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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  • New anti-terror measures

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    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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  • Rochester by-election: a UKIP victory?

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

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    39 mins

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    Voters have cast their ballots in the Rochester by-election. We hear from Peter Bone MP and discuss the by-election with Fraser Nelson and Steve Richards. Beth McLeod reports from Texas on its fracking industry. Sheffield United says Ched Evans will no longer be able to train there. Sheffield supporter MP Paul Blomfield gives us his reaction. Could the Palace of Westminster need a £3bn overhaul? Laura Kuensberg tells us more. Mexico city has a mass rally to protest the disappearance of 43 students. What's gone missing from your office fridge? We hear some choice stories. With David Eades.

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  • World Tonight special in Ghana devoted to the Ebola outbreak.

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    2 days remaining

    The World Tonight is in Ghana for a special programme devoted to the Ebola outbreak. Features the moving story of a Nigerian man who survived the disease after his wife died - and how he's devoted his life to helping others Ghana's Foreign Minister is on the programme - and the British woman caring for the orphans of Sierra Leone. The programme assesses the impact on business and tourism. A specially invited panel discuss what lessons Africa and the world need to learn from the crisis. And the legendary Senegalese musician Baaba Maal looks with hope to the continent's future.

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  • Labour would impose further curbs on benefits for EU migrants.

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Labour has said it would impose further curbs on the benefits EU migrants can claim, extending the time they have to wait before getting jobseeker's allowance to two years. The funerals have been held of four men, murdered by two Palestinians who burst into a synagogue in Jerusalem. Does this mark the start of a third intifada? And should hoteliers be allowed to fine gusts who leave bad reviews online?

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