces. Tom Burridge reports. Town of Ferguson in Missouri awaits decision on whether to charge police officer with shooting of black teenager. Iran nuclear talks end without a deal, but will continue. Former negotiator Robert Einhorn and Abbas Milani discuss. Chloe Arnold reports from Poland on the effects of their brain drain - what effect has emigration to the UK and elsewhere had on the country? With Ritula Shah.

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  • Appealing to working class voters

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    As UKIP gets its second MP, what do the main parties need to do to reconnect with working class voters who may feel Nigel Farage provides a more compatible home than the others. How should they tackle what appears to be a growing disconnect between politicians and real people? Brian Binley is a Conservative MP - he grew up on a council estate, left school at 15 and joined the Conservatives when he was 17. Mark Serwotka worked his way up within the civil service from a benefits clerk. He's now General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union. The US President Barack Obama has said he'll continue with his immigration reforms -- despite an angry reaction from Republicans for giving an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. We hear from Republican Congressman Chris Stewart. Our reporter Andrew Hosken reports on the aftermath of this week's massacre in Jerusalem. And we listen in to a lesson in the Geordie dialect for international students.

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