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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Recent episodes (5)

  • Election campaign starts

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    General election campaign starts - but are the voters listening? Nigeria counts the votes in its election; Conflict in Yemen deepens - we here from the capital, Sanaa; As a blogger in Bangladesh is hacked to death, we hear from a friend and fellow blogger. With Ritula Shah

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  • Amanda Knox cleared

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Amanda Knox is cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007. The BBC has learned that the Conservatives are considering a number of options for saving money from the welfare budget. Gabriel Gatehouse reports live from Nigeria on the eve of crucial elections. We discuss whether the chances of a US-Iran nuclear deal have been damaged by the conflict in Yemen. New research suggests 5% of students are involved in the sex industry. And will voters in Scotland go to the polls in the same numbers as they did in the Referendum campaign? In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective. With Carolyn Quinn.

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  • Alps plane crashed deliberately

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    French prosecutor says it appears the Alps plane was crashed deliberately by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz; David Cameron and Ed Miliband in their first televised leaders election events; why is the government trying to help cider drinkers? With David Eades

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  • Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    The BBC says it won't renew Jeremy Clarkson's contract after he physically and verbally assaulted a producer. We hear from the blogger Guido Fawkes, who organised a petition to save the Top Gear star. David Cameron has ruled out any rise in VAT if the Conservatives win the general election. Labour says they won't increase national insurance. Is the Treasury running out of options to reduce the deficit ? Confusion in Yemen about the President's whereabouts. We hear what life is like in Aden. And we have our second special report from Cuba. James Menendez reports on the political implications of rapprochement between Havana and Washington.

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  • Germanwings plane crashes in the French Alps

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    A German passenger jet carrying 150 people has crashed in the French alps. Nobody is thought to have survived. We report from the crash site and talk to an air crash investigator. Inflation has fallen to zero - its lowest level on record. But is it all bad news? Hundreds of people have protested against the killing of a woman outside a mosque in Kabul. She was attacked by a mob after being falsely accused of burning copies of the Koran. We talk to an Afghan activist and historian. And we have a first of two special reports from Cuba looking at a country which is on the brink of big changes. After nearly half a century of hostility with the United States the communist island is about to restore full diplomatic relations with its neighbour across the water.

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