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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  • Cameron denies 'running scared' of TV election debates

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    David Cameron's political rivals have rounded on him after he said he'd only appear in one televised election debate. He denies he's "cowering from the public". We ask whether the debates will help or hinder efforts to encourage greater engagement from young voters? The women being recruited as front line police officers in Pakistan And we talk to the man who hired a private detective to investigate the murder of a kitten - at a cost of £10,000. With Carolyn Quinn.

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  • UKIP pledges to end 'mass immigration' as election nears

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    UKIP has shelved plans to impose an annual cap on the number of migrants coming to Britain, despite having set an earlier target of 50,000 per year. We debate what might be an effective immigration policy. The Indian government has defended banning a documentary about the 2012 Delhi rape. We interview the award winning author and activist, Arundhati Roy.

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  • Grooming report: 373 girls abused

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Oxfordshire sexual exploitation report says some 373 girls were abused by local gangs; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on his fears about a nuclear Iran; we report from Denmark on attempts to ban islamist radicals in the wake of the Copenhagen shootings; shocking documentary hears no remorse from one of the Indian bus rapists; the man who's called time on winding up the clocks in Swansea; and the view from Ireland on the Greek bailout. With Ritula Shah.

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  • The World Tonight with Ritula Shah

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    The authorities in Kuwait have been questioning the parents of Mohammed Emwazi, also known a Jihadi John. It's emerged that his mother immediately recognised her son's voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State last year. We hear the latest from our correspondent in Kuwait City. We speak to a US Democrat Congressman about his feelings ahead of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. And the Electoral Commission has launched a social media ad campaign to try to tempt young people to register to vote. We ask the target audience what they think.

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  • The World Tonight with David Eades

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    The Labour Party says it will cut university tuition fees in England from nine thousand pounds to six thousand pounds a year if it wins the election - and fund the shortfall from the pension pots of middle and upper earners. The prominent Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead. Plus - the actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles. And that dress - black and blue or white gold.

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