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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  • Ukraine says its forces have retaken airfield

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    7 days remaining

    Russian PM warns Ukraine on verge of civil war. Former counter-terrorism chief to lead inquiry into claims of Islamist schools plot.

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  • Ukraine's government appeal for UN peacekeepers help.

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Ukraine's government has appealed for help from UN peacekeepers as pro-Russian militants continue to tighten their grip on the east of the country. The Ukrainian ambassador to the UK tells this programme his people will fight if necessary. Birmingham City Council says its received more than two hundred complaints that radical Muslims may be influencing teaching at 25 schools. Also tonight, why students in Taiwan fear China, And is extreme sport bad for you?

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  • Ukraine government to give regions more power

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
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    Ukraine's government has promised to give eastern regions more power as it tries to end a standoff with pro-Russian separatists. We assess the offer - and discuss NATO's role in the region. Two former Culture secretaries Tessa Jowell and David Mellor swap notes on the essential requirements for the job. How cultured do you need to be? And the Irish ambassador reflects on an historic week for Anglo-Irish relations

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  • Former Minister Blunt questions CPS case

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Former Justice Minister Crispin Blunt questions the CPS case against MP Nigel Evans. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry answers accusations of secrecy, and we look at the Jamaican debate on legalising marijuana.

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  • Man cleared of PC Blakelock killing

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
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    Local MP David Lammy says case against Nicky Jacobs should not have been brought. Tim Whewell reports from CAR on attempts to bring peace. Maria Miller resigns - Robert Buckland MP says expenses must be reformed again. Charlotte Edwards becomes second female cricketer honoured by Wisden. The US ambassador to Ukraine blames Russia for unrest. Talks to bring end to Venezuela unrest.

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