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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  • Hostage deadline passes.

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Islamic State's hostage deadline passes - we hear the latest from Jordan. Shell announces plan to drill for oil in the Arctic What effect are falling oil prices having on Libya's economy? Is the Greek government cosying up to Russia? The inventor of the laser has died. With Shaun Ley.

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  • The World Tonight with Ritula Shah

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    The new government in Greece has said it will reverse some of the austerity measures imposed by the international bailout - but insists that the country will honour its debts. We ask if the new Prime Minister can deliver on his promises. The latest on the ISIS hostage crisis. Plus - is there an appetite for more devolution in England? We bring together Will Self and Billy Bragg.

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  • Auschwitz 70th anniversary Commemorations

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    We hear from the ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Caroline Wyatt investigates what the Holocaust means to the Jewish Polish community David Cameron now says he wants the smaller parties in Northern Ireland to be represented in the tv debate. Has he changed the criteria again ? We speak to the Tory chairman, Grant Shapps Ian Pannell reports on the chaos and pain of post-Gadaffi Libya Ed Thomas is in South Sudan where the first of 3,000 child soldiers are expected to be released and Benedict Cumberbatch has apologised for using the word "coloured" - what's the origin of the word, and was his use of it more a sign of his class than his age ? With Ritula Shah

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  • The World Tonight with Ritula Shah

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Germany has warned the new Greek government that it must stick to the terms of its international bailout - despite pledges by the anti-austerity coalition to renegotiate the country's debt. And Kurdish officials say their forces have driven Islamic State militants out of Kobane. The east coast of the US is set to be hit by bad weather. Plus - the disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong tells the BBC he would still take illegal stimulants if he had his time again.

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  • Greece - The Final Countdown

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    We're in Greece ahead of Sunday's General Election, as radical socialists and anti-austerity activists from around the globe are hoping for a Syriza win. We speak to the former American ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the regional challenges facing the new King. And how big a hole is David Cameron in after the latest proposal from the broadcasters on TV Election Debates ? We discuss. With David Eades

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